Testimonials 

 

“You don’t have to kill them to see how they live.” 

Federico Faggini, inventor of the microprocessor

 

Cell Explorers


Dr. Alain Geloen

Dr. Alain Geloen

CarMeN Laboratory Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon

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” […] It is like a window opened on a new world.”  […] “What you did is fantastic. Your microscope is a great achievement. […] You bring a new way to see and to analyze cells. […] You give us the opportunity to read nature with an other physical quantity: the density. When I work with your microscope I keep correcting myself, this is not optic [what I see] it is density. In matter of regulations, density is more important than optic. That is why I say we must restudy all the cell biology,not looking at the optic but through the density. I am fully convinced that this is the biginnig of a new era in biology. […]

Dr. Wojtek Chrzanowski

Dr. Wojtek Chrzanowski

Faculty of Pharmacy and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the University of Sydney

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“It is absolutely fantastic! Its ease of operation, intuitive nature, compact size, rapid imaging and no need for stains make this a system I would certainly recommend and it would certainly support many different kinds of research. In fact, this system would be valuable for secondary students studying biology too.”

Read the full story from Dr. Chrzanowski here!

Clemens Grassberger

Clemens Grassberger

Harvard Medical School & Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)

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 “We conduct clinical, biology and physics research into the causes and mechanisms of cancer, with an emphasis on translating that work into clinical application. My expertise is focused around radiation therapy in the treatment of lung cancer and I’m investigating the interface between biology and physics to develop novel therapies. I want to apply Nanolive’s innovative methods to explore the interaction of targeted therapeutic agents with radiation.” 
Sheila Smiley

Sheila Smiley

Dr. Bryan Lo lab at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

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“We’re very excited to have the 3D Cell Explorer in Ottawa! The instrument was extremely easy to set up; we plugged it in and started taking pictures immediately. I’m impressed with the amazing image resolution and the short acquisition time. We’re getting high quality images of many different cell types and samples – from live human and mouse cell lines in a culture dish to fixed cells mounted on a slide. We’re looking forward to testing the limits of the microscope and starting to do live cell imaging. Sheila”


Manuel Fankhauser

Biologist at the EPFL (Switzerland)

“As a biologist, looking at cell morphology is a key requirement to perform meaningful experiments. To look at a cell in 3D, both from inside and from outside, this would greatly enhance our ability to perform successful experiments.”

David Grunwald, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
UMASS Medical School (USA)

“I wanted to take holograms of cells since my early undergrad, not just cells, but LIVING cells. Why holograms, well simply because in semi-transparent cells light should be able to do more than ‘just’ Phase Contrast or DIC. In principle, it should be able to directly report on the refractive index of sub-cellular components! Well and that we could use to report on metabolism, physiology, reaction to environmental change, stress… just think about it!

After years of reading either the early literature from the 1880’s onward or screening through PhD thesis works of current days it happens in December 2014: Philadelphia, the last corner of the exhibition hall during the ASCB annual meeting I run into a small booth and cannot understand why none of my lab members, but only a few of the biophysicists at the meeting are gathering here: a small machine taking holographic images of cells! Not from one of the major companies, but a solid small device that boils it down to the essential.

Now, it does not (maybe yet) do fluorescence but the journey has begun! Watch the evolution of a technology that will change the way you think about how cells work …”


Scientific Community


Dr. Khaled Pocate-Cheriet

Dr. Khaled Pocate-Cheriet

IVF Laboratory Unit Cochin University Hospital (France)

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“As co-director of the IVF Laboratory Unit, I manage the daily biological activity under the care of infertility patients (IUI, IVF, ICSI, oocyte and embryo vitrification, egg and sperm donation program, viral risk) and I participate in various clinic-biological research protocols. In a constant concern to improve ART techniques, technology provided by the Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer applied to the human sperm might be able to help us better explore its various component including the head which contains vacuoles whose nuclear and/or cytoplasmic origin is still under controversy. “
Siham Ceballos

