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Posted: Jan 21, 2011
Asylum Research Sets Annual Sales Record
(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research, the technology leader for atomic force and scanning
probe microscopy (AFM/SPM), announced today that its 2010 sales set a new record, besting its recordbreaking 2009 by nearly 20%. The new record was fueled by increasing acceptance of Asylum's Cypher™
Atomic Force Microscope, the world's highest resolution AFM. Sales also accelerated for the MFP-3DBIO
™ AFM, which mounts on an inverted optical microscope platform for the biosciences, and for the
versatile MFP-3D™ Stand Alone AFM for physical and materials science applications.
Commented John Green, Asylum Research Executive VP of Sales, "Sales growth at these levels in the present
market for a second consecutive year is a tremendous achievement. The extra efforts of everyone in our
worldwide organization contribute to this continued success. We also want to thank all our users who so
eagerly spread the word and continue to drive us to maintain our preeminence as the technology leader in
scanning probe and atomic force microscopy."
Added Dr. Roger Proksch, Asylum Research President, "Our ongoing rapid growth is the result of the quality
and performance of our existing and new products – not to mention the legendary product and applications
support our people provide. Our introduction of the innovative new Cypher product line has continued our
tradition of excellence. Instead of contenting ourselves with tweaking older products like other AFM
companies, we invested to bring forth the first new small sample AFM in more than ten years."
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 forfor 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, >20X faster AC imaging with small cantilevers, Spot-On™ automated laser and
photodetector 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.