- Telight, a specialist in developing and manufacturing light-based optics, is expanding into Germany.
- It established a subsidiary, Telight, based near Munich.
- Peter Zehetmayer, an expert in the German optics market, has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of Telight Holding.
- Together with the Czech Republic and France, Germany is the third European country where Telight will have a direct sales presence.
- Telight’s primary goal is to strengthen business opportunities in the European German-speaking countries (DACH).
- The company is currently negotiating with several potential clients in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria to supply microscopy systems worth more than CZK 50 million.
- Telight is a spin-off from Tescan, one of the world leaders in electron and ion optics. Telight was founded in 2019 and is based in Brno.
Telight, a specialist in developing and producing light optics, is expanding into Germany. The company wants to win new customers and business opportunities in European German-speaking countries. After the Czech Republic and France, Germany is the third European country where Telight will have a direct sales presence. The company is already negotiating with a number of partners and potential clients in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria to sell microscopy systems worth more than 50 million crowns.
Telight’s light microscopes are among the world’s best, used by the best Czech and foreign universities and prestigious international research institutes. Telight microscopes are used for their research activities, for example, by the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University Brno and the University of Technology, but also by the Max Planck Institute in Dresden and the University of Warwick in England.
Telight was formed in 2019 when the company was spun off from Tescan, one of the world leaders in electron microscopes. It develops, manufactures, and sells instruments based on light optics that enable new insights into the life sciences, particularly oncology and new drug discovery.
Petr Jaroš, director of Telight:
“Telight has decided to undertake another major expansion, this time into Germany. The German-speaking area (DACH) is one of the largest and most important markets for light microscopy, home to major microscopy companies such as Zeiss and Leica and a number of major universities and other academic institutions such as the Max-Planck Institute, EMBL and others. There is therefore a huge market potential. Our subsidiary Telight Germany aims to seek new business opportunities there and strengthen our position as one of the world leaders in this field. We are already negotiating sales of light microscopes worth tens of millions of crowns in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. I am confident that with our direct presence in the German market, similar negotiations and opportunities will increase.”
Jaroslav Klíma, CEO of TESCAN and founder of Telight:
“I am very pleased that the Telight story is continuing successfully, the expansion into Germany is another important chapter. After the Czech Republic and France, this is the third European country where Telight will be actively represented and will develop its business. I firmly believe that this will help to multiply the enormous potential of our products and successfully export them to laboratories and top research facilities not only in Germany.”
Telight’s expansion into the German market will be led by Peter Zehetmayer, who has been appointed as the new Chief Commercial Officer of Telight Holding. Peter Zehetmayer has extensive experience in the world of light microscopy and life science microscopy and has previously held various positions at companies such as Olympus and GE Healthcare. In recent years, he has led the business activities of the microscopy start-up ACQUIFER in the university town of Heidelberg.
Peter Zehetmayer, Sales Director, Telight Holding
“The German market represents a huge potential for the expansion of Telight’s cutting-edge microscopy technology. Our goal is to gain a strong position by leveraging our deep understanding of the unique needs of researchers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
We mainly focus on top research institutions and the pharmaceutical industry. This expansion includes the placement of microscopes in reference laboratories such as Max Planck Institutes, Fraunhofer Institutes or specialized universities. By forming strategic partnerships, providing tailor-made solutions and maintaining a constant focus on quality, we will enable scientists in the DACH region to push the boundaries of knowledge and discovery, ultimately pushing the frontiers of research.”
Telight’s significant technologies include the revolutionary holographic microscope Q-Phase, which can examine living organisms without the use of dyes or other excipients – its unique approach does not harm living samples in any way. In the Czech Republic, these patented microscopes are already being used by researchers at the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno and the Central European Institute of Technology (CEWITEC), where they are, for example, investigating methods of stopping the migration of cancer cells in the body and thus suppressing metastasis.
The company already has a subsidiary in France, where it has developed a unique device called LiveCodim. This is a versatile super-resolution imaging platform that, when coupled with any standard fluorescence microscope, will greatly improve its imaging of live cells with minimal phototoxicity.