Industry News

New Application Note Describes Electrochemical Atomic Force Microscopy for Understanding Corrosion Mechanisms at the Nanoscale

Combining an atomic force microscope (AFM) with electro- chemical capabilities creates a powerful tool for studying corrosion, oxidation, and mass transfer of metals at the nanoscale. T e new application note “Exploring Corrosion with Electrochemical AFM” from Oxford Instruments Asylum Research discusses how AFM can be used to study the nanoscale evolution of bias-dependent reactions in real time at the charge interface.

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research, Inc.

Livecyte Now Available Throughout USA and Canada

Scientists in North America can now benefi t from the high-contrast, label-free, live cell imaging provided by Livecyte

appointment of Bulldog Bio as the Phasefocus

and Canada. T is announcement

™, following the ™ distributor for USA

signals the start of an exciting time for Phasefocus, as the company seeks to make headway on its initial achievements and strengthen its reach in the American market, to exploit the growing interest in the company’s fl agship imaging and analysis system.

Phasefocus Ltd

Thermo Scientifi c Krios G3i Cryo-Electron Microscope Announced as 2018 Edison Awards Gold Award Winner

T ermo Fisher Scientifi c, a world leader in serving science, today announced that the T ermo Scientifi c Krios G3i cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM) has been named as the Gold Award winner in the molecular analysis category for the 2018 Edison Awards. T e Edison Awards recognize and honor the world’s best innovators and innovations. T e Edison Awards, named aſt er T omas Alva Edison, was presented in New York City in April 2018.

Thermo Fisher Scientifi c Inc. www.visitthermofi

Basler Reports Business Figures, Confi rming Record Annual Result, and Expects a Stable Development In 2018

In fi scal year 2017, the group’s sales recorded an extraordinarily strong growth of 54% to € 150.2 million (previous year: € 97.5 million). T us, Basler grew more than two times stronger than the German industry for image processing components, which grew by 24%. T is is statistically recorded by the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, German Engineering Federation) and represents a key indicator for global market development.

Basler AG


Biolin Scientifi c Announces Nanoscience Instruments as Distribution Partner to Expand its Business in North America

Biolin Scientifi c announced that it has appointed Nanoscience Instruments as its distribution partner in North America. T e agreement involves the distribution of QSense, Attension, and KSV NIMA instruments. Nanoscience Instruments will also become the primary provider of service and application support in the U.S. and Canada. Nanoscience Instruments sells and supports a wide variety of analytical solutions to academia and industry.

Biolin Scientifi c AB www.biolinscientifi

High-Precision Linear/Rotary Positioning Systems for Industrial Automation/Motion Control Catalog

PI released a new comprehensive catalog of linear and rotary positioning systems engineered and manufactured for industrial precision automation. T e products covered address industries such as semiconductor production/inspection, laser material processing, automated optical inspection, and precision opto-mechanical alignment and assembly. Some of the technol- ogies featured in this catalog are PI’s in-house designed and manufactured PIMag linear motor stages, PIglide air bearing technologies, and high-performance EtherCat precision motion controllers.

®-based industrial

PI (Physik Instrumente)

Appointment of Marketing Head of Microscopy & Life Sciences at PI

PI has named Dr. T omas Bocher as Marketing Segment Head, Microscopy & Life Sciences. Bocher’s experience in the microscopy industry strengthens PI’s commitment to develop novel precision motion and nanopositioning solutions. Before PI, Bocher held product and segment manager positions with Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH and Bruker BioSpin GmbH. Bocher also served as chairman of the ISO TC172 SC5 committee for standardization in the fi eld of light microscopy and endoscopy.

PI (Physik Instrumente)


TESCAN announced the acquisition of XRE, Inc, a Belgian-based designer and manufacturer of dynamic 3D and 4D X-ray imaging systems. In doing so, TESCAN has greatly expanded its position to address imaging and characterization challenges that span multiple length scales across several research and technology disciplines. Known for innovation in the fi eld of X-ray micro- computed tomography, XRE, Inc delivers non-destructive imaging solutions for geoscience, materials, and life science fi elds in both academia and industrial R&D environments.


doi: 10.1017/S1551929518000573 • 2018 July

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