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 (Osaka univ. Photonics Center building)

Company Profile

Company NameNanophoton Corporation
FoundedFebruary 2003
OfficeP3-321 Photonics Center Osaka Univ., 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, Japan 565-0871
Board member
Chairman and Representative Director, Satoshi Kawata
Director/ Vice President, Kengo Fujiwara
Director, Minoru Kobayashi
Director, Hyojin Kim
Auditor, Yoshinori Shinohara
Auditor, Kimiyo Hayashi
Technical adviser
Katsumasa Fujita Ph.D. Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University
Yasuaki Kumamoto, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University
History2003.2. 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 is founded/ Seoul Showroom is established
2016.7. Beijing Showroom is established
2016.9 New product Laser Raman Microscopy RAMANtouch/RAMANforce is released
2018.3 New product UV/DUV Microscopy RAMANtouch vioLa is released
2019.9 New product Randam walk scanning Raman Microscopy RAMANwalk is released
OfficesOsaka Umeda, head office
Osaka R&D center, Headquarter
Tokyo showroom & office
Seoul showroom & office
Beijing showroom
Business outlineResearch, development and sales of laser microscopes and their related products
Sales achievementJapan

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, Kobelco Research Institute. inc, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), SIGMA KOKI, National Institute for Basic Biology, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology(NICT), ShinSei, Stella Chemifa, 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), 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.