News » NanoWorld Holding enters the US Market directly with the founding of NanoAndMore USA

September 7th, 2005 - Beaufort, SC, USA

NanoAndMore USA Corporation (NAM) is founded by George McMurtry and NanoWorld Holding AG as a wholly owned subsidiary.

NanoAndMore USA Corporation (NAM) is founded by George McMurtry and NanoWorld Holding AG as a wholly owned subsidiary. NAM is headed by Mr. McMurtry who is a founder of one of the oldest atomic force microscope (AFM) manufacturers, Quesant Instrument (circa. 1992), and is a well known and respected member of the AFM community.

Manfred Detterbeck, COB of NanoWorld Holding AG, states, "NanoAndMore USA is based on a successful business concept that has already been proven in the European market by NanoAndMore GmbH. We are very pleased that we have convinced Mr. McMurtry to join the NanoWorld group and look forward to achieving the direct market penetration in the US as we have in Europe."

Mr. McMurtry explains, "Although no longer associated with AFM manufacturing, I can't get them out of my system. Over the years I have seen many experienced users but few are expert in AFM tips. Since cantilever and tip dynamics play such a major role in obtaining research quality data, I saw this enterprise as a great opportunity to continue to assist the AFM world as a member of the NanoWorld Group by working directly with the manufacturing plants to help determine and then provide required probes."

Although expert in AFM operation, few users understand all the other contributing factors such as scanning environment (atmosphere, liquid, temperature, humidity, etc.), tip size and shape, cantilever dimensions and resonant frequency, cantilever coatings, etc. NAM helps provide this expertise.

"Timely delivery from an extensive stock is a major objective of NanoAndMore and the AFM experience of the staff is critical to delivering the best possible solution. The decision has been made to supply not only the bare AFM probes but also, in the very near future, premounted probes for the more popular systems that require them. This provides the customer with at least a reliable second source if not a one-stop-shop for all AFM consumables and operating accessories." quoted McMurtry.

NanoAndMore USA Corp. was founded in 2005 by NanoWorld Holding AG and George McMurtry, CEO. No longer affiliated, Mr. McMurtry is a founder and was vice president of Quesant Instrument Corporation, one of the oldest existing AFM manufacturers. NanoAndMore is a high-tech distributor of SPM probes and accessories and is situated in Beaufort, South Carolina.

NanoWorld Holding AG is purely financial and does not conduct operational business. The present key activities of the associated companies are concentrated on the development, production and commercialization of consumables for Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM), namely AFM probes or tips for Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM). Central functions fulfilled by the holding company include access to capital markets and steering the group strategically, thus relieving the group's units allowing them to concentrate on their customer related activities.