CCAN's objective is to help Irish-based companies enhance their competitive advantage through nano-enabled product innovation. CCAN acts on behalf of companies to help them access expertise and funding from across the Irish nanotechnology network, so that companies can use and develop the technologies and skills required to drive product innovation.
CombiMatrix's microarray technology allows for the parallel synthesis of large numbers of nanostructured materials. These materials can then be tested using the same chip-based technology. These activities are focused on materials that could be useful for applications in the fields of electronics, energy conversion, energy storage, catalysis, and others.
The company's experience in sub-micron and nano tool machine design, early stage tool development, prototyping and nanotechnology equipment design along with the requisite high level of Engineering Analysis provides the complete skill set for partnering with many clients who are focused on core technologies and intellectual property for nanotechnology tools.
Confovis confocal measurement systems provide fast and non-contact analysis of roughness, microgeometry, topology and more down to the nanometre range for quality control and process optimization in industry and research.
The group is involved in the rapidly developing field of nanobiopharmacy. It focuses on tissue engineering (e.g. scaffolds for cartilage and skin replacement, differentiation of stem cells into chondrocytes), wound healing, gene therapy and targeted drug delivery (using above mentioned polysaccharides and their conjugates). The research and innovation is an integral part of the company activities. Due to recent investments in the state-of-the art laboratory equipment and experienced and motivated scientists the company creates a unique center for regenerative medicine research, including various in-vitro and in-vivo tests.
Contour Energy Systems is a leading innovator of advanced battery technologies leveraging materials science breakthroughs and patented manufacturing processes for the development of next-generation primary and rechargeable battery systems.
Developed a technology to compact DNA into complexes containing only a single molecule of DNA, resulting in a volume 30-1000 times smaller than other complexes. This simple difference makes Copernicus' "DNA nanoparticles" highly stable and uniquely able to deliver DNA to the nuclei of non-dividing human cells - which includes most cells in the body.
The company combines creative science and engineering to discover, develop, and deliver revolutionary materials-based solutions, including nanomaterials. CRG focuses on the design and application of state-of-the-art materials for commercial and military markets.
Correlated Magnetics is a revolutionary scientific breakthrough that enables magnets to be 'programmed' such that they can produce never-before-seen behaviors far beyond the simple 'attract' and 'repel' of conventional single-axis dipole magnets. This new technology, which can be scaled down to the nanoscale, can be used both to improve existing products currently employing magnets and to empower innovative new products in applications where conventional magnets were never considered practical.
Develops and provides systems, processes, materials, equipment as well as wear and tear parts for PVD & CVD thin-film and sputter applications. The thickness of these coatings is in the range of a few nanometers, depending on the application.
Covaris, Inc. is a life science instrument company. Its proprietary instrument platform, based on patented Adaptive Focused Acoustic (AFA) technology brings unsurpassed speed and efficiency to biological and chemical sample preparation. The AFA process, based on shock wave physics, delivers controlled, precise and accurate energy to biological and chemical samples.
Coventor, Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of 3D analysis and design automation software for the development of micro- and nano-scale devices and systems. These include microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) such as inertial sensors, inkjet print heads and displays. In addition, semiconductor manufacturers, fabless and labless companies developing 180nm to sub 32nm devices and processes also use Coventor's 3D software.
The company manufactures state-of-the-art instruments using optical and electrooptical technology for scientific and industrial applications. Key target areas are: fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy.