Oxford Nanoimaging (ONI) was founded in February 2016 to commercialise the Nanoimager, a desktop version of a super-resolution single-molecule light microscope about 30 times smaller and significantly less expensive than devices currently available.
The technology was developed by PhD student Bo Jing in the laboratory of Achillefs Kapanidis, Professor of Biological Physics at Oxford. ONI has a disruptive business model combining hardware sold at a price point as low as 30% of existing technologies, with subscriptions to hardware and software for automating the research workflow for microscopy, including a cloud-based platform for image sharing and analysis.
Bo Jing and Professor Achillefs Kapanidis
ONI was founded in 2016 by Bo Jing and Professor Achillefs Kapanidis. A spin-out from Oxford University, it is now a leading and rapidly growing biotech redefining the boundaries of scientific discovery with super-resolution microscopy.
Bo and Achillefs were named as BBSRC’s Innovators of the year 2019 – an award celebrating excellent research which demonstrates impact.