Platinum Sponsors

Gatan, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of instrumentation and software used to enhance and extend the operation and performance of electron microscopes. Gatan products, which are fully compatible with nearly all electron microscope models, cover the entire range of the research process—from specimen preparation and manipulation to imaging and analysis. The Gatan brand name is recognized and respected throughout the worldwide scientific community and has been synonymous with high quality products and leading technology for more than 50 years. Gatan is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, U.S.A.

JEOL is a leading global supplier of scientific instruments used for research and development in the fields of nanotechnology, life sciences, optical communication, forensics, and biotechnology. Utilizing its unique technologies, products, services, and knowledge, JEOL helps its customers make significant breakthroughs in product development and scientific research. JEOL products include scientific instrumentation and industrial equipment, based on five major product groups: Electron Optics, Analytical Instruments, Semiconductor Equipment, Thin Film Coating Systems, and Medical Equipment.

Electron microscopes represent JEOL’s core product line. Featuring nano scale, high resolution imaging essential for today’s advanced nanotechnologies and micro area analysis, electron microscopes are used in a variety of industrial fields from biological research, to advanced semiconductor device and advanced materials development. In addition, we manufacture elemental and surface analyzers utilizing our expertise in electron microscopy.

Experts involved in the study of medicine, biology, biochemistry, agriculture, materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, chemistry, petroleum, semiconductors and electronic materials have been using JEOL products since 1949, making JEOL one of the world’s longest established scientific instrument manufacturers.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and more than 55,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We offer the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales. We combine hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sciences, semiconductor, and oil & gas markets.

Direct Electron designs, manufactures, and delivers next-generation direct detection cameras for electron microscopy. Our vision—Innovation Propelling Discovery—is focused on empowering our customers to efficiently and continually expand the frontiers of science. Our approach involves: (1) A strong commitment to research and development that enables us to continually offer new technological innovations, (2) Unique features to improve efficiency in data collection and processing, and (3) A collaborative culture with exceptional customer service and support.


Protochips empowers scientists, engineers, and researchers to discover and analyze new phenomenon by visualizing biological, chemical and physical processes in completely new ways. Our field-proven products offer an unparalleled view into sample behavior by combining in situ experiment control with the analysis and resolution capabilities of the modern electron microscope. Through continual innovation, Protochips creates solutions that improve productivity and generate actionable data to accelerate discovery.


Silver Sponsors

Nion is a world-class developer of advanced scanning transmission electron microscopes and other electron-optical instruments. We work in close collaboration with our customers, developing instruments that answer real needs in the real world.

ZEISS is one of the world leading manufacturers of microscopes. In addition to excellent light-/ion- and electron microscopes, ZEISS also manufactures a diverse range of fluorescence optical sectioning systems as well as high-resolution x-ray microscopes. Carl Zeiss Microscopy is a leading provider of microscope solutions in the life sciences and materials research markets and QA/QC and also manufactures optical sensor systems for integrated process analysis. Microscope systems by Carl Zeiss are much more than just hardware. A dedicated and well-trained sales force, an extensive support infrastructure and a responsive service team enable customers to use their ZEISS instruments to their full potential.

Wirsam Scientific is a South African company established in 1968 and is proud to be one of the continents leading suppliers of laboratory instrumentation. Wirsam represents world-leaders in their fields including Tescan & Cameca.

TESCAN portfolio includes thermionic emission SEM systems, high-resolution and ultra-high resolution Schottky FE-SEMs. For sample modification, TESCAN offers high-performance dual beam FIB-SEM platforms that can be fitted with either a Ga ion source FIB column for challenging nanoengineering tasks, or with a Xe plasma FIB source for all those applications that require milling at large-scales.

CAMECA Scientific Instruments for Research provide elemental and isotopic composition data from micron down to sub-nanometer scale. Analytical techniques include SIMS, EPMA and 3D Atom Probe; as well as the Nu Instruments: ICP-MS, GD-MS, and TIMS.


Bruker Nano Analytics develops, manufactures and markets systems and solutions for the investigation of the composition and structure of materials on the micro- and nano-scale. EDS, EBSD, WDS, Micro-XRF and Micro-CT - Bruker Nano Analytics is the world’s only company to offer five analysis methods for SEMs. Our new ESPRIT 2 software controls our QUANTAX EDS and EBSD as well as our XSense WDS spectrometer and XTrace micro-spot X-ray source. The M-series for micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometry adds to our range of nano-analysis solutions.