Business ExpandingVoxa, a U.S. company that develops microscope solutions for nanoscale structural analysis, establishes a Japanese subsidiary in Yokohama
Sep 14, 2023
Founded in Seattle in 2012, Mochii Inc. (trade name: Voxa) is a US company that provides nanoscale imaging technology solutions in the fields of neuroscience, medicine, environmental protection, and space exploration.
- Yokohama city , Kanagawa
The company's ultra-compact portable electron microscope “Mochii™” is characterized by its ultra-light weight, remote operation, and collaborative control capabilities, allowing it to be used in environments where nanoimaging and microanalysis were previously impossible. Under partnership with NASA, Mochii™ is currently installed on the International Space Station (ISS) and enables real-time remote analysis of samples by experts on Earth without needing to bring samples back from orbit. In addition, their microscope sample delivery pipeline “Blade™,” which has an ultra-fast, high-resolution automatic image processing function, realizes microscopy imaging and analysis one million times faster than conventional manual workflows. The product has been used at top-level research institutions worldwide such as, Princeton University, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Charité University in Berlin, and the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) in Japan.
In February 2023, the company established a Japanese subsidiary, Voxa Japan Co., Ltd., for the purpose of supporting existing customers and developing sales channels in the Asia-Pacific region.
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