Judges Scientific Plc engages in the design and production of scientific instruments. The company operates in two business segments: Materials Sciences Group and the Vacuum Group. The Materials Sciences Group supplies measurement equipment across both public and private sectors. The Vacuum Group designs and manufactures instruments to prepare samples for examination in electron microscopes and to create motion, heating and cooling within ultra high vacuum chambers. Judges Scientific was founded by David Elie Cicurel on November 21, 2002 and is headquartered in East Grinstead, the United Kingdom.