Sydney, Australia, 17 June 2021 – Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the expansion of the Australian subsidiary with addition of the Healthcare Business Unit, focusing on the microscopy market. Nikon Australia will focus on the expansion and development of its microscope markets across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region.

"We are excited to announce the expansion of the Nikon Australia business. The Nikon Healthcare Business contributes to improving the quality of life for people through digital solutions in the educational, clinical, and research fields. It is a meaningful area to be working in and realises the capabilities of Nikon through emerging technology," said James Murray, Managing Director, Nikon Australia.

Nikon Australia has appointed Dr Sheng Le PhD as Business Development Manager. “Sheng joins the Nikon Australia team to establish our Healthcare Business Unit. Sheng has extensive experience in this field, as well as business operations,” Murray continued.

The newly established Healthcare Business Unit will operate from Nikon Australia’s Sydney Headquarters. Current Nikon microscope distributor, Coherent Scientific, will remain part of Nikon’s team, managing South Australia, Western Australian, and New Zealand territories. Newly appointed Klein Australia will distribute and support Nikon general microscopy products in Victoria, and Scope Scientific will continue to manage the Nikon general microscopy portfolio in Queensland.

Takashi Yoshida, Department Manager, Marketing Sector Nikon Healthcare Business Unit added, “The success we have achieved in markets such as the USA provides confidence as we start the Healthcare Business Unit in Australia. Nikon Australia’s proven innovative approach to market development I am sure will result in the microscope business expanding quickly”.

More information about the Nikon Healthcare Business can be found here

About Nikon Healthcare Business Unit

Nikon Healthcare Business contributes to improving people's quality of life around the world by providing life science solutions, eyecare solutions and contract development and manufacturing solutions to the bioscience and medical fields. Nikon is the world leader in microscope-based optical and imaging technologies and will have a direct presence in the Australian and New Zealand market in 2021. 

Microscopes can be described as a crystallisation of the optical technologies that are Nikon's core competence. Over the last ten years, the Nikon developed super resolution microscopes have enabled imaging at tenfold the resolution of conventional light microscopes, with x-y resolution up to 20nm. In more recent years, Nikon has also developed multi-photon microscopes using super-short-pulse lasers. These developments made it possible to observe the deeper parts of living tissues and cells. There is a demand for superior microscopes and microscopic image-processing technology for the most advanced fields of regenerative medicine, drug creation, and preventive medicine.

Using the technology "to make the invisible visible", Nikon will go on deepening the communication with researchers active in these fields, as well as support the further evolution of the most advanced areas of life sciences research.

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