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Nanoscribe is a supplier of high-precision microfabrication systems based on Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP). The German company is a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) that was founded in 2008 and has been part of the BICO Group (formerly CELLINK Group) since June 2021.

The award-winning company develops and manufactures advanced high-resolution 3D printers and maskless lithography systems as well as specially developed printing materials. Providing complete solutions is key to the customers success and the crucial driver for applications in a wide range of scientific research and industries such as life sciences, microoptics, photonics, material engineering, microfluidics, microrobotics, micromechanics and MEMS.

More than 3,000 users and operators at top universities and market-leading high-tech companies developing future technologies worldwide benefit from Nanoscribe’s groundbreaking technology and application-specific solutions for 3D Microfabrication, which are highlighted in more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journal publications.

More information: www.nanoscribe.com

With over 70 highly qualified employees, we develop products and services on the basis of Nanoscribe’s Two-Photon Polymerization technology. Providing hardware, software, materials and processes as a complete solution is the key to our customers’ success today. More than 1,500 active operators of our systems located in over 30 countries benefit from the continuous advancement of our technology. Our market leadership has remained profitable for the 11th year in a row. More than 25% of our annual revenues are invested in the future of microfabrication. Thus we deliver smart solutions that inspire our customers and enable them to materialize ground-breaking ideas.

Dynamics and innovation

As the pioneer and market leader in high-precision additive manufacturing, we push the limits of 3D printing and challenge the state-of-the-art in microfabrication. Our company is deeply rooted in research and development. As a result, our technology empowers cutting edge science and drive industrial innovations in a wide variety of sectors such as microoptics, micromechanics, biomedical engineering, and photonics technologies. Breakthrough research is highlighted in more than 700 peer-reviewed journal publications. We are actively involved in promising research and development projects with partners from science, research, industry and our customers.

Locations worldwide

We are a vibrant, award-winning company headquartered in Karlsruhe, as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). From the very beginning, the KIT research and technology ecosystem has strengthened us as a pioneer and innovator of 3D Microfabrication, becoming a global player in an international network. Today, we provide sales and support from locations in Germany, China and the USA, as well as by a worldwide network of certified distributors. Trust and customer satisfaction are particularly important to us.

Partner and investor

We have a strong partner and investor right by our side. With the support of ZEISS as the quality and innovation world market leader in the field of optical and optoelectronic technologies, we benefit from this powerful know-how. We are passionate about developing forward-looking systems for additive manufacturing with maximum performance and precision.

 Cleanroom equipment
 Diffractive optics
 Light-sensitive materials
 Mathematical and analysis
 Optical design services
 Optical fabrication
 Optical waveguides, couplers
 Polymers and organics
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