Back in the 1960s, scholars in the field of biochemistry were hard pressed to find the types of sophisticated equipment they needed for their pioneering research. Atto Corporation was established as a specialist manufacturer in 1964 to meet their demands. The company founders had every confidence that the field of biochemistry was destined to grow. In the four decades since, Atto has invested substantial resources and money in research and development under the guidance of leading biochemists.
Since our establishment, we have continued to develop, manufacture, and sell biological macromolecules and analytical products such as chromatographs and electrophoresis apparatus. Over the last decade we have also developed and marketed a luminescence device for the research of gene expression.
Our name Atto comes from “atto,” an incredibly small unit equal to 1 x 10-18, or one-quintillionth. Modern scientists and technologists now hope to delve deeper into exploratory research on the “atto” scale. This is a field Atto is poised to enter.
In recent years, the Japanese government has begun to promote joint research between universities and enterprises. However, Atto has been engaged in collaboration with universities, and has already achieved several fruitful results to date. One of the results of collaboration won an award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2001.
Founded: January, 1964
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
President: Shigemitsu Yamada
Development and sales of research support instruments in
biochemistry, molecular biology, and biotechnology fields
Apparatus for electrophoresis and chromatography,
imaging systems, luminometers, spectrometers, peristalic pumps
and other instruments for biological/biochemical reasearch
1. Universities and research institutes
2. Medical- and food-related companies
3. Overseas universities and research institute