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Posted: May 4, 2009
NanoInk Acquires Strategic Technology License From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(Nanowerk News) The NanoFabrication Systems Division of NanoInk announced an agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign whereby NanoInk gains access to technology contained in several patents dealing with fabrication of molded tip arrays.
Tom Levesque, Vice President of NanoFabrication Systems, says, "This technology will allow NanoInk to continue to develop our commercial offerings of Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) capabilities with tip arrays. These dense arrays, with millions of tips performing the DPN process, continue to advance the scalability of our technology. These arrays are a logical extension of our core intellectual property that enables large area and high throughput nanomanufacturing on our DPN instrument platforms."
NanoInk, Inc. is an emerging growth technology company specializing in nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications development for the life science and semiconductor industries. Using Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®), a patented and proprietary nanofabrication technology, scientists are enabled to rapidly and easily create nanoscale structures from a wide variety of materials. This low cost, easy to use and scalable technique brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop. Located in the new Illinois Science + Technology Park, north of Chicago, NanoInk currently has over 140 patents and applications filed worldwide and has licensing agreements with Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Strathclyde, University of Liverpool, California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.