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Atomic force microscopes are a significant portion of the $1 billion market for nanotechnology measurement tools. Molecular Imaging's chief product line is the PicoPlus(R) family of modular, high-resolution AFMs, which are used for high-resolution imaging in fluids as well as ambient and controlled environmental and temperature conditions. Customers are researchers in the areas of drug discovery, life science, electrochemistry, materials science and polymer science. Ideal for multipurpose, multiuser facilities, the versatile PicoPlus gives researchers the ability to customize their systems and add functionality as needed.
"We're looking forward to being a part of Agilent because of its deep history of innovation and technology expertise," said Vance Nau, president and CEO of Molecular Imaging.
Professor Stuart Lindsay and Dr. Tianwei Jing from Arizona State University founded Molecular Imaging in 1993. The company has had a continuous relationship with ASU and its Lindsay Laboratory since then. Because of the strong ties between Molecular Imaging and ASU, Agilent has no plans to move Molecular Imaging operations from the Tempe area. Molecular Imaging employees have joined Agilent.
Molecular Imaging is the premier developer and supplier of atomic force microscopes and scanning probe microscope (SPM) systems for high-resolution imaging in fluids or ambient air under controlled temperatures and environmental conditions. The company's products are designed for nanotechnology research applications in life science, biotechnology, electrochemistry and material and polymer science. More information about Molecular Imaging is available at www.molec.com.
A backgrounder containing additional information about AFMs can be found at www.agilent.com/find/AFM_backgrounder.