18th European Light Microscopy Initiative Meeting
University College Dublin, Ireland, 5 - 8 June 2018


Sponsors of elmi2018 

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Abberior Instruments is a leading innovator, developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge superresolution STED and RESOLFT microscopes. We put a strong focus on custom microscopy solutions designed by the inventors themselves; Prof. Stefan Hell is one of the founders of the company. Our STEDYCON is the only compact, easy-to-use and affordable nanoscope for upgrading any wide-field microscope in any lab. Currently having 40+ employees, our company is growing its business worldwide.


AHF analysentechnik AG has long-term expertise in specifying optical filters for fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy. In cooperation with renowned manufacturers, AHF offers a wide range of filter designs and customized solutions for spectral analysis – according to your specific requirements. The portfolio also includes LED light sources, image splitters and tools for microscope quality management. For many applications, AHF can provide DEMO filters and light sources for testing.

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Andor, an Oxford Instruments company 




Argolight provides stable tools for the quality control of fluorescence-based systems (such as microscopes, slides scanners...) in life sciences. Users can now assess quickly and easily the state of their imaging system every day. Our complete solution combines the most stable hardware available on the market and a dedicated software, that allows full-featured analysis and monitoring, quicker than any other existing solution. Web: http://www.argolight.com


arivis is a market leading software company focused on the life sciences industry. arivis provide solutions to visualize and analyze multi-dimensional microscopy datasets of basically unlimited file size. With our desktop software Vision4D scientists are able to dissect terabyte sized images fast and efficiently on ordinary workstations and laptops. This potential can be scaled up with arivis WebView, a server based image analysis framework that only needs a standard web browser to access, display and analyze large image data. 
With the world’s first and only virtual reality visualization system for real microscopy images, arivis InViewR allows scientists to gain even deeper insights into their data by fully immersing them in their images. www.arivis.com/imaging-science




Based in Paris, BioAxial develops and markets CODIM, super-resolution (SR) imaging solutions for the study of biological samples, to a level of less than 100nm. CODIM systems use standard workflow samples, acquiring images with the lowest light level, allowing living cell nanoscale imaging. They are the world’s only SR systems based on conical diffraction, an optical phenomenon generated by a light beam passing through a biaxial crystal.


Bitplane, an Oxford Instruments company

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Bruker’s suite of fluorescence microscopy systems provides a full range of solutions for life science researchers. Our multiphoton imaging systems provide the imaging depth, speed and resolution required for intravital imaging applications in neuroscience, oncology and immunology. Our confocal systems enable cell biologists to study function and structure using live-cell imaging in cell cultures and invertebrate model organisms at speeds and durations previously not possible. Bruker’s super-resolution microscopes are setting new standards for throughput and creating new opportunities for live cell imaging.

For more information, please visit www.bruker.com/FM or contact us at productinfo.emea@bruker.com

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Cairn Research Ltd. is a globally recognised independent scientific equipment manufacturer based in
Faversham, Kent. We design and build an extensive range of state of the art optical and electronic devices
for use in fluorescence microscopy and advanced imaging research. 

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ZEISS is one of the world leading manufacturers of microscopes. In addition to excellent light-/ion- and electron microscopes, ZEISS also manufactures a diverse range of fluorescence optical sectioning systems as well as high-resolution x-ray microscopes.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy is a leading provider of microscope solutions in the life sciences and materials research markets and QA/QC and also manufactures optical sensor systems for integrated process analysis.


Chroma Technology Corp. is an employee-owned company that specializes in the design and manufacture of precision optical filters and coatings. The most advanced coating techniques have been developed to provide the greatest accuracy in color separation, optical quality and signal purity economically for our customer’s applications. We provide application engineering support, short cycle times and are as comfortable designing and manufacturing custom filters as producing our catalog items.The engineering team from Chroma’s instrumentation subsidiary 89North is focused on production of light sources and opto-mechanical products for OEM and end-users.


Confocal.nl will be demonstrating the Re-scan Confocal Microscope (RCM). Not only we offer confocal Z-sectioning allowing 3D reconstruction, but also the RCM has an increased sensitivity because of our scientific CMOS based detector and on top of that we achieve standard 170nm optical resolution (40% better compared to regular confocal microscopes). During the hands-on, we show you the most important feature of the RCM: the ease of use!

