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Posted: Jun 06, 2012
Asylum Research Appoints Spectra Research Corp. as its Exclusive Canadian Distributor
(Nanowerk News) As part of its ongoing expansion, Asylum Research, the technology leader
in scanning probe and atomic force microscopy (SPM/AFM), announced today that it has appointed Spectra
Research Corporation (SRC) as its exclusive distributor in Canada. SRC has served nanotechnology and
surface science markets in Canada since 1993. They offer sales, service and technical support across the
country. SRC can be contacted at 905-890-0555, or via their website: www.spectraresearch.com.
"We are very excited about adding Spectra Research to our family of world-wide distributors," said John
Green, Executive Vice President of Sales for Asylum Research. "Their extensive experience in AFM, materials
and life science, and scientific instrumentation, will be a great asset to Asylum Research and our ability to help
prospective customers make informed decisions."
Paul Greenwood, President of SRC, added, "We are very pleased to be working with Asylum Research in
Canada. Asylum has a great reputation for innovative AFM technology, and a legacy of customer satisfaction
that is unmatched in the industry. This addition is a good fit with our focus on Canadian markets that include
nanotech, surface science and materials characterization".
Spectra Research is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada's largest distributors of
electronic components, test equipment, and integrated networking solutions, with headquarters in Ontario,
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 300 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, SKPM, 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 Cypher AFM sets the new standard as the world's fastest and highest resolution AFM. Cypher
provides low-drift closed loop atomic resolution for the most accurate images and measurements possible today,
>20X faster AC imaging for images in minutes instead of minutes or hours, 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.