Amsterdam Scientific Instruments (ASI), a vendor of advanced camera systems for X-ray imaging and electron microscopy, has received 2 million euros from a consortium of investors led by TechNano Fund (link in Dutch). Existing shareholder Nascent Ventures (link in Dutch) participated in the transaction and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and Innovatiefonds Noord-Holland provided co-funding. The investment will enable ASI to scale up its organization, strengthen its leading position in the scientific market and expand its business in new applications and markets. Furthermore, it allows the company to implement an ambitious innovation program for the development of new technology for the next generation of products.
ASI is a spin-off of Nikhef, the NWO institute for subatomic physics, and Amolf, the NWO institute for physics of functional complex matter. Its camera systems are based on the Medipix technology, developed by a collaboration of leading physics research institutions under the coordination of CERN, the European organization for nuclear research. The cameras are deployed in experimental physics labs around the globe, including CERN and Nikhef. ASI’s products are increasingly used in the next generation of electron microscopes, X-ray imaging systems and mass spectrometers, both in research and in industry.