• Pioneering progress: New innovation centre launched for scientific advancements
    L-R: Dr Ian Wilcock, Managing Director of Oxford Instruments’ Materials Analysis group, Countess Howe, Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, and Cllr Paul Turner, Mayor of High Wycombe, Dr Christian Lang, Managing Direct of Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis.
  • Demonstration for guests of the latest SEM correlative solutions.
  • Demonstration for guests of the latest SEM imaging technology.

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Pioneering progress: New innovation centre launched for scientific advancements

Dec 11 2023

Leading technology provider Oxford Instruments has launched the Oxford Instruments Innovation Centre, an advanced facility at its High Wycombe site, showcasing its analytical innovations. This state-of-the-art centre serves as a testament to the company's dedication to scientific progress in alignment with its mission: enabling a more sustainable, healthier, and interconnected advanced society.

To mark the inauguration of this Innovation Centre, distinguished figures from the scientific and research communities, alongside representatives from the local community, were invited to take part in a comprehensive tour and witness first-hand the capabilities of the facility. Among the guests were Countess Howe, Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, and Cllr Paul Turner, Mayor of High Wycombe, alongside luminaries from the materials analysis research sector spanning academia and industry.

Dr Ian Wilcock, Managing Director of Oxford Instruments' Materials Analysis group, delivered a welcoming address to the assembled guests. The occasion included live demonstrations showcasing the diverse materials analysis techniques developed by Oxford Instruments, offering a glimpse into the potential applications and impact across various scientific domains. Attendees were also treated to guided tours of the manufacturing facility, providing insights into the processes behind the company's cutting-edge analytical instrumentation.

“Understanding the nature, structure and property of materials is fundamental to advancement in many fields of scientific research and product development, from renewable energy and advanced communications to healthcare and food science, and a wealth of areas in between,” said Ian Wilcock. “The centre allows us to showcase our world-leading analytical instrumentation and facilitate the provision of training by our technique experts. It is also intended as a hub for collaboration, where invited scientists and researchers can access both the technology and the expertise at the core of the Innovation Centre.”

Oxford Instruments' solutions empower scientists and engineers in their quest for knowledge by enabling precise analysis and characterisation of materials, often down to the nanoscale level. From exploring the composition of meteorites to capturing live video of embryonic vascular development and investigating structural damage in lithium-ion battery cathode particles, the applications of Oxford Instruments' solutions are diverse and impactful.

Founded in 1959 as the first academic spin-out from Oxford University, Oxford Instruments has evolved into one of the UK's leading technology firms, with a global footprint. Its equipment is consistently cited in Nobel prize-winning scientific research, and the company has earned 14 Queen's Awards for Enterprise in Innovation and International Trade since 1967. Oxford Instruments continues to push the boundaries of scientific exploration, utilising its capacity to image, analyse, and manipulate materials at the atomic and molecular levels, contributing daily to the advancement of scientific knowledge worldwide.

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