Preferred Suppliers

As a global leader in the development of advanced optical technology, Nikon is committed to providing technologically advanced instruments that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Nikon combines state-of-the-art capabilities with innovative designs to produce optically superior, ergonomically friendly products for cutting-edge scientific research, medical and industrial applications.

In keeping with this ethos, we thoroughly research and test accessories and equipment from other suppliers which can add to the Nikon offering. You can be sure that when you purchase equipment from our preferred suppliers that it is of the highest standard and compatible and fully tested with the Nikon range.  

Cameras

Andor

Andor Technology Ltd, part of the Oxford Instruments Group, is a world-leading manufacturer of sCMOS, CCD, and EMCCD cameras for academic, industrial, and government use.  The Andor line of iXon EMCCD cameras provides choice options for difficult single molecule imaging experiments.

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Accessories

Chroma

The Chroma Technology Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high quality optical filters for applications ranging from light microscopy to machine vision.  The breadth and depth of the Chroma product line almost guarantees you will find the optical filter with the specifications you need.

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Light Sources

CoolLED

CoolLED designs and manufactures cutting edge LED illumination systems for researchers and clinicians using the latest LED technology. The company has specialised in fluorescence microscopy since it introduced the first commercially available LED illumination system in 2004. LEDs are now the system of choice because they are more stable, longer lasting, and energy efficient than traditional mercury based illuminators as well as offering superior safety and environmental features.

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Confocal

Crest Optics

Crestoptics S.p.A. provides a fresh approach to spinning disk confocal microscopy, manufacturing cost-effective single disk scanners.  The X-Light V2 series of confocal scanners feature a tight Crestoptics is also the only spinning disk manufacturer to produce a solution with a large field of view 25 mm confocal aperture – compatible with the Nikon Ti2.

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Cameras

Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu Photonics K. K. is a titan in the detector industry, producing high-end sCMOS, CCD, EMCCD, PMT, and other detectors for scientific measurement.  Hamamatsu cameras such as the Flash 4.0 sCMOS are considered an industry standard for light microscopy, and often the detectors of choice for Nikon super-resolution N-SIM and N-STORM systems.

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Light Sources

Lumencor

Lumencor, Inc. is a leading innovator of Light Engine technology for challenging imaging applications such as live cell epifluorescence, spinning disk confocal microscopy, and more.  Lumencor Light Engines (LED and/or laser-based) are pure, powerful, stable, and cost effective lighting solutions with superior performance compared to traditional mercury-based illuminators.

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Accessories

Mad City Labs

Mad City Labs, Inc. (MCL) is a leading manufacturer of flexure-based piezo multi-axis nano-positioning systems with over 20 years of experience.  The Nano-Z Series from MCL enables ultrafast 3D acquisitions in conjunction with the Nikon Ti2 microscope for advanced applications such as 3D confocal and super-resolution microscopies.

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Micromanipulators

Narishige

The NARISHIGE Group is a devoted developer and manufacturer of micromanipulators and other precision products for various research and clinical applications, spanning from electrophysiology to in vitro fertilization.  Narishige is committed to helping uncover the mechanisms that govern the growth and development of life.

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Live Cell

Okolab

Okolab Srl is there to work with you in designing the best incubation system for the most demanding live cell imaging needs.  As a leading provider of enclosure type incubator systems, Okolab has a wealth of engineering experience demonstrated by the excellent performance and stability of their entire line of incubation products.

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Light Sources

Omicron

Omicron always wants to be a step ahead in product development. For more than 20 years now, Omicron has been developing, building and producing its systems inhouse. Highly qualified teams work intensively to develop individual solutions for customers. Product quality is ensured with the aid of modern measurement technology. Development and production meet both European and American standards.

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Cameras

PCO

PCO AG is a scientific camera company with decades of experience and a reputation for excellence in sCMOS and high-speed camera technology.  PCO has undoubtedly developed one of the most robust and versatile sCMOS camera portfolios on the market, with a number of solutions tailored specifically to the challenges faced in live cell imaging.

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Cameras

Photometrics

Photometrics, a subsidiary of Roper Scientific Inc, is a top designer and manufacturer of sCMOS, CCD, and EMCCD cameras for the life sciences.  The Prime 95B sCMOS camera from Photometrics is the world’s first to reach 95% Quantum Efficiency, providing ground breaking sensitivity.  Photometrics also produces cameras uniquely tailored to capturing the entire large 25 mm field of view of the Nikon Ti2.

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Accessories

Physik Instrumente (PI)

Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG is a global leader in nano-positioning technology and is well known for their strong customer focus.  PI provides a number of piezo devices and stages for fast and precise XYZ translation that outperform traditional motorized drive options.  PI offers both stage and objective-type Z-piezo devices for Nikon microscopes.

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Accessories

Prior Scientific

Since 1919 Prior Scientific, Inc. has been a leading designer and manufacturer of precision positioning devices, optical systems, and other components.  Nikon partners with Prior to bring customers expanded options for linear motorized stages, shutters, filter wheels, and other devices.

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Accessories

Semrock

Semrock, Inc., a subsidiary of IDEX Health & Science LLC, manufactures high quality optical filters for every light microscopy application, including TIRF, multiphoton, conventional epifluorescence imaging, and more.  While Semrock has an extensive catalog of optical filters to choose from, they will also work with you to produce custom solutions specific to your needs.

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Accessories

Supertech

Supertech Instruments specialise in designing and manufacturing of special electronic measuring equipments and computer-controlled data acquisition systems for medical and neurophysiological applications. In 1996 they started manufacturing STable© Active Pneumatic Vibration Isolation Tables. Supertech Instruments is the only one manufacturer of vibration isolation tables in Europe.

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Live Cell

Tokai Hit

TOKAI HIT Co., Ltd. is a premier designer and manufacturer of incubation solutions for sensitive life science applications.  Tokai Hit is focused on the needs of the live cell imaging community, and manufactures stage-top incubators, heating plates, microscope incubator enclosures, and more.  Incubation solutions feature fine temperature, gas, and humidity control.

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Confocal

Yokogawa

The Yokogawa Electric Corporation is a large, diversified company with a long history of innovation.  Yokogawa is famous for the commercial development of spinning disk confocal scanner units, a key technology in the modern live cell imaging landscape.  The Yokogawa CSU-X1 and CSU-W1 provide unrivaled illumination efficiency through the use of a powerful dual spinning disk design.

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