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Posted: March 23, 2009
New Web Page Provides Information on Revolutionary Advance in Stem Cell Science
(Nanowerk News) NanoStem Cell, a division of NanoInk, officially launched a new Web page today, www.nanoink.net/NanoStem_about.htm, which is dedicated to providing information and insights on its revolutionary new advancements in stem cell science. This announcement follows the formation of the NanoStem Cell Division in January 2009, which is focused on providing a highly reliable and renewable source of differentiated adult stem cells, through the application of proprietary nanopatterning, using NanoInk's Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) technology.
"By using DPN nanopatterning technology, it is now possible to tightly control stem cell differentiation, which involves keeping adult stem cells in an undifferentiated form or inducing differentiation to a homogenous population of a targeted primary cell type," said Haris Jamil, Vice President of the NanoStem Cell Division. "As a result, we will be able to provide pharmaceutical and biotech companies with access to large and renewable sources of homogeneous populations of differentiated stem cells for drug discovery, drug development and high throughput screening."
In addition, the NanoStem Cell Division offers solutions to the problems that have limited the utility of adult stem cells in academic and pharmaceutical research. James M. Hussey, NanoInk CEO, commented, "Our technology will lead to faster and more efficient drug discovery and development processes, and will represent a giant step toward delivering on the promise of regenerative medicine."
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. For more information on products and services offered by NanoInk, Inc., see www.nanoink.net.