Akiyama-Probe History

The concept of the novel self-sensing and self-actuating probe was invented at SAMLAB, the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT) of the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, by Dr. Terunobu AKIYAMA in 2001.

The novel probe is named the Akiyama-Probe or A-Probe to honor its inventor.

Akiyama-Probe has been developed for the NANOSENSORS™ brand in cooperation with SAMLAB at the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT) at the University of Neuchatel, Nanosurf AG (Liestal Switzerland) and NanoWorld AG (Neuchâtel Switzerland) in 2005-2006.

The development project was supported by the Swiss Commission for Innovation and Technology (CTI).