Take your cell research to the next dimension


Exceeding any label-free live cell imaging capabilities of any other microscope.

Take your cell research to the next dimension


Exceeding any label-free live cell imaging capabilities of any other microscope.

Nanolive microscopes

 Swiss high precision microscopes that look instantly inside label-free living cells in 3D

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Budget-friendly, easy-to-use, compact solution for high quality non-invasive 4D live cell imaging             

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Multimodal Complete Solution: combine high quality non-invasive 4D live cell imaging with fluorescence

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Automated live cell imaging: a unique walk-away solution for long-term live cell imaging of single cells and cell populations

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At Nanolive, we focus on innovative product development at the highest standards to deliver a high precision and quality research device for our international customers.

Nanolive has been awarded with the Top 10 Innovations 2019 from The Scientist. Learn more.

Application Highlights

Stem cells 

With Nanolive’s live cell microscopes it is possible to perform endless live cell imaging at very high spatio-temporal resolution even on the most sensitive cells without damaging them.

Cell metabolism

Thanks to the Nanolive imaging capabilities, highlights of lipid droplets and mitochondria fine dynamics that were previously out of reach are clearly visible now.


Nanolive’s 3D Cell Explorer opens the door for new observations and for long-term live cell imaging of the dynamic interactions between immune cells and cancer cells, at high resolution.

Latest News

Chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells imaged live, using Nanolive’s label-free, non-invasive imaging

Chondrogenic differentiation: from stem cell to cartilage Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal cells that can differentiate into a variety of cell types including osteoblasts (bone cells), neurones (nerve cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), myocytes (muscle cells), and adipocytes (fat cells). In this blogpost, we focus on chondrocytes, the cells that produce the cartilage that fills our joint and protects our bones. Differentiation is induced by specific culture conditions...

How do cells respond to receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibition?

Glioblastoma: the most aggressive brain cancer Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive brain tumor that places among the most lethal of cancers. Unfortunately, most patients with GBMs die of their disease in less than a year and long-term survival prospects are slim to none (1). Treating GBM is extremely complicated. Various deletions, amplifications, and point mutations overactivate receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) downstream signalling, which makes RTKs a compelling target for...

Do you want to image stress fibers – the architecture of the cell – for unlimited periods of time at high frequency?

Stress fibers: what are they and why are they important? Stress fibers form the architecture of the cell. They are made of bundles of filaments composed from two strands of actin that are bound together by cross-linking proteins (see Figure 1). Their alignment, distribution and shape play a vital role in cell, adhesion, motility, and mechanosensing and they are fundamental to almost all biological processes. Co-localization of fluorescence stain with refractive index maps shows label-free...

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