HQ - Germany
In 2007, a team of researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) set out to rethink microfabrication. At that time, Two-Photon Polymerization (2PP), the underlying core physics and chemistry for the Nanoscribe technology, was a small niche research topic. The founders however recognized the potential and made 2PP-based 3D printers commercially available. Besides the 2PP-based 3D Microfabrication technology, Nanoscribe revealed its proprietary Two-Photon Grayscale Lithography (2GL ®) with presenting the maskless lithography platform Quantum X in 2019. 2GL combines 2PP with the qualities of grayscale lithography and thus enables rapid and precise microfabrication of ultra-smooth surfaces and structures with excellent shape accuracy in 2D and 2.5D. Providing hardware, software, materials and processes as a complete solution is the key to its customers’ success today and the crucial driver for applications in a wide variety of sectors such as life sciences, microoptics, material engineering, microfluidics, micromechanics and MEMS.
Now, Nanoscribe has over 100 employees, operates subsidiaries in Shanghai (China) and Boston (US) and is a member of the BICO Group (formerly CELLINK) since June 2021. The company's customers and more than 3,000 active operators are based in more than 30 countries worldwide, in science as well as in industry. Breakthrough research is highlighted in more than 1,300 peer-reviewed journal publications. Nano Scribe is actively involved in promising research and development projects with partners from science, research, industry and we also cooperate with its customers in many projects.