Be an explorer

Our mission is to support researchers so that they can become exceptional explorers, by giving them the most appropriate two-photon imaging systems. Femtonics microscopes supply the most innovative technologies while addressing researchers’ needs and a wide variety of in vivo and in vitro biological applications.

As a response to evolving needs of understanding the cellular processes three-dimensionally, we have developed a novel 3D acousto-optic scanner-based two-photon microscope family which are capable of 3D imaging and astonishing scanning speed. Just take a look at how Femtonics’ technological advancements have been shaping microscopic imaging.


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Sounding out the brain: acoustic signals focus light on neurons

A new innovation is allowing neuroscientists to follow the activity…

Femtonics Kft a rákkutatásban

A Femtonics Kft, a 77 ING Diagnosztika Kft, az MTA TTK két kutatócsoportja…

Femtonics has successfully supported robot-assisted brain surgery.

Femtonics has successfully supported robot-assisted brain surgery.…

Extend your existing microscope to 3D imaging with Femto3D Atlas.

  • 3D imaging possibility for existing microscopes

  • 3D ROI scanning with motion correction

  • advanced measurement and analysis software functions

  • 3D scanning patterns for neural network imaging during behavior

  • 3D scanning patterns for imaging of dendrites and spines during behavior

  • unique acousto-optic scanner supporting high speed and SNR

Femto3D AcoustoOptic

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The 3D two-photon microscopy. It allows increasing measurement speed and signal-to-noise ratio by several orders of magnitude in comparison to classical scanning methods in 3D.


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Galvanometric and resonant scanner-based two-photon imaging systems. The elevated body makes them suitable for in vivo studies of model organisms ranging mice to even non-human primates.


All Femtonics microscopes are modular and upgradeable supporting numerous applications from neuroscience, through electrophysiology to intravital imaging.


We are ready to provide technical advice and guidance with the microscope which start at custom optimizing and continues through assembly, installation and maintenance.

Facilitating publishing success in the most prestigious scientific journals

Szalay et al, NatCommun (2016)

A precisely controlled model of brain injury induced by cerebral…

Popovic et al, NatCommun (2015)

Marko A. Popovic et al showed new results about electrical behavior…

Zheng et al, Neuron (2015)

Zheng et al demonstrated in Neuron, that mapped basal Ca2+ in…

Wertz et al, Science (2015)

Roska’s lab (FMI, Basel) mapped the presynaptic network of…

Kerekes et al, Neurophotonics (2014)

Kerekes et al combined electrophysiological recording with two-photon…

Chiovini et al, Neuron (2014)

Using fast 3D two-photon imaging (Femto3D-AO) in combination…

Katona et al, Nature Methods (2012)

This paper published in Nature Methods demonstrates the capabilities…

Katona et al, PNAS (2011)

Katona et al introduce an innovative technique called 3D trajectory…

The innovative ideas are reflected in ground-breaking developments and scientific activities. The future has begun.







“For a long time, we used to build our own two-photon rigs for studying retinal circuits. When we started to look at cortical circuits we realized that we need a much more polished system. We tried an established provider but quickly faced the constraint that the rigidity of their platform did not allow us to perform large-scale recordings efficiently. Femtonics was very open to help us in order to reach our experimental aims and remained extremely supportive ever since. In the last eight years we used their system every day and could acquire data from almost a thousand mice. I cannot recall any major holdup despite such a heavy-duty usage. In comparison, our laser still needs servicing every year.”

Daniel Hilier, PhDFriedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, FMI, Switzerland

“The two-photon excitation scopes we got from Femtonics had immediately placed us on a different level of experimental probing, in terms of fluorescence sensitivity and optical and imaging design flexibility. Their engineers have been quick and smart with fixing any technical issues arising. Looking forward to seeing the next wave of advanced instruments from them.”

Prof. Dmitri RusakovInstitute of Neurology, UCL, England

“The Femtonics team have provided us with an excellent service. Their extremely helpful ‘can do’ attitude has made for a first-class scientific relationship. The team have always provided an extremely prompt service, even outside standard working hours they have been ready and willing to assist. This level of service, combined with a very high level of technical knowledge has given us the confidence and security that a scientific research such as ours requires when servicing scientific research goals with high demands. All in all, I am very happy with the fast G/R line scans, the online software analyses and the competent service.”

Prof. Stefan HallermannCarl-Ludwig-Institute of Physiology, University Leipzig, Germany

“Over the past five years our collaboration with Femtonics has enabled us to reach all the challenging experimental goals set for this period. The modifications of both software and hardware in response to changing experimental needs and the elegant technical solutions provided by Femtonics continue to allow for a high flexibility in the use of our microscopes. I very much cherish the scientific roots and the inventive spirit of Femtonics!”

Prof. Veronica EggerInstitute of Zoology, Regensburg University, Germany

“Femtonics provides state of the art equipment which is flexible and suit many experimental setups. In addition, the scientific background of the company and in-house experimental expertise makes them the ideal commercial partner for the design and development of customized setups to fit your requirements. Their team is professional, responsive and very skilled.”

Nenitha Dagslott, PhDKavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, NTNU, Norway

“We acquired our Femtonics 2P system six years ago which enables us to combine imaging, uncaging and optogenetics. I have always been impressed how Femtonics strived to think together with us as users and aimed for the best possible solutions to customise the system to our needs. Their technical support has always been rapid and professional. The Femtonics set-up allows us to perform essential in vitro experiments and without reservations would strongly recommend them.”

Prof. Maarten KoleCell Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Utrecht,The Netherlands


FENS Regional Meeting

July 10 – 13, 2019 • Belgrade, Serbia

XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease

July 10 – 13, 2019  • Porto (Portugal)

Sculpted Light in the Brain

June 20 – 21, 2019 • London, UK