Leica Microsystems Focus and History

Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments. Recognized for optical precision, the company is one of the market leaders in surgical microscopy as well as many other related fields.

Healthcare use of Leica Microsystems’ instruments and services can be found in both clinical and life science research, several surgical specializations.

Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company is now a global enterprise. Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites located in Wetzlar and Mannheim (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Heerbrugg (Switzerland), Cambridge (UK), Shanghai (China), and Singapore. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany. Leica Microsystems is part of Danaher.

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