About Us

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.


"I was amazed by the incredibly compact size and high stability of the ONI. After my lab´s big relocation, the ONI got us up and running with super-resolution microscopy very quickly" -Melike Lakadamyali, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at Perelman School of Medicine, University Of Pennsylvania

"The Nanoimager is extremely user-friendly and is operated in my lab by a PhD student" -Ramesh Wigneshweraraj, Professor of Molecular Microbiology at Imperial College London 

"The ONI brings single molecule measurements out of the dark room and in to any research lab. The ONI is stable, sensitive and affordable allowing researchers to quickly get to grips with performing their measurements." -Dr. Chris Toseland, Research Fellow (MRC) at University of Kent

"While price was important for a new faculty like me, I am convinced I would have bought the Nanoimager if money had not been in question.” -Dr  Rizal F. Hariadi, Assistant Professor in Physics and faculty member at the Biodesign Institute, at Arizona State University. 

"The Nanoimager provides our users with a powerful yet easy-to-use platform for super-resolution, single molecule localisation imaging. The instrument is compact, intuitive to use and has been easy to integrate into our facility." -Dr Andrew Jefferson, Facility Manager at Micron Oxford, Advanced Bioimaging Unit

"I had the occasion to try it at a conference, and even in that not-ideal setting (shaky table, people moving around to look for posters) the NanoImager was working as advertised and produced consistent STORM images from my samples." -Christophe Leterrier, NeuroCytolab, NICN CNRS /Aix Marseille University, France


Looking for an exciting career with a rapidly growing start-up? Have experience with confocal or other microscope techniques? Confident programmer looking for a new challenge? Checkout our LinkedIn page for our latest job opportunities or email contact@oxfordni.com.