Ramona Optics

Ramona Optics combines computational techniques with novel optics to reinvent what is possible with a microscope.

Ramona Optics develops and sells computational microscope hardware and machine learning software for large field-of-view (300mm by 200mm), high resolution (5-10 micron) imaging. Ramona Optics’ optical microscopes provide Gigapixel images in a small form factor, which opens up a variety of new applications:

Zebrafish Research

Capturing Cellular-Scale Resolution over an Entire Petri Dish

Optical microscopy continues to be the tool of choice for the zebrafish research community. However, capturing clear images of relevant biological phenomena still remains a challenging task. It is not possible to simultaneously image a wide area and maintain high resolution using current microscope technology.

At Ramona Optics, we are developing a new patent-pending Gigapixel microscope that can capture cellular-scale resolution (5-10 µm) in 3D over an entire 100 mm diameter Petri dish. This unprecedented resolution/field-of-view combination opens up a new horizon for high-throughput, non-invasive imaging of the motion, behavior and activity of unconstrained organisms.

Life Sciences

Freeing Researchers from the Limitations of Classical Optics

Our microscope acquires high-resolution gigapixel images (with 1 billion pixels) in a single snapshot. This new capability frees researchers from the historical limitations imposed by classical optics, which typically can only capture megapixel-scale images from a small sample area. For high-throughput imaging applications, such as digital pathology, cell culture analysis and fluorescent screening, this unprecedented level of throughput can help save time, reduce cost and improve overall system performance.


Faster, more accurate inspection with machine learning

Our gigapixel microscope can capture data from nearly one square foot of area without using any moving parts. In combination with new types of sample illumination and using machine learning to process the acquired image data, we are currently pushing automated optical inspection to new levels of performance. Please get in touch with us to learn more about this exciting area of development.

The Team

Roarke Horstmeyer

Mark Harfouche

Ron Appel

Margaret Aery

To learn more about our company, contact us at mark@ramonaoptics.com

Looking for Optical Wavefront Laboratories? We recently changed our name to Ramona Optics.