Structure Probe,Inc成立于1970年5月，创始人Charles A. Garber博士，同时他也是公司的董事长兼首席执行官。时至今日公司的目标仍然是创立电子显微镜和表面分析领域高质量独立的测试和分析实验室 。
从仅仅拥有一台扫描电子显微镜和3个员工起步，Garber博士领导公司成为拥有4个实验基地，员工人数超过30人和价值超过数万美元的电子光学设备公司。截至到1985年 ，Structure Probe, Inc已经变成美国东海岸首屈一指的实验室，同时作为专业解决电子显微镜领域的相关问题的公司，该公司在工业，政府机构甚至学术界都拥有广泛的客户。
因此，在1997年，Structure Probe Inc公司将其运作的所有的分析和咨询服务部门统一到一个地方，总部位于宾西法尼亚的West Chester。这次统一调整是很明智的 ，因为公司并没有因为调整带来的远距离而失去客户。大多数的样本连夜就可以由快递公司送到目的地，和我们过去拥有多个实验基地没什么区别。
我们了解我们的技术装备和设施，当一种设备由于多年的使用显得有些旧的时候，我们就会对其进行升级，升级后的设备几乎可以和新设备相媲美。我们的JEOL Model JSM-840 扫描电子显微镜技术可以提供很高的分辨率，即使非传导材料在低加速电压的情况下我们也能得到10X到100,000X的图像。JEOL分析扫描透射电子显微镜（STEM）和透射电子显微镜（TEM）可以在现代Noran仪器上提供高质量的EDS数据，并且可以在10nm的精微尺度上完成选区电子衍射。同时，在室内，我们还有一些杰出的设备，例如光学显微镜、超薄切片机（室温或者低温)、真空沉淀、离子研磨和诸如图像分析和图像处理的一些其他技术。全世界能够提供如此全面技术服务的独立实验室非常少。
The Structure Probe, Inc被人们赞誉为材料研究的专家主要是因为高超的技术以及面向技术的全体员工。多年以来，为了满足我们分布在工业、政府和学术界客户的要求，我们有来自化妆品、聚合体和聚合体涂膜、化学、陶瓷学、冶金、微电子、生物和物理等各个领域的专家。近些年来，我们又增加了一些生物和生命科学领域的技术。该技术的引入进一步引起了我们在制药工业上需要快速转变大量样本的客户的发展。实验室分析服务 由Andrew W. Blackwood博士和Charles A. Garber博士领导。
1990年4月, Garber博士当选为赴匈牙利布达佩斯参加“三方会谈”的十名美国代表之一, 目的是与匈牙利和前苏联代表团讨论三国间技术合作的发展优先权。会议讨论的目的是为最终的美国总统George Bush和当时苏联总统Mikhail Gorbachov的首脑会议提供建议。Garber博士的陈述涉及了开始面向高技术的小企业领域。
Structure probe, Inc. was founded in May 1970 by Dr. Charles A. Garber, who is also the chairman and CEO of the company. Today, the company's goal is still to create high-quality independent testing and analysis laboratories in the field of electron microscopy and surface analysis.
Starting with only one scanning electron microscope and three employees, Dr. Garber led the company to become an electronic and optical equipment company with four experimental bases, more than 30 employees and a value of more than tens of thousands of dollars. By 1985, structure probe, Inc. had become the leading laboratory on the east coast of the United States. At the same time, as a company specializing in solving problems related to the field of electron microscope, the company has a wide range of customers in industry, government agencies and even academia.
In the period after 1985, fundamental changes have taken place in the market position, such as the development of R & D laboratories, from New Jersey, Connecticut and New York to the south of the United States. At the same time, the basic technology business in the United States has learned something from a large number of foreign companies engaged in technology research. In addition, due to the growth of cheap long-distance communication and fax, as well as the development of cheap 24-hour express service companies, such as UPS, DHL and FedEx, customers' demand and dependence on local laboratories are becoming smaller and smaller.
Therefore, in 1997, structure probe Inc. unified all its analysis and consulting services in one place, headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania. This unified adjustment is very wise, because the company has not lost customers because of the long distance brought by the adjustment. Most of the samples can be sent to the destination overnight by express companies, which is no different from our previous multiple experimental bases.
We know our technical equipment and facilities. When a kind of equipment looks a little old due to years of use, we will upgrade it. The upgraded equipment is almost comparable to the new equipment. Our jeol model JSM-840 scanning electron microscope technology can provide high resolution. Even for non-conductive materials, we can get 10x to 1000000x images at low acceleration voltage. Jeol analytical scanning transmission electron microscopy (stem) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) can provide high-quality EDS data on modern NORAN instruments, and can complete selective electron diffraction on a fine scale of 10 nm. At the same time, we also have some outstanding equipment indoors, such as optical microscope, ultra-thin slicer (room temperature or low temperature), vacuum precipitation, ion grinding and other technologies such as image analysis and image processing. There are very few independent laboratories in the world that can provide such comprehensive technical services.
The structure probe, Inc. is praised as an expert in material research mainly because of its superb technology and technology-oriented staff. Over the years, in order to meet the requirements of our customers in industry, government and academia, we have experts from various fields such as cosmetics, polymer and polymer coating, chemistry, ceramics, metallurgy, microelectronics, biology and physics. In recent years, we have added some technologies in the field of biology and life sciences. The introduction of this technology has further led to the development of our customers who need to quickly change a large number of samples in the pharmaceutical industry. Laboratory analytical services are led by Dr. Andrew W. Blackwood and Dr. Charles A. Garber.
In terms of technology-based small companies including "small business technological innovation", Dr. Garber has been verified many times before the U.S. congressional committee. The most recent one was at the small business committee of the United States House of Representatives on July 18, 1996. The subject of testimony was unfair competition between non-profit organizations and small businesses.
Dr. Garber was also elected as a representative of the White House Small Business Council (1980-1986) and was elected as the designated rotating chairman of the Council in 1995 (but was raised to full representative status at that time).
In April 1990, Dr. Garber was elected as one of the ten American delegates to the "tripartite talks" in Budapest, Hungary, in order to discuss the development priorities of technical cooperation among the three countries with the delegations of Hungary and the former Soviet Union. The purpose of the meeting was to provide suggestions for the final summit between US President George Bush and then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Dr. Garber's presentation covered the field of small businesses beginning to face high technology.