Minus K Technology

For Immediate Release

(Inglewood, California, April 2, 2014)
Minus K Technology has granted more than $16,000 of its superior performing patented Negative-Stiffness low-frequency vibration isolators to universities across the country in celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary.

“Granting this equipment allows us to give back to our U.S. universities and to assist students in reaching their research goals,” says Minus K’s Operations Manager, Steve Varma. “We look forward to doing another giveaway soon so that more U.S. universities and colleges have this opportunity.”

Winning universities are:

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo - Materials Engineering Department
Vibration isolator for use with High Res Digital Scale, Goniometer and/or Optical Profilometer

City University of New York - Staten Island - Neuroscience Department
Vibration isolator for use when recording neurons firing in rat hippocampus

Saint Louis University - Physics Department
Vibration isolator for use with an Atomic Force Microscope for scanning probe nanolithography

State University of California Merced - Engineering Department
Vibration isolator for use with a micro-tribometer for measurements using capacitance probes

University of Texas at Dallas - Bioengineering Department
Vibration isolator for use with a Liquid-cell or Cryostatic

Minus K® Technology, Inc. was founded in 1993 to develop, manufacture and market state-of-the-art vibration isolation products based on the company’s patented negative-stiffness-mechanism technology. Minus K products are used in a broad spectrum of applications including nanotechnology, biological and neuro sciences, semiconductors, materials research, zero-g simulation of spacecraft and high-end audio. The company is an OEM supplier to leading manufacturers of scanning probe microscopes, micro-hardness testers and other vibration-sensitive instruments and equipment. Minus K customers include private companies and more than 200 leading universities and government laboratories in 44 countries.

For more information, please contact Steve Varma at Minus K: (310) 348-9656 or stevev@minusk.com

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