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Up-to-date and advanced surface imaging, analysis and metrology software for use with profilers and microscopes

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOFR20181218001
Published
11/01/2019
Last update
14/01/2019
Expiration date
15/01/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Digital Systems, Digital Representation
Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition
Visualisation, Virtual Reality
Properties of Materials, Corrosion/Degradation
Micro- and Nanotechnology
Other computer graphics
3D
Systems software
Computer programming activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A French company specialized in surface and image analysis working on a new updated and advanced version of its software is looking for licence agreements and commercial agreements with technical assistance with manufacturers of scientific instrumentation (scanning electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, profilometers, spectral analyzers etc.) to integrate its image/surface analysis solutions in their equipment. Cooperation with research institutes is also sought.

Description

Description: 

The French company has been developing surface imaging and metrology software for profilers and microscopes for more than 25 years. Its main focus is on working as a partner with instrument manufacturers worldwide, in the fields of surface metrology and microscopy. The software is offered by profilometer and microscope manufacturers, embedded in their equipment or available as an option.
The French company also provides software packages directly to instrument users with licences worldwide.The software is available in 11 languages, supports ISO and national metrology standards.

Compared to other solutions which are more complex and slower, it works with an ultrafast algorithm bringing in few seconds a 3D colorised representation of shapes and their volume, their structure, roughness or thickness,

Application areas include: automotive, material science, biomolecules, semiconductors, medical, aerospace, MEMS (microelectromechanical systems), renewable energy, etc.

The company is working on a new version of the software to be released in 2019 which will include new possibilities and functionalities for applications in the field of nanotechnologies for analysis from the nanometer scale to the millimeter scale with a powerful set of tools for visualising, analysing and reporting on data.

The software is the most complete surface analysis software on the surface measurement and inspection market today and allows analysis of data obtained from a wide range of instrument families all in one place, with the same software. The following types of measurement instrument are just some of those supported: 3D optical profilers, scanning profilometers, scanning probe microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, light microscopes, spectrometers etc. The software is continuously updated and now opens the doors to the nanoworld for specific applications including the biotechnologies and healthcare sector.

Applications can be for instance :

in the field of biotechnologies or healthcare sector :
- Research on bio-oil fermentation by micro-organisms as a potential source of bio-fuel,
- Investigation of stem cell structure,
- Advanced bioceramics / bone-tissue engineering.

In the field of nanotechnologies:
- Research on nanoscale electronics,
- Characterisation of nanoparticles on lithographic patterns,
- Study of semiconductor nanowires.

The French company is continuously looking for new partnerships with manufacturers of scientific instrumentation and wants to explore new ways of cooperation with end-users in industry or research laboratories with a possibility of creating a unique synergy between all the different instruments they are using.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- Most complete surface analysis software on the surface measurement and inspection market today - Enabling analysis of data obtained from a wide range of instrument families all in one place, with the same software. - Covering a large types of measurement instrument : 3D optical profilers, scanning profilometers, scanning probe microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, light microscopes, spectrometers etc. - The software is continuously updated.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The French company is looking for license agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance with: - Scientific instrument (microscope or other surface measuring device) manufacturers whose customers wish to visualize, analyze and report on data obtained using these instruments - Research/academic institutes using one or several types of scientific instrumentation and requiring data analysis tools - Labs in industrial facilities, - Distributors of scientific instrumentation - Instrument users. The French company will bring technical assistance as for instance training or specific developments according to the partner's needs.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500