ZEISS Microscopy
Thorlabs, Inc
Oxford Instruments
Nikon Instruments Inc.
Leica Microsystems Vertrieb GmbH
Lasertec Corporation

8 Confocal Microscope Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for confocal microscopes as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 8 confocal microscope manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked confocal microscope companies as of March, 2024: 1.Thorlabs, Inc, 2.Nikon Instruments Inc., 3.ZEISS Microscopy.

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List of 8 Confocal Microscope Manufacturers

*Including some distributors, etc.

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    • Nikon Instruments Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 1300 Walt Whitman Road Melville, New York, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Nikon Instruments Inc. is a company established in 1917 and based in Melville, New York, as a manufacturer of metallurgical equipment. It specializes in manufacturing super-resolution, inverted, upright, digital, and polarizing microscopes. It also manufactures microscope components, such as micromanipulators, condensers, fluorescent filter cubes, immersion oil, and camera adaptors. The company is part of the Nikon Corporation and has obtained several ISO certifications, including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Its manufactured products are utilized for clinical, educational, research, and biotech sectors across the USA.

    • Thorlabs, Inc
      • United States of America Address: 43 Sparta Ave Newton, New Jersey, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Thorlabs, Inc, established in Newton, NJ in 1989, is a manufacturer of photonics equipment for research, manufacturing, and biomedical applications. Their product portfolio includes optical components, for use in imaging, sensing, and spectroscopy applications, spectrometers and analyzers used for research and industrial applications, fiber optic components and photomultiplier tubes, and imaging devices that capture and measure light signals for diverse applications in scientific research. The company has sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, China, and Brazil.

    • ZEISS Microscopy
      • Address: Carl-Zeiss-Str. 22 Oberkochen , Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland

      Manufacturer Overview

      ZEISS Microscopy, established in Jena, Germany, in 1846 is a manufacturer of optics and optoelectronics used in Precision Mechanics, Binoculars, Microscopy, and Eyeglass Lenses. Their product portfolio includes precision optics, such as lenses, mirrors, and prisms, laser mirrors used in laser cutting, and medical devices, optoelectronic devices and Coatings and Thin Films. The company also provides solutions including industrial quality, microscopy research, project simulation, sample testing and product development. The company also offers customer services that include support, custom research projects and customized services.

    • Leica Microsystems Vertrieb GmbH
      • Germany Address: Ernst-Leitz-Strasse 17-37, Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany

      Manufacturer Overview

      Leica Microsystems is a developer and manufacturer of microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. The company is a provider in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal user scanning, and super-resolution microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy, sample preparation, and surgical microscopy used in medical, life science, and industrial applications. The company’s services include service plans, preventative maintenance, remote care, and qualification services for ensuring compliance of Leica equipment to governmental regulations.

    • Lasertec Corporation

      Manufacturer Overview

      Lasertec Corporation, founded in 1960 and headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, is a manufacturer and supplier of semiconductor-related systems, FPD-related systems, and laser microscopes. The company's product portfolio includes mask inspection systems, mask edge inspection systems, FPD photomask inspection systems, laser microscopes, and lithium-ion batteries. These products find applications in various sectors, including materials science, the flat panel display industry, semiconductor manufacturing, biomedical and life sciences, as well as research and development. The company is ISO 45001 and ISO 9001 certified, with offices in the USA, China, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea for global outreach.

    • Evident
      • Japan Address: Shinjuku Monolith, 3-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Company Overview

      Evident Corporation is a scientific research and development company in Shinjuku, Tokyo that was established in 2008. Formerly known as Olympus Scientific Solutions, the company specializes in developing cutting-edge technology and products for various industries, including aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy, and medical research. Evident Corporation has proliferated and expanded its product offerings and services to meet the needs of its customers. Their product offerings include non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions such as thickness gauges and automated inspection systems, XRF analyzers like handheld XRF analyzers, industrial microscopes, and video scopes and borescopes.

Confocal Microscope Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the confocal microscope page as of March 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. ZEISS Microscopy: 35,000

Newly Established Company

  1. PicoQuant: 1996 (28 years ago)
  2. Thorlabs, Inc: 1989 (35 years ago)
  3. ZEISS Microscopy: 1846 (178 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. ZEISS Microscopy: 1846 (178 years ago)
  2. Thorlabs, Inc: 1989 (35 years ago)
  3. PicoQuant: 1996 (28 years ago)

Confocal Microscope Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of Confocal Microscope Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 2 28.6%
Germany Germany 2 28.6%
Deutschland 1 14.3%
United Kingdom United Kingdom 1 14.3%
Japan Japan 1 14.3%

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