Durham Graphene Science Ltd (DGS), a spin-out from Durham University (UK) , has developed a novel process for the manufacture of high specification graphene which it markets and supplies as its DG range of products.
Hubron is an independent distributor of technically relevant speciality and functional raw materials to industries that formulate. The industries that they currently serve include rubber & plastics; adhesives & sealants; coatings & inks; structural composites; polyurethane; lubricants and certain parts of the healthcare and cosmetic markets.
Ossila was founded by organic electronics research scientists with the aim of providing the components, equipment and materials (including nanomaterials such as fullerenes) to enable faster and smarter research and discovery.
This spin-out company from the University of Nottingham has developed a unique reactor technology to allow unprecedented product control and flexibility in inorganic nanoparticle dispersion manufacture.
ROAR is involved in the research, development and manufacturing of nanotechnology derived particles for commercial applications. In the short to medium term, the company will concentrate in supplying nanoparticles used for forensic, immigration and sports testing applications.
ANT has strategic focus in the research, development and manufacture of real time and near real time diagnostics to detect biochemical discharges in manufacturing and environmental situations. The company currently concentrates on the following biochemical detection systems: Enzymes, Dioxins, Estrogen Steroids.
The company develops unique molecular delivery systems. Its spherical micrometer sizes polymer particles act like micro sponges and absorb molecules while the sub-micrometer sized Hollow silica shells have an internal void space and act much like a standard container.
Genetix is an independent business unit within Leica Microsystems. The company provides scientists and clinicians with unrivalled solutions for imaging and intelligent image analysis in the life science and clinical markets.
Inanovate creates nano-scale surface structures through a unique and proprietary process capable of nano-meter precision in a time and cost effective way. Leveraging this unique platform and expertise, Inanovate is developing nano-structured biochip substrates to facilitate the next generation in biochip technology.
Intelligent Fingerprinting has developed a prototype hand-held device that will allow rapid accurate screening of individuals operationally in the field where testing results are needed most. The device utilizes gold nanoparticles, novel micro-fluidics and optics that enable samples to be analyzed in only a few minutes on disposable cartridges.
The company specializes in providing protein engineering to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies for the discovery, identification and design of new peptide, polypeptide, protein and antibody compounds using their proprietary technology.
nanoTherics Ltd was formed in August 2007 to exploit a novel gene transfection technology arising from biomedical research at Keele University and the University of Florida. The patented technology uses nanoparticles and magnetic fields to facilitate the delivery of foreign DNA into living cells.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd is developing nanopore technology, a revolutionary method of molecular detection and analysis with potential applications in DNA sequencing, diagnostics, drug development and defence.
Randox Food Diagnostics is a division of Randox Laboratories who have 30 years experience in the diagnostic market and a devoted research and development team. Randox Food Diagnostics is a dedicated company responsible for the distribution of Randox drug residue kits, wine testing kits and analysers worldwide. Randox Food Diagnostics incorporate several market related products dedicated to the food, wine and beverage industries. Randox uses in house developed antibodies and conjugates for a wide range of their screening products including the patented Biochip Array Technology (multiplex screening platform).
Sphere is commercializing picodroplet technology from Cambridge University that can perform thousands of simultaneous reactions on single cells and molecules contained within aqueous droplets, fractions of a millimeter in size. This platform enables diverse applications including: miniaturized profiling of drug candidates, generation of new biocatalysts and identification of novel algal strains.
The activity of the company involves specifically tailoring adaptable magnetic sensors to meet a range of bespoke and industrial requirements, offering a choice of previously unmatched characterestic combinations that are essential to many industries and applications. The company's sensors rely, for their operation, on the concept of "Band Gap Engineering" as opposed to traditional semiconductor Hall effect sensors which rely on the "bulk" properties of the semiconductors.
AFE Technology Coatings (AFETC) is a developer and manufacturer of thin film based optical filters and coatings for use in a variety of precision optical applications. Specialising in high performance products AFETC supplies prototypes and OEM quantities of filters and coatings to industry leaders in the following market sectors:
Defence and Aerospace, Telecommunications, Instrumentation, Laser, Medical, Displays.
To produce the most exciting and innovative new dynamic light scattering products, Avid Nano pursue the highest levels of performance, know-how, technology, convenience and reliability for all our products, used in laboratory applications requiring fast, accurate DLS measurements in the nano-metre size range.
