Oxford Instruments plc, a materials analysis solutions provider headquartered in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK, has established the Oxford Instruments Innovation Centre at the company’s High Wycombe site. The centre is said to form part of the company’s ongoing contribution to scientific advances, in line with its goal of enabling a greener, healthier, more connected advanced society.
To mark its inauguration, individuals from the scientific, research and local communities were invited to the new facility. After a welcome speech from Dr Ian Wilcock, the Managing Director of Oxford Instruments’ Materials Analysis group, attendees were given demonstrations of the centre’s material analysis technologies and a tour of its facility.
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“Understanding the nature, structure and property of materials is fundamental to advancement in many fields of scientific research and product development, from renewable energy and advanced communications to healthcare and food science, and a wealth of areas in between,” stated Dr Wilcock. “The centre allows us to showcase our world-leading analytical instrumentation and facilitate the provision of training by our technique experts. It is also intended as a hub for collaboration, where invited scientists and researchers can access both the technology and the expertise at the core of the Innovation Centre.”