About MBF Bioscience

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, and constantly work to refine our products based on state-of-the-art scientific advances.

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, LLC. 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 research and education. While we continue to specialize in neuroscience research, our products are also used extensively in cancer, cardiac, pulmonary, kidney, stem cell, and toxicology research.

Learn About Our Rich History of Innovation

Our commitment to innovative products and unrivaled customer support has gained high praise from distinguished scientists who use our products all over the world, and resulted in MBF expanding into a global business with offices in North America, Europe, Japan, and China. Our flagship products Stereo Investigator® and Neurolucida® are the most widely-used analysis systems of their kind.

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 April 2020, we were featured among the 50 innovative companies across the US who are named by the NIH SBIR’s Small Business Success Stories.  We were also featured as a success story in 2018. The SBIR grant has helped fund many of our software developments and hardware innovations.

In 2007, our president, Jack Glaser, received the United States Small Business Administration’s Vermont Small Business Person of the Year award. This award represented Jack’s outstanding leadership relating to the company’s staying power, growth, sales, innovation, and community contributions. 

We were honored with the distinction of being named one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont in 2007 and respectively received in 2009 and 2010 as well. This award honors the employers who strive to create better workplaces for their employees, which in turn benefits the state’s economy.

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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