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Posted: Dec 03, 2010
Shrink Nanotechnologies' MetalFluor Nanopetal Technology Makes the Cover of Applied Physics Letters
(Nanowerk News) Shrink Nanotechnologies, Inc. ("Shrink"), an innovative nanotechnology company developing products and licensing opportunities in the solar energy industry, medical diagnostics and sensors and biotechnology research and development tools businesses, announced today that Shrink's MetalFluor™ technology was studied, reported on and made the front cover of the November issue of Applied Physics Letters ("Bimetallic nanopetals for thousand-fold fluorescence enhancements").
The Company's technology and the work being performed by Dr. Michelle Khine, our scientific founder, continues to gain high praise from leading academic journals. The studies relate to potential commercial applications of this technology. Of note, the article states, "Because we have a range of nanostructure and nanogap sizes, we can ensure that we can achieve huge fluorescent enhancements on our substrate. These advantages show great potential for low-cost biomedical sensing at single molecular levels at physiological concentrations." The Company believes that this article is further evidence that certain medical diagnostics tests, a multi-billion dollar annual industry in the United States alone, can provide physicians, patients and other medical professionals with better results using lower quantities of specimens using MetalFluor™ technologies.
Shrink intends to soon commercially offer the tools that Dr. Khine has used to achieve the results features in the most recent Applied Physics Letters. The Company intends to provide an additional update next week regarding our initial NanoShrink product and the related NanoShrink line, according to Mark L. Baum, Shrink's CEO.
About Applied Physic Letters
Applied Physics Letters, published by the American Institute of Physics, features concise, up-to-date reports on significant new findings in applied physics. Emphasizing rapid dissemination of key data and new physical insights, Applied Physics Letters offers prompt publication of new experimental and theoretical papers bearing on applications of physics phenomena to all branches of science, engineering, and modern technology. Content is published online daily, collected into weekly online and printed issues (52 issues per year).
About Shrink Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Shrink is a first of its kind FIGA™ organization. FIGA companies bring together diverse contributions from leaders in the worlds of finance, industry, government and academia. Shrink's solutions, including its diverse polymer substrates, nano-devices and biotech research tools, among others, are designed to be ultra-functional and mechanically superior in the solar energy, environmental detection, stem cell and biotechnology markets. The Company's products are based on a pre-stressed plastic called NanoShrink™, and on a patent-pending manufacturing process called the ShrinkChip Manufacturing Solution™. Shrink's unique materials and manufacturing solution represents a new paradigm in the rapid design, low-cost fabrication and manufacture of nano-scale devices for numerous significant markets. www.shrinknano.com.