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Life Sciences

In the vast number of fields that make up life science, electron microscopy plays a key role for research, development, diagnosis, and investigation of many applications. These include the discovery of viruses, prevention/mitigation of infections, study of organelle structure, drug development, and food safety just to name a few. It is also heavily utilized in structural biology, microbiology, botany, pathology, pharmacology, and toxicology to investigate structures as well as functions and interactions. Hitachi High-Tech provides highly advanced instrumentation for life-science applications, such as TEM systems that can be used to investigate the structure of cells and proteins, SEM as well as FIB-SEM systems for a dive into three-dimensional internal structure, and AFM systems for analysis of soft biomaterials in atmospheric or liquid environments.



  • Tabletop Microscope TM4000 II/TM4000Plus IIThe Future of Tabletop Microscopes is Here!
    The TM4000 Series features innovation and cutting-edge technologies which redefine the capabilities of a tabletop microscope. This new generation of the long-standing Hitachi tabletop microscopes (TM) integrates ease of use, optimized imaging, and high-image quality, while maintaining the compact design of the well-established Hitachi TM Series products. Experience the new dimension of tabletop microscopes with the Hitachi TM4000 II and TM4000Plus II.
  • Scanning Electron Microscope FlexSEM 1000 IIThe FlexSEM 1000 II VP-SEM combines innovative technological features with an intuitive interface, to deliver adaptability and flexibility in a powerful, automated, lab-friendly package. Cutting-edge technology and circuitry provides unrivaled imaging performance, even in variable-pressure environments, a feature previously only available in a full-sized SEM. This SEM runs on clean energy for an economical analytical tool, without compromising performance.
    The FlexSEM will change your view of electron microscopy!
  • Scanning Electron Microscope SU3800/SU3900Performance & Power in a Flexible Platform
    Hitachi High-Tech's scanning electron microscopes SU3800/SU3900 deliver both operability and expandability. The operator can automate many operations and efficiently utilize their high performance. The SU3900 is equipped with a large multipurpose specimen chamber to accommodate observation of large samples.
  • Schottky Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope SU5000Innovative analytical FE-SEM allows for a simple transition between high vacuum and variable pressure mode. EM Wizard is a knowledge-based system for SEM imaging that goes beyond basic preset conditions and recipes. Its ease of use opens a new gateway for material research, development, and area beyond our imagination.
  • Ultra-high-resolution Schottky Field-emission Scanning Electron Microscope SU7000SU7000: The Next-Generation FE-SEM
    The modern FE-SEM requires not only high performance but also a multitude of functionalities including wide-area observation, in-situ analysis, variable pressure, high-resolution imaging at low accelerating voltages, and simultaneous multi-signal collection.
    The SU7000 is designed to address these aspects and more by delivering enhanced information for diversified needs in the field of electron microscopy.
    Experience the nano-world with the SU7000!
  • Ultra-high-resolution Scanning Electron Microscope Regulus SeriesAs a new brand of FE-SEMs, the Regulus series lineup comprises four models: the Regulus8100, Regulus8220, Regulus8230, and Regulus8240, all of which extend the functions of the SU8200 series with the use of a common platform.
    With optimized electron optical systems, the new Regulus series features resolutions down to 0.7 nm in the Regulus8220/8230/8240 models and 0.8 nm in the Regulus8100 model.
    The Regulus series employs a novel cold-field-emission (CFE) gun optimized for high-resolution imaging at low accelerating voltages. This CFE gun makes it possible to magnify high-resolution images up to 2 million times,*1 compared with 1 million times in previous models.
    User-support functions have also been enhanced so that the advanced performance of the series can be fully leveraged, including functions to assist the operation of the signal detection system for analyzing diverse types of materials, as well as device-maintenance functions.
  • Focused Ion and Electron Beam System Ethos NX5000Unsurpassed Performance with Ultimate Flexibility
    The Hitachi Ethos FIB-SEM incorporates the latest-generation FE-SEM with superb beam brightness and stability. Ethos delivers high-resolution imaging at low voltages combined with ion optics for nanoscale precision processing.
  • Ultra-high-resolution Scanning Electron Microscope SU9000The Cold Field Emission source is ideal for high-resolution imaging with a small source size and energy spread. Innovative CFE Gun technology contributes the ultimate FE-SEM with superior beam brightness and stability, affording high-resolution imaging and high-quality elemental analysis. Unique object lens design has a capability of EELS and diffraction as well.


