ioLight has invented a portable microscope, with a resolution of better than 1μm, which produces beautiful pictures of animal
and plant cells and displays them directly onto your tablet or mobile phone.
ioLight’s founders, Andrew Monk and Richard Williams have both held CEO posts in technology start ups, and follow optical technology closely. We noticed that recent developments
in smart phone and tablet technology make them serious tools that can be used for professional quality applications. There are plenty of excellent cameras and telescopes for smart phones and there are even a few microscopes, but we were surprised to find that
the microscopes are poor quality.
With his PhD in optics and 20 years of experience in optical engineering, Richard soon worked out why this was and the ioLight microscope was born. We filed a UK patent application in 2014
and a worldwide PCT application in 2015.