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Posted: Sep 23, 2010
Asylum Research Offers AFM in Biology Class November 3-5, 2010
(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force
microscopy (AFM/SPM) announces its AFM in Biology Class to be held November 3-5, 2010 in Santa Barbara,
California. The class is open to all Atomic Force Microscopy users that want to increase their knowledge of AFM in
biology and life sciences. A new high resolution imaging lab on the Cypher™ AFM, the world's highest resolution
AFM, has been added to the curriculum. This world-renowned class, now in its 12th session, combines lecture with
hands-on sessions for personal instruction and interaction with the Asylum technical staff.
"We cover all the essential AFM topics that biologists need and want to learn about— from sample preparation to
advanced imaging and force measurements," said Sophia Hohlbauch, Applications Scientist. "The breadth of AFM
experience of our staff is unsurpassed —both our President and CEO participate and class attendees have access to all of
our scientific staff. The class is fun, with a good mix of lecture and equipment time."
Commented former student Dr. Xiaohui (Frank) Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, "It was such a
wonderful experience at AR! Many thanks again for all the help and courtesy extended to me. I will for sure send my
students to future Asylum Bio classes."
Flame Burgmann, CSIRO, Australia, also commented, "Thanks again for a great course, it really was very useful and
gave us all some valuable information!"
The three day course is held twice a year. Topics include sample prep, force measurements, and imaging on DNA,
proteins, lipids and live cells. Hands-on labs will be done on the MFP-3D™ Stand Alone, MFP-3D-BIO™ and now the
Cypher AFM. Class size is limited.
About Asylum Research
See what our users are saying about Asylum Research at: www.MyAsylumAFM.com
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, Terry@AsylumResearch.com, Monte@AsylumResearch.com, www.AsylumResearch.com.