Top Microscope Manufacturers
Founded in 1917, Nikon is one of the best and
biggest microscope manufacturers in the world. With a great deal of experience
and innovation in the industry, Nikon has the widest line of microscope
products in the United States, which has allowed the company to establish
itself as a market leader. One of the biggest strengths of the company lies in
its technological innovation and creativity. This has allowed Nikon to continue
changing with time thereby producing products that meet the needs of the
* The Nikon Museum of microscopy features a wide
range of older microscopes (From the Model H microscope to the Eclipse E200)
that were introduced from the 1960s to the end of the 20th century
Through technological innovation and
adaptability to the ever changing needs of the market, Nikon has also made its mark in the scientific community by contributing to some of the biggest scientific
events in history particular in imaging technology. Today, Nikon is the leading
producer of some of the best biological and industrial microscopes.
Some of the main strengths of Nikon microscopes
- Highest quality optics -
Being the only company that manufacturers its own glass, Nikon strives to
ensure the highest quality in production
- High durability of its mechanical
- High precision
- Enhanced functionalities/capabilities
to accommodate various research fields
- Impressive contrast levels,
resolution and increased field of view
- A wide range of accessories
Some of the Nikon digital microscopes that users
will find astounding include:
Founded in the 19th century (1869) Leica has grown to become a leader in global design and production of the state of the art optical systems. Throughout its history, Leica has worked closely with the scientific, medical and industrial communities, which has contributed to its innovative culture, allowing the company to continually set new standards in the industry.
One of the biggest strengths of Leica is that it is well known for quality. Since the 1800s, Leica has been producing large frame research microscopes with superior optics.
In recent years, the company has been working on a new line of microscopes aimed at revolutionizing the industry. For instance, in 2016, Leica licensed SCAPE microscopy for Life Science applications. This technique allows for fast 3D imaging of living samples with a sheet of light. These innovative steps are aimed at producing highly versatile research microscopes for a wide range of uses and documentation techniques.
Some of the major strengths of Leica microscopes include:
- High precision
Leica also prides itself on ergonomics in order
to adapt to the requirements of the user. This has allowed the company to
customize their products for specific viewing needs of users. A good example of
this is the Leica M50, which replicates sample analysis and documentation and
allows the user to configure the microscope on the basis of application needs
and the Leica M60, which comes with a large range of accessories, provides a 20 percent
increase in viewing area as well as a mountable focus arm for saving space.
Some of the innovative products to be produced
Leica EZ4 W (a stereo educational
microscope) - This particular microscope allows users to transfer HB images
directly to their mobile devices.
The Leica MZ16 - Despite being a stereo
microscope, this model comes with the apochromatic objective lens and provides
a magnification range that extends further in to the capacity of a compound
light microscope with ample working distances.
Some of the advantages of Leica microscopes
- Top-level operational
convenience and error-free analysis of image material.
- Adaptability (depending on
the needs of the user).
- All its product series are
- With regards to stereo
microscopes, users have the freedom to optimize their microscopes according to their
Apart from being the oldest microscope
manufacturer, Zeiss is also the largest producer of optical equipment in the
world. Since its foundation, Zeiss has played an important role in the industry
being at the forefront of both design and manufacturing. Like some of the other
leading manufacturers, Zeiss also has an innovative culture that has allowed it
to produce some of the best microscopes in the market including some of the
best surgery microscopes in the world.
When it comes to service and microscope
parts, Zeiss has been shown to be the best in the industry. In 2011, the
company (in UK) won "BEVY of Best Factory and Manufacturing Excellence
Awards". These awards included, among others, recognition for best
electronics and electrical plant as well as health and safety, which shows that
the company is committed to quality.
Some of most popular Zeiss products include:
- Light microscopes
- Confocal system for laser scanning
- A full portfolio of
electron and ion beam microscopes
- Perfectly-tailored software
solutions for image processing and image documentation
Zeiss has a big reputation as an innovative
company, which is no surprise considering that it is the best manufacturer of
surgery microscopes. A good example of the company's innovative culture is the
Axioscope. A1. From the Axioscope line of products; this microscope is unique
and different from many other microscopes in the market. The microscope comes
with a number of features that are meant to ensure a great viewing experience
and maximum comfort for the user. Apart from well positioned controls that just
slip in to the hands, the microscope comes with a pyramidal frame that helps
reduce vibrations during use. With such outstanding features included for every
technique, this line of microscopes has been shown to be the best choice for
high end research in bio-medical sciences.
