Well-Being

Nikon is contributing to the advance of well-being for everyone through its diverse optical technologies and products. The concept of SDGs overlaps this. Get to know about the fields where Nikon's technologies and products are playing a valuable role.

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Field Report

Uncovering the secrets of brain mechanisms

A joint research group at the Laboratory for Haptic Perception and Cognitive Physiology at RIKEN Center for Brain Science developed a microscope that captures large-scale activities with a wide field-of-view, and high-resolution, high-speed imaging. Nikon’s microscope technology contributed to the project.

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Building the future of ophthalmic care

Ishizuchi Eye Clinic in Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan has introduced a 'direct microscopy examination of eye discharge' for diagnoses of eye diseases such as conjunctivitis, which enables greater speed and accuracy in both diagnosis and treatment. Find out how Nikon biological microscopes are being used in the field of community medicine.

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Exploring the origins of life

The Astromaterial Science Research Group (ASRG) of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) manages the Extraterrestrial Sample Curation Center (ESCuC) that conducts the curatorial work of JAXA's return samples and leads planetary science at JAXA. Nikon's microscopes are being utilized to aid in this cutting-edge research.

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Uncovering the secrets of cells

Yone Production Co., Ltd. has been implementing time-lapse photography using microscopes for more than half a century – with continued success in capturing images of living cells and bacteria. Recently, they succeeded in filming how the COVID-19 virus destroys cells. Find out how Nikon microscopes are used for these unique filming techniques.

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Contributing to advances in medical and life sciences through synergies with universities and research institutions

Nikon Imaging Centers provide researchers with microscope systems and educational programs at universities and research institutes in ten locations worldwide. At the same time, researchers' feedback is sent directly to Nikon, then applied in product development. It supports innovative research in the fields of medical and life sciences along with the creation of new industries through a mutually beneficial synergy.

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Natural science through studying crabs

Three boys from the Lab. ORCA science experiment class in Hiroshima are working on research crabs. Their research is supported by the Manai Institute of Science and Technology in the form of a subsidy called the Manai Grant. This article introduces the Nikon microscopes that are utilized for the young scientists' everyday research.

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Dedicated to "a world without vision loss"

Scotsman Douglas Anderson established a company when his son Leif suddenly lost vision in one of his eyes, developing new technologies that would surpass the scope of retinal imaging devices at the time. The technology is still being refined to this day and continues to save people from vision loss.

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Identifying asbestos

There are efforts underway to investigate and analyze asbestos in order to more fully protect the public's health and well-being. Japan Environment Analysis Center Co., Ltd., is taking part in these worthy efforts by using Nikon microscopes to determine whether asbestos is contained within building materials or in the atmosphere.

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Revealing the deepest secrets of the skin

There are many mysteries regarding this approximately 2mm-thin layer of tissue and its functions. The latest research facility of Shiseido Co., Ltd., the Shiseido Global Innovation Center, employs Nikon's microscopes to reveal the hidden secrets of our skin.

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Securing the Safety of Drinking Water

The Water Analysis Center, Environmental R&D Promotion Department of Maezawa Industries, Inc. utilizes Nikon's microscopes to inspect whether a pathogenic protozoan exists in raw water intended for tap water or its original water including the surface water of rivers or underground water.

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Deepening knowledge about the ocean

The Beach Experience Hall stands alongside the Enoshima Aquarium. At this Hall, Nikon's microscopes help enable visitors of all ages to observe marine life.

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Handing down historical treasures

Cultural treasures and artworks have been carefully handed down over hundreds and thousands of years. The Kyushu National Museum utilizes Nikon microscopes to maintain and manage a variety of cultural assets.

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Waging the fight against malaria

Malaria is one of the world's three major infectious diseases. In the Department of Protozoology at Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University, Nikon microscopes are helping researchers unravel the mechanisms of malaria infection.

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Safeguarding the fine taste of nori (seaweed) produced in Ariake

Nori (seaweed) is one of Japan's signature foods. Fukuoka Fisheries and Marine Technology Research Center Ariake Regional Laboratory uses Nikon's fluorescence microscopes to monitor nori growth and the surrounding environment.

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