Nanosurf strengthens its presence in Eastern Europe October 10, 2008: In a move to further extend its global distribution network, Nanosurf AG has appointed RL Artal Co. LLC in Budapest as its official agent for Hungary, and Anamet SRO in Prague and Modra, as its distributor for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The cooperation with these local sales partners allows Nanosurf to tap into the emerging nanotechnology markets in Eastern Europe, and to better meet the need for easy-to-use and affordable atomic force microscopes (AFM) and scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) for education, research, and industry in this region. Nanosurf’s main focus is on the research and development of scanning probe microscopes (SPM) and their accessories, with a particular emphasis on making them accessible to a broad user base by paying special attention to their ease of use, affordability, and reliability. Nanosurf’s engineering capabilities and technical know-how have led the Swiss company to be included in NASA’s Phoenix Mars mission with the first AFM to record images on another planet. AFM scan of a carbon nanotube.