Press Release

Infinitesima selected as one of Oxford’s Best New Technology Companies


Infinitesima Limited, developer of the VideoAFM™, announced today that it has been selected as one of Oxford's Best New Technology Companies by the Sir Martin and Lady Audrey Wood Enterprise committee. Sir Martin and Lady Wood are the founders of Oxford Instruments, a leading instrumentation company and supplier of advanced technologies.

The award is an honourable recognition for the company. Jeff Lyons, CEO of Infinitesima said, "We are very proud to be selected as one of the promising new technology companies from the Oxford area. Oxford is fertile ground for innovation and provides Infinitesima with a high quality locale and access to the kind of talented people required to develop new technology into a successful business. With this base, we look forward to making exciting announcements in the near future regarding our technology and business development activities."


The VideoAFM™ is the first commercially available Atomic Force Microscope that is capable of delivering real-time images at video frame rates. With imaging rates of 1000 times faster than conventional AFM's, the VideoAFM™ allows users to visualize and interact with chemical or biological processes, at the molecular level, in real time.

The VideoAFM™ works in conjunction with existing AFMs without affecting the functionality of the microscope. The VideoAFM™ also allows large surface areas to be explored before selecting features of interest for a more detailed investigation.

Infinitesima Limited specialises in developing advanced products for Scanning Probe Microscopy, the key enabling tools for nanotechnology era.


Infinitesima is a spin out from the Physics Dept of the University of Bristol, and focuses on high speed imaging techniques for Atomic Force Microscopy, a key enabling tool in the field of Nanotechnology. The company is located in the Oxford Centre for Innovation in the city of Oxford.


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