Founded in 1956 and located in Westmont, Illinois, The McCrone Group, Inc. has been collaborating with clients for over 60 years. Combining the talents and skills of its staff in the areas of materials analysis, instrument sales, and education, The McCrone Group is internationally regarded as “The Premier Microscopy Resource” and recognized as a world leader in microscopy, microanalysis, materials characterization, and the solving of tough materials problems.
The McCrone Group includes McCrone Associates, Inc.; McCrone Microscopes & Accessories, LLC; Hooke College of Applied Sciences, LLC; the McCrone Atlas of Microscopic Particles; and ModernMicroscopy.com.
McCrone Associates, Inc. is focused on solving difficult materials and particle identification problems along with the day-to-day analysis needs of clinical laboratories, scientific researchers, business organizations, and government agencies worldwide. Scientists at McCrone Associates consult directly with clients, and use the most advanced microscopy techniques and instrumentation to help solve their problems.
McCrone Microscopes & Accessories, LLC is the authorized dealer for Nikon light microscopes, Linkam heating/cooling stages, the JEOL NeoScope benchtop SEM, HiROX Digital Microscope Systems, digital imaging systems, and a variety of laboratory supplies. The technical sales representatives at McCrone Microscopes are trusted advisors to microscopists worldwide.
Hooke College of Applied Sciences, LLC provides education and training to scientists worldwide. In addition to undergraduate programs offered in collaboration with select colleges and universities in the Chicago area, Hooke College of Applied Sciences has more than 40 specialized short-courses in materials analysis. Topics covered include light and electron microscopy, spectroscopy, sample preparation, and image analysis.
McCrone Atlas of Microscopic Particles is an online particle reference tool for scientists, microscopists, and criminalists engaged in materials characterization and particle identification.
Modern Microscopy is an online collection of articles, scientific tips, and tutorials related to microscopy and microanalysis written by scientists from The McCrone Group and contributing scientists from around the world.