our vision

Founded 2019 by scientists and engineers,
smidgentec B.V. is the perfect match for your lab.

We develop and produce semi-automated benchtop microscopes
for medium throughput protein crystallography.
The ideal solution for crystallographers and biologists.


GemFinder is a crystal imager that visualizes and documents your protein crystallization results:
Our semi-automated GemFinder crystal imaging system comes in various sizes for loading batches ranging from 1 up to 14 plates at once.


  • dimensions (w x d x h, mm): 1200 x 800 x 1000
  • electricity: 115-240 V, 48-64 Hz, 16 A (main power supply)
  • image 1-14 plates in one run
  • imaging of all plate types
  • full crystallization documentation & full project management
  • state of the art z-stacking and deep-focus fusion
  • QR-Code assisted, semi-automated crystal imaging
  • includes GemFinder crystal imager control software & free access to GemViewer for all users

Let us help you decide on your individual GemFinder crystal imaging system solution.


GemViewer is a free software package for all our customers, who have purchased a GemFinder protein crystal imaging system.

GemViewer integrates perfectly with GemFinder to give you total support in protein crystallization development, project management and documentation. This includes full project control even during refinement and upscaling project phases. It includes drop scoring, overview, filtering and export of protein crystal hit conditions.

As our customer you have access to an unlimited number of GemViewer licenses. Get in touch and we will provide you with all required information: support@smidgentec.com.

GemViewer application showing a protein crystal

service & contact

you have a question, don‘t hesitate to contact us:

smidgentec B.V.
Boskoopplantsoen 34
6843 EE Arnhem
The Netherlands

for general information, inquiries and
orders please use: info@smidgentec.com.

for tech support, software requests and
bug reports, please use: support@smidgentec.com.

feel free to use our contact form.



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dipl.-ing. christian füldner

CEO & system design

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dr. sven hennig

product manager & customer service

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harald kipp, CEO egnite GmbH

software development


egnite GmbH

co-founder & software development

Provincie Noord-Holland

financing partner