Confocal BV

Company name



University of Amsterdam

The company

Confocal.nl BV is a spin-off company of the University of Amsterdam under the umbrella of UvA Holding BV. The company was established by Erik Manders (Faculty of Faculty of Science / SILS) and Peter Drent (ex Nikon Instruments Europe) in February 2016. The company has innovative ideas on how to change (confocal) microscopy.

Confocal.nl aims to innovate the microscopy industry with plug-and-play feature microscopes including the re-scan invention. Their new RCM-microscope has an improved resolution and strongly improved sensitivity as compared to most confocal microscopes. It will be available as a highly affordable, customized device, which is ideal for labs with specific interests.