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CoolLED have been specialised in fluorescence microscopy since the first commercially available LED illumination system in 2006. 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. CoolLED offers a comprehensive range of LED illumination systems for bioscience and clinical microscopy.                                   
 pE-100, pE-100wht, pE-340fura, pE-300 Series and pE-4000 systems.


Gataca Systems


GE Healthcare Life Sciences is a world-class provider of advanced technologies for life science research, providing tools for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing and cellular technologies. It is our vision is to be the start-to-finish bioprocessing solution provider, the partner of choice in cells and protein research and the leader in life sciences services. Our broad expertise in life sciences drives our commitment to help researchers understand life at a molecular level and develop innovations to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure disease.


Greiner Bio-One specialises in the development, production and distribution of high-quality plastic laboratory products. The company is a technology partner for hospitals, laboratories, universities, research institutes, and the diagnostic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. In 2016, Greiner Bio-One International GmbH generated a turnover of 452 million euros and had over 2,000 employees, 25 subsidiaries and numerous distribution partners in over 100 countries. Greiner Bio-One is part of Greiner Holding, which is based in Kremsmünster (A).


Hamamatsu Photonics is a world-leading manufacturer of optoelectronic components and systems. The Company’s corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of photonics through extensive research and yields products that are regarded as state-of-the-art. Our products are designed to cover the entire optical spectrum and provide solutions for a wide variety of applications including analytical, consumer, industrial and medical instrumentation.  Developments in digital imaging continue to be made by the Hamamatsu Systems Division, most recently  with our range of high speed scientific CMOS cameras. Our solutions fit applications from routine microscopy through to the most demanding of imaging applications.


Experience our passion for light and discover how LASOS laser solutions can improve your instruments!
LASOS designs, develops and manufactures high quality gas, diode and diode-pumped solid-state lasers from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared with special focus on OEM applications in Biophotonics, Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy and Holography.  Besides original equipment manufacturing, LASOS is also a reliable partner and supplier for research and educational institutes


LaVision BioTec supplies advanced microscopy solutions for the life sciences. TriM Scope II is a modular multi-photon/confocal microscopy platform combining single- and multi-beam operation for deep, in-vivo imaging. Multiple accessories provide customization. UltraMicroscope II utilizes six light sheets to excite large samples with fluorescence light. Moving the sample through the light sheets generates 3D image stacks at cellular resolution. 


Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. It is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.
Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.


LUXENDO is a spin-off from EMBL in Heidelberg, commercializing fast, advanced Single Plane Illumination Microscopes (SPIM). Since last year, LUXENDO is a part of the BRUKER corporation, adding light sheet microscopy to BRUKERs fluorescence microscopy branch. 
Compared to modern state of the art confocal or wide-field microscopes, SPIM technology allows for significantly increased sampling speed at comparable and even higher resolution. At the same time, damaging side effects on the living specimen are highly reduced. 
The modular concept of LUXENDOs portfolio includes multiple light sheet geometries and solutions, reflecting the adaption to diverse requirements of different applications. This adaption delivers 3D fluorescence imaging data in an amazing quality.


Media Cybernetics believes in its ability to enable and transform the way consumers and businesses use information to advance science and innovation, improving the world's products, processes, and ability to make new discoveries.

With 35 years in experience delivering software products that continuously exceed our customer expectations with such products as AutoQuant and Image-Pro, Media Cybernetics continues its journey of delivering best in class imaging analysis tools.  

For more information, visit mediacy.com.


Today Nikon is a world-renowned brand, firmly established as a market leader in optical instrumentation and the only microscope company to manufacture its own glass, ensuring the very finest quality. With 100 years expertise in the field, Nikon has always been at the forefront of optical and technological innovation, promoting creativity and trustworthiness as part of the company's mission. 


Olympus Microscopy - Imaging Systems for Every Application

With its European headquarters in Hamburg, Olympus is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional opto-digital products for medicine, life science and industry. As a result, Olympus provides a comprehensive range of solutions for all market requirements. From microscopes for training and routine tasks to high-end systems in the fields of life science, there is a system for every need. 


Omicron, ISO9001 and ISO13485 certified, develops and manufactures LED and laser based light sources. High-end products like the LightHUB® laser beam combiner, the LedHUB® highpower LED light engine as well as the QuixX® picosecond pulsed diode laser serve demanding applications in biotechnology, microscopy and many more. 


