Asylum Research Corporation
Business Identifier: instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology applications
Public Profile:
Asylum Research Corporation provides instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. The company specializes in atomic force and scanning probe microscopy tools and systems for materials and bioscience applications. It offers microscopes; nanoindenters for quantitative surface characterization; accessories; digital controllers; imaging systems; environmental controls, such as closed fluid cells, economical fluid dishes, thermal control accessories, dish holders and heater sample holders, and humidity sensing cells and accessories; system accessories, including extended heads, vibration isolation tables and hoods, variable field modules, and digital access modules; cantilevers; and imaging accessories, which include gold coated glass or mica microscope slides, application kits, calibration standards and samples, and sample mounts. The company also provides MacroBuilder interface, which allows users to set up and run a sequence of measurements unattended; Argyle, a 3D application rendering for on and off-line analysis; Thumbnail Viewer Utility for visualizing experiment files outside the IGOR environment; and ARgyle Light, an advanced 3D image rendering and file sharing application. Its instruments are used for various nanoscience applications in material science, physics, data storage and semiconductors, polymers, chemistry, and biomaterials; and bioscience, including single molecule mechanical experiments on DNA, protein unfolding, and polymer elasticity, as well as force measurements for biomaterials, chemical sensing, colloidal forces, adhesion, and more. The company serves academic and industrial customers through its distributors in the United States, Canada, Israel, and internationally. Asylum Research Corporation was founded in 1999 and is based in Santa Barbara, California with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Taiwan. As of December 19, 2012, Asylum Research Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Oxford Instruments plc.|

 Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition
Year Founded IP Holdings
Employee Range VC funded?
Revenue Range Private/Public
 Most Recent SBIR Projects
Year Phase Agency Dollars Project Title
High Throughput Ionic and Electronic Transport Probing System
Recovery Act - Nanoscale Probe System for Organic Photovoltaics