ABOUT MAD CITY LABS, INC.

Mad City Labs, Inc is a leading manufacturer of flexure based nanopositioning systems capable of sub-nanometer positioning resolution. Our product line covers the entire spectrum of nanopositioning capabilities while maintaining a leadership role in multi-axis stages for high speed optical microscopy imaging. Mad City Labs design engineers use 3D CAD and finite element analysis to produce nanopositioners which combine long ranges of motion with exceptional linearity, orthogonality, and stability. Our in-house CNC machining centers provide complete control of mechanical assembly production and allow Mad City Labs to design and fabricate custom systems with minimal engineering costs and short lead times. We deliver the tools for nanotechnology in 30 to 45 days and provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction in the industry. We provide innovative and practical solutions for today’s demanding biotechnology and nanotechnology applications. Applications for nanopositioners include super resolution microscopy, high speed confocal imaging, AFM, NSOM, scanning probe microscopy, fiber positioning, single molecule spectroscopy, single molecule/particle tracking, high resolution optical alignment, SR optical microscopy, sub-diffraction limit microscopy, nanoscopy and lithography.

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Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope: MCL-NSOM
Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope: MCL-NSOM The MCL-NSOM is a fully operational near-field scanning optical microscope manufactured on Mad City Labs’ versatile RM21™ inverted optical microscope. This instrument is designed to allow users to convert between NSOM, SPM, and fluorescence optical microscopy techniques.  Continue Reading...
Microscope For Fluorescence Microscopy
Microscope For Fluorescence Microscopy Mad City Labs’ RM21 Microscope is a microscopy platform designed to allow direct access to the entire optical pathway, and is capable of precision alignment in the X, Y, and Z axes. The Z-axis objective lens holder is aligned with the platform's optical axis and can hold a single objective lens.   Continue Reading...
XYZ Nanopositioning System: Nano-LPMW
XYZ Nanopositioning System: Nano-LPMW The Nano-LPMW is a unique XYZ axis nanopositioning system designed to hold multiwall plates, slides, dishes, and environmental chambers. This low profile positioner has an extra-large center aperture with a 200 micron range of motion on all three axes. It is easily integrated into existing inverted optical microscopes and is compatible with numerous microscope stages.  Continue Reading...
Mad City Labs Custom Solutions And OEM Partnerships
Mad City Labs Custom Solutions And OEM Partnerships Mad City Labs offers a broad range of custom solutions able to meet specialized requirements ranging from simple modifications of existing designs to completely custom projects. Customers can move easily from project concept to reality with in-house research scientists’ extensive knowledge of UHV instrumentation, optical spectroscopy, and nanotechnology. Mad City labs also develops custom firmware and dll’s to speed up final product...  Continue Reading...
MicroMirror TIRF System
MicroMirror TIRF System Mad City Labs' MicroMirror TIRF system is a new single molecule imaging instrument composed with high precision, high stability nanopositioning and microscopy technologies. It is designed for studying the ordered assembly and function of multi-component biomolecular machines.  Continue Reading...
Precision Nanopositioning Systems: Nano-HS Series
Precision Nanopositioning Systems: Nano-HS Series The Nano-HS Series is a multi-axis, high speed, precision Nanopositioning system made up of two models, Nano-HS2 and Nano-HS3, offering picrometer positioning resolution, and XY or XYZ motion with maximum versatility. The Nano-HS Series utilizes PicoQ® Technology through its internal positioning sensors in order to provide absolute, repeatable position measurement under closed loop control.  Continue Reading...
Three Axis Nanopositioning Systems: Nano-LPS Series
Three Axis Nanopositioning Systems: Nano-LPS Series Mad City Labs’ Nano-LPS Series of three-axis nanopositioning systems is comprised of three separate models with 100, 200, and 300 micron ranges of motion. Their low height makes them ideally suited for integration in inverted optical microscopes. Each model in the series is well-suited for handling biological samples due to an aperture that’s able to accommodate full size (3 inch) slides.  Continue Reading...
Heavy Duty Nanopositioners: Nano-HL Series
Heavy Duty Nanopositioners: Nano-HL Series These nanopositioners have been designed to carry heavy optics or sensor assemblies weighing up to 10kg and have enough physical rigidity to counteract large off-axis loads with high positional stability and precise positioning. Additional features include single axis motion, and 50, 100, and 200µm motion ranges.  Continue Reading...
High-Speed, Direct Drive Nanopositioners: Nano-OP Series
High-Speed, Direct Drive Nanopositioners: Nano-OP Series This family of high-speed nanopositioners is comprised of three separate models with 30, 60, and 100µm ranges of motion. They can be configured into a wide variety of applications involving interferometry, nanomanipulation, high-speed lens focusing, fiber optics, and NSOM.  Continue Reading...
Piezoelectric Mirror Tip/Tilt Actuators: Nano-MTA Series
Piezoelectric Mirror Tip/Tilt Actuators: Nano-MTA Series The Nano-MTA series is comprised of single and two axis piezoelectric mirror tip/tilt actuators with nanoradian resolution, making them ideal for applications involving high speed laser beam steering, optical disk manufacturing, interferometry, optical trapping, FBG writing, astronomy, and active optics.  Continue Reading...
Three-Axis Compact Nanopositioners: Nano 3D Series
Three-Axis Compact Nanopositioners: Nano 3D Series The Nano-3D200 and Nano-3D500 are compact nanopositioners used for optical fiber alignment and hybrid positioning systems. Both models feature a compact size, three-axis motion, closed loop control, and true flexure guided motion.  Continue Reading...
SPM-M Kit for Scanning Probe Microscopy
SPM-M Kit for Scanning Probe Microscopy Scanning probe microscopy is an imaging technique typically used for industrial wear testing, semiconductor manufacturing, or academic research applications. While it can yield high-resolution imagery, SPM systems can be rather expensive and take skill to build. Mad City Labs' SPM-M kit has been designed to allow operators to build a tuning fork, Akiyama probe, AFM (atomic force microscope), or a scanning resonant probe microscope to capture ...  Continue Reading...
High Precision Nanopositioning Systems: Nano-MET Series
High Precision Nanopositioning Systems: Nano-MET Series The Nano-MET series of nanopositioning systems have been designed to provide picometer positioning resolution for metrology, AFM, and SPM applications. Three models are available in the series with variations in configuration, size, noise floor, response time, and more.  Continue Reading...
Nanopositioner Focusing Elements: Nano-F Series
Nanopositioner Focusing Elements: Nano-F Series The Nano-F Series by Mad City Labs are nanopositioner focusing elements for applications involving confocal imaging, auto focusing, STORM imaging, and PALM imaging. They offer 100 or 200 microns of travel and are operable as standalone focusing elements or with other Mad City Labs’ nanopositioning stages.  Continue Reading...
High Precision Positioning: MMP Series
High Precision Positioning: MMP Series Mad City Labs’ MMP series of positioners have a 25mm range of motion and are available in 1, 2, or 3-axis configurations. They feature optical encoders with 50nm resolution, proprietary intelligent control for stability, nanopositioner compatibility, and high native precision and accuracy.  Continue Reading...
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Mad City Labs, Inc.

