November 2014

RISE Microscopy chosen as 2015 Prism Award Finalist

RISE Microscopy has been nominated for a 2015 Photonics Prism Award. These well-respected product innovation awards honor the best new photonic products on the market and are each year presented by SPIE and Photonics Media at a gala event during Photonics West in San Francisco.
RISE microscopy is a correlative microscopy technique combining the chemical analysis power of Raman imaging with the ultra-structural characterization capabilities of a scanning electron microscope in an integrated system. It is a joint development of WITec and the Czech electron microscope manufacturer Tescan. Both development teams are delighted to become part of the elite group of innovators in consideration for a Prism Award. For WITec this is the second nomination after ultimately winning in 2012 with TrueSurface Microscopy for topographic confocal Raman imaging.

WITec Olaf Hollricher RISE 3

Dr. Olaf Hollricher, Managing Director R&D, is one of the developers of the RISE Microscope.

“We are thrilled to be among the finalists again”, said Dr. Olaf Hollricher, Managing Director R&D of WITec. “This nomination is a great honor for WITec and can be considered further validation of our technological strategy: Providing cutting-edge products for ambitious scientific customers.”

Correlative microscopy is an ongoing trend in microscopy. With a modular optical design WITec addressed early on the ability to combine various complementary techniques in integrated system configurations such as Raman-AFM or TrueSurface Microscopy. RISE, which stands for Raman Imaging & Scanning Electron Microscopy, is a novel technique which enables for the first time the acquisition of SEM and Raman images from the same sample area and the correlation of ultra-structural and chemical information with one microscope system.


Go to RISE Microscopy website

Visit Photonics Prism Award Finalists webpage