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McCrone Associates, Inc. is a consulting research laboratory focused on solving difficult materials characterization and particle identification problems along with the day-to-day analytical needs of clinical laboratories, scientific researchers, business organizations and government agencies worldwide. Our extensive array of microscopy and microanalytical instrumentation together with our staff’s experience, technical skills and creative approach to problem solving provide an unequaled suite of analytical capabilities to our clients.

McCrone Associates, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is located in Westmont, Illinois. As the analytical division of The McCrone Group, Inc., McCrone Associates is internationally recognized as the world leader in microscopy, microanalysis, materials characterization and materials problem solving.

Other members of The McCrone Group, Inc. include:

  • McCrone Microscopes & Accessories (MMA) is the authorized national dealer for Olympus polarized 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 provides education and training to scientists worldwide. In addition to undergraduate programs offered in collaboration with both North Central College and Concordia University Chicago, 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, chemistry and laboratory safety, and image analysis.
  • The McCrone Atlas of Microscopic Particles is a free, online particle reference for scientists, microscopists, and criminalists engaged in materials characterization and particle identification.
  • ModernMicroscopy.com is a free, online peer-reviewed journal with articles, scientific tips and tutorials contributed by scientists from around the world.