Siham Ceballos

Medical Director Biogen Idec International (Switzerland)

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“I expect Nanolive’s technology to provide the scientific and the medical community with new insights on cell behaviour and help improve on drug development and cell based therapies. I trust Nanolive will bring important advances to cell therapy, cell based Diagnosis and Prognosis in many therapeutic areas. It will contribute to improve on disease and treatment monitoring and open the doors to a wave of innovation in basic and translational cell research.”
Deborah Dean, MD, MPH

Deborah Dean, MD, MPH

Director, Children’s Global Health Initiative Faculty, the UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering

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“The Nanolive system is an exciting concept for microscopy to image cells and tissues in 3D at a high resolution. The images are generated based on variations in refractive indices, which provides a very distinct perspective as compared to standard imaging techniques. For us, the best part of the microscope was the image analysis. Once the raw images have been acquired, the technology allows for “labeling” structures with identical optical properties and for comparing different samples. The microscope is easy to handle and work with thanks to the very intuitive software. Virtually no sample preparation is required. Live samples can be directly viewed if grown on a suitable platform. Overall, the Nanolive is a fascinating microscope that has the potential to bring new insights into many different fields of science.”
Kurt Thor

Kurt Thor

UCSF School of Medicine (USA)

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“Nanolive has an interesting quantitative phase tomography microscope that allows mapping of refractive index of a cell in three dimensions, potentially allowing segmentation of organelles and other cellular structures without staining.”

(on his blog after meeting Nanolive at ASCB2014)

Dr. Samuel Lord

Dr. Samuel Lord

Research Specialist, HHMI & UCSF, San Francisco CA

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“I think that this microscope would be a great choice for researchers studying organisms that are not genetically tractable or otherwise cannot be fluorescently labeled.”

Entrepreneurial

Dr. Matthias Frey

Dr. Matthias Frey

Head, Science & Technology Office Tokyo at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo

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“It was a pleasure to work with Nanolive and by exhibiting their fantastic 3D live microscope help them enter the Japanese market. Their presence at the booth with the beautifully designed posters added to the attractiveness of the Swiss Pavilion and attracted many visitors and potential customers.
Barbara Goode

Barbara Goode

Editor-In-Chief BioOptics World

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“… and Nanolive promoted its new 3D Cell Explorer: a high-resolution, live-cell tomography system that measures differences in refractive index to enable fast, quantitative measurements without sample prep. Notwithstanding the impressive achievements of Betzig, Hell, and Moerner, the company hopes to take chemistry out of the equation for cell imaging.

(on her blog after meeting Nanolive at ASCB2014)


Jordi Monserrat

Co-managing director at Venture Kick (Switzerland)

“Nanolive, one of the very exciting and promising Start-Ups that wants to bring a full new way to look at live and we have high hopes this will revolutionise the world!”


Hervé Lebret

Manager of EPFL Innogrants (Switzerland)

“I am convinced, today more than ever by the huge commercial potential of the company, thanks in particular to Yann’s enthusiasm and entrepreneurial energy.”


Education

Jörg Müller

Jörg Müller

Head of the Boarding School Schloss Neubeuern (Germany)

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“Schloss Neubeuern is a small, manageable school community in which up to 230 pupils live and learn. We are very proud of keeping a perfect balance between our history and tradition on one side and the use of cutting edge technology in the delivery of our curriculum on the other, thereby equipping our pupils with all the necessary 21st century skills. We hope to be able to add the Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer to our array of cutting edge technology and help our pupils to gain a much deeper understanding of biology.” 
Vincent William

Vincent William

Science Teacher LE ROSEY (Switzerland)

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“The 3D Cell Explorer will potentially allow us to not only reveal the 3D nature of cells they regularly encounter as part of a school Biology course, but also to make it possible to teach the curriculum in novel and awesome ways.”

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