BOC Edwards is a leading supplier to the world's most advanced industries including semiconductor, compound semiconductor, chemical, pharmaceutical, metallurgy, scientific instrumentation and research & development.
The company designsand manufactures electric laboratory & industrial furnaces, laboratory & industrial ovens & incubators. In addition to the range of electric laboratory furnaces and ovens, Carbolite also offers an extensive range of pilot plant and industrial furnaces and industrial ovens for various heat treatment applications.
Cascade offers the latest mid-infrared spectroscopy techniques for trace vapour detection, providing a cost effective way of measuring emissions in real time. It provides detection systems for individual or multiple gases from multiple points within one instrument.
Ceimig Limited supplies proprietary enabling technologies for the deposition of nanoscale platinum and other pgm metal features in a diversity of applications across the semiconductor, electronic, fuel cell and sensor manufacturing industries.
Cella Energy Ltd makes safe, low-cost hydrogen storage materials. Their materials use nanostructuring to safely encapsulate hydrogen at ambient temperatures and pressures. This sidesteps the requirement for an expensive hydrogen infrastructure.
The company is involved in many aspects of materials, product and manufacturing technology with core strengths spanning testing, research, process engineering, product design and consultancy. It's expertise in handling and control of powder suspensions allows the company to meet the challenge of using nanoscale powders in real ceramic processes and products, such as single electron transistors; coulomb blockade devices; quantum dots and micro electromechanical systems (MEMS).
D3 Technologies Ltd is a pioneer in the field of molecular detection systems. The company uses the highly selective and sensitive techniques of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and surface enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS) to produce products with superior detection capability.
Dolomite is a leader in microfluidic applications. The company works with instrument manufacturers around the world providing the design and manufacture of microfluidic devices and microfluidic based instruments and systems.
Since its establishment in 1971, Edinburgh Instruments Ltd has become recognised as a leading light in the photonics and electro-optics industries. The company has established a world-wide reputation for innovation, technical expertise and quality in areas of lasers, opto-electronics, spectroscopy and gas sensing.
The company specializes in certain areas of polymer and other materials analysis. Testing areas are: 1) DMA testing for comparing very similar poymers; 2) Nano-indentation using CSM instruments; 3) Thermal Conductivity Testing.
Henniker Scientific provides complete technical solutions in the complimentary areas of thin film deposition, UHV surface science, plasma surface modification and mass spectrometry for both vacuum and atmospheric processes.
Hiden's quadrupole mass spectrometers provide vacuum, plasma and surface analysis in nanotechnology applications, including SIMS depth profiling of nanometre scale thin film structures, plasma characterisation for enhancement of device etch processes, and vacuum diagnostics / temperature programmed desorption analysers in UHV scanning tunnelling microscopes.
Infinitesima specialises in developing innovative accessories and advanced products based on scanning probe microscopy methods and techniques. These tools enable the visualisation and characterisation surfaces at a nanometre level.
Intrinsiq Materials Ltd is a start-up focused on Engineering Materials Solutions at the Nanoscale. Focused primarily on Cleantech and Wellness, the company uses either their patent protected nanomaterials plasma production or nanoporous materials platform technology to develop IP that enhances the performance and improves the competitive position of their clients' products.
Ionscope develops, manufactures and sells systems for scanning ion conductance microscopy (SICM) - a new SPM technique, able to produce images of living cell membranes at a resolution fifty times better than achievable using a conventional optical microscope.
KP Technology is an award-winning company that designs and manufactures Kelvin Probe systems for work function and surface potential measurements. The company supplies state-of-the-art equipment and consultancy services to innovative companies and research institutes throughout the world.
Linkam develops and manufactures a broad range of heating and freezing stages for both OEM and end users to visualize and explore materials properties. Used in conjunction with light microscopes and other forms of spectroscopy, Linkam stages are found in thousands of laboratories worldwide with the most successful heating/freezing stage, the THMS600, selling over 3000 units alone.
Mantis Deposition provides high quality deposition components and systems for the thin-film coating community. Our products are designed for all cutting-edge materials research (MBE, Surface Science, PVD, nanocoatings...) and pre-production coating applications.
The company is a leading international provider of complete innovative polymer engineering solutions. MERL provides complete testing solutions from concept/feasibility and materials selection to disposal and re-use
MOF Technologies has developed a patented technique for the synthesis of MOF materials, which is environmentally friendly, rapid and highly scalable, allowing cost-effective, large-scale deployment of these extraordinary materials.
