Scientific Visual

Making the invisible visible


We provide automated quality control tools for optical materials.


Our proprietary products and services are developed in Switzerland. We offer our international clients the latest technologies, highest production standards, exceptionally high quality, and reliability.


Who we are

Scientific Visual SA is a privately held company located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It develops quality control systems for optical materials to improve watch, LED and smartphone production.

Scientific Visual technologies improve the quality and speed of sapphire processing by objectively identifying and quantifying internal defects in sapphire at earlier stages in the production cycle than previously possible. For the first time sapphire users are able to establish objective, observer-independent and traceable quality control processes that reduce production costs and streamline their supply chain.

SapphiroScan®  is the only automatic quality control system for unpolished sapphire available on the market. It builds on refractive index-matching technology – a rigorously validated method – to visualize internal defects in synthetic gems.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Our mantra


Scientific Visual maintains privileged relationships with:

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

EPFL_logoEPFL is one of the world’s leading scientific and technological institutions. Scientific Visual is involved with EPFL in several joint R&D projects.



Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation

logo_kti_cti_02As the Swiss Confederation’s innovation promotion agency, CTI provides support to high-tech R&D projects. CTI helps to optimise knowledge and technology transfer through the use of thematic and regional networks and platforms.


Innovaud Association logo innovaud RVBInnovaud serves as a gateway to innovation in the Swiss canton of Vaud. It has seven technology parks devoted to innovation, and focuses on long-term businesses that bring innovation projects to market.