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Welcome at THATec Innovation!

Our motivation is to help you to focus on the essential: your research.


The lab automation framework thaTEC:OS is the most versatile solution for any research lab! Easily control any number of devices on any number of PCs. Never forget to note down any device setting any more with the integrated labbook. Keep track on all your measurements via a measurement database. Future-proof by using the open-source data format HDF5.

>> thaTEC:OS Demo version and Quick Start Guide <<

Check out our device library for all currently supported device

Custom built microscopes

Our custom built microscopes are ready for your lab! Brillouin light scattering, Raman scattering, NV center, time-resolved Kerr effect or maybe fluorescence microscopy? No problem! Wether you want to upgrade your system or build a new one from scratch. Get us involved from the beginning and profit from our experience. We will design the whole beam path from the laser to the detector and set up everything right in your lab!

>> Our product portfolio <<

By scientists for scientists

aving worked and graduated in basic research, we know the small and time-consuming struggles which pop up in the lab every day. Thus, our products are solely dedicated to help you to concentrate on your scientific tasks and bring your lab to the next level!

If you want to get more details about our scientific work and expertise, in particular for microfocused Brillouin light scattering, have a look at the following publication by our co-founder Dr. Thomas Sebastian et al.:
>> Micro-focused Brillouin light scattering: imaging spin waves at the nanoscale, T. Sebastian et al., Front. Phys. 3, 35 (2015) <<


14.10.2021 Talk today!

Don't miss our talk today at the 5th (virtual) BioBrillouin meeting at 3:40 pm on "Automated Brillouin light scattering measurements".

See you later!

04.10.2021 Prototyping

Playing with the galvo for our new laser scanning microscope which we are developing for the Horizon 2020 project SINFONIA.

08.09.2021 Half-time at the IEEE 11th International Conference on "Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties."

Join today's online poster session starting in a few minutes! You can find more information here.

If you missed our introduction on the opening on Sunday, you can watch the video on YouTube.

31.08.2021 5th edition BioBrillouin meeting

After being a sponsor of the BioBrillouin meetings in Perugia and Lyon 2018 and 2019, we are very happy to be a sponsor of the 5th edition BioBrillouin meeting!

The meeting will be held fully online from 12-14th October and will take place back-to-back with the training school.

For the meeting, the registration is free and still open until October 1st. Register here.

20.05.2021 IEEE International Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties

After being a sponsor last year, we are happy to announce that we are again a sponsor of the 11th IEEE International Conference on "Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties" from September 05-11!

Register now and get your early-bird discount until July 30!

30.04.2021 New publication using thaTEC:OS

We are happy to announce a new publication on arxiv using our lab automation framework thaTEC:OS!

Check out the new results here.

23.04.2021 New project has started

With the kick-off meeting, this week, the H2020 FET-OPEN project SINFONIA (grant agreement No. 964396) has started!

We are looking forward to working with all partners, in particular in the implementation of our optical scanning microscopes to the femtosecond pump-probe setup at the TU Dortmund.

To learn more about this project, visit

15.03.2021 New year, new office, new projects, new products, ...

In the last months, a lot has happened!
We moved to a new and much larger office space, we are part of the Horizon 2020 EU project SINFONIA (Selectively activated INFOrmation technology by hybrid Organic Interfaces) which will start in April, we will introduce some new versions of our optical scanning microscope, and there are several new videos and application notes to come, showing the potential of our soft- and hardware for your research!

Follow us on social media and stay tuned!

18.11.2020 New video on the experimental setup for Brillouin light scattering

You want to know more about the requirements and solutions for the experimental setup for Brillouin light scattering?
Then you should watch our new video on Brillouin light scattering:

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11.11.2020 New video online!

You want to know how our company started and how our products can help you with your everyday's lab work?

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05.11.2020 Join our daily live demos at the MMM 2020 conference!

The second last live demo of our lab automation framework thaTEC:OS at the MMM 2020 conference will start today at 2 pm ET (8 pm CET)! Join the live demo and save you a lot of time in the lab!

More infos at our virtual booth under

28.10.2020: Visit our virtual booth at the MMM 2020 conference!

Our virtual booth at the MMM 2020 conference is now online!
Visit our booth an get in touch with us under:

There will also be live demos tomorrow at 9:30am ET (15:30 CET) and daily throughout the conference next week. More information and the access link can be found at our virtual booth.

27.10.2020: New homepage online!

In the last weeks, we completely re-designed our homepage. Check out the freshly designed product pages and product videos and make your life easier using our universal lab automation framework thaTEC:OS!

Remote control all your devices with our free software modules and use them for automated measurements. Including the automated documentation of all important parameters in the integrated digital labbook. Using the open-source HDF5 file format and the option of a measurement database, thaTEC:OS will make your lab future proof!

07.10.2020 Visit our virtual booth at the MMM 2020 conference!

We are happy to support the MMM 2020 virtual conference during these times. The virtual exhibition will be our first and we are excited to meet you again!
Currently, we are preparing a lot of content for our virtual booth but there will also be live demonstrations and, of course, plenty of time for personal discussions.

Register now under

24.09.2020 New video online!

Tired of programming software or fixing bugs for your measurement setup?

Our new video introduces the working principle of our automation framework thaTEC:OS its and features like the included labbook:

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Move your lab to the next level with the most versatile solution for any research lab: thaTEC:OS!

30.07.2020 New LabView template available!

You want to use your own or already existing LabView code for automated measurements using thaTEC:OS?
No problem! We updated the thaTEC:Driver LabView template to include your own code into automated measurements and still get the full experience using thaTEC:OS - fully modular concept, digital labbook, measurement database, email notifier and much more!

Get the template from our download section

24.07.2020 New version out!

A few weeks ago, we released a new version of thaTEC:OS - the most versatile automation framework for your research lab!

With unlimited scan dimensions and using the HDF5 data format to store your measurement data including a digital labbook, thaTEC:OS makes your labs future proof!

Check out all features

08.05.2020: Missing your lab?

Check out our updated demo-lab with our automation software thaTEC:OS and bring the lab to your home!

Catch up with your work: Let thaTEC:OS take care of your measurments and focus on the essential: your research!

Interested? Follow the quick start guide and learn about all features.

12.04.2020 Happy Easter!

We wish you all a happy Easter and we hope that you can enjoy your holidays!

Stay healthy!

30.03.2020 New online device library

During these days, many labs are locked down due to COVID-19. Lucky you if you have a flexible and universal automation software taking care of all your measurements like our automation framework thaTEC:OS!
Check out our new online device library with all currently supported devices and functions by thaTEC:OS which is now available in the support section.

Your device is missing? No problem, send us a request!
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