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Nanotechnology companies in UK

Nanomaterial Suppliers
2-DTech is a graphene company closely aligned with Manchester's world-leading graphene group. The company supplies the highest quality graphene and other 2-D materials internationally. They also work closely with industry and researchers to help turn scientific innovation into groundbreaking products.
Applied Graphene Materials has developed a proprietary bottom up process for the production of high specification graphene. Applied Graphene Materials owns the intellectual property and know-how behind this process. They provide dispersion and product integration expertise, to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications.
Manufactures gold colloid particles for use in immuno conjugates.
Supplier of nanopowders.
Graphene Industries is the world's first supplier of atomically thin, crystallographically perfect films of graphitic carbon, known as graphenes.
The company's goal is to be world leading in the functionalisation and characterisation of carbon nanotubes, graphene and other nano materials.
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.
Manufacturer of a range of nanoparticulate powders and dispersions.
Offers a wide range of ferrofluids in which the magnetic nanoparticles are one of a variety of ferrites or transition metals, such as iron and cobalt.
London Graphene Ltd was established in 2013 to develop advanced energy storage applications based on high quality graphene. The company has an option on some patents from the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford on CVD graphene.
Producer of fullerenes.
Producer of zirconium nanoparticles and nano stabilized zirconia materials.
A spin-off from the University of Birmingham, the company is dedicated to the production of metal powders at the sub-100nm scale.
Develops and manufactures fluorescent quantum dots from semi-conductor and metallic materials.
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.
Produces a wide range of nanopowders and provides application development support.
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.
Produces carbon nanotubes.
The company provides services and reagents for molecular biology research. Among its products are nanodiamonds.
Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine Companies
Provides labelled and chemically modified oligonucleotide scaffolds for nanotechnology applications.
Manufactures gold colloid particles for use in immuno conjugates.
Endomagnetics was founded to solve healthcare challenges through the application of advanced magnetic sensing technology.
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.
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.
Design, synthesis and manufacture of biocompatible nanoparticles called nanocells.
Molecular Profiles provides advanced, including nanoscale, analytical research for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
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.
Orla has patented, developed and commercialized a technology which radically simplifies the way in which proteins are immobilised on surfaces.
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).
The company has developed synthetic, nanostructured bone graft substitutes that will revolutionize the treatment of bone defects and fusions.
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 company provides specialist automation (robot) systems and services to the global life science research industry.
Nanotechnology Products, Applications & Instruments Companies
Manufactures a Light Curing Nano-Ionomer Restorative for dental fillings that is a paste/paste, resin-modified glass ionomer material based on bonded nanofiller technology (Ketac™ N100).
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.
The company supplies accessories and consumables in support of all forms of microscopy, including nanoparticles.
Andor Technology develops and manufactures instruments for the global spectroscopy and scientific imaging markets.
AML is a supplier to the international micro- and nanotechnology community with its unique in-situ aligned bonding machines and services.
A manufacturer of precision optical instrumentation, specialising in Spectrophotometry systems for the non-contact measurement of thin film coatings.
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.
Bede is the global leader in non-destructive X-ray metrology systems for 90nm technology nodes and below.
Offers facilities for materials characterisation of micro and nano structures.
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.
Develops technologies based on polymer light emitting diodes (PLEDs).
Cambridge Nanotherm Ltd, was established in 2010 to commercialise proprietary nano-ceramic technology for use in the electronic industry. The technology has been developed by internationally renowned scientists who are co-founders of the company.
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.
CN Technical Services Limited provides a wide range of products and solutions to academics, scientists, and engineers working with surface analysis instrumentation in the fields of Nanoscience and Metrology.
Vacuum coating techniques for research, electron microscopy and product development.
Specialist consultancy, research and product development in the field of chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
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.
Manufactures magneto-optical magnetometers for magnetic nanotechnology.
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.
A supplier of advanced diamond products, the company develops the potential of diamond as an enabling technology for better performance, more precision or miniaturization in a micro/nano-environment.
Elliot Scientific is a major supplier of Opto-Mechanic, Laser, Cryogenic, Magnetic, Telecom and Datacom components and systems to the Scientific, Research and Industrial communities.
Emitech develops sample preparation equipment for use in the Electron Microscopy industry.
Manufactures the Nano8 range of nanoparticle surface coatings.
An innovator and global supplier of new analytical instruments that address the emerging and evolving measurement demands of the Surface Science and Biophysics communities.
The company's Picoindenter will measure the thinnest nanometer coatings and provide conclusions about various material characteristics.
G24i utilizes the latest breakthrough in material science and nanotechnology creating a new class of advanced solar cells.
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.
Graphene NanoChem and its operating subsidiaries, Platinum NanoChem and Zurex Corporation manufacture performance speciality chemicals and advanced nanomaterials from renewable sources including waste materials.
