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Our business is evolving in the markets of automotive testing, process and environmental instruments, medical diagnostics, semiconductor instruments and scientific instruments. We have displayed our strength in the global market, especially in the fields of automotive emissions and stack-gas measurement, air pollution, water pollution monitoring, quality control in various industries, and clinical diagnosis, achieving dramatic growth over the past few years.

Edinburgh Instruments

Founded in 1971 by Professor S. D. Smith OBE FRS, FRSE, FinstP, Edinburgh Instruments Ltd has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of leading edge spectroscopic instrumentation and gas detection solutions. We were formed as the first spin-out from Heriot-Watt University and were the first private company on Britain’s first University “Research Park”.

Edinburgh Instruments (EI) is now located across three buildings totalling nearly 30,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space just outside Edinburgh, where it employs over 75 people. The company is involved in the development, manufacture and sale of a wide range of high technology products for the scientific research and industrial markets. Product ranges include lasers and analytical spectrometers supplied by the Photonics Division and gas detection and monitoring products supplied by the Sensors Division.

Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp (PSC) has pioneered the breakthrough technique of optical Photothermal Infrared (O-PTIR) technology that eliminates key limitations of traditional IR Spectroscopy providing submicron spatial resolution for IR and transmission-like FTIR quality spectra in non-contact reflection mode. More recently, PSC has developed the world’s first simultaneous Infrared and Raman microscope and imaging system, providing IR and Raman data from the exact same spot, at the same time, with the same submicron spatial resolution. PSC’s vision is to enable the power of IR spectroscopy to be applied to high value problems in industry and academia via the adoption of O-PTIR.


Since its founding in 1997, WITec has established itself as a market leader in the field of nano-analytical microscope systems (Raman, AFM, SNOM). As reflected in WITec’s maxim “Focus Innovations”, our success is based on constantly introducing new technologies and a commitment to maintaining customer satisfaction through high-quality, flexible and innovative products.


SERSitive is a new brand in the SERS market. They provide cutting-edge SERS substrates for fast and accurate analysis for a wide range of analytical sciences such as pharmacy, forensic laboratories, border guard laboratories, medicine, and many others. Their innovative technology enhances the sensitivity of widely known Raman spectroscopy, multiple times, due to it is a hi-tech roughened surface of silver or silver-gold nanoparticles.

CNI Laser Ltd.

Changchun New Industries Optoelectronics Tech. Co., Ltd. (CNI), founded in 1996, is the leading supplier of lasers, spectrometers, power meters and optical systems in China. CNI is dedicated to offer best quality lasers, laser systems, optical spectrum analyzer, teaching and laboratory equipment, optical measuring equipment, laser processing equipment, machine vision and the photoelectric detection, etc. CNI also design and manufacture precision machinery, optical components and optical coating products.


Currently, crystallographic imaging can be done with three methods: X-ray, electron or neutron diffraction. All these technologies require very expensive equipment (~1.5M€), specialized laboratories, intricate sample preparation and are limited either in spatial resolution or 3D sample mapping, even in their most sophisticated realizations. Nevertheless, it is known that the utilization of visible light can be used for the determination of crystal orientation. However, nobody has actually been successful in the realization of quantitative orientation analysis – until now. Lightnovo’s technology, called qRICO, is capable of performing 2D and 3D orientation mapping of materials as precise as electron microscopy. The underlying patented approach of Lightnovo’s technology solves the shortcomings of current methods, providing qRICO with the potential to replace today’s conventional approaches of crystallographic imaging in many areas.

Teledyne Princeton Instruments

Teledyne Princeton Instruments, a business unit of Teledyne Digital Imaging US, Inc, designs and manufactures high-performance CCD, sCMOS, ICCD, EMCCD, emICCD, and InGaAs cameras; spectrographs; and optics-based solutions for the scientific research, industrial imaging, and OEM communities. We take pride in partnering with our customers to solve their most challenging problems in unique, innovative ways.

Zurich Instruments

Zurich Instruments makes cutting-edge instrumentation for scientists and technologists who work in advanced laboratories and are passionate about phenomena often difficult to measure. Our offering includes lock-in amplifiers, arbitrary waveform generators, impedance analyzers, phase-locked loops, digitizers, boxcar averagers, and quantum computing control systems.

Chroma Technology

Chroma’s product portfolio provides solutions for industries ranging from the life sciences and agriculture to manufacturing, inspection, security and aerospace. The broad array of applications served include fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, biomedical instrumentation and surgical devices, machine vision, multi spectral imaging, remote sensing, LiDAR, colorimetry and astronomy.

Applied Sciences

Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on all aspects of applied natural sciences published semi-monthly online by MDPI.

Crystals — Open Access Journal

Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352; IF 2.404) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that broadly covers: Crystalline Materials, Liquid Crystals, Crystal Engineering and Biomolecular Crystals. At present, Crystals ranks 10/26 (Q2) in the ‘Crystallography’ category of Web of Science


For over 200 years we have been helping people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. We develop digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. By partnering with learned societies, we support researchers to communicate discoveries that make a difference. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, books, and other digital content build on a 200-year heritage of quality publishing.

Journal of Physical Chemistry

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A is devoted to reporting new and original experimental and theoretical basic research of interest to physical chemists, biophysical chemists, and chemical physicists.