These days we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nanoscribe. With the company’s foundation on December 12, 2007, the technology of two-photon polymerization (2PP) was taken out of a research niche and made available as off-the-shelf product to laboratories worldwide. Perfectly matched and integrated solutions for hardware and software, as well as customized materials and processes, give our users access to pioneering applications, e.g., in the fields of optics, information- and communication technology or medical engineering.
Users include both academic institutions and an ever-increasing number of companies in industry. With more than 1,000 users and double-digit million revenues for three years running, Nanoscribe now ranks among the most successful high-tech business formations in Germany of recent years. This potential was recognized very early on by Carl Zeiss AG (ZEISS). In September 2008, ZEISS acquired shares in the company and supports Nanoscribe in diverse matters.
While various technologies are available for fabricating 3D objects at macroscopic levels, at the micrometer scale, Nanoscribe´s technology is often the only available option. Our smart solutions not only inspire our customers, but also enable them to materialize ground-breaking ideas. Dr. Michael Thiel, CSO and co-founder of Nanoscribe, explains that ”a tight connection between science and industry is invaluable for us. Various cooperations lay the foundations for the innovations of tomorrow.”
Martin Hermatschweiler, CEO and co-founder of Nanoscribe sums it up: “We’ve laid the foundations for strong growth in every respect. With the establishment of subsidiaries in New York and Shanghai, we’ll also be able to better support our customers in the Americas and Asia. According to Bill Gates, most people tend to overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. With this in mind, we look forward to the next ten years for our company.”
The co-founders of Nanoscribe Dr. Michael Thiel (CSO; left) and Martin Hermatschweiler (CEO; right) manage the operational business of Nanoscribe.