ONI’s goal is to bring the most advanced fluorescence microscopy methods to a whole new community of researchers, for whom such experiments may previously have been inaccessible. In this way, we can realize the full potential of single-molecule fluorescence for understanding cells and combatting disease at the molecular level.
The Nanoimager was developed over the last 8 years in the research group of Professor Achillefs Kapanidis at the University of Oxford. Professor Kapanidis is a world leader in the use of single-molecule fluorescence to understand proteins that manipulate DNA and RNA. Using this experience, every aspect of the Nanoimager was carefully considered to improve the simplicity and efficiency of fluorescence imaging, to support researchers in answering vital biological questions and developing novel assays and sensors.