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Posted: November 25, 2008
Agreement Between Renishaw And NT-MDT Provides Tools for Molecular Analysis
(Nanowerk News) During the recent International Raman Microscopy Conference (ICORS XXI) in London, Dr. Ken Williams of Renishaw plc (UK), and Dr. Andrew Shubin of NT-MDT (Russia) signed an OEM agreement, whereby NT-MDT will sell, install, and support special inVia Raman systems for integration with its NTEGRA AFM. This alliance between two forward-thinking Companies provides an unsurpassed nanotechnology visualisation and analysis system for research and industry.
The choice of business partner was driven by common philosophies and aims – an uncompromising attitude towards excellence in quality, performance, and customer support; and commitment to using only the best components for the job to ensure reliability, stability, and high performance. Renishaw and NT-MDT favour in-house manufacturing to maintain quality and a fast response to emerging requirements. This poses challenges in terms of reliability, performance, and design expertise, to other system manufacturers who rely on outsourcing their system components.
Renishaw and NT-MDT invest heavily in R&D and have established themselves as recognised leaders in developing specialised and customised systems. Both companies appreciate that integration of techniques goes beyond simply combining them; the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Dr. Shubin (VP Marketing for NT-MDT) commented that when talking to clients about integrated Raman-AFM instruments “…everybody knows Renishaw, everybody asks for Renishaw.” This new agreement provides the mechanism to fulfil that market requirement.