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Posted: October 11, 2008
Nanosurf Extends its Global Distribution Network into Eastern Europe
(Nanowerk News) In a move to further extend its global distribution
network, Nanosurf AG announced the appointment of RL Artal Co. LLC (located in
Budapest) as its official agent for Hungary and Anamet SRO (located in Prague and Modra) as
Nanosurf’s distributor for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The cooperation with these
experienced local sales partners allows Nanosurf to tap into the emerging nanotechnology
markets in Eastern Europe, and to better meet the need for easy-to-use and affordable atomic
force microscopes (AFM) and scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) for education, research,
and industry in this region.
Nanosurf’s main focus is on the research and development of scanning probe microscopes (SPM)
and their accessories, with a particular emphasis on making them accessible to a broad user base
by paying special attention to their ease of use, affordability, and reliability. Nanosurf’s
engineering capabilities and technical know-how have led the Swiss company to be included in
NASA’s Phoenix Mars mission with the first AFM to record images on another planet. The same
innovative spirit has earned Nanosurf several awards and the loyalty of over a thousand
In addition to fostering an innovative enterprise culture, Nanosurf values its close ties to academic
centers of excellence, in particular the University of Basel, an internationally respected center for
nanotechnology research and a Swiss center of competence. It is from the H.J. Güntherodt Group
at this university that Nanosurf emerged in 1997 in response to the demand for nanotechnology
teaching equipment. Today, Nanosurf is the market leader in SPM for teaching use and is
expanding its market share in industry and research.
Nanosurf can be found at www.nanosurf.com.
Contact information for each of our distributors can be found on our homepage under “contacts”.
The Phoenix Mars Mission can be found at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/main
For further information please contact Paul Werten ([email protected], +41 61 9275643).