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Posted: Mar 06, 2013
Nanotechnology in Pennsylvania - companies, research, and degree programs
(Nanowerk News) Pennsylvania has a burgeoning research and commercial nanotechnology environment. The University of Pennsylvania, Penn State and Drexel University have large and well-respected nanotechnology research programs.
Currently, there are 57 companies in Pennsylvania involved in nanotechnology-related business activities.
In addition, there are 45 nanotechnology and nanoscience-related research and community organizations in Pennsylvania.
Crystalplex develops and commercializes innovative fluorescent markers for use in basic life science research, pharmaceutical research, diagnostics and histology. The technology is based on proprietary composition-tunable nanocrystals (quantum dots).
Specializes in the production of nanomaterials (nanoparticles and nanopowders) having complex composition and exacting particle size and particle size distribution and tailored surface characteristics.
A bionanotech designer and maker of nanostructured chips, devices and systems for fast, comprehensive, and low-cost analysis of native state genomic, epigenomic and proteomic information with sensitivity at the single cell / single molecule level.
Celsense is a biotechnology company offering novel MRI contrast agents (fluorochemical nanoparticles) that allow scientists and clinicians to monitor the position and quantity of transplanted cells non-invasively in vivo.
Keystone Nano has an exclusive license to Penn State patented technology that allows the creation of stable, non-toxic, 5 to 50 nm-composite particles that they call Molecular Dots (MDs). These Molecular Dots can encapsulate drugs and/or fluorescent molecules.
Makefield Therapeutics has licensed Intellectual Property covering a novel platform technology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for the generation of powders comprised of hydrogel/glassy matrix (hybrid) nanoparticles that in a first application are delivering controlled and sustained therapeutic levels of gaseous nitric oxide
Particle Sciences is an integrated provider of both standard and nanotechnology approaches to drug development and delivery. The company originally pioneered use of encapsulated ingredients and nanoparticles for sunscreens and personal care. In 1999 the company licensed a portion of its nanotechnology portfolio to BASF and focused its efforts on providing services to Life Sciences companies. Now, through a full range of formulation, analytic, and manufacturing services, Particle Sciences provides pharmaceutical companies with a complete and seamless development solution designed to minimize the time and risk between discovery and the clinic.
Vascular Magnetics, Inc. is magnetically targeting drug-loaded biodegradable nanoparticles to develop Vascular Magnetic Intervention (VMI), a novel therapy for peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is a common chronic condition characterized by obstruction (stenosis) of the arteries in the legs.
Manufacturer of precision motion control and positioning systems and components including automated nanopositioners, linear and rotary and lift stages, brushless linear and rotary servomotors and drives, single- and multi-axis motion controllers.
Akrion is a leading supplier of advanced surface preparation systems used in the manufacture of semiconductor and related devices. Our systems are used in numerous steps during the manufacturing process to remove contaminants from the surface of the silicon wafers on which these devices are built.
The company's mission is to help our customers create the most productive and cost-effective thin-film applications possible - by delivering advanced magnetrons, a full range of deposition materials, and a comprehensive program of technical support.
The Multiphysics simulation tool addresses nanotechnology simulation requirements covering ion optics, and electrostatic calculations associated with field emission tips and carbon nanotube structures.
ASPEX (Application Specific Products employing Electron Beam and X-ray technology) has engineered a particle imaging system that harnesses the full power and dynamic flexibility of electron-beam analysis, packaged in a compact and fully integrated system with total support. When accurate particulate characterization is important, electron-beam analysis is the method of choice.
Axion is developing advanced energy storage devices that it refers to as e3 Supercells. Axion's e3 Supercells replace the lead-based negative electrodes found in conventional lead-acid batteries with nanoporous carbon electrodes.
Electron Microscopy Sciences is specializing in the manufacturing, preparation, and distribution of only the highest quality chemicals, supplies, and equipment, for microscopy, and all of its related fields.
Hypercat ACP™ is a leading edge, technologically-driven emissions control manufacturing company. Through our joint venture with Nanostellar™, Hypercat has exclusive rights to proprietary technology enabling it to design and build catalysts using significantly less PGM without sacrificing efficacy, function or durability. Alongside a suite of standard products, Hypercat offers highly effective, cost efficient emissions controls solutions.
A developer of bio-based colloidal products formulated using a proprietary colloidal chemistry process. Food grade ingredients are processed to form a particle called a micelle. Micelles, one to four nanometers in size, are active ingredients in Inventek's products.
The company manufactures precision optical calibration targets; is a photolithography production house; and also does thin film PVD coating. In their engineering division they also do diamond turning, thick film ceramic patterning, conformal patterning/coatings, and large format roll to roll processing.
Microspray International specializes in ultrasonic spray nozzle coating solutions for a variety of industries, when increased transfer efficiencies, repeatability of your process and coating uniformity are key.
Optofluidics, Inc. is a scientific equipment manufacturer commercializing particle analysis and manipulation technologies. Their flagship product, the NanoTweezer, uses the latest in nanophotonics and nanotechnology to enable groundbreaking nanoparticle analysis.
Research, development and manufacturing of advanced photonic devices for optical communications and biomedical sensors based on nanofabrication technology, high performance/advanced photonic polymers, nanoparticle doping, photonic waveguide device design and manufacturing.
PPG is actively involved in nanotechnology, from Research & Development to the commercialization of several products that either contain nanoparticles within a polymeric matrix structure or are formed as nanostructured films on a substrate by physical or chemical vapor deposition processes.
QuantumBio, Inc is accelerating the drug discovery efforts by providing pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies and life science research organizations a next generation of Computer-Assisted Molecular Modeling (CAMM) and Computer-Assisted Drug Design (CADD) solutions.
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials develops and delivers innovative material solutions and processes to the electronic and optoelectronic industries. Focused on the circuit board, semiconductor manufacturing, advanced packaging, and flat panel display industries, its products and technologies are integral elements in electronic devices around the world.