The Company

Since 2003, the folks at Northern Focus Optical have been providing its customers with high quality microscopy instruments and expert microscopy service and repair. In an instrument market with many choices, we take pride in our carefully chosen selection of microscopes and related equipment. All of the products we offer are from trusted brands that we are willing to put our name behind. We know that it is your priority to obtain optical data accurately and quickly. Therefore we have made it our priority to provide personalized customer service that will allow you to obtain the instruments, applications advice and training that you need to achieve these goals.

Within Alaska, Montana, northern Wyoming and select remote facilities our Sales & Service Departments offer a full array of new and used microscopes, as well as on-site field service for installations, maintenance and repairs, mail-in repairs and annual Service Agreements. References are available from within university and hospital systems, geophysical institutions, federal & state government laboratories, military bases and private industry research laboratories.

Who We Are

Jim Microscope Website Bio

Jim Janoso: Sales & Service Manager

(907) 378-1503

Jim Janoso is a mechanical engineer who has completed training courses at Nikon’s, Zeiss’s, and Accu-scope’s U.S. headquarters in New York and at Zeiss’s manufacturing facility in G√∂ttingen, Germany. He is a JenOptik Gryphax certified digital imaging specialist, as well as the Microscope Field Service Technician and Consultant for the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Read more at the Science Career Blog
and Scott Canon’s blog Polarized.


Jodi Gerard: Office Manager
(406) 323-4497


Erin Janoso: Information Systems Assistant

Kathy Himelspach: Anchorage Office Manager, Service/Sales Tech

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