Some of the strengths of Zeiss microscopes
- Exceptional flexibility
- They are highly
- Such microscopes as the
Axio Scope.A1 allow for a broad range of applications
Olympus has been producing microscopes since the
1920s, and though it may not have a long history as some of the other companies
in the market, it has definitely made significant contributions to microscopy.
Today, Olympus microscopes are high quality, world renowned instruments. This
can be attributed to the fact that Olympus is focused on technological
advancements and the desire to meet the ever changing needs of the market.
Today, Olympus is known for high performance and
ergonomics of its microscopes. Over the years, the company has strived to
produce a wide range of microscopes to meet the needs of students, hobbyists
and professionals. These microscopes are available in a variety of sizes,
versatility and magnifying strengths depending on the needs of the user.
Olympus microscopes have a number of benefits,
- Ease of use - This is one of
the reasons they are favored by educational institutions
- Increased functionalities -
This allows the microscopes to be used in a variety of fields for different
Some of the most popular Olympus microscopes
The BX51 Research
Microscope - From
the BX series, this microscope was designed to ensure increased ease of use,
excellent optical performance and comfort for all users
The Olympus CX23 microscope that comes with a range of
features making it particularly suitable for students
The SZ61 and SZ51 Zoom
Stereo Microscopes with high magnifications, new eyepiece for enhanced comfort and
high performance optics
CK II and IMT II inverted microscopes for
routine tissue culture checks
Although the company has been developing new models and
advanced products, it has also been working to improve some of their basic
designs by incorporating special, improved features to enhance their performance.
For instance, by incorporating the Universal Infinity System optical system in their
microscopes, Olympus has been able to produce ideal microscopes with better
contrast and resolution as well as an expanded field of view. The company
continues to improve various features in these microscopes in order to meet the
needs of the market.
For a company that has been in the industry for about 46 years, Omax been able to establish itself very well as one of the leading microscope manufacturers today. Over the years, the company has produced a wide range of products aimed at professionals and students.
Like many of the leading manufacturers, Omax has been very innovative which has allowed it to develop a variety of products and software with the aim of building a connected learning environment. With this innovative culture, Omax has succeeded in developing a wide range of products, microscopes and accessories that have caught the attention of professionals and students.
For students in particular, these products have generated significant interests in microscopy given that they allow for sharing and active participation. A good example of these features includes cameras, software and LED screens. These features allow for image editing and sharing of the microscope in a group for observations and analysis.
Omax is built on the philosophy that technology
can help improve education. Based on this philosophy, the company continues to
be innovative in order to enhance the learning experience of students and
ensure that no student misses out. This is also the case with more professional
products that the company has been producing.
Benefits of Omax
- High precision optical
microscope for the specialists (professionals)
- Multi-function microscope
monitors with CCD
- Visual presentation
Some of the microscopes that demonstrate the
company's innovation include:
OMB-RVS (R Series) - It comes with a 7 or 9
inch LCD monitor, a software for calibrations, measurements editing and sharing
The Omax 40X-2000X Digital Lab Led
Binocular Compound Microscope for kids that can be linked to a PC and comes with a number of
features that can be adjusted to suit younger users (adjustable interpupillary
distance, ocular diopter adjustment and fluid 3D mechanical stage)
The Omax 40X-400X Kids
Monocular Compound Microscope that kids can use without assistance or any specialized knowledge.
Despite being relatively young in the industry,
Omax continues to produce a wide range of microscopes and accessories that are
not only aimed at ensuring increased functionalities, but also ease of use.
This has made it easier for students to learn about microscopy,
share and become more engaged.
Amscope is one of the biggest competitors to
Omax. Despite having an even shorter history in the microscope industry, Amscope
has indeed made its mark in the industry with a wide range of high quality
products at low prices.
Amscope's main mission is to promote interests in the
advancement of science by manufacturing high quality microscopes that available
to all customers despite their economic background. Amscope designs,
manufactures and distributes their own microscopes and accessories. This has
allowed the company to determine the needs of the market and improve their
products to meet these needs at lower prices.
Amscope manufactures a wide range of microscopes
for both professional and amateur users. This means that the company has a
microscope for everyone from kids to professionals in such fields as
One of the biggest strengths lies in its close
relationship with its customers. This has allowed Amscope to understand the
needs of the market and work towards improving their line of products. This allows the company to create a relationship with the market, which
helps direct future innovations and directions.
With a wide range of high
quality products and accessories and an innovative culture, Amscope is expected
to continue producing a wide range of high quality microscopes and accessories
in the coming years.
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