WITec (Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Technologie) GmbH is a spin-out of the Department of Experimental Physics of the University of Ulm (Germany) and was founded in 1997 by three colleagues from the department – an entrepreneurial triple.
WITec represents an example of developing technology from purely research tools to work in science and large-scale production processes. The focus is on nanotools which are indispensable for nano sciences and covesr also production and test equipment as well as analytical equipment for the fabrication and characterization of atomic and molecular structures in the nanometer range.
By its own account, WITec GmbH is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-resolution optical and scanning probe microscopes (SPMs), a market leader in the field of nanoanalytical microscope systems.
A modular product line allows the combination of different microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, such as Raman, Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) and Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) in one instrument, allowing for comprehensive flexible chemical, structural and optical analysis of a sample. The high-powered microscope systems are sold worldwide and used primarily in the fields of materials science, life science and nanotechnology.