2524 Todd Drive

Madison, WI 53713

UNITED STATES

Phone: 608 298-0855

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  • Versatile, High Precision Near Field Scanning Optical Microscope
    Versatile, High Precision Near Field Scanning Optical Microscope

    Mad City Labs recently announced the release of the MCL-NSOM, a versatile near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM). The MCL-NSOM is an aperture NSOM built on Mad City Labs RM21™ inverted optical microscope, which allows users to convert to aperture-less NSOM, AFM and fluorescence optical microscopy.

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  • Fluorescence Microscopy Technique Provides New Views Of Biological Processes
    Fluorescence Microscopy Technique Provides New Views Of Biological Processes

    Fluorescence microscopy has long been a powerful tool in biological research. A form known as total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy has more recently been used to watch biological processes unfold in real time. By taking advantage of the ability to label individual molecules with different colors of fluorescent tags, TIRF microscopy now affords scientists a view into the complex molecular assemblies that govern cellular processes.

  • Building A Do-It-Yourself Atomic Force Microscope
    Building A Do-It-Yourself Atomic Force Microscope

    Atomic force microscopes (AFMs) are versatile tools for characterizing surfaces down to the subnanometer scale. Researchers can build their own AFMs for as little as $30,000 using off-the-shelf components such as nanopositioning stages.

  • RM21™ Advanced Microscope Datasheet

    The RM21™ Advanced Microscope is our most versatile inverted optical microscope capable of supporting super resolution microscopy, multi-spectral CoSMoS, and a variety of light microscopy methods. It is ideal for single molecule localization microscopy and epifluorescence microscopy but can be extended to other microscopy methods including optical and magnetic tweezers, and AFM integration.

  • RM21™ Classic Microscope Datasheet

    The RM21™ Classic Microscope is an inverted optical microscope that has been specifically designed for nanometer scale microscopy. It is ideal for single molecule localization microscopy and epifluorescence microscopy but can be extended to other microscopy methods.

  • RM21™ Versa Microscope Datasheet

    The RM21™ Versa Microscope is an inverted optical microscope with a fixed objective lens position for maximum stability. It includes a sub-nanometer precision, Z-axis closed loop piezo nanopositioning system designed to meet the requirements of super resolution microscopy. The RM21™ Versa microscope is ideal for single molecule localization microscopy and epifluorescence microscopy where sub-nanometer precision is only required in the Z-axis.

  • Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope: MCL-NSOM Datasheet

    The MCL-NSOM is a fully operational near-field scanning optical microscope that features a 635 nm laser excitation source, fiber launch, an oil immersion objective lens, a CMOS alignment camera, and an avalanche photodiode detector. It is designed to allow users to convert between NSOM, SPM, and fluorescence optical microscopy techniques.

  • RM21™ Microscope For Fluorescence Microscopy Datasheet

    The RM21™ Microscope is an adaptable microscopy platform that is designed to allow direct access to the entire optical pathway. The RM21™ is compatible with 30 mm and 60 mm cage systems, and is designed to be configured on a standing optical table. It is suitable for applications such as optical and magnetic tweezers, AFM integration and fluorescence microscopy.

  • XYZ Nanopositioning System: Nano-LPMW Datasheet

    The Nano-LPMW is designed to hold multiwall plates, slides, dishes, and environmental chambers. It is easily integrated into existing inverted optical microscopes and is compatible with numerous microscope stages. The Nano-LPMW is ideal for demanding microscopy applications which require long range travel, high stability, and three axes of motion.

  • OEM Nano-Drive® Controller Brochure

    The Nano-Drive Series of controllers are complete electronic packages for sub-nanometer positioning, featuring low noise, low drift amplifiers, absolute position control, bandwidth selection, and closed loop feedback. Mad City labs also develops custom firmware and dll’s to speed up final product development by incorporating special motion profiles into the OEM Nano-Drive® controller.

  • OEM Partnerships Brochure

    Mad City Labs has proven expertise in designing and producing custom nanopositioning systems for integration into a wide variety of technical products. More than 50 percent of production is dedicated to OEM designs.

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