Recent progress in instrumentation design for academic crystal growth is highlighted in a brand-new “Annual Review of Materials Research” publication by Julian L. Schmehr and Stephen D. Wilson from University of California. The authors give a comprehensive overview of recent innovations and fundamental advances in crystal growth techniques summed up over the last years, including some of ScIDre’s products like the HKZ furnace with different pressure ranges up to 300 bar and the high-pressure oxygen annealing furnace HSO. We are proud to be able to contribute to the opening of “new scientific avenues” and will continue to keep pace with the steadily rising demand on innovative, individually designed and customized scientific equipment.