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Posted: March 27, 2008
BioForce Nanosciences Launches Surface Patterning Service
(Nanowerk News) BioForce Nanosciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: BFNH), a producer of integrated biological and mechanical systems for life science researchers at the micro and nano scales, today announced that it is launching a Surface Patterning Service utilizing its Nano eNabler™ and Nano eNabler CB™ molecular printers. These molecular printers provide researchers with the capability to print tiny domains of biological materials on surfaces with nanometer spatial precision. The Surface Patterning Service will allow researchers to outsource their molecular printing needs to BioForce while benefiting from the precision and flexibility of the Nano eNabler line of products. Popular applications of these patterned surfaces include tissue engineering, stem cell research, and ultra-sensitive biomarker assays.
Kerry Frey, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioForce Nanosciences, said, “This service will target customers with a need for patterned surfaces but who have limited budgets. BioForce will use our Nano eNabler molecular printer to produce surfaces onto which proteins and nucleic acids have been deposited based upon a customer-defined pattern. As this custom service matures BioForce expects to develop a standard catalog of the most frequently requested biomolecular patterns.”
“This extends BioForce’s revenue streams to include service as well as sales of our research devices and consumables. We believe that custom patterned surfaces will also give biological research institutions a taste of what our technology can do and that this will yield greater demand for the Nano eNabler and Nano eNabler CB.”
Michael Lynch, Product Manager, said, “We have been working on the expansion of our market offerings and have become convinced that there is a substantial market for this service. It is similar to photography in the days when film cameras were the standard; some people had their own dark room, but most of us outsourced our printing needs to a photographic lab. Along came the Polaroid, and then digital cameras and now everyone can make their own color prints at home. As we drive forward to make the Nano eNabler family of printers easier to use and less expensive, as in the case of our new Nano eNabler CB, we anticipate that more individual researchers will buy their own instrument. We have expanded our sales capabilities to address that contingency.”
About BioForce Nanosciences Holdings Inc.
BioForce Nanosciences creates products and solutions for the life sciences by integrating biological and mechanical systems at the micro and nano scales. BioForce’s flagship product, the Nano eNabler™ molecular printer, gives the Company and its customers a platform for development and discovery by printing tiny domains of biological materials on surfaces with nanometer spatial precision. BioForce technology is being used in areas such as biosensor functionalization; pattering and cell adhesion; and the printing of proteins to guide neural cell growth. For more information, visit www.bioforcenano.com or call 515-233-8333.