Northeastern University acquires the first Quantum Microscope in the US as Qnami opens to North American market

Yesterday, September 7 2022, the Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy announced a new partnership between Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), and the opening of the Experiential Quantum Advancement Laboratories (EQUAL). The new, state-of-the-art facility, based at the Burlington Innovation Campus will form a high-impact quantum innovation hub in the State of Massachusetts connecting academics and industries, with the goal to accelerate and maturing next-generation quantum technologies.

On this occasion, Qnami announced the delivery of the first commercial scanning NV microscope in the entire United States. The microscope, which will equip the EQUAL facility, will enable rapid advancement and characterization of quantum materials and devices on a nanoscale, as well as the prototyping of next-generation quantum-sensing-based technologies.

Professor Swastik Kar, director of EQUAL, said:

“The Qnami microscope is a unique instrument and central tool within EQUAL. Our team and industry partners are looking forward to exploring the full capabilities of the instrument”

Qnami’s CEO Dr. Mathieu Munsch, who was present at the event, highlighted:

“It is a privilege for Qnami to support EQUAL’s vision and the development of quantum technologies in the state of Massachusetts. We believe that EQUAL’s pioneer move will inspire other initiatives throughout the country, as the importance of quantum technologies will keep rising”

In the pictures, Dr. Munch together with Provost David Madigan, vice Provost David Lzzi and Secretary of state of Massachusetts Mike Kenneally for the launch of the North Eastern Experiential Quantum Advanced Lab (EQUAL)

About Qnami ProteusQ
Qnami ProteusQ - first complete scanning NV microscope

Qnami’s quantum microscope, the ProteusQ, is a complete scanning NV microscope allowing the characterization of electric and magnetic properties with a new level of precision. Based on proprietary quantum sensor technology from Qnami, the instrument provides scientists and engineers in academia and industry with rapid and detailed information on their materials, device designs, and fabrication processes.

About Qnami

Qnami is a company based in Switzerland and a pioneer in the development and commercialization of quantum technologies. Since 2022, Qnami’s products are available in North America through its local distributor Quantum Design USA.

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For information on our products, please contact Quantum Design USA:

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