  • Transmission Electron Microscope HT7800 SeriesFrom biomedicine to nanomaterials
    The NEXT Generation of Innovation. Meeting and Exceeding Needs and Requirements in Many Fields.
    The HT7800 RuliTEM is a 120 kV transmission electron microscope (TEM) with multiple lens configurations, including a standard lens for unsurpassed high contrast and a class-leading HR lens for high resolution.
    This breakthrough in advanced innovative design allows for highly efficient workflows and many specialized applications. It represents the cutting-edge solution for modern TEM analyses.(Left image: Optional accessories included, the screen shows embedded TEM GUI)
  • Spherical Aberration Corrected STEM/SEM HD-2700The HD-2700 is an 80-200 kV field-emission-gun scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) with secondary electron (SE) imaging capability. Bulk and surface structures of a specimen can be imaged simultaneously. With the option for a probe-forming aberration corrector, ultra-high resolution can be achieved for both STEM and SE imaging. The Hitachi corrector minimizes the user's effort in doing aberration correction. Large solid-angle EDS* and atomic-spatial-resolution EDS* and EELS spectrum imaging* are enabled.
  • Field-Emission Transmission Electron Microscope HF5000Hitachi's unique 200 kV aberration-corrected TEM/STEM: the perfect harmony of imaging resolution and analytical performance
    0.078 nm spatial resolution in STEM is achieved together with high specimen-tilt capability and large solid angle EDX detector(s), all in a single objective lens configuration.
    The HF5000 builds on features from Hitachi HD-2700 dedicated STEM including Hitachi's own fully automated aberration corrector, symmetrical dual SDD EDX and Cs-corrected SE imaging. It also incorporates the advanced TEM/STEM technologies developed in the HF series.
    Integrating these accumulated technologies into a new 200 kV TEM/STEM platform results in an instrument with an optimum combination of sub-Å imaging and analysis, as well as the flexibility and unique capabilities to address the most advanced studies.
  • Schottky Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope SU5000Innovative analytical FE-SEM allows for a simple transition between high vacuum and variable pressure mode. EM Wizard is a knowledge-based system for SEM imaging that goes beyond basic preset conditions and recipes. Its ease of use opens a new gateway for material research, development, and area beyond our imagination.


  • Probe Station AFM5000 II/Real Tune IIHitachi AFM5000II includes the control system and software package to allow a wealth of advanced imaging and data analysis. Its superb function RealTune enables the automatic and self-optimizing data acquisition for easier, faster, and more consistent collection of high-quality AFM images regardless of user skill level. It also provides a wide range of uncommon features such as Q control, tip calibration, and 3D overly for enhanced measurements and data processing.
  • General-purpose Small Unit AFM5100NHitachi's general-purpose atomic force microscope, Model AFM5100N, features superior ease of use, a wide range of capabilities, and extraordinary performance. The breakthrough hardware option, the self-sensing detector, doesn't require laser and detector alignments and thus can effectively simplify AFM operation. As a full-featured system in support of high-resolution and multifunctional AFM measurements, the AFM5100N offers a wide variety of advanced modes, including the proprietary sampling intelligent scan (SIS), which delivers previously unattainable results for very challenging samples.
  • Environment Control Unit AFM5300EThe Hitachi research-grade AFM5300E offers significantly improved sensitivity, accuracy, and resolution of electromagnetic property measurements operated under high-vacuum conditions. Furthermore, it establishes a benchmark for comprehensive environmental control and is the only tool on the market affording AFM imaging in air/liquid/vacuum, a broad temperature range (-120 °C to 800 °C), magnetic field or humidity controls, as well as correlated AFM/SEM/ion milling investigations.
  • Scanning Probe Microscope AFM5500MThe AFM5500M is a AFM platform equipped with a fully addressable 4-inch stage, optimized for medium-sized samples. It affords exceptional levels of ease of use, automation, and accuracy, as well as correlation for AFM/SEM investigations.