About MBF Bioscience

A rich history of creating the future of Bioscience

We design quantitative imaging and visualization software for stereology, neuron reconstruction, vascular analysis, c. elegans behavior analysis and medical education, 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 state-of-the-art scientific advances in the field.

Whether you are interested in design-based stereology, neuron reconstruction, brain mapping, whole brain imaging, whole slide imaging, worm tracking, or vascular analysis, 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 to reflect the expansion of our products and services to new microscopy techniques in all fields of biological reseach and education. While we continue to specialize in neuroscience research, our products are also used extensively in the research fields of stem cells, lung, kidney, cardiac, cancer, and toxicology.

MBF Bioscience has grown into a global business, with offices in North America, Europe, Japan, and China, and a dealer network active on five continents. 

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.

Learn about our rich History of Innovation

Our software allows you to easily obtain accurate quantitative measurements from microscope images, whether from brightfield, wide field fluorescence, light sheet, 2 photon 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 received 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

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