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Bioworkshop to be Held at the National Health Research Institutes, July 30-31, 2009

Asylum Research Sponsors First Taiwan AFM Bioworkshop

Santa Barbara, CA | Posted on July 1st, 2009

Asylum Research, in conjunction with the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), will host the first Taiwan AFM Bioworkshop to be held July 30-31 at NHRI, Zhunan Campus, in Taiwan. The AFM Bioworkshop will combine talks from leading researchers and industry experts on AFM for life science applications, as well as instructional AFM demonstrations using Asylum Research's MFP-3D™ AFM. Speakers include Hsien-Chang Chang of National Cheng Kung University, Shuchen Hsieh of National Sun Yat-sen University, and Ming-Long Yeh of National Cheng Kung University, Je-Wen Liou of Tzu Chi University, as well as Application Scientists Sophia Hohlbauch and Amir Moshar of Asylum Research. Topics covered include principles of AFM, biological imaging, force spectroscopy, integration of AFM and optical microscopy, sample preparation, application examples and future directions in AFM. The event is free to all researchers in the field of AFM.

"We are very pleased to be working with Asylum Research in hosting the first Taiwan AFM Bioworkshop," said Dr. Feng-Huei Lin, NHRI/National Taiwan University. "The instrument demonstration sessions will be invaluable for the attendees. It is a tremendous opportunity for them to learn tips and tricks from the experts."

"This is a great opportunity to exchange and share our AFM knowledge with some of the brightest researchers in this community," commented Dr. David Beck, Asylum Research Vice President of Asia Pacific Region. "We are looking forward to our continued collaboration with such a prestigious group as NHRI."

Additional workshop information and registration can be found at www.AsylumResearch.com/Bioworkshop.

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About Asylum Research
Asylum Research is the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999, we are a company dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 200 years combined AFM/SPM experience from our scientists, engineers and software developers. Our instruments are used for a variety of nanoscience applications in material science, physics, polymers, chemistry, biomaterials, and bioscience, including single molecule mechanical experiments on DNA, protein unfolding and polymer elasticity, as well as force measurements for biomaterials, chemical sensing, polymers, colloidal forces, adhesion, and more. Asylum’s product line offers imaging and measurement capabilities for a wide range of samples, including advanced techniques such as electrical characterization (CAFM, KFM, EFM), high voltage piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM), magnetic force microscopy (MFM) with our unique variable field module, quantitative nanoindenting, and a wide range of environmental accessories and application-ready modules.
Asylum’s MFP-3D set the standard for AFM technology, with unprecedented precision and flexibility. The MFP-3D is the first AFM with true independent piezo positioning in all three axes, combined with low noise closed-loop feedback sensor technology. The MFP-3D offers both top and bottom sample viewing for easy integration with most commercially-available inverted optical microscopes.
Asylum’s new Cypher AFM is the world’s first completely new small sample AFM/SPM in over a decade, and sets the new standard as the world’s highest resolution AFM. Cypher provides low-drift closed loop atomic resolution for the most accurate images and measurements possible today, rapid AC imaging with small cantilevers, Spot-On™ automated laser alignment for easy setup, integrated thermal, acoustic and vibration control, and broad support for all major AFM/SPM scanning modes and capabilities.

Asylum Research offers the lowest cost of ownership of any AFM company. Ask us about our industry best 2-year warranty, our legendary product and applications support, and our exclusive 6-month money-back satisfaction guarantee. We are dedicated to providing the most technically advanced AFMs for researchers who want to take their experiments to the next level. Asylum Research also distributes third party cantilevers from Olympus, Nanoworld/Nanosensors, and our own MFM and iDrive tips.

About NHRI

The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) is a non-profit foundation established by the government with its organization charter created by an Act of Congress (Legislative Yuan) and signed in 1995 by President Teng-hui Lee. Being an autonomous research organization, NHRI is dedicated to the enhancement of medical research and the improvement of health care in this country. Additional information can be found at nhri.org.tw/index/eindex.php3.

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Terry Mehr, Director of Marketing Communications, or Monteith Heaton, EVP, Marketing/Business Development, Asylum Research, 6310 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
805-696-6466x224/227

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