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Asylum Research, the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM), announced today that it set new records for both orders and shipments in its fourth quarter and for the 2009 calendar year.
The fourth quarter results exceeded Asylum's record 2009 third quarter, where orders were more than half again greater than the Company's previous record quarter. Orders and shipments for the fourth quarter and year were a near equal combination of the recently introduced Cypher™ system, the world's highest resolution AFM, the MFP-3D-BIO™ AFM, which mounts on an inverted optical microscope platform for the biosciences, and the versatile MFP-3D™ Stand Alone AFM for physical and materials science applications.
Commented Dr. Jason Cleveland, Asylum Research CEO, "Last year represents a tremendous achievement and I want to again thank everyone in our worldwide organization for their effort. Our order and shipment results are indicative of the quality and performance of our existing and new products - not to mention the legendary product and applications support our people provide. Instead of contenting ourselves with tweaking older products like other AFM companies, Asylum introduced the innovative new Cypher product line. Word continues to spread around the world that Asylum is the technology and support leader in scanning probe and atomic force microscopy. "
Added John Green, Executive VP of Sales, "During 2009, we saw other AFM companies cutting key staff and downsizing, while we continued to flourish with our superior technology, unmatched performance, ability to demonstrate research solutions, and strong applications support. We have attracted a growing number of former users of other AFMs with our continuous flow of new products and techniques providing our customers with leading research capabilities while rapidly expanding our market share and global presence. Many thanks to all of our users who spread the word and continue to drive us and our instruments to be the best."
About Asylum Research
Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999, we are an employee owned company dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 250 years combined AFM/SPM experience among our staff. 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), thermal analysis, 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 and easy integration with most commercially-available inverted optical microscopes.
Asylum’s new Cypher AFM is the world’s first 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.
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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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