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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2006/01/11 - The Atlanta-based Microscopy Firm seeks new opportunities, technology in Europe.
Atlanta-based MVA Scientific Consultants will be heading to Germany on January 11th –13th to identify and evaluate new opportunities and technologies that will benefit the Firm and its clients.
The highlight of the trip will be a visit to WITec Inc., of Ulm, Germany. WITec is a manufacturer of high performance optical and scanning instrumentation for scientific and industrial applications. MVA Scientific Consultants hopes to learn more about WITec’s newest instrument, which offers the unique ability to acquire high-resolution chemical information in a non-destructive way.
“We believe the instrument and related techniques could complement those that we already maintain in-house”, says Senior Research Scientist and Executive Director Mary A. Miller. “It could expand our service capability and shows some promise in the pharmaceutical industry, polymers and thin films, geological/environmental applications and general materials science,” Miller added.
The trip to Germany is the Firm’s second foray into Europe, following their recent strategic alliance with Micro Materials of Wrexham, UK. Officially announced in November, that alliance resulted in MVA Scientific Consultants being designated as the US Demonstration and Support site for the Nano-Test- the first commercial instrument used for the surface characterization of materials at the nano-scale level--about 100,000th the width of a human hair.
“Over the past sixteen years, we have built a solid reputation for excellence by meeting and exceeding customer expectations,” says Dr. Tim Vander Wood, Managing Director at the Firm. “Our visit to Germany is yet another example of our commitment to our clients and to broadening the scope of our capabilities”.
About MVA Scientific Consultants
MVA Scientific Consultants provides critical analysis and support for a variety of public and private sector interests through the use of electron and light microscopy. Clients from across the world seek out the Firm to help address unique challenges involving QA/QC, litigation, industrial hygiene, environmental forensics and a host of other issues.