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About Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures.

Widely recognized for optical precision and innovative technology, the company is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning and super-resolution microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopy. 

Leica Microsystems is proud to be part of Danaher

Danaher’s science and technology leadership puts solutions from Leica Microsystems at the forefront of the industry, so they can reach more people. Being part of Danaher means we can offer unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise and solutions to our customers. 

Together with Danaher’s other businesses across Biotechnology, Diagnostics and Life Sciences, we unlock the transformative potential of cutting-edge science and technology to improve billions of lives every day.

Product Portfolio

Users of Leica Microsystems’ instruments and services can be found in both clinical and life science research, several surgical specializations, disciplines associated with material sciences, the manufacturing industry, and forensics services as well as in classrooms around the world. Instruments and workflow solutions for electron microscopy sample preparation for life sciences and industrial applications alike complete the company’s product portfolio.

Leica Microsystems has six major plants and product development sites located in Wetzlar and Mannheim (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Heerbrugg (Switzerland), Durham (USA), and Singapore. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.

We Operate Internationally in Three Areas

Life Sciences

Leica Microsystems’ Life Science area supports the imaging needs of the scientific community with advanced innovation and technical expertise for the visualization, measurement and analysis of microstructures. Our strong focus on understanding scientific applications puts Leica Microsystems’ customers at the leading edge of science. 

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Industry, Forensics and Education

The Leica Microsystems Industry, Forensics and Education area focus is to support customers’ pursuit of the highest quality end result by providing the best and most innovative imaging systems for their needs to see, measure and analyze the microstructures in routine and research industrial applications, in materials science and quality control, in forensic science investigations, and educational applications. 

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The Leica Microsystems Medicine area focus is to partner with and support micro-surgeons and their care of patients with the highest-quality, most innovative surgical microscope technology today and into the future. 

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Products with Former Brand Names

Leica Microsystems has a rich heritage in several prestigious brand names with a long tradition, including Leitz, Wild, Cambridge Instruments, Reichert-Jung and American Optical.

Many of the older instruments are still in use in labs all over the world.

As spare parts availability allows, Leica Microsystems is pleased to offer service, repair and maintenance for these instruments with the same care as current products are serviced.

Please contact your local Leica Microsystems Representative for details.

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