Shonan Health Innovation Park, Japan


These Frequently Asked Questions apply to the Nikon BioImaging Lab in Shonan, Japan. There are also laboratories in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Leiden, The Netherlands. For more information, please contact the facility nearest to your location.

What services does the Nikon BioImaging Lab provide?

The lab provides full-service imaging and data analysis using Nikon microscope systems and software solutions. The staff includes biologists and microscopists that provide support in imaging, data acquisition and analysis. The level of service and involvement of the Contract Lab is determined individually for each client based on need. Some need only access to equipment and are capable of data acquisition/analysis on their own, while others may require full-service imaging and analysis support. Or any level in between.

Additional applications include high content imaging and analysis; 3D imaging; fluorescence imaging; high resolution imaging; color imaging; label-free imaging; cell screening and high throughput imaging, among others.

What is the Nikon BioImaging Lab?

The Nikon BioImaging Lab provides contract services for microscope-based imaging and analysis. The Lab offers full-service microscopy, data acquisition and analysis services. Our expert staff have decades of experience in biology, microscopy, and assay design. The Nikon BioImaging Lab uses the latest in cutting-edge imaging and data-analysis tools from Nikon, all backed by a company with more than 100 years of experience in providing cutting edge tools to the life sciences community.

What differentiates Nikon from other providers?

Nikon has been a technological market leader in scientific imaging for more than 100 years. Today, the company is a leader in Biomedical imaging and has some of the most advanced imaging technology available in the world. The Nikon BioImaging Lab uses its years of optical innovation and cutting-edge product offerings to help scientists accelerate clinical and diagnostic breakthroughs. Although the right Contract Lab is determined by the specific needs of the individuals or organizations, if the need is imaging, microscopy, or assay based, the Nikon BioImaging Lab is an excellent fit.

What is Organ-on-a-chip (OoC) imaging?

Organ-on-chips mimic the complex, three-dimensional structures and functions of living organs in vitro, providing reproducible assay environments for drug testing and the study of health and disease states specific to various organ systems. Imaging these simulated micro-organs typically requires high speed and imaging depth as well as analysis techniques to quantify this three-dimensional data. Nikon provides a complete acquisition and analysis solution for Organ-on-a-Chip Imaging.

The Nikon BioImaging Lab offers a free pilot program. What exactly does that entail?

The right Contract Lab is determined by the individual needs of the organization seeking these services. It is in everyone’s best interest that the chosen lab is a good fit for the work being done. That is why the Nikon BioImaging Lab offers a trial pilot or feasibility study. This pilot explores, in detail, what the requirements are and how the project will function in practice. This helps determine, firstly, if the Nikon Lab is good fit for the work that needs to be done; and secondly, if any adjustments need to be made as the project is mapped out.

How do I set up an initial consultation?

Interested in working with us? Need clarification? Reach out, we are more than happy to discuss what the Nikon Bioimaging Lab can do for you. Contact us today!