About Us

Corporate Philosophy

Nanophoton is a manufacturer of laser microscope commercializing state-of-the-art instruments by utilizing photonics and provides instruments for worldwide laboratories and industries. Nanophoton was established in February 2003 by various professionals such as scientist, engineer and management sharing the same dream, "Leading edge microscopes from Japan!"

The word to express our philosophy is "Change the world by nanotechnology and photonics". Nanophoton always stands at the frontier of time, provides ultimate performance by our stand-alone technology and contributes to the progress of science and industry.

R&D Center (Photonics Center building)
R&D Center (Photonics Center building)


Company Profile

Company Name

Nanophoton Corporation


February 2003


P3-321 Photonics Center Osaka Univ., 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, Japan 565-0871





Board member

Chairman and Representative Satoshi Kawata
Director Kengo Fujiwara
Director Minoru Kobayashi
Auditor Yoshinori Shinohara
Auditor Kimiyo Hayashi

Technical adviser

Tetsuro Takamatsu Professor, M.D. Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine graduate School of Medical Science
Mamoru Hashimoto Associate Professor, Ph.D. Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Katsumasa Fujita Associate Professor, Ph.D. Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University


2003.2. Nanophoton Corporation is founded
2004.4. R&D center is established at Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Osaka University
2005.3. Nanophoton receives a prize of Mizuho New Business fund
2005.9. New product Laser Raman Microscope RAMAN-11 is released
2006.4. Nanophoton is awarded Japan Venture Award
2007.11. Satoshi Kawata Ph.D. is awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Emperor of Japan
2008.9. New product Laser Raman Microscope RAMANplus is released
2011.4. Move the R&D center to Photonics Center building
2011.9. New product Laser Raman Microscope RAMANtouch is released
2012.9. New product Widefield Raman scope RAMANview is released
2013.9. New product Tip-Enhanced Raman Scattering Microscope TERSsense is released
2014.3. Tokyo showroom is established
2016.7. Nanophoton Korea and Soul Showroom is founded
2016.7. Beijin Showroom is founded, in China

Business outline

Research, development and sales of laser microscopes and their related products

Sales achievement

Osaka University, Osaka Prefecture University, Kyushu University, Industrial Technology Center of Okayama Prefecture, Kagoshima University, Kyushu University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto Prefectural Technology Center for Small and Medium Enterprises, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kobe University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), SIGMA KOKI, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology(NICT), Sumika Chemical Analysis Service, Sony, Tokyo University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Doshisha University, Nagoya University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nikon, Nissan Arc, Panasonic, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hitachi, Fujifilm, Furukawa Electric, National Institute for Materials Science(NIMS), Meijo University, RIKEN, Micro Laser Systems, etc.

Chinese Academy of Sciences, KOLON Industries, Korea Basic Science Institute(KBSI), LG Chem, Material Research Laboratory at UIUC, Nanyang Technological University, Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology(RIST), RJL Micro & Analytic GmbH, Seoul National University, Xiamen University, etc.