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Posted: February 19, 2010
Asylum Research Appoints Micra Nanotecnologia as AFM Distributor for Mexico, Central America, and Argentina
(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research and Micra Nanotecnologia announced
today that they have entered into a new distribution agreement that will enable Asylum to extend its
global reach and promote its products in Latin America. Based in Mexico City, Micra
Nanotecnologia, is the most experienced microscopy distributor in Latin America, with over two
decades specializing in providing atomic force microscopes and other microscopy instrumentation.
They will sell, install, and support Asylum’s complete line of scanning probe/atomic force
microscopes, including the Cypher™ AFM and the MFP-3D™ Family of AFMs.
Carlos Segovia, President of Micra Nanotecnologia, commented, “We are excited about our
partnership with Asylum Research, the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe
microscopy. Many leading nanoscience researchers are located in Latin America and we look
forward to working with them supporting Asylum’s products. The Cypher AFM is the most
exciting and highest resolution AFM on the market, and the MFP-3D is the most versatile AFM
available, especially with its biological accessories, instrumented NanoIndenter capability, and the
new Ztherm™ thermal analysis option.”
Added John Green, Asylum’s EVP for Sales, “Micra Nanotecnologia has had a long history of
success in not only selling, but also effectively supporting microscopy instrumentation. They are an
excellent partner for us and we anticipate a long and mutually beneficial relationship that will
further increase our market share and user base across Latin America.”
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
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.
For additional information, contact 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, HTerry@AsylumResearch.comH, Monte@AsylumResearch.com.