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Italian company leading super-resolution optical microscopy techniques seeks collaborations and partnerships to expand its technology in biological research and clinical medical fields


Profile Type
Business request
POD Reference
Term of Validity
5 December 2023 - 4 December 2024
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Commercial agreementInvestment agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
The Company is a spin off from one of the most important Research Technology Institutes in Italy
pioneering new technologies in the field of super-resolution optical microscopy.
With 10+ years of research experience on new optical microscopy techniques, detectors, and
image processing, the Company aims to spread super-resolution live cell imaging combined
with time-resolved spectroscopy to all research laboratories, hospitals and advanced medical centers
Full Description
The Company implemented a natural design of Image Scanning Microscopy (ISM) based on a revolutionary fast single-photon detector array (SPAD).
PRISM (Pixel-Reassignment Image Scanning Microscope) is the new confocal microscope product family based on the ISM technique, which enables spatial and temporal super-resolution at the same time.
This innovative microscope constitutes the new paradigm in the field of optical microscopy and imaging, and sets the new state-of-the-art of the confocal microscopy generation.
Advantages and Innovations
ISM improve the effective spatial resolution of conventional confocal laser scanning microscopy to its theoretical limit (down to 100nm lateral res.), without compromising any of its functionalities and while allowing for single-photon counting capabilities (down to 150ps temporal res.).
While other implementations of ISM can reduce versatility and restrict combination with fluorescence spectroscopy techniques, such as fluorescence lifetime, our solution allows direct access to the raw scanned images and to the temporal information, enabling for straightforward
upgrade of any confocal microscope.
Introducing PRISM (Pixel-Reassignment Image Scanning Microscope) you enter in the next generation of confocal imaging by:
- Increasing spatial resolution (2X) and multicolor imaging
- A gentler live-cell imaging (10X)
- A super-resolution lifetime imaging (FLIM)
Stage of Development
Already on the market
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being
IPR description
Partners with experience in optical microscopy and health sector innovation

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
The Company is looking for:
- Partners in pathology, istology, biology, food applications to validate PRISM technology in their fields, approach their critical pain points with the new technology, provide requirements and cases to analyze
- Deep Tech Investors to boost the company
- Health innovation agents to spread ISM and FLIM technology and distributors to sell PRISM products
Type and Size of Partner
SME 11-49SME 50 - 249Big companyR&D InstitutionUniversity
Type of partnership
Commercial agreementInvestment agreement

Call details

Coordinator required


Technology keywords
06004 - Micro- and Nanotechnology related to Biological sciences06002008 - Microbiology06002002 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
Market keywords
05004005 - Diagnostic equipment05006 - Anatomy, Pathology, Immunology, Physiology05004003 - Laboratory equipment05007006 - Computer-aided diagnosis and therapy05001001 - Diagnostic services
Sector Groups Involved
Targeted countries
All countries