Posted: November 1, 2007

Teneo Micro Instruments Launches Low Cost, Precision Microtools for Life Sciences and MEMs Applicati(...)

(Nanowerk News) Today, Teneo Micro Instruments LLC, an IP2Biz company, announced the launch of the Teneo TM70xx line of mechanically actuated microtools. The tool set, created by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, offers a diversity of tool materials, requires no electrical or thermal power to operate and seamlessly integrates and augments standard microprobe and micromanipulator stations.
Developed from technology licensed exclusively to IP2Biz LLC from the Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC), Teneo’s microtools have found immediate acceptance by researchers in life sciences providing acute cellular manipulations, micro-dissection, microscopy sample positioning, cell stimulation and measurement. Additional MEMs applications include micro-assembly, fiber optic positioning, stiction release and MEMs probing. Emerging applications are taking root in semi-conductor probing.
“In the course of our work, we found we needed new tools that didn’t exist. So we created them,” said Jim Ross, neuroscience / MEMs researcher and Teneo co-founder. “Researchers in MEMs and Life Sciences require tools with simple operation, increased functionality beyond mechanical manipulation, nano-scale resolution and reliability – all at a reasonable cost.”
The elegant micro-cam driven design features a broad range of stock and custom tool styles -- straight, serrated, piercing and custom tips. Functional variations include micro-scissors, sensors and electrophysiology tools made of polymers and metals. Flexible in scale, tool sizes range from microns to millimeters and offer superior reliability.
“Teneo’s microtools are invaluable providing reliable, hassle-free functionality to meet the diverse application needs in micro-scale development,” commented Richard Dickson, President of Signatone Corporation, the worldwide distributor for Teneo Micro Instruments.
For more information, visit the Teneo Micro Instruments Web site at or contact Signatone Corporation at
About IP2Biz LLC
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Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) advances research and technological development at Georgia Tech as it continually seeks to advance society and the global competitiveness of Georgia and the nation. GTRC supports and promotes research through its stewardship of the funds for sponsored research and financial support of research activities. GTRC embodies Georgia Tech's founding spirit of entrepreneurship and focus on the applications of engineering, science and technology to the creation of meaningful new ideas, methods, and opportunities. Through Technology Transfer, GTRC enables the institute to maintain beneficial partnerships with public and private sectors in research and technology to assure the benefits of discovery are widely disseminated. For more information about GTRC, please visit
Source: IP2Biz
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