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FEI and Icon Analytical Selected to Develop India's Premier Imaging Facility:
The International Centre for Material Science (ICMS)
India's International Centre for Material Science (ICMS) in Bangalore has selected FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) and its Mumbai-based agent, Icon Analytical Equipment Private Limited, to develop a unique imaging facility. It will be the most advanced electron microscopy facility in India and highlights the global technology leadership of FEI and its products.
The ICMS Imaging Centre will include a suite of FEI electron microscopes, including the world's most powerful commercially-available microscope, the Titan3 ™ 300kV high-resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). Also included are the Quanta™ 3D Field Emission Gun (FEG) DualBeam™ system and the Tecnai™ 20 200kV TEM. All will be network-connected and remotely controllable.
"The ICMS Imaging Centre, due to be opened in October 2008, will be a unique facility where Indian scientists can cooperate with colleagues from all over the world using the ultimate performance tools available today," said Prof. C.N.R. Rao, National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor, and Honorary President of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore.
"We are honored to be chosen by Prof. C.N.R. Rao and the Indian Dept. of Science and Technology," said Dr. Don Kania, CEO and President of FEI Company. "We are looking forward to this exciting project."
Icon Analytical is FEI's exclusive agent in India. To ensure a quick startup of the Imaging Centre, Icon Analytical will provide installation, training of local staff, initial operation of the facility and maintenance of the tools.
"Icon is proud to install and maintain these market-leading performance tools in India," said Anand V. Rao, Managing Director of Icon Analytical. "It is a privilege to be associated with Prof. C.N.R. Rao and FEI in the field of nanotechnology."
About FEI Company
FEI (Nasdaq: FEIC) is the world leader in pioneering technologies and applications that deliver imaging solutions for 3D characterization, analysis and modification/prototyping with resolutions down to the sub-Ångström level. Our customers, working in advanced research and manufacturing, are supported by field-experienced applications specialists. They have open access to FEI’s prestigious global user network so they can succeed in accelerating nanoscale discovery and contribute to better living through new product commercialization. FEI’s NanoPorts in North America, Europe and Asia provide centers of technical excellence where our world-class community of customers and specialists collaborate on the ongoing development of new ideas and innovative solutions. FEI has sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world.
About Icon Analytical
Icon Analytical Equipment Private Limited specializes in the field of analytical instruments, with a focus on Microscopy, Elemental Analysis and Characterization. We are headquartered in Mumbai and have Regional Offices in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Our core competence is in the field of Analytical Equipment. This is strengthened by a team of engineers having experience of over thousand man-hours in sales, services and application of Analytical Equipment. We cater to the requirements of premier research institutes and core sector industry in the fields of medical research, technology, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, with high quality, sophisticated solutions. To meet the growing demands of the scientific community, we have established an all-India network of offices, manned by competent and highly qualified engineers.
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