Qnami Announces Strategic Collaboration and Global Distribution Agreement with HORIBA to Commercialize the Qnami ProteusQ

Basel, Switzerland, July 10, 2020

Qnami AG, a leader in the emerging field of Quantum Sensing and the application of NV centers in diamond to materials science research, today announces its strategic collaboration and global distribution agreement with Horiba to commercialize the Qnami ProteusQ. 

Qnami and Horiba, a global leader in measurement and analysis solutions for advanced research and industry, and the world leader in Raman microscopy and nanoscopy, have combined forces to launch the Qnami ProteusQ globally. 

Qnami ProteusQ :  A Scanning NV Microscope delivering the next level in precision 

Qnami ProteusQ is a complete quantum microscope system. It is the first scanning NV (nitrogen-vacancy) microscope for the analysis of magnetic materials at the atomic scale. Built on, and powered by the AFM (atomic force microscope) platform from Horiba, the Qnami ProteusQ system comes with state-of-the-art electronics and software. Its flexible design allows for future adjustments and scaling, expansion and capability upgrades. The proprietary Qnami ProteusQ quantum technology provides highprecision images allowing its users to see directly the most subtle properties of their samples and the effect of microscopic changes in your design or fabrication process. The Qnami ProteusQ opens a new window on materials research and gives scientists and R&D engineers a new level of control to drive innovation in the design, creation and delivery of smart and energy-efficient electronics.  Learn more athttps://qnami.ch/portfolio/proteusq/

Global Commercial and Customer Support Footprint  

Under the terms of the agreement, Horiba and its global network of affiliates and distributors will become the exclusive channel for global distribution of the Qnami ProteusQ.  Horiba’s global footprint and its reputation for extremely high quality instruments, service and support will enable researchers globally to benefit from both the cutting-edge innovation from Qnami, and the customer service they expect from an established provider of high-tech instrumentation. 

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership,” stated Qnami AG CEO Mathieu Munsch. “The combination of the Qnami and Horiba technologies has enabled us to deliver an instrument that offers a breakthrough in performance, precision and usability for the surface analysis of magnetic materials.  And the distribution arrangement with Horiba will accelerate the launch of this technology into the labs of researchers globally.” 

Marc Chaigneau, Nanoscopy Business Unit Director, HORIBA Scientific, added: “We are very pleased to be able to lay the foundation for a successful partnership with this collaboration. Together, we envision that quantum-based microscopy will contribute to increasing the research productivity of our customers and that it will drive further innovation in materials science.” 

Availability and Pricing 

Qnami ProteusQ™ is available to order now exclusively from HORIBA and its global network of affiliates/distributors. More information, price quotes and application notes can be obtained from: www.horiba.com/proteusq 



About Qnami: 

Qnami is a VC-backed high-tech company with its roots at the Physics Departmentof the University of Baselin Switzerland. It develops fundamental new technology using quantum mechanics. The control of the state of a single electron enables measurement with a precision that could never be achieved before. The technique is called quantum sensing and Qnami is enthusiastically developing it to improve people’s lives and the world. Extensive academic research and deep knowledge build the ground for all that Qnami does. With this technology, Qnami is redefining the common understanding of precision. Qnami offers an open team culture of mutual respect and intercultural understanding which is both business and scientific minded. Qnami attracts young, multicultural, open and skilled team members, who have a deep passion for the work.


About HORIBA: 

HORIBA France SAS, headquartered in Palaiseau, France, brings together the activities of the HORIBA group’s four main divisions: HORIBA Scientific, HORIBA Process & Environment, HORIBA Automotive Test Systems and HORIBA Semiconductor, providing research with an extensive array of instruments and customized solutions. Our instruments can be found in industries and universities around the world, at both public and private institutions. Based on the scientific know-how and knowledge of specific European, process, environment and automotive markets, HORIBA France SAS designs and markets innovative solutions based on cutting-edge technologies and systems. The company includes three sites that are: Longjumeau, Villeneuve d’Ascq (near Lille), and Palaiseau, main European Research and Development Center, located in the prestigious Paris-Saclay science campus.  In 2019 the company celebrated the 200th anniversary of HORIBA Jobin Yvon, predecessor to HORIBA France SAS.

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