Last year we fully remodeled our RAMANtouch, which is Nanophoton’s main product. We have removed the large shielding box and the structure around the sample stage, making it thinner, smaller, and easier to use. It uses the same concept as our RAMANview, but the design follows that of the previous RAMANtouch. However, the biggest point is the completely new things inside. This is similar to an iPhone model change in which the technology evolves but the outside appearance does not change much. This time we have totally re-designed the entire optical system. Since announcing the world's first laser scanning Raman microscope in 2005, Nanophoton has been committed to upgrading its products every year to improve their function, performance and quality. Since last year, there has been much discussion about implementing IoT into domestic appliances, but Nanophoton was already implementing IoT into RAMANtouch back in 2012. In the world of microscopes, I think that it is still only our company that includes IoT in its instruments. Scientists can scatter dust and bacteria and can inadvertently affect the temperature of devices. Since Nanophoton’s Raman microscope uses IoT , it can be operated from a distance, resolving this problem. IoT functioning is indispensable for analytical equipment and raises the QOL for scientists as well. Nanophoton's spectroscopic and optical systems are also unique, as well as our laser beam scanning and imaging methods. Our spectroscopic slits, too, are extremely specialized. Nanophoton products are original, cutting-edge, and with refined designs are easy and exciting to use.

Last year, the results of the British “Brexit” referendum, American presidential elections, the Colombian referendum and Philippine presidential elections all were far beyond critics’ and the media's expectations. Stock prices and foreign exchange forecasts after the US presidential election also deviated from expectations. Maybe it’s that no one had been listening to what people actually thought. Nanophoton doesn’t want to listen only to existing users in the world of Raman microscopes, but also to the voices of the large number of potential users as well. For those of you who think that a Raman microscope cannot be used for your project, or that a Raman microscope is hard to use, or that a Raman microscope is too expensive, please give us your opinions. Let us make products that bring the inconceivable into reality.

We look forward to working with you in 2017.

Satoshi Kawata, Ph.D.

Representative Director and Chairman