Nanosurf: Zoom into the Future

Nanosurf is a company that thrives on challenges at the frontier of what is physically achievable. By concentrating our collective efforts on the obstacles that stand in the way of advancements in nanotechnology, we enable researchers to push the boundaries in their respective fields of science. We integrate cutting-edge scanning probe technology into the value chain of industrial customers by crafting solutions that seamlessly blend into their manufacturing processes. 

The Story so far

Established in 1997, Nanosurf defined ease of use in scanning probe microscopy by miniaturizing the size of a scanning probe microscope to fit a coffee table. Since then, the Swiss-based company has matured into the leading innovator of atomic force microscopy technology. Nanosurf provides continually evolving instrument platforms for academic research and industry applications in life science and materials science, as well as large-scale industrial solutions for production facilities with specifications that demand the utmost accuracy. 

Story so far


Our Mission

Nanosurf is dedicated to bridging the gap between complex technology and its users. Our mission is to expand access to AFM by developing new measurement modes and technologies that enhance its ease, speed, and reliability. We are committed to making AFM as accessible and intuitive as more common technologies like optical microscopy, thereby opening it up to a broader range of users and application areas. As nanoscale applications permeate a growing number of sectors, easy access to AFM will help nanotechnology flourish, thereby driving forward the evolution of science and technology overall. Together we tackle the challenge.

Our Values


We fully utilize our competence, infrastructure, knowledge and culture to provide solid, fit-for-purpose products delivering sustainable success to our customers.


We recognize and value the contribution of each individual team member and the scientific community. We create an environment with diversity of thought where people and ideas can flourish.


Honesty and clarity form the foundations of trust in all our interactions.

Office Locations



Nanosurf AG

Gräubernstrasse 12-14
4410 Liestal

+41 61 927 47 47 



Nanosurf GmbH

Rheinstr. 5
 63225 Langen

+49 6103 202 7163 



Nanosurf UK Ltd.

12th floor, Ocean House, The Ring
Bracknell, RG12 1AX
United Kingdom


+44 1344 388 008


United States East Coast

Nanosurf Inc.

400 Tradecenter, Suite 1930
Woburn, MA 01801
United States

+1 781 549 7361


United States West Coast

Nanosurf Inc.

3080 Olcott St #B108
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States

+1 781 549 7362



Nanosurf Nanotechnology Co., Ltd.

Shang Hai Shi, Hong Kou Qu
天宝路578号 邮政编码: 200086

+86 1862 189 6399



Nanosurf India

1-2-45/1, Street Number 2, Kakateeya Nagar, Habsiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500007



Global Network

Nanosurf Distributor Network

Nanosurf works with a global network of distribution partners to maintain the ability to serve virtually every country. Please contact Nanosurf Headquarters in Switzerland for details.


Nanosurf is part of Lab14 Group, a group of successful high-tech companies providing advanced manufacturing solutions with complementary products and services for a wide range of applications that require demanding solutions for nano- and microfabrication and surface analysis.



Founders - how it began

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How it All Began

Learn about Nanosurf's history: read about significant milestones and find out how it all began, in our 25th Anniversary Brochure. 

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