The Naneum 'SAC' range of instruments includes portable size-selective devices which measure aerosol particle concentrations in the nano-particulate size range - that is down to one nanometre of diameter.
Nano ePrint's technology enables planar nanoelectronic circuits that can uniquely be fabricated in a single layer of semiconductor via single-step patterning. Nano ePrint's devices achieve very high speeds while dramatically reducing circuit size and simplifying manufacture.
NanoSight manufacture unique instruments for visualisation and sizing of nanoparticles in liquid suspensions. Using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA), particle size distributions are measured by sizing particles on an individual basis by observing Brownian motion.
Nexeon has patented a unique way of structuring silicon so that it delivers extended cycle life and significantly increases battery capacity. In contrast to carbon, Nexeon's silicon anode materials have a much higher capacity for lithium and as a result are capable of almost ten times the gravimetre capacity per gram (mAh/g).
Nima Technology manufacture scientific instruments for the fabrication and characterisation of thin films. The company's instruments can fabricate films with a thickness as small as a couple of nanometres, just one molecule thick.
Provides instrumentation and consulting for measurement of surface roughness, waviness and shape; layer thickness and optical properties ranging from the sub-nanometer to the cm scales along with surface modification and laser lithography.
Originally created to provide in situ monitoring solutions for the MOCVD R&D academic institutions and companies, ORS has now grown into a global in situ solutions provider for many different types of thin-film deposition systems.
The company develops and commercialises advanced materials and technology solutions across a range of markets including: Electronics (PCB's, plastic electronics, electromechanical devices and flat displays); Industrial specialties (specialty fibres, textiles, laminates and composites); Life sciences/health care markets (including sterile surfaces, separation media and microarrays, biomedical materials); and Low Carbon Technologies (photovoltaics, advanced lighting, fuel cells).
Oxford Applied Research is a supplier of UHV and HV components and systems for the deposition and characterisation of thin films. Their speciality lies in providing unique solutions to common deposition challenges.
Oxford Instruments specialises in the design, manufacture and support of high-technology tools and systems for industry, research, education, space, energy, defence and healthcare. The company's Our aim is to be the leading provider of tools and systems for the emerging nanotechnology and bioscience markets.
P2i has exclusive access to commercialising the ion-mask™ plasma enhancement technology and is now commercialising it for the medical, biosciences, electronics, textile and automotive and aerospace markets.
Manufacturers of the ActiPix™ range of capillary-based UV absorbance detectors and spectrophotometers for applications including monitoring nanoscale biocatalytic reactions and measuring molecular size of both small molecules and biomolecules.
Phase Focus is bringing to market a range of products and services based on its proprietary Phase Focus Virtual Lens - a disruptive technology that is revolutionising the performance of imaging instrumentation and bringing new user value to a wide range of analytical applications from stain-free cell imaging and quantitative electron phase microscopy to ophthalmic lens metrology and beyond. By eliminating the need for conventional focussing devices, the Virtual Lens enables new applications and novel analytical capabilities in markets as diverse as life sciences and semiconductor process control, and in multiple wavelength regimes - visible light, X-ray, electron, and more.
Plastic Logic is a leader in plastic electronics manufacturing, a revolutionary new technology for printing electronic devices. The company will be the first to apply the new technology to a fully commercial application: flexible active-matrix displays.
Spun out of Cambridge University in mid 2004 to commercialize research findings in the areas of advanced nano-enabled materials, specifically in the area of carbon nanotube materials and their applications.
QFT has developed a new form of field emission backplane which gives highly uniform electron emission with low threshold voltage and no need for conditioning. The backplane is manufactured from amorphous silicon and its unique field emission characteristics are created by a simple proprietary engineering process which is free of any lithographic steps.
Semefab Ltd. operates two Silicon wafer fabrication foundries in Glenrothes Scotland supporting a wide range of process technologies. Under the SemeMEMS Initiative, Semefab has been selected as the UK wafer fab node for Micro and Nanotechnology (MNT) and as such is an enabler for commercialization of industrial and academia research outcomes.
Surface Technology Systems is a leading provider of specialist plasma etch and deposition systems to customers in the MEMS, Optoelectronic, Compound Semiconductor, Wafer Level Packaging and Thin Film Head industries.
Syrris creates automated products for research and development chemists and is a world leader in flow chemistry, microreactor and automation technology. Syrris products are used in a wide variety of applications and laboratories including process, discovery, crystallization, process safety, scale-up and many more.
