A desktop super-resolution microscope
The small size of the Nanoimager and outstanding design make it extraordinarily stable, and allow it to be used on regular laboratory benches, including even office desks, allowing this cutting-edge technology to “escape” from laboratories in Physics departments and reach chemists, biologists, and biomedical scientists who are keen to exploit the use of ultrasensitive detection and super- resolution microscopy.
The microscope reveals the motions, structure, and arrangement of biomolecules and nanoparticles on surfaces, in solutions, and living cells, accelerating academic and industrial research, diagnostics, drug discovery, chemical analysis, and education.
The Nanoimager was commercialized in 2016 via the Oxford spin-out Oxford Nanoimaging (ONI), which has attracted substantial investment in the past 4 years, has ~100 employees at Oxford and California, and already sold a large number of microscopes worldwide.
Research funded by: European Research Council and Joint Synthetic Biology Initiative grant (co-funded by EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC and DSTL).