The LCX DPSS and LBX laser diode modules manufactured by Oxxius in the visible, ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths provide exceptional performances in an ultra-compact design. With ultra-modular compact combiners for 2, 4 and 6 wavelengths, Oxxius proposes a field upgradable microprocessor controlled and compact unit with multiple options.
Oxxius lasers are an invaluable tool for the life-sciences, analytics and manufacturing markets as well as for academic or industrial research


The Phasefocus Livecyte enables quantitative label-free live cell analysis. High contrast images facilitate robust automatic tracking and behavioural analysis of hundreds of individual cells within heterogeneous cell populations is now possible without the need for intrusive dyes or labels, bringing unique morphological, temporal, and dynamic phenotypic data to your research.


PhaseView provides advanced 3D imaging solutions for life science microscopy, including modular light sheet microscopy systems and 3D add-ons for ultra fast Z-stack acquisition. Alpha3 is a new generation of light sheet fluorescence microscopes providing unrivaled imaging performance for fixed and live specimen. From whole brain to embryo imaging at cellular resolution Alpha3 delivers high speed imaging with ultra thin optical sectioning.

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Photometrics designs and manufactures Scientific CMOS, CCD and EMCCD cameras for quantitative bio-research. The architect of the first scientific-grade EMCCD, Photometrics maintains its leadership role with the release of its award-winning Prime 95B, the Scientific CMOS with 95% quantum efficiency for super-resolution microscopy, and the Iris 15 CMOS with a large field of view for light sheet microscopy. Additional information is available at www.photometrics.com.


Photon Lines has a large range of complementary photonics products covering the physical and life science markets. We pride ourselves in employing qualified specialists in their fields and selecting innovative, high quality partners who offer complementary products to fulfil the needs of leading researchers in our territories. Partners include Omicron, PCO, Confocal.NL, PhaseView, Imagine Optic and Argolight; products include lasers, cameras, confocal, lightsheet and super resolution microscope attachments.


PicoQuant is a Berlin (Germany) based, leading research and development company specializing in optoelectronics. PicoQuant provides instrumentation for time-resolved fluorescence and single photon counting applications: picosecond pulsed or modulated diode lasers, Time-correlated single photon counting units, detectors, fluorescence lifetime systems (confocal and super-resolution microscopes, spectrometers), FLIM and FCS upgrade kits for laser scanning microscopes.


Rapp OptoElectronic offers products for applications such as

-          Optogenetics

-          Uncaging

-          Photobleaching / FRAP

-          Photoconversion

-          Laser ablation

-          Laser T-Jump

-          Deep-UV microscopes with transmission down to 230nm

Products include off-the-shelf and customized systems for localized illumination in microscopy.
NEW: Systems for digital holography to be adapted to a variety of microscopes.


Thermo Fisher Scientific supplies a wide range of innovative imaging solutions for the world’s life sciences research community. Visit us at ELMI 2018 for live demos of our latest 3D/4D+ software, Thermo Scientific™ Amira™ for Cell Biology. 
Amira™ Software provides a precise and inclusive toolset for analysis of time series data of cellular processes. Researchers can perform dedicated segmentation workflows on cellular image data and apply powerful automated object tracking. 
Find out more at www.thermofisher.com/amira-avizo


“All for Live cell imaging and for your imaging”.
Tokai Hit designed and manufactured cell-friendly Stage-Top-Incubator and exports more than 80 countries-worldwide. It maintains an ideal-environment for cell-culturing; optimal temperature, high-humidity and CO2 concentration on the microscope stage. 
We develop system internally and consistently from parts production to product assembly to keep the high-quality products. With experience, we offer more than 100 customization systems per year to meet user’ requirements.


TOPTICA is a privately held technology driven company, which develops, produces and sells diode and ultrafast fiber lasers for scientific and industrial applications.
The company sets its own challenge to regularly present exciting product innovations and world firsts.


Visitron Systems GmbH Germany 
High Performance Microscopy for Life Sciences
Development and Manufacturing - “Made in Germany”
Realtime Confocal-FRAP-TIRF and Widefield
System house for ultimate digital microscopy and cell based imaging solutions in the field of biology, medicine and pharmacy from brightfield and fluorescence applications to fully automated multi-dimensional microscopy.


Key Dates

  • EXTENDED Abstract Deadline - 2 February 2018 
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline - 30 March 2018
  • elmi2018 opens - 5 June 2018

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