HRH The Duke of York, KG will be visiting Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis on Thursday 28th February, 2013 and will be given a demonstration of its market leading AZtec microanalysis system, which is used on electron microscopes the world over. He will then meet development and software engineers, technical staff and some of the firm’s young apprentices.
His Royal Highness’s visit to Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis was part of his continued focus on promoting and recognising businesses at the forefront of maintaining the United Kingdom’s global reputation for excellence in technology and science.
Nanotechnology is one of the fastest growing areas of interest around the world. High Wycombe based Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis is one of the leading providers of high technology systems that analyse and characterise matter at the very smallest scale. Its highly skilled team of developers and engineers have won two Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
Managing Director, Dr Ian Barkshire, says “We are extremely honoured by The Duke of York’s interest in our company and delighted he is visiting our factory. We are committed to turning smart science into commercially successful products and are very proud of our recent award winning microanalysis systems. The brand of Oxford Instruments is very strong and is a great ambassador for the UK around the world.”
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Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. It provides solutions needed to advance fundamental physics research and its transfer into commercial nanotechnology applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments' growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion.