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Posted: June 1, 2010
NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division Offers Free Nanotechnology Workshop at UCLA
(Nanowerk News) NanoInk, Inc.®, a global leader in nanotechnology, announced today that
its NanoFabrication Systems Division will present a free workshop at the California NanoSystems
Institute at UCLA on Friday June 18, 2010 from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. The workshop, “Tip-Based
Lithography for Bioengineers,” will highlight some of the most recent applications and protocols related
to the controlled and multiplexed depositions of biomaterials, with applications in tissue engineering,
cell research, and biosensor functionalization using NanoInk’s NLP 2000 System, a desktop
The workshop will feature technical talks and discussion from 10 a.m. to noon, lunch from noon to
1 p.m. and product demonstrations and discussion from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will take place
in the CNSI Auditorium at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, located at 570 Westwood
Plaza, Building 114, in Los Angeles. To register, and for more information, please visit:
During the workshop, participants will have access to NanoInk’s NLP 2000 System, which is an easy to
use and affordable desktop nanolithography platform in which patterns of nano to micron-sized features
can be created with a wide variety of materials from metal nanoparticles to biomolecules. With the NLP
2000 System, researchers can rapidly design and create custom engineered surfaces over large areas, using
the proven technique of Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®).
More information about the workshop topics are as follows:
Biomaterials Deposition: Demonstrations will show how to directly pattern hydrogels, both pure and
functionalized, in arbitrary sizes and patterns over large areas (40 mm x 40 mm). The NLP 2000 System
gives researchers the ability to pattern multiple biocompatible polymers at sub-cellular features sizes
with nanoscale precision.
Biosensor Functionalization: The NLP 2000 System can be used to write directly to existing structures,
opening up the possibility to functionalize microscale sensor devices with multiple materials.
Parallel and Multiplexed Depositions: Using NanoInk’s multiple tip arrays; demonstrations will show
how to pattern complex multi-component protein arrays with sub-cellular feature sizes for use in cell
adhesion, cell migration, and cell differentiation studies.
Rapid Prototyping: The generation of new patterns requires a simple change in the pattern entered into
the software. This direct write technique can be used to rapidly prototype arbitrary patterns without
having to create a new master stamp or mask for each pattern.
Please visit www.nanoink.net or call (847) 679-8807 for more information on the NanoFabrication
Systems Division, the NLP 2000 System, and related Application Notes.