Over the last 30 years, NT-MDT has been involved in the development, production, and support of research instrumentation, primarily, scanning probe microscopes for nanotechnology and its applications. Our pathway has been marked by a creation of a few thousand different devices, whose functions and capabilities cover the broad range of customer needs in different areas: university education, academic and industrial research. NT-MDT pioneering efforts led to the impressive combination of scanning probe microscopy with Raman spectroscopy.