Suppliers of (nano) Precision Motion Control Equipment specialising in 'Motion System Integration'.
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.
Hiden Isochema is a world leader in the design and manufacture of sorption instruments for research, development and production applications in surface chemistry and materials science.
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.
Labocon is a Laboratory Equipment manufacturer which provides a comprehensive array of products for Life Science Research, quality control & Testing Laboratories. The product range includes Autoclave, Shaker, Shaking Incubator, Centrifuge, Spectrophotometer, Freezer, Freeze Dryer, Furnace, Microplate Reader, Particle Size Analyzer, Environmental Chamber, Bath & Circulators etc.
Founded by several European chemical manufacturers LEL Group is a distributor for speciality chemicals and minerals, including a range of nanopowders, in Europe.
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.
Lucideon is a leading international provider of materials development, testing and assurance.
Develops, manufactures and markets advanced analytical systems for the characterization of a wide variety of materials, from bulk powders to nanomaterials and delicate macromolecules.
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 compay's technologies include Organic Solvent Nanofiltration (OSN) techniques such as heavy metal removal, catalyst recovery, product purification, and solvent exchange.
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
Metryx is a provider of nanotechnology metrology equipment.
The company is an innovator in the highly specialized world of nanomechanical testing.
Development, manufacture and marketing of nanomechanical testing instruments for research and quality assurance.
Design, synthesis and manufacture of biocompatible nanoparticles called nanocells.
Develops nanometrology instruments and is particularly concerned with the measurement of nanoscale films on surfaces.
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-porous solutions limited (n-psl) is a high technology filtration company that commercializes novel, patented, energy efficient, adsorbent hollow fibre technology.
NanoBeam has developed breakthrough technology to produce high performance and cost effective electron beam lithography tools.
The company's service offering is concentrated on polymer processing, coating, piezoelectric ceramics sensors and material characterisation.
Provides high quality innovative tools for nanotechnology research - SPM, software and accessories.
Develops Scanning Hall Probe Microscopes for quantitative and non-invasive imaging of magnetic materials with nanometer scale resolution.
The company develops protective nanocoating solutions.
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.
Develops and manufactures solid state sensor technology.
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.
The company designs high temperature optical and opto-mechanical structures in materials such as sapphire and silicon, including membranes, waveguides and fluorescence structures.
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.
Manufactures the Pilkington Activ glass range which has a special nanoscale coating of titanium oxide particles which react with sunlight.
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.
Polymertronics' UV curable nanotechnology draws from three established technologies; organic semiconductors, UV curable resin chemistry and UV curing technology.
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.
Produces a wide range of nanopowders and provides application development support.
QuantaSol is a spin-out from Imperial College London and will use its advanced technology to enable it to become a world leading supplier of high efficiency III-V based solar cells.
Nanopositioning and nanosensor solutions for OEM development and automation applications.
Semblant's mission is to deliver advanced plasma deposited materials that radically improve electronics manufacturing.
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.
Smalltech Solutions Ltd utilises class 10/100 cleanroom facilities to provide specialist nanotechnology engineering services in micro and nanoscale fabrication.
SPTS Technologies is a leading manufacturer of plasma etch and deposition and thermal processing equipment for the semiconductor industry.
Offers key technologies for semiconductor device fabrication and nanolithography applications.
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.
Surrey NanoSystems produces advanced Carbon Nanotube processing tools and recipes.
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.
Trackdale is a nanotechnology materials company specializing in applications in the infrared. These include thermal imaging, gas analysis, and fibre-optic applications in the 1-10 micron bands.
Upperton Limited is a privately owned company that specialises in the development of novel micro and nanoparticles for the pharmaceutical and other industries.
Develops the PoSAP 3D Atom Probe Analysis Software, part of the three dimensional atom probe microscope, a commercial nanotechnology analytical technique for characterising materials at atomic scale.
Nanotechnology Services & Intermediaries
Develops IP and technologies for nanosensors.
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.
AssuredNano is the premier Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) accreditation scheme for organisations producing nanomaterials, nano-enabled products and users of nanotechnology in general.
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.
A 'One-Stop Shop' specialty product-development consultancy, the Bio Nano Centre acts to facilitate access to world-class academic experts in the bio-nano field.
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.
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.
Provides consulting services and research reports.
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.
A microsystems and nanotechnology R&D, commercialisation and manufacturing organisation.
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.
Scientific consulting.
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.
A nanotechnology consulting and investment company.
A research and development company for micro and nanoscale technologies.
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.

Nanotechnology research organizations in The UK

There are 131 universities in UK with nanotechnology research activities.
There are 20 initiatives and networks in UK with a nanotechnology focus.
Here is a complete list of all non-commercial nanotechnology organizations in UK, sorted alphabetically.
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