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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 56 companies in Pennsylvania involved in nanotechnology-related business activities.
In addition, there are 46 nanotechnology and nanoscience-related research and community organizations in Pennsylvania.
There are 8 academic nanotechnology degree programs in Pennsylvania.

Nanotechnology companies in Pennsylvania

Nanomaterial Suppliers
AFP manufactures specialty metal oxide nanopowders and liceses/sells process reactor technologies for third party ceramic powder manufacturing operations.
The Advanced Materials group of AirProducts manufactures nanoparticle dispersions.
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).
The company's graphene production technology was developed at the University of Pennsylvania. The science behind the technology is a cheaper and more consistent method of manufacturing graphene.
Produces nanoparticles for applications in advanced materials and aerospace industries.
Specializes in the production of nanomaterials (nanoparticles and nanopowders) having complex composition and exacting particle size and particle size distribution and tailored surface characteristics.
Manufactures monomer and polymer products including gold nanoparticles and a line of precision microparticles useful for measurement in nanotechnology applications.
Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine Companies
This is a clinical-stage product-focused molecular imaging company that has assembled expertise and IP in the field of molecular brain imaging.
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.
iCeutica has developed the Encapsulated Organic Nanoparticles (EON™) Platform to produce consistent nano-sized drug particles.
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.
A medical device company dedicated to reducing deaths from heart attacks The company applies nanotechnology techniques ot fabricating its stent products.
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.
Nanotechnology Products, Applications & Instruments Companies
AFP manufactures specialty metal oxide nanopowders and liceses/sells process reactor technologies for third party ceramic powder manufacturing operations.
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.
Producing and marketing a novel family of sintered composite pseudoalloys with CVD coating of nanolayers.
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.
The company desigs and provides specialty polymers.
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.
Molecular chemical imaging technologies for chemical and biological applications in many industries.
A leading supplier of chiral chromatography products and services in North and South America.
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.
Extrel is a leading manufacturer of Research and Process Mass Spectrometers, Residual Gas Analyzers, Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry Systems and Components.
Offers sample preparation instruments and advanced imaging technology. Their SEM and TEM products are particularly suited for nanotechnology applications.
Provides a broad product line with a complete range of membrane filtration processes such as ultrafiltration and nanofiltration.
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.
Provider of nanostructured material technologies.
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.
Manufactures and distributes vacuum components and systems including for research and applications in nanotechnology.
Manufacturer of spin processing equipment.
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.
Supplies advanced instrumentation for scientific and industrial research including nano-indentation, testers and profilers.
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.
Manufacturer of laser particle size measurement instruments.
The company's range of microscopes includes laser scanning confocal microscopes that offer high-resolution 3D observation and measurement in real time for applications in nanotechnology production.
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.
PChem has developed a patented nanomaterial technology for printed electronics.
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.
Develops active layer technology for printed electronic devices with the ability to control polymer design at the nanoscale.
Manufactures monomer and polymer products including gold nanoparticles and a line of precision microparticles useful for measurement in nanotechnology applications.
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.
Provides services to many nanotechnology market segments and has considerable experience in the synthesis and isolation of nanoparticles.
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.
Supplier of microscopy instruments and manufacturer of sample preparation equipment, consumable supplies, accessories for microscopy and microanalysis laboratories.
TrueGage specializes in both off-the-shelf and custom software development for the surface and dimensional metrology industries.
Nanotechnology Services & Intermediaries
Applied Innovation International LLC is a consulting firm that specializes in helping early stage hi-tech firms in nanotechnology, photonic/optics and biotechnology.
An independent not-for-profit economic development organization, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) makes investments in nanotechnology firms.
R&D and commercialization company specializing in the development of nanotechnology-enabled products.
Provides assistance and funding to promising nanomaterials research which has a well defined defense or commercial application.
Versilant Nanotechnologies pioneers the invention, development and production of nanotechnology-based materials (website doesn't appear to be maintained).
A law firm with expertise in IP law relevant to nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology research organizations in Pennsylvania

There are 40 universities in Pennsylvania with nanotechnology research activities.
There are 4 initiatives and networks in Pennsylvania with a nanotechnology focus.
Here is a complete list of all non-commercial nanotechnology organizations in Pennsylvania, sorted alphabetically.
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Source: Nanowerk Nanotechnology Company and Research Database
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