Our latest updates.

March 31, 2020
Social Distancing

During this difficult time we feel it is our responsibility to do what we can to limit the spread of the coronavirus and protect our population from COVID - 19. Therefore, in line with UK government restrictions on mobility we have made the decision to close our UK factory and laboratory until the 1st June... read more

November 22, 2019
Joeseph Wragg presents Microsphere imaging with AzoOptics

The benefits of microsphere imaging on mineralogy samples explored.

October 24, 2019
Our work with the University of Manchester to image 60 million year old stone

We've been working with the University of Manchester to image platinum deposits in 60 million year old volcanic stone.

September 24, 2019
Our work with the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre and SMAL imaging

We have been working with the GEIC and Graphene At Manchester University to image a variety of graphene samples with the NANORO M and SMAL.

July 29, 2019
Summer Events Round Up

It's been a busy quarter for us, shipping microscopes internationally and attending conferences in the UK, Germany, USA, Canada and Japan...

July 24, 2019
LIG Nanowise is part of the Greater Manchester Global Scale-Up Programme

We're excited to announce that we are participating in the inaugural Greater Manchester Global Scale-Up Programme.

February 20, 2018
LIG Nanowise recognised as one of the top 100 innovative businesses in Manchester

We are delighted to announce that LIG Nanowise has been named one of the top 100 most innovative businesses in Greater Manchester.

November 14, 2017
LIG NANOWISE AT MMC 2017

This week we were at MMC 2017, the microscience microscopy congress, which this year was hosted in Manchester central, a convenient trip just down the road from our labs and offices.

November 14, 2017
LIG NANOWISE PRESENTS AT INNOVATION VILLAGE AT SEMICON EUROPA

This week our CEO, Alex Sheppard, presented our microsphere imaging in the innovation village at Semicon Europa in Munich. He outlined the numerous advantages that our novel super-resolution optical imaging technique can provide to the offline semiconductor inspection industry.

July 1, 2017
MICROSPHERE NANOSCOPE LAUNCH

In front of over a hundred assembled industry leaders, journalists and academics, we launched the world's first microsphere enabled nanoscope, tailored for advanced materials such as graphene and semiconductor R&D: the NANOPSIS M.

Powered by our SMAL objective, and designed from the ground up to provide a simple, accessible, super-resolution option that researchers can access within their standard optical workflow.

The NANOPSIS M allows researchers and scientists to access resolutions below the diffraction limit, down to 50 nm, using nothing but white-light and optics. We are indebted to the Manchester Science Park who helped organise the event, especially to Tom Renn who opened the evening's presentation, and the support CityLabs provided.

July 1, 2017
MICROSPHERE GLOBAL NEWS COVERAGE

Since we announced and launched our NANOPSIS M imaging system the story has travelled around the globe. We have been contacted by a wide range of news organisations across a dozen countries.

May 8, 2017
BUSINESS GROWTH HUB CASE STUDY

We have worked closely with the Business Growth hub over the last year to help bring our microsphere enabled nanoscope to market. With their support, we have been able to work with academics in the University of Manchester to trial our technology in a number of different markets.

July 1, 2017
SECOND PARTICLE LENS ARRAY PROJECT FUNDING WIN

We have won a subsequent Innovate UK grant to further our work with a microsphere lens array focused on industrial manufacturing applications. This allows us to bring out particle lens array closer to market, keeping us on target for a 2018 launch.

May 7, 2015
SECOND INNOVATE WIN FOR MICROSPHERE NANOSCOPE

We have won a second Innovate UK grant to further our work with optical microscopy and microspheres. This subsequent win will allows us to speed up our development process, with a view to bringing a product to market by 2017. 

March 14, 2015
MAKING MORE EFFICIENT MICROELECTRONICS

We have won an Innovate UK grant to apply our microsphere expertise to industrial manufacturing through the production of a particle lens array. This will allows us to generate hundreds of nanoscale patterns simultaneously and in parallel. Our technology will increase the efficiency and precision of microchip, micro fluidic, and microelectronic manufacture.

July 9, 2014
INNOVATE UK WIN FOR MICROSPHERE POWERED SUPER-RESOLUTION MICROSCOPE

We have won a grant from Innovate UK to further our work with microspheres in the microscopy sector. Our Chairman, Lin Li, demonstrated how a microsphere can amplify evanescent waves and create virtual super-resolution images in 2011.

July 19, 2018
£2.6 MILLION SEED ROUND COMPLETED

Today LIG Nanowise announced the completion of a £2.6 million seed funding round for our accessible super-resolution imaging technique for advanced materials, semiconductors, metal alloys, and more.

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