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


321 Photonics Center, 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
2003.3. Remove the Headquarter to present address
2004.4. R&D center is founded 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 release
2006.4. Nanophoton wins Japan Venture Award
2008.9. New product laser Raman microscope RAMANplus release
2011.4. Remove the R&D center to Photonics Center building
2011.7. Rinto Nakahara wins Globis Alumni Award
2011.9. New product laser Raman microscope RAMANtouch release
2011.10. Satoshi Kawata wins Esaki Leona Award
2012.9. New product Widefield Raman scope RAMANview release

Business outline

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

Sales achievement

Osaka University, Kyushu University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, AIST, SIGMA KOKI, National Institute for Basic Biology, NICT, Sony, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Doshisha University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nikon, Nissan Arc, Panasonic, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hitachi, Fujifilm, Furukawa Electric, NIMS, RIKEN,