Distribution partners for high resolution pocket microscope

OFFER from United Kingdom, reference: BOUK20180201001, valid from 01-02-2018 untill 01-08-2019

  • Start date:
    1 februari 2018
  • End date:
    1 augustus 2019
  • Summary:
    A UK company has developed an innovative microscope that delivers 1 micron resolution images from a device small enough to fit into a jacket pocket. They are seeking distributors and representatives for the product that might be working in science, education, veterinary medicine and other suitable sectors.
  • Description:
    Current microscopes deliver detailed images, but they are difficult to use, expensive and perform best on a solid lab bench. Low-cost digital microscopes are widely available, but the image quality is generally poor.

    A UK company has developed a compact microscope that delivers laboratory-grade images to the screen of a connected smartphone or tablet and can be used in the field, jungle, exhibition hall or classroom.

    The microscope delivers a 1 micron resolution that shows animal and plant cells clearly, so that images and videos can be shared with colleagues at base camp, for example.

    The microscope is simple to use and can be operated by scientists of any age. There is no eyepiece, and all that can be seen is a clear image, so it is ideal for outreach and exhibitions.

    They are seeking distributors or representatives for the product who are already selling to field operators, such as vets and service engineers, or educators.

    This is an innovative product and the company is seeking innovative distributors.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Distribution services agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    Type: Industry

    Activity: Distribution of scientific or field service tools

    Specific role of partner sought: Distribution of microscope to scientists, engineers or universities that might benefit from the product in veterinary medicine or other field science activities.

    SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250

  • Development stage:
  • IPR Status:
  • Market keywords:
    Other analytical and scientific instrumentation
    Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Diagnostic services
    Animal health
    Plant health
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
    Veterinary activities
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    * The product folds to fit in a jacket pocket and is completely portable.

    *There is no eyepiece. Images are displayed on the screen of a smart-phone or tablet and the system is robust and simple to use.

    *Images are much higher quality than current portable microscopes. It is simple to look at single cellular organisms in any environment that a smart-phone can survive.

    *Images and videos are saved to the tablet and are easy to share.

    * Existing clients include Bayer, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, The Royal Veterinary College, The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, The Medical Research Council and many vets.

    * The UK company is already working with leading animal health corporations to supply vets with image recognition tools that diagnose disease on the farm. This allows Immediate treatment of the animals, increasing productivity and reducing the costs of farming worldwide.

    *The company is now looking to do the same in other industries.
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
  • Country of origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Languages spoken
    • English