About MBF Bioscience

25 years of powerful research solutions, proven worldwide

We design quantitative imaging software for stereology, neuron reconstruction, and image analysis, integrated with the world’s leading microscope systems, to empower your research. Our development team and staff scientists are actively engaged with leading bioscience researchers, constantly working to refine our products based on your feedback and scientific advances in the field.

Whether you are interested in design-based stereology, neuron reconstruction, brain mapping, virtual slides, autoradiography, or worm tracking, you can be confident that our products include the most current protocols available to keep you on the cutting edge with accurate results.

Founded as MicroBrightField, Inc. in 1988, we changed our name to MBF Bioscience in 2005, as part of our efforts to demonstrate that our product and service offerings have broadened. While we specialize in neuroscience research, our products are also used extensively in stem cell research, lung, kidney, reproductive, cardiac, and toxicology research.

MBF Bioscience has grown into a global business, with offices in North America, South America, Europe, Japan, and China, and a dealer network active on five continents. We are also active in Korea and India, as those countries expand their basic science and biomedical research activities.

Our commitment to innovative products and unrivaled customer support has gained high praise from distinguished scientists who use our products all over the world. Our flagship products Stereo Investigator and Neurolucida are the most widely-used analysis systems for stereology and neuron reconstruction.

Our software allows you to easily obtain accurate quantitative measurements from microscope images, whether from brightfield, fluorescent, spinning disk, or laser-scanning confocal microscopes, and we back up our products with a support team that is world-renowned for its dedication to keeping customers productive.

In May 2013 MBF Bioscience won the prestigious Tibbetts Award at a ceremony conducted at the White House in Washington, D.C.  The Tibbetts Award is presented annually by the U.S. Small Business Administration to companies who are beacons of promise and models of excellence in high technology.  In 2007, 2009 and 2010 we earned the distinction of being named one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont. The award honors employers who strive to create better workplaces for their employees, in turn benefiting the state’s economy. Also in 2007, our president Jack Glaser received the United States Small Business Administration’s Vermont Small Business Person of the Year award. He was selected for his outstanding leadership related to his company’s staying power, growth, sales, innovation, and community contributions.

Every day, we continue our work of bringing you innovative products, to help you make the most of your research.

More than 1,000 labs in 45 countries trust MBF Bioscience for their analysis software for one simple reason.

We are dedicated to your success.


Jack Glaser – President and Co-Founder