Healthcare Business

Contributing to the evolution of bioscience by providing advanced microscopes and cutting-edge equipment, and supporting regenerative medicine.

The Healthcare Business comprises three solutions based on Nikon's core technologies in advanced optics and image processing and analysis. "Life Science Solutions" contributes to progress in the fields of bioscience research and drug discovery by making it possible to visualize and analyze various biological events using our microscope technology, which has about 100 years of history. "Eye Care Solutions" provides ophthalmology instruments and systems based on proprietary technology that contributes to early detection of eye diseases and improvement of quality of life. "Contract Cell Development and Manufacturing" provide a broad range of contract development and manufacturing services for Cell and Gene Therapy in Japan. In an era of increasing human longevity, Nikon aims to support the health and well-being of as many people as possible in a society where people lead longer, healthier lives.

Major products

N-SIM S Super-Resolution Microscope

High-speed imaging at up to 15 fps*1 provided by the unique Nikon-developed high-speed illumination system and spatial resolution (up to 115 nm*2 in XY) that is twice that of conventional optical microscopes are realized. Minute details of life phenomena can be vividly observed in ultrahigh-resolution images. It can be utilized for an optical microscope system with the ECLIPSE Ti2-E Inverted Microscope as a platform.

  • *12D-SIM mode, 512 x 512 pixels, 2 msec exposure time.
  • *2FWHM (full width at half maximum) of 100 nm bead images collected in 3D-SIM mode, using 488 nm excitation laser. In TIRF-SIM mode, 86 nm is achieved using 40 nm beads excited by a 488 nm laser.

Super Resolution Microscope N-STORM

N-STORM, which employs Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy technology licensed from Harvard University, has increased resolution to more than 10 times that of conventional optical microscopes. N-STORM delivers rich information that enhances understanding of the structure of living cells and biological phenomena at molecular levels.

Inverted Microscope ECLIPSE Ti2

The incredibly wide field of view and quick coordination with diverse accessories contribute to fast acquisition of vast data, making this microscope an integrated live-cell imaging platform. The unique Assist Guide function provides strong support for cutting-edge life science research, regardless of the users' skill levels.

Cell Culture Observation System BioStation CT

The BioStation CT allows time-lapse observation of cells while they are being cultured in the stable environment of an incubator. This not only mitigates the burden placed on researchers, but simultaneously enables tracking observation of cells without inflicting stress on them.

Ultra-wide field retinal imaging device

With its wide field of view of 200°, Optos Plc's Ultra-wide field retinal imaging device capture images covering more than 80% of the retinal area in non-mydriatic, non-contact photography. It allows easy detection of symptoms appearing in peripherals — that have previously been difficult to spot.