Leica Microsystems Introduces New Education Distribution in Southeast US Through Associated Microscope

Friday, September 9, 2016 Education News J E 4

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leica Microsystems, a technology leader with a 160-year history of providing best-in-class precision microscopy and digital micro-imaging solutions, announces a strategic expansion in its market representation in the Southeastern United States.

Associated Microscope Company Inc. of Elon, North Carolina will represent Leica educational microscopy solutions exclusively in the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, and non-exclusively in the state of Virginia. They will provide expert applications and technology support with the high level of responsiveness that Leica's valued customers and soon-to-be customers demand.

Associated Microscope has been in business for the last 39 years, providing Leica microscopes and accessories and building a top-notch Service organization for the Community College, University and High School education markets. For additional information, visit

"We are very excited to expand our relationship with Associated Microscope into an exclusive partnership.  Associated's Service and Sales organization has worked tirelessly over their past 39 years in the classroom educational market, establishing a long list of satisfied and loyal customers.  Associated will expand our presence in the Southeast U.S. market and allow us to provide an even higher level of service and support to our educational customers," said Lon Nelson, Director of Sales, Microscopy for Leica Microsystems Inc.

For questions or concerns regarding this transition, please contact Lon Nelson at 224-628-2467 or

About Associated Microscope Co. Inc.Founded in 1977, Associated Microscope provides a wide range of microscopes and accessories to fit your needs and your budget. As sole provider of fine instruments to many major universities, corporations and small businesses, secondary education, individuals and families worldwide, they have the knowledge, the products, the service and the staff you need to keep your research moving forward with precision and accuracy.

About Leica MicrosystemsLeica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of micro and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. The company is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.

Leica Microsystems has seven major manufacturing plants and product development sites around the world. 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.


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