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Webinar 07 September
Mechanics matter in Life Science! How Chiaro is different from traditional AFM instruments? Find out in our latest webinar from 7th of September, 2021 with special Guest speaker Remi Peyronnet, PhD. Follwed by input from our Application specialist Kanupriya Khurana PhD.
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Webinar 16 June
Rewatch our Webinar from June 16, 2021 here. This webinar covers how mechanical properties are used as a label-free biomarker for diagnostic, drug development, biofabrication and quality control applications. Find out why need for high-throughput mechanical testing when studying biomaterials, overview Pavone functionality and results from mechanical phentotyping of cells and quality control of hydroproduction
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Our Customers

“The Pavone allows us to perform accurate mechanical measurements on spherical micrometer-sized materials, which has always been true challenge with other techniques. Moreover, the Pavone allows us to obtain spatially resolved mechanical maps of complex matter such as multi-materials or human tissues in a way that is both straightforward and easy to learn.”

Prof. Dr. Leijten

Dept. of Developmental BioEngineering, TechMed Centre, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

“The Chiaro has been an excellent tool for my work investigating the mechanics of embryonic development. We have used it successfully for embryo and hydrogel measurements. As a biologist by training, I’ve found the Chiaro to be user-friendly, and quick and simple to perform the measurements we need in our work.”


Adam Shellard PhD.

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

University College London

“Based on the versatile fields of applications, the acquisition of the Piuma and Chiaro Nanoindenter from Optics11 will support the development of microtissue models to study liver fibrosis, the evaluation of novel bio-inks for 3D printing and finally the characaterization of hydrogels for soft and hard tissue regeneration.”


Franziska Koch

FHNW, Switzerland Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics