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 record-breaking 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-3D-BIO 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."