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

As the only manufacturer of superresolution microscopes, abberior develops and sells proprietary fluorescent dyes and labels ideally suited for superresolution microscopy, such as STED, MINFLUX, GSD, PALM, STORM, GSDIM, SIM and RESOLFT. They also give outstanding results in confocal and epifluorescence microscopy as well as in single-molecule applications. Our mission is to become the leading supplier for fluorescent labels in superresolution microscopy.

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.

Based on more than a decade of research experience in superresolution microscopy and a passion for developing new, functionalized dyes, our team is best positioned to offer fluorophore labels for the most demanding superresolution applications.

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 Don’t get stuck with outdated, but well-marketed technology!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 GmbH was founded in 2011 by Prof. Dr. Stefan W. Hell, Dr. Vladimir Belov, Dr. Lars Kastrupm, and Dr. Gerald Donnert. The company is a spin-off from the Max Planck Institute of Multidisciplinary Sciences (formerly: Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry) in Göttingen. The company is based on the north campus of the University of Göttingen.

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