Aozuo Ecology Instrumentation Selected as Applied Spectra’s Product Distributor in China

FREMONT, Calif. (November 29, 2010) &mdash Applied Spectra, Inc., a leading supplier of LIBS and Femtosecond LA* instruments, announced the selection of Aozuo Ecology Instrumentation, Ltd as their exclusive LIBS product distribution agent in China for ecology, geology, hydrology, and environmental science markets. Aozuo will market and service Applied Spectra’s RT100 Series LIBS instruments in China.

“Aozuo Ecology Instrumentation’s extensive sales network, experienced instrument service team, and in-depth knowledge of our target markets make the company an ideal product distribution partner,” said Dr. Jong Yoo, Vice President of Technology and Marketing of Applied Spectra. “We look forward to working with Aozuo Ecology to deliver cutting-edge LIBS elemental analyzers to our customers in China. LIBS offers immediate measurement results without the need for time-consuming sample preparation. And it detects the lighter elements, something which XRF technology cannot address. These LIBS advantages will enable our customers to perform highly innovative research to enhance their understanding of how chemistry affects our environment and our lives.”

“Aozuo Ecology Instrumentation Ltd. has served the scientific instrumentation market for environmental science, agriculture, forestry, hydrology and ecology fields for more than 10 years. The cooperation between ASI and Aozuo brings advanced instrumentation to customers in China. We are excited to forge a strong business relationship with Applied Spectra, a company that is recognized as the leader of LIBS instrument manufacturing, “said Jane Li, President of Aozuo Ecology Instrumentation, Ltd.

* LIBS: Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Femtosecond LA: Femtosecond Laser Ablation

About Aozuo Ecology Instrumentation, Ltd

Since 1998, Aozuo has provided scientific instruments and technical support for many research communities and programs that include Chinese Ecology Research Network (CERN), Chinese Forestry Ecology Research Network (CFERN), Technique Innovation Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 948 Project of Chinese Agriculture Ministry and Chinese Water Resource Ministry, National 973 Project, 863 Project, National 211 Program and Environment Monitoring Network of China. The wide customer network of Aozuo covers the fields of agriculture, forestry, hydrology, environment and ecology monitoring and research. Aozuo has established five branch offices in Uramuqi for North-West of China, Shanghai and Nanjing for East China, Guangzhou for South China and Chengdu for South West of China. Our head office is located in Beijing.

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About Applied Spectra, Inc.

Applied Spectra is a leading supplier of laser-based analytical instruments. Our unique, highly automated products harness the latest in laser ablation analysis techniques. We simplify the process of elemental chemical analysis, while delivering rapid, high-precision results that are environmentally friendly. Founded in 2004, we have a manufacturing, research and development facility in Fremont, CA, USA.