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Innovations in Microscopy (TechVision)

Innovations in Microscopy (TechVision)

TechVision's latest research service from the medical imaging technology cluster highlights the emerging trends and innovations in microscopy. Although microscopes have been in use for centuries, the intensity of innovation has not died down. Rather, over the last two decades, powered by rapid advances in electronics and sensors, information technology and telecommunications, microscopes have evolved from moderately powerful, stand-alone imaging devices into powerful, networked and highly-intelligent diagnostic systems. Long associated with life science research alone, microscopes increasingly cater to applications in nanotechnology, semi-conductors, electronics, material sciences and non-destructive testing. This research service sheds light on the microscopy technology landscape, the technologies that are enabling innovations, areas that present opportunities for growth and research activity in this area.


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of Research
    • Research Methodology
    • The Evolution of Microscopes to Nanoscopes
    • Emerging Trends Indicate Lighter, More Intelligent Microscopes
  • Industry Snapshot and Trends
    • The Growing Importance of Microscopes
    • A Snapshot of Microscopy Applications
    • Microscopy's Central Role in Life Sciences Research
    • Microscopy's Emerging Role in Clinical Research
    • A Snapshot of Microscopy Technologies
    • Technology Capabilities and Salient Features
  • Impact Assessment and Analysis
    • Impact Mapping of Growth Drivers
    • Demand from Asia-Pacific Region, Nanotech Market Drives Adoption
    • Innovations in IT, Electronics Power Innovations
    • Impact Mapping of Growth Challenges
    • Capital Costs of Equipment Seen as a Major Adoption Challenge
    • Improving Optics, Enabling IT are Key Areas of Innovation
  • Emerging Opportunities in Microscopy
    • Internet of Things (IoT) Powers Digital Pathology
    • Virtual Microscopy Can Help in Fight against Epidemics
    • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Take Researchers to the Sub-Cellular Level
    • 3D Autofocus Systems Enables Super-Resolution, Live Cell Imaging
    • AI-Powered Medical Imaging Analytics Adds Muscle to Clinical Diagnosis
    • Frugal Innovations Bring Microscopy to Low-income Countries
    • Smartphone Microscopy for Forensics, in-situ imaging
    • Optical Microscopy is Central to Surgery
    • United States, Europe Reaching Maturity; APAC in Strong Growth Phase
    • Microscopy Companies Around the World
    • Microscopy and Imaging Research Around the World
    • Portability, Automation are Key User Demands
  • Opportunity Evaluation and Roadmapping
    • Spotlight on Hot Microscopy Techniques—Super-Resolution Microscopy
    • Spotlight on Hot Microscopy Techniques—Acoustic Microscopy
    • Spotlight on Hot Microscopy Techniques—X-Ray and Neuron Microscopy
    • Microscopy Over the Next Five Years
    • Technology Adoption Potential
    • Enabling Technologies Available for Licensing
  • IP Landscape Analysis
    • Confocal Microscopy Witnesses Tremendous IP Activity
    • China Leads Innovation in Super-Resolution Microscopy
    • Electronics Applications Boost AFM Innovation
    • Ophthalmology Powers IP Activity in Acoustic Microscopy
    • Key Patents for You to Check
    • Database of Key Industry Participants
    • Key Contacts

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