Our History

Lucille Giannuzzi exploited "lift out" in the mid to late 1990's after a light bulb went on the first time she saw a FIB being used for TEM specimen preparation of semiconductor materials. The technique subsequently known as ex situ lift out was used for a wide range of materials. After starting her own consulting and service business in 2010, Lucille revisited the ex situ lift out technique and developed added flexibility with a patented* grid design and method named EXpressLO™. She started offering ex situ lift out solutions including EXpressLO™ in 2012.  In the summer of 2013, Lucille spun these product offerings off and started a new company as President of EXpressLO LLC.

"The only thing that stays the same is change."
                                             -- Melissa Etheridge

Expert ex situ lift out solutions


Upcoming Events

  • IUMAS-6 with Microscopy & Microanalysis. August 2-7, 2014. Hartford, CT USA.
  • IMC 2014, September 7-12, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
  • ISTFA. November 9-12, 2013.  Houston, TX USA. 


  • ​*U.S. Patents 8,740,209 & 8,789,826

Press Releases

  • July 29, 2014: EXpressLO LLC Granted Second U.S. Patent for Innovative Specimen Preparation Methods: 


  • June 3, 2014EXpressLO LLC Granted U.S. Patent for Flexible Specimen Carrier Support Grid: