Controlling matter on the atomic or molecular scale creates unique challenges for test engineers involved in device and materials characterization. However, the possibility for creating not only new products, but entire new industries makes the potential very exciting. As a result, both industry and governments are investing substantial efforts in Nano R & D to create light weight and energy efficient products. With the diversity of products and materials to be tested, the Probe System for Life ® (PS4L) with its patented adaptive architecture enables quick configuration and changeover to meet diverse testing requirements. As a result, researchers employing the PS4L have realized substantial savings in both time and cost over traditional systems. All PS4L foundation modules are capable of both solving R&D test issues and transitioning to full production test equipment. For small footprint and glove box applications, the Lab Assistant is an ideal choice.