News | March 29, 2010

Edmund Optics Expands European Capabilities To Support Rising Optics Needs Throughout The European Continent


Edmund Optics (EO), the leading manufacturer and provider of precision optical components for business, industry and biotech applications, has announced the expansion of its capabilities in Europe to meet growing needs throughout the continent.

Edmund Optics' UK office has relocated into a newly-constructed 10,000 sq. ft. facility in York, UK, which allows the company to continue to offer world-class service, support and quick delivery to any point in Europe for its growing lines of EO designed and manufactured TECHSPEC optics, imaging and photonics components. From this facility, all European shipments are sent from the East Midlands Airport to a distribution center in Cologne, Germany, providing customers with delivery by the next business day.

To support these efforts, Edmund Optics this month is delivering 270,000 copies of its new Precision Biotech Optics Catalog prepared in English, French, and for the first time, in German.

The new Biotech Optics catalog feature industrial optics products of direct interest to researchers and product developers working in the demanding biotech field. From DNA sequencing to microscopy to medical devices, EO's extensive inventories of biotech optics are designed to provide tremendous value to R&D, industry and OEMs alike.

EO manufactures and stocks more than 21,000 off-the-shelf products for immediate delivery, including a selection that can rapidly address the most challenging biotech applications. The company also offers the capability to design and manufacture custom components through its extensive global production and manufacturing network.

EO designed and manufactured products include:

  • Award-winning aspherized acromat lenses for high-precision focusing applications such as retinal photocoagulation,
  • Broad-wavelength lens systems such as UV-NIR triplets, useful in two photon excitation microscopy, and
  • Highly stable and sharp cutoff filters with high damage thresholds, such as ultra-sharp longpass filters for Raman spectroscopy.

"Edmund Optics is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of optical components for the biotech market," said Thomas Kessler, EO's Vice President of European Operations. "Our experience in micro optics manufacturing, asphere production and complex assemblies, coupled with our expertise in thin film coating design, make us uniquely qualified to service all areas of biotech research, development and production."

To request your free catalog visit us online at You can also contact our UK office at +44 (0) 1904 788600 or German office at +49 (0) 721 6273730.

Visit Edmund Optics at OPTATEC 2010, Hall 3, Booth F45, to view a selection of EO's best selling biotech optics.

About EO
Edmund Optics (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology for R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe. EO is the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components.

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SOURCE: Edmund Optics