About ASI

ASI manufactures leading-edge instrumentation for geochemistry, including the SHRIMP IIe and SHRIMP IV  ion microprobes, the RESOlution laser ablation instrument, the Alphachron automated thermochronology instrument, and the RESOchron double dating instrument. The instruments are based on research undertaken at the Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) at the Australian National University (ANU), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Curtin University, and elsewhere.

ASI markets its range of instruments throughout the world and has won a justified reputation as a first class manufacturer in this very competitive marketplace. ASI is successful because it recognises what world class researchers value and demand: quality instrumentation with full technical and scientific support. Indicative of ASI’s commitment to excellence in advanced technology is the history of our awards:

  • 2010 ACT Chief Minister’s Exporter of the Year
  • Winner, Commonwealth Bank ACT Export Award
  • The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering
  • Rolls-Royce – Qantas Award for Engineering Excellence
  • The Institution of Engineers Australia, Engineering Excellence Award

ASI has built high scientific and manufacturing credibility with its international customer base because of its emphasis on testing, working directly with scientists, customer service and warranties. This is a major achievement given the physical distances from its marketplaces and the specialised nature of the products. ASI, like its parent company ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd, has a flexible management structure which enables opportunities to be exploited with success and strategies appropriate to the product to be put in place swiftly and efficiently.

ASI’s close relationship with university scientists also confers an advantage over many of its competitors because new concepts can be evaluated in a research environment recognised in academic circles as world class, and the results are communicated widely by scientists to their scientific counterparts via journal articles and conferences, reinforcing the equipment’s scientific credibility.

Australian Scientific Instruments (ASI) is a subsidiary of ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd (ANUE), the commercial arm of the Australian National University (ANU). ASI has grown in association with its success in manufacturing and exporting scientific instruments to the point that in 1998, ASI became a proprietary company itself able to commercialise products not only from the ANU but also from other Australian scientific organisations.