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Posted: March 30, 2009
NanoInk's NanoStem Cell Division Enters Cooperation With Prestigious Universities
(Nanowerk News) NanoInk's NanoStem Cell Division announced today it has entered into joint research and licensing agreements with the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering (UKCTE) at the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, England, and the Centre of Molecular NanoMetrology at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, for the development of modified surfaces for manipulation of stem cell differentiation. Dr. John Hunt at the UKCTE at the University of Liverpool and Dr. Duncan Graham at the Centre of Molecular NanoMetrology at the University of Strathclyde will act as principal investigators for the collaboration.
"We are extremely excited to join forces with these two esteemed institutions," said Jim Hussey, chief executive officer of NanoInk. "We are eager to pursue the commercial potential of using nanotechnology to control stem cell function, particularly in the area of regenerative medicine. Each organization brings a distinct area of expertise to the process and it is our hope that the knowledge we obtain through our collaborative approach will propel our stem cell application and capabilities in the area of regenerative medicine."
In January 2009, NanoInk launched the NanoStem Cell Division, which is aimed at providing a highly reliable, renewable source of differentiated adult stem cells. Leveraging NanoInk's proprietary Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) technology, it is now possible to produce differentiated homogenous stem cell populations which will lead to faster and more efficient drug discovery and development processes, with substantial cost savings.