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New website launched

Introducing our new website

Our new site has been designed to meet the changing needs of our customers. If you are looking for our products, including the market leading Q series of coaters and cryo preparation systems, then our Systems and Equipment page has extensive information in a new clearly laid out format. 

If you are looking for support for our many legacy products then our Product Support pages offers help and advice, including a useful Previous Product Identification section.

We now have number of useful product and applications videos, including demonstrations of controlled pulsed carbon cord and ramped carbon rod evaporation. Q series and PP3010T cryo preparation presentations are available in Japanese and Mandarin. The Applications Images section includes an extensive gallery of cryo-SEM images, mostly taken by our many users and spanning varied applications from Aromatherapy lotion through to Zea mays (maize plant) starch granules and many in between.

For our Quorum distributors (partners) we have a new and extensive off-line area available from this link.

New Quorum EM demonstration facility

The 11th June saw the formal opening of a new state-of-the-art cryo-SEM and analysis suite at Laughton

The facility was formally opened by Mr Mikio Takagi of Hitachi High-Technologies Europe and is the result of a collaboration between Quorum Technologies, Hitachi High Technologies and Oxford Instruments. At the heart of the new facility is an Hitachi SU8230 field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) fitted with technology-leading Oxford Instruments X-MaxN150 x-ray microanalysis and Quorum PP3010T cryo preparation systems.

Lee Howell, managing director of Quorum Technologies said: “This world-class cryo-SEM suite represents another key step in our 40 year history of setting the standard in sample preparation technologies. The FEG-SEM and EDS capabilities will further accelerate our product development plan, whilst allowing the hosting of high resolution cryo-SEM demonstrations and workshops”.

Potential customers from around the world will be able to prepare, image and analyse their own samples, supported by Quorum’s team of microscopists. 

Lee continued “This facility was made possible by a unique collaboration between Quorum, Hitachi and Oxford Instruments, with a shared goal of further developing cryogenic preparation techniques and their applications. This includes utilisation of cryo EDS applications in lifesciences and for soft materials. We are truly excited by the possibilities of the new venture”.

The Hitachi SU8230 offers clean vacuum, sensitive electron detection at low currents and sub-nanometre resolution at low kV making it ideal for advanced cryo imaging and analysis.  Mike Dixon of Hitachi High-Technologies Europe says: “Together with Quorum we will work to optimise the integration and workflows of cryo-EM, and will also use the unique contrast capabilities of the SU8230 to generate more valuable data from each sample. A key aspect of this collaboration is to identify and develop new applications for cryo-EM in the areas of energy, healthcare and nanomaterials. Hitachi’s UK and global applications teams look forward to working in partnership with Quorum and Oxford Instruments to achieve this”.

Quorum 2014 distributor of the year

Elexience, France named as distributor of the year - again!

Quorum Technologies is delighted to announce that Elexience, who cover France and French-speaking Switzerland has been named our Distributor of the Year for 2014.

 "The hard work, commitment and professionalism of our worldwide distribution network is absolutely essential to the continued success of our business,” explained Mike Wombwell, Marketing Director at Quorum Technologies.
“This year’s award recognises a special achievement by Elexience, as they also won this award last year (2013)".

Thierry Grentut, sales director of Elexience, said: "we started distributing high technology scientific equipment more than 30 years ago and Quorum Technologies is one of our major long term and key partners. We have built together with the Quorum team a real partnership, sharing experiences and ideas to improve the instrument capabilities and to launch new solutions corresponding to our customers expectations. Today, the Elexience team is very proud to receive this award. We are committed to further developing Quorum's leading presence in the markets Elexience is responsible for". 

Mike added: “Elexience has not only delivered record sales into the French market, but also continued to offer excellent after sales support to its growing customer base.”

The image shows Thierry Grenut receiving the award from Bob Hennig, commercial director of Quorum.

Based near Paris, Elexience is a specialist a supplier of high technology instrumentation including  electron microscopes and related preparation equipment. Please see this link for further information on Elexience.

New distributor

Introducing our LOT QuantumDesign - our distributor in Germany and Austria.

We are delighted to welcome LOT-QuantumDesign GmbH as our distributor in Germany and Austria.

Based in Darmstadt, LOT-QuantumDesign has a wealth of experience in the electron microscopy and imaging market.
Dr.Joachim Weiss, product manager at LOT QD says: "We are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to represent Quorum. We believe that the high-quality Quorum products will be a great addition to our existing product line. Combined with the great work Gala Instrumente has done, we have a good, solid basis to build on."

For further information please visit LOT-QuantumDesign or contact Jan Kretschmer (