Applied Spectra, Inc Announces RESOlution, Alphachron, and RESOchron Product Line Acquisition from Australian Scientific Instruments

Fremont, California,  Jan 9th, 2019

Applied Spectra, Inc. has acquired the rights from Australian Scientific Instruments Pty Ltd (ASI) to manufacture, sell, and support RESOlution, Alphachron, and RESOchron Instruments.  The acquisition of ASI product lines expands Applied Spectra’s product portfolio into excimer laser ablation (LA) and helium thermochronology instrumentation.

Existing and future customers of RESOlution, Alphachron, and RESOchron products will continue to enjoy strong service and technical support from the expanded network of the current ASI product support team with the international support network that Applied Spectra has in place.  The manufacturing operation for the acquired product lines will be moved to the headquarters of Applied Spectra in California, USA.

“The acquired product lines greatly expand the laser technology options for our customers in delivering the best analytical performance and cost.  The LA instrument line from Applied Spectra now encompasses solid state and excimer lasers utilizing nanosecond and femtosecond laser pulses”, said Dr. Jong H. Yoo, CEO & President of Applied Spectra, Inc.  “This product line acquisition allows us to access the instrument technology with its highly regarded reputation for geoscience discoveries and bring the outstanding business and technical team of ASI into our organization to continue advancing the acquired product lines.”


About Applied Spectra, Inc.

Applied Spectra, Inc. is the global leader in development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative laser ablation based analytical instruments. The company’s suite of LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) and LA instruments replace complicated and toxic sample preparation procedures involving acid digestion for chemical analysis. Applied Spectra’s instruments provide commercial industries and R&D communities with innovative cost-effective technologies to measure elemental and isotopic information for QC, material development and discovery, and process control applications. Please visit for the latest news and information about Applied Spectra and its products.