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Posted: August 25, 2009
Asylum Research Appoints Intertech as AFM Distributor for Russia, Eurasia
(Nanowerk News) Asylum Research and Intertech Corporation 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 the Russian Federation, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, and Turkmenistan.
Intertech, an American export and engineering
company that specializes in providing analytical instrumentation and other products to the Former Soviet
Union (FSU), will sell and support Asylum’s complete line of atomic force/scanning probe microscopes,
including the Cypher™ AFM and the MFP-3D™ Family of AFMs.
Tim Kiernan, President of Intertech, commented, “We are excited about our partnership with Asylum
Research, the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy. A number of the world’s
leading nanoscience researchers are located in Russia and the C.I.S. 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, “Intertech has had a great deal of success in selling and
supporting a wide range of surface analytical instrumentation in the FSU and is an excellent partner for us.
We anticipate a long and mutually beneficial relationship that will broaden our reach and increase our user
base across Europe and Asia.”
About Asylum Research
Asylum Research is the technology leader for atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for
both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999, we are a company dedicated to innovative
instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 250 years combined AFM/SPM experience
from our scientists, engineers and software developers. 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), magnetic force microscopy (MFM) with our unique variable field module,
quantitative nanoindenting, and a wide range of environmental accessories and application-ready modules.