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Posted: October 1, 2009

Asylum Research Shatters Quarterly Sales Records, Sees First Stimulus Order

(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research, a 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 third quarter. Orders were greater by more than 60% than the company’s previous record for a calendar quarter. These orders 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™ Standalone AFM for physical and materials science applications. Asylum also announced that it received its first order funded under a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) from Purdue University. Asylum expects significant orders in Q4 and throughout 2010 due to the ARRA and other global economic stimulus programs.
Commented Dr. Jason Cleveland, Asylum Research CEO, “Our third quarter was a tremendous achievement and I want to thank everyone in our worldwide organization for their excellent effort. With stimulus funds just beginning to flow, and our legion of users continuing to help us spread the word about our superior products and support, the future looks very bright indeed. This is an exciting time for Asylum Research.”
Added John Green, Executive VP of Sales, “We’re seeing an overwhelming response to our new Cypher AFM, while our MFP-3D AFM family continues to outperform other instruments in its class. With the full impact of the US stimulus funds yet to be seen – and record numbers of pending quotes to high quality researchers – we’re expecting that our Q3 results are a harbinger of more records to come. Many thanks to our loyal users -- and welcome to the Asylum family to our new customers!”
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.
Source: Asylum Research (press release)
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