Asylum Research Delivers Cypher AFM to Instituto Microelectronica In Madrid

Asylum Research, the technology leader in scanning probe/atomic force microscopy (AFM/SPM), announced today that it has delivered the Cypher™ AFM to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) at the Instituto Microelectronica in Madrid, Spain. Professor Ricardo Garcia’s group at CSIC will use the new Cypher system for high resolution imaging /detection of biomolecules and processes, as well as fundamental studies of nanomechanical systems in liquids.

Dr. Garcia commented, “The distinctive feature of the Cypher AFM that drew my attention was the ability to perform sophisticated dynamic AFM experiments with small cantilevers at high imaging speeds. We are excited to have an instrument of Cypher’s calibre in our lab.”

Commented Ludger Weisser, Managing Director for Atomic Force DE, Asylum Research’s representative in Europe, “At Atomic Force we are particularly proud of Professor Ricardo Garcia's choice, as it is a seal of approval from one of Europe's top AFM researchers for the world's top AFM. The Cypher AFM is proving a resounding success – its ease-of-use, speed and performance are unrivaled, permitting both an increased throughput and a scientific competitive edge for our users. Cypher is already performing excellently in several European research labs, and user satisfaction is very high. We are confident that, as elsewhere, the first Cypher AFM in Iberia will lead to many others.

Added Roger Proksch, Asylum Research President, “They already have the best soccer team in the world and now they have the best AFM. 2010 is truly a great year for Spain!”

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