Our mission is to help you
take control of your microscope.

Vidrio Technologies launched in 2014 to provide software for imaging in brain science, mainly ScanImage® and related tools.

ScanImage® is widely used open-source software for laser scanning microscopy. ScanImage® supports imaging of large populations of individual neurons and allows drilling down to individual cells and synapses.

Vidrio is the Spanish word for “glass”. This reflects its origin as a spin-off from HHMI’s glass-encased Janelia Research Campus and its goal of providing a clear “window into the brain”.

What's Scanimage®?

To find out if ScanImage® is the right fit for your lab, start learning about ScanImage® Here 


Our open source ScanImage® project is supported by:

Our Customers

Scientific Institutions

Hardware Vendors

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Scientific Advisor

Karel Svoboda, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Karel has used laser scanning since he was a graduate student in the early 90s at Harvard. At Bell Labs he was the first to use two-photon laser scanning microscopy to image neural dynamics in vivo. His research continues to rely on a variety of optical measurements in behaving animals. Karel founded the open-source ScanImage® project in 2003 to enable cutting-edge brain imaging. Karel is a Vidrio founder and a Vidrio collaborator. He does not hold Vidrio shares nor does he receive consulting income from Vidrio.

Founding Members

Dr. Emre Aksay

Dr. Adam Carter

Dr. Daniel Dombeck

Dr. Anthony Holtmaat

Dr. Tara Keck

Dr. Kazuo Kitamura

Dr. Daniel O'Connor

Dr. Leopoldo Petreanu

Dr. Massimo Scanziani

Dr. David Tank

Dr. Matteo Carandini

Dr. Eugenia Chiappe

Dr. Christopher Harvey

Dr. Daniel Huber

Dr. Jason Kerr

Dr. Michael Long

Dr. Carl Petersen

Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau

Drs. C. Schaffer & N. Nishimura

Dr. Rafael Yuste​



Want to be part of a revolution in brain research?

Do you have expertise in programming in Matlab, C/C++, or LabView FPGA? Do you have experience in experimental data acquisition and/or microscopy automation? Vidrio is continually looking for talented new team members. Vidrio offers competitive salaries, benefits, and an exciting, dynamic work environment. Please send resumes or CVs to careers@vidriotech.com.

Don't Let the Microscope Control You!