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About us

ONI’s goal is to bring the most advanced fluorescence microscopy methods to a whole new community of researchers, for whom such experiments may previously have been inaccessible. In this way, we can realize the full potential of single-molecule fluorescence for understanding cells and combatting disease at the molecular level.

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Our History

Design of the Nanoimager began in 2010 as part of a research project within Oxford University.  Building on the Betzig, Hell & Moerner 2014 Nobel Prize, the Nanoimager was created to pioneer the world of high resolution microscopy.

Oxford Nanoimaging Ltd (ONI) was subsequently founded early in 2016 to provide the innovative environment and investment needed to take the product forward.

With the footprint of a desktop computer, the Nanoimager is up to 30 times smaller than other super-resolution microscopes. The unique design allows market leading performance but at a reduced cost.

Having successfully been through two rounds of fundraising, ONI has rapidly expanded with offices in Oxford, UK and Palo Alto, USA.  Innovation continues to drive the company forward and, with the 2018 launch of the Nanoimager X bringing costs down further, ONI now has customers using its products in leading laboratories across 5 continents.

The impact of ONI's work was recently recognised at the 2018 IOP Business Awards.

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ONI is a very ambitious start up company that is focused on changing the face of how we research science. We're a close knit team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about what we do. Collaboration is key to how we work with one another and also with our customers.

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