What will scientists’ labs look like in the future?
Super-resolution microscopes are vital to understanding life sciences. The traditional technology for this kind of microscopy is several meters tall and wide and requires specialist set-up and a vibration-free, climate-controlled environment. Oxford Nanoimaging has built a powerful super-resolution microscope that is the size of a desktop printer and can be transported in the back of a cab.
Spun out from the research of Oxford University Physics Professor, Achillefs Kapanidis and the work of CEO Bo Jing during his PhD, Oxford Nanoimaging has developed a new microscope that provides more detail, takes less space, and requires less specialist maintenance than any alternative. Integrated intelligent software analyses molecules in real-time and automatically interprets the results. The microscope can track individual particles using florescence to a resolution of 20 nanometers, allowing scientists to focus on the outcome of their experiments and not on operating the instrument.
Bo and his team at ONI are changing how cellular and molecular science happens and is being adopted by labs all over the world. Cheaper, smaller, more reliable microscopes mean that scientists can be more flexible, collaborative, efficient, and accurate. By lowering costs, infrastructure requirements, and the skills needed to operate the tool, Oxford Nanoimaging makes science more powerful – and more accessible.