Taylor Hobson is an ultra-precision technology company operating at the highest levels of accuracy within the field of surface and form metrology. They provide contact and non-contact measurement solutions to the most demanding applications.
Teer Coatings Ltd. is a specialist PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating company, consisting of three main parts: the design and manufacture of a wide range of coating deposition equipment, test equipment and magnetrons; commercial coating services; and R&D - both contract and in house.
Tetronics Tetronics is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of High Temperature DC Plasma arc technology. The company has been active in the field of nanopowder production for the last 20 years and has a wealth of knowledge in this exciting growth area. The high temperatures and steep thermal gradients present in the plasma hot zone, combined with the inherently clean, controllable nature of plasma makes it ideal for the production of a vast range of metallic, composite and ceramic nanopowders.
Ardent is a collaboration between Semefab, iSLI and the SMC and has been specifically created to provide the bridge between a biotechnology idea, and a marketable product, helping biotechnology businesses to grow through innovative work in microelectromechanical systems and nanotechnology.
The company provides consultancy services to a variety of high technology companies across the globe in the areas of thin films, semiconductors, photovoltaics, coatings, deposition processes, and matters relating to protection and verification of intellectual property and technology. They also provide a surface analysis and advanced materials characterisation service specialising in metrology of thin films, semiconductors and nano layers.
Cambridge Innovation Consulting Ltd (CamIn) delivers commercialisation solutions for the most cutting edge nano-enabled technologies. Drawing on a broad range of expertise in nanotechnology, CamIn aims to create partnerships with anyone looking to turn their research into real innovation.
The Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd is a consultancy company founded in 2009 that operates through constantly expanding network of consultants from industry and academia around the World that could provide nanomaterial solutions and an expert advice.
CEMMNT provides unique measurement, characterisation, and systems engineering services coupled with unrivalled inter-disciplinary problem solving expertise. CEMMNT enables and accelerates product development of micro and nanotechnology based materials, products, and processes.
The company's mission is to bring research and early-stage technology to market or application where it can be used to save energy, improve operational efficiency in industrial processes, provide environmental benefits through alternative energy or cleanup technology, aid in the provision of healthcare services, or simply where it is genuinely innovative.
Emente has developed an approach to facilitate the transfer of technology out of the laboratory into manufacturing companies to enable the creation of new products and processes, with particular expertise in Microsystems Technology and Nanotechnology (MNT).
Open access for industry to a suite of state-of-the-art fabrication and characterisation equipment at BioCity Nottingham, UK. Focussed around the needs of industry for short-term, applications oriented development and assessment of nanotechnology approaches to improving products and processes.
The company provides a wide range of R&D and prototyping services. Core facilities include molecular beam epitaxy wafer growth, electron beam lithography, nano-imprint lithography, reactive ion etching and thin film deposition.
The University of Glasgow, the Science and Technology Facilities Council and Kelvin Nanotechnology Ltd have formed Kelvin-Rutherford, a new venture combining their extensive resources to provide a complete nanotechnology service; delivering seamless support from device concept to realisation. Based at the STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, the company provides businesses with a single point of contact to easily access the partners' vast research and development expertise and world-leading design, computer simulation and nanofabrication facilities.
NanoCentral is an alliance of organizations capable of providing access to a broad range of leading edge technologies, equipment and services.It provides existing and potential manufacturers or users of nanomaterials single point access to an integrated and comprehensive set of nano-related capabilities that encompass: synthesis; dispersion, functionalization & formulation; application development; characterization; safety, health and environmental capabilities.
A service lab offering FIB (focused ion beam) and other microscopy services to NanoResearchers who do not have their own equipment - for the purposes of direct nano-fabrication of devices for test and analysis.
Swansea Engineering Aplication Solutions-Nanotechnology is an innovative technology solutions provider, working in conjuntion with organizations and offering technical support to their product line which includes proposal of process improvement and to promote their product at the most competitive price through the market.
XGEN Consortium is led by three Centres of Excellence which pursue the industrial applications of micronanotechnology in engineering: UK LMC, MicroBridge, metaFAB, MNT Academy. XGEN provides consulting services to brainstorm a company's problems and offer solutions based on micronanotechnology convergence, develop prototypes with world-class technical consultancy in line with the organisation’s needs and deliver quality micromachined solutions.