Genoa Instruments

We care about imaging (re)solutions.

At Genoa Instruments, we are committed to advancing the field of super-resolution microscopy and improving scientific research through our innovative technology. The market for PRISM is significant and growing, with strong demand from biomedical research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and academic labs. Our business is centered on selling and leasing microscopes while offering associated services, such as training and technical support. We strongly believe that Genoa Instruments is poised for significant growth in the next-future and we have already secured funding from top-tier italian investors. With our cutting-edge technology, talented team, and strong market potential, we want to become a leader in the field of super-resolution optical microscopy.

After 10 years of academic research on new microscopy techniques, detectors, and image processing algorithms, Genoa Instruments aims to spread super-resolution live cell imaging combined with time-resolved spectroscopy to all research laboratories.

The company will commercialize a new confocal microscope based on Image Scanning Microscopy. Our microscope will be highly affordable and platform independent, allowing for tailored solutions as well as for the upgrade of existing widefield and confocal microscopes.

Our innovative super-resolution microscope will constitute a new paradigm in the field of optical microscopy, potentially establishing as the next generation confocal microscope.


About us

Meet the inventors of Image Scanning Microscopy.

We are a team of highly skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise who work collaboratively to develop and bring to market innovative imaging solutions. We possess a deep understanding of the scientific and technical challenges associated with super-resolution microscopy and have a proven track record of developing cutting-edge optical technologies. We are passionate about advancing scientific discovery and making a meaningful impact in the field of imaging and we have a strong commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement. At Genoa Instruments, we implement a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence.

Genoa Instruments was founded in 2019 by Paolo Bianchini, Marco Castello, Alberto Diaspro, Simonluca Piazza and Giuseppe Vicidomini as a spin-off from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT).

Our multidisciplinary team includes passionate scientists with expertise in the field of optical super-resolution microscopy, biology, optical design, electronic engineering and software development. We develop high-performance instruments to ensure cutting-edge research technology and short development cycles.

Simonluca Piazza

Marco Castello

Emilia Garito

Moreno Canepa

Irene Nepita
R&D Engineer

Paolo Bianchini

Alberto Diaspro

Giuseppe Vicidomini


Our Vision

Super-resolution imaging at your service.

Our startup's vision is to make the most advanced super-resolution optical imaging techniques accessible for everyday life applications in the biomedical and scientific fields. We are committed to making a positive impact on society by providing solutions for real-time diagnostics, cancer detection, eye-related diseases, and digital health. Our focus is on understanding the specific needs and goals of our customers and developing customized solutions that meet their requirements. We pride ourselves on offering high-performance instruments that enable cutting-edge research technology and short development cycles. As a team, we are constantly seeking new collaborations and research projects to expand our knowledge and expertise. In case you are looking for a tailored super-resolution imaging setup which we are not already offering, let us learn and understand your goal, and develop a customized solution for your need.


Investors and partners

They already believed in us.

At Genoa Instruments, we are proud to have attracted some of the best investors and partners from Italy, who share our vision of revolutionizing biomedical and scientific imaging. Our investors have not only contributed financially, but they have also provided invaluable guidance and expertise to help us achieve our goals. We are grateful to have them on board as we continue to expand and grow our business. With their support, we have been able to develop cutting-edge technology and innovative products that have the potential to change the world. As we embark on our next phase of growth, we are excited to announce that we are currently fundraising to accelerate our vision and reach new heights. We are seeking investors who share our passion for innovation and are committed to making a positive impact on the world. Join us on this exciting journey as we revolutionize the world of super-resolution optical imaging.