abberior is a company like no other. Founded in 2012 as a spin-off from Prof. Stefan W. Hell’s laboratory, we have become a world-leading innovator and manufacturer of cutting-edge super-resolution microscopes. We are growing and will continue to grow but we will always maintain the pioneering spirit of Prof. Hell’s lab. We do things differently. We do things better.

a unique company

We are

  • 100% owned by scientists
  • 100% managed by scientists
  • 100% controlled by the inventors and developers of STED, RESOLFT and MINFLUX
  • 100% determined to advancing the life sciences to the benefit of humankind

Partner with us and be sure to get the best imaging solution possible today. We make the most powerful microscopes available, while not losing sight of versatility and ease-of-use. We honor your trust and understand that your purchase is a long-time investment. That’s why we constantly offer upgrades and improvements. Don’t get stuck with outdated, but well-marketed technology!
Don’t hesitate to collaborate with our world-class scientists and inventors! Contact us today directly, or through our representatives worldwide.

Our history

abberior Instruments GmbH was founded in 2012 by Gerald Donnert, Alexander Egner, Benjamin Harke, Prof. Stefan W. Hell, Lars Kastrup, Matthias Reuss and Andreas Schönle. The company is a spin-off from the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. The companies’ headquarters are based in the Laser Laboratorium Göttingen located on the north campus of the University of Göttingen, Germany. More company locations are in Heidelberg (Germany), Basel (Switzerland), Jupiter (Florida, USA) and Bethesda (Maryland, USA).