NANOSENSORS™ Changes North American Distribution Network

NANOSENSORS™ the world leader in scanning probes specializing in the development and production of innovative high quality tips for scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) announced a change in its North American distribution network.

The business partnership with Nanoscience Instruments Inc. as NANOSENSORS™ North American distributor will terminate on November 20th, 2006.

As of November 21st, 2006 NANOSENSORS™ products will be sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico by NanoAndMore USA Corp.

NanoAndMore USA Corp., a member of the NanoWorld Group, is the North American distributor for NANOSENSORS™, NanoWorld™ and BudgetSensors™ AFM probes. Their scope of offered products also includes the Scanning Probe Image Processor from Image Metrology, Vibration Isolation equipment from Minus-K and Digital Holographic Microscopes from Lyncée Tec.

NanoAndMore USA Corp.
9 James F. Byrnes Street
Lady’s Island, SC 29907


Toll free number for the US and Canada:
Phone.: +1 843 521 1108
Fax: +1 843 521 1148

Furthermore Agilent Technologies will continue to supply its customers with NANOSENSORS™ products

Agilent Technologies
4666 South Ash Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: +1-480-756-5902
Fax: +1-480-756-5950
Contact person: Judy August


In Canada Systems for Research Corp. will also continue to sell NANOSENSORS™ AFM probes.

Systems for Research Corp.
300 Earl Grey Dr., Suite 225

Phone: +1-613-832-0094
Fax: +1-613-832-4102


NANOSENSORS™ is convinced that this new structure will develop to the mutual benefit of its customers and the NANOSENSORS™ brand and therefore kindly asks its customers to transfer their confidence to its new distribution network.

About NanoAndMore Corp.:

NanoAndMore USA was founded in 2005 by NanoWorld Holding AG and George McMurtry, formerly a founder and vice president of Quesant Instrument Corporation, one of the oldest AFM manufacturers. The corporation headed by George McMurtry as CEO is situated in Beaufort, South Carolina.

NAM is the first distributor of AFM probes to sell them in premounted formats for those AFM systems that require them (such as Quesant Instrument and older Park Scientific systems), as well as just the probes themselves. This allows the end user to have a second source (or primary source) of necessary premounted tips and adds the flexibility of a complete range of premounts from the budget conscious Budget Sensors line to the premier NanoWorld™ and NANOSENSORS™ probes.

NAM USA also sells other surface analysis products such as the Scanning Probe Image Processor from Image Metrology, Vibration Isolation equipment from Minus-K and Digital Holographic Microscopes from Lyncée Tec and will be adding additional products in the future. Anything except AFMs will be considered.

NANOSENSORS™ appoints Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment as Distributor for South Africa and SADC

NANOSENSORS™ today announced that it has appointed Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (PTY) Ltd. as its official distributor for South Africa and the SADC.

Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Pty) Ltd. was established in 1968 by present Managing Director, Peter F. Wirsam. It has proven itself to be one of Southern Africa’s leading suppliers of laboratory, process instrumentation & consumables, representing world leaders in their field.

Wirsam Scientific offers a comprehensive portfolio of products including:

  • Microscopy
  • Material Testing
  • Laboratory
  • Analytical Spectroscopy
  • Laboratory Software Solutions
  • Petrochemical
  • On-Line Process Control

To compliment their products, Wirsam employs over 50 staff, and has fully equipped workshops providing full service capabilities in all our major centres (Johannesburg, Cape Town , Durban, Port Elizabeth & Vanderbijlpark). This combination ensures clients the best possible partnership for their business ventures.

NANOSENSORS™ is very pleased about this addition to its distribution network and is convinced, that Wirsam’s expertise and dedication to its customers will be a valuable help for its customers in South Africa and the SADC.

For sales enquires for South Africa and the SADC please contact in the future:


Head-Office – Johannesburg
23 Menton Road
Suite C119
Richmond, Johannesburg 2092

South Africa

Phone: +27 11 482-1060
Fax: +27 11 726-6094
Contact person: Richard Vincent / Sales Manager


NANOSENSORS™ Q30K-Plus Silicon AFM probes for Non-Contact Mode and Force Modulation Mode are now available

The new NANOSENSORS™ Q30K-Plus AFM tip with a very high Q-factor and an enhanced signal to noise ratio for UHV applications is now available.

Based on the well-known PointProbe® Plus AFM probe NANOSENSORS™ has developed the Q30K-Plus SPM-probe series especially for UHV applications. For high sensitivity and a good signal to noise ratio the new probes are featuring a Q-factor of over 30,000 (up to 50,000) under UHV conditions and a high reflectivity (even at wavelength of over 800 nm).

In addition to the enhanced Q-factor and the optimized signal to noise ratio the Q30K-Plus series offers all features of the PointProbe® plus series like a minimized variation in tip shape and a typical tip radius of less than 7 nm.

We would like to thank all customers who have tested samples of this probe for their feedback.