For over 100 years, crystallographers all over the world have been working to decipher the atomic structures of compounds and thus make them available for further processing in the form of drugs, agrochemical substances, and special chemicals or novel materials. In doing so, they draw on the experience of generations and rely on various methods, expertise, and experience built up over many years.
ELDICO provides crystallography the instruments it needs to be ahead of its time. We build electron diffractometers that enable the crystallographer to directly identify previously unsolvable structures from nano-crystalline material. Information is obtained from substances which today are difficult or impossible to crystallize or which, due to their nature and size, cannot be crystallized by conventional, albeit proven, methods. The application of electron diffraction in crystallography is a radical innovation. It opens up perspectives for preparative chemistry and pharmacy, electrochemistry, agrochemistry and specialty chemistry that were unimaginable until recently. In this way, the crystallographer can produce important structural information faster, with better quality and at lower cost. This allows to test new substances for their commercial potential and bring them to market more efficiencly. So he can effectively contribute to put them at the service of mankind more quickly in the form of safe medicines, better fertilizers, more effective energy sources and novel materials.
Our customers are research institutes in academia and industry, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations, agrochemical companies (pesticides, crop protection and fertilizer) as well as research and manufacturing companies in the Advanced Materials sector.