Nanosurf works with many international partners, ranging from universities to industry to the public sector, on cutting edge scientific advancements, new types of applications for AFM and related technologies, and public projects, e.g. to establish nanotechnology networks.

Nanoinitiative Bayern

Cluster Nanotechnologie
Nanoinitiative Bayern

Major objective of the Cluster's work is the continuous development of a nanotechnology competence network for an efficient transfer of latest R&D-results into marketable products as well as the promotion of cooperations aiming at concrete projects. The Nanoinitiative Bayern is responsible for the cluster management.

European Soft Matter Infrastructure

EUSMI provides the community of European soft-matter researchers with an open-access infrastructure as a platform to support and extend their research, covering characterization, synthesis, and modeling.

As one of the 15 partners, Nanosurf will provide transnational access to a Flex-ANA system in Langen, Germany. This system is an automated solution for AFM-based nanomechanical analysis.
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NFP4CryoEM project
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

The ‘Manipulating and Harvesting of Cell Components for Cryo-Electron Microscopy (NFP4CryoEM)’ project with TU Delft concerns advances in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). This technology makes it possible to depict the three-dimensional organisation of an individual ‘vitrified’ cell at nanometre level. The project uses AFM to make better samples by directly extracting specific components from the cell, and preparing them for research.
Cytosurge and Nanosurf have a long-standing and successful history together establishing FluidFM® system solutions, resulting in more than 40 publications generated by 30+ systems in leading universities around the globe.

This premium partnership provides the best possible FluidFM® experience to end-users with a Nanosurf AFM. About Flex-FPM.


Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency. Its role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland. Nanosurf is involved in several Innosuisse projects (formerly CTI/KTI) in cooperation with other partners such as ETH, EPFL and the University of Basel.

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Nano in Germany e.V.

Nanotechnology is a cross-sectional technology spanning various branches of the economy. Worldwide nanotechnology is seen as the hope for the future in developing highly efficient and sustainable production methods as well as products. On the long run these may contribute to the solution of global urgent issues for the future. Examples can be found in medical engineering, lightweight construction, energy supply, water filtration and many others. Visit Nano in Germany e.V.

ETH Zürich

Monitoring the total mass of cells under physiological conditions has been difficult and inaccurate in the past. Our lab has been working on this problem for years, and we are very happy that Nanosurf with their enthusiasm for innovation joined to develop a commercial product addressing this problem. We are very pleased about the new PicoBalance that Nanosurf has launched as part of their Drive product family, not only for us but for any cell lab around the globe. It will contribute to the fundamental understanding of physiological processes in cellular systems.

Lang GmbH & Co. KG

The LANG GmbH & Co. KG, based in Hüttenberg, Germany, is a leading supplier of automation systems as well as milling, laser and digitizing machines. The automation systems are sold worldwide in various industries and are also used in the machines specially developed by LANG. The portfolio of LANG offers motion controllers for torque, linear, servo, DC-servo and stepper motors as well as complete axis and handlings systems with different accuracies and ranges of travel. Highest quality, simple and fast integration of systems as well as a professional service are the focus. The application areas are microscopy, image processing, surface analysis, wafer inspection and handling systems, test and analysis systems, laboratory automation, clean room applications, micro-systems technology, micro-assembly, machine and plant engineering. Visit Lang GmbH & Co KG.