|Jan 29, 2013|
Nanotechnology in Canada - companies, research, and degree programs
|(Nanowerk News) Canada offers world-class R&D infrastructure, a highly skilled and educated workforce, a wide array of government funding programs in support of nanotechnologies, a growing number of companies involved in nanotechnologies, and government commitment to the responsible development and application of nanotechnologies.|
|In 2001, the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) was established as Canada's flagship nanotechnology institute; it is operated as a partnership between the National Research Council and the University of Alberta.|
|Currently, there are 67 companies in Canada involved in nanotechnology-related business activities.|
|In addition, there are 49 nanotechnology and nanoscience-related research and community organizations in Canada.|
|There are 14 academic nanotechnology degree programs in Canada.|
Nanotechnology companies in CanadaNanomaterial Suppliers
American Dye Source, Inc. is a manufacturer of high quality materials for many different applications.
The company develops and synthesizes metal-free, biocompatible silicon quantum dots and semiconductor nanoparticles for a broad range of applications in sensing, energy, displays, security and bio-imaging.
The company produces graphene for use in batteries, net shapes, desalination plants, construction materials and other industrial applications as well as various metal nanopowders.
Cytodiagnostics is a biotechnology company that focuses on providing and developing nanotechnology derived products and services for the international life science market.
Elcora is a vertically integrated graphite and graphene company. The company mines, processes, refines graphite, and targets high-end graphite markets including li-ion batteries and graphene R&D.
The company's core business development activities are built around the transformation of graphite into graphene on a commercial scale using primarily raw, unprocessed graphite
A materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene technologies.
The company specializes in the unique science of graphene and its derivative materials. NanoXplore's initial focus is on applications where graphene provides significant added value and bulk quantities of high quality graphene provide a competitive advantage. Near term opportunities are in industries such as paints and lubricants, textiles, and energy.
Kennedy Labs is a nanofabrication company creating graphene and other graphene like 2D materials for microelectronic applications and novel stand alone devices.
Klean Carbon is a one-stop-shop for high grade sustainable carbon based commodities. The company producs high-grade carbon black and nano-carbon black commodities with the smallest emissions footprint.
Supplier of nanopowders, carbon nanotubes and quantum dots.
A manufacturer of gold nanoparticles and nanosilver materials.
A manufacturer and supplier of Nanomaterials, Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, Nanodiamonds, Nanoparticles, Nanoceramics, Quantum Dots, Metal Nanopowders, Fullerenes, Nanowires, Nano- and Micro- Salts & Derivatives.
A manufacturer and supplier of high volume graphene powder for use in industrial markets.
The company designs and manufactures nanoparticles for a variety of applications.
The company is active in the synthesis of innovative and custom made semiconductors of fullerene C60 / C70 derivatives, dyes, small molecules and polymers, specially formulated for their use in Organic Photovoltaic (OPV), Organic Transistors (OTFT), Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED), as well as health and bio technologies.
|Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine Companies|
Axela's automated platforms for multiplexed DNA, RNA and protein analysis are designed for rapid biomarker testing in clinical research and diagnostics.
Calevia aims to harness the power of molecular targeting technologies and the heat-generation capacity of MesoGraf Xide, a photo-responsive graphene material, to create bio-conjugates designed to home-in on - and destroy - cancer cells in a non-invasive, non-pharmacological and efficient manner.
The company's lead product in development is Amorphous Nano-Hydroxyapaite Powder. Nano-structured hydroxyapatite has several advantages over hydroxyapatite of larger particle size in its use in bone tissue engineering due to its higher surface area and consequently higher reactivity, which offers better cellular response. In addition, nano-sized hydroxyapatite is useful as an effective surface modification agent for binding numerous biological molecules.
Mirexus Inc. is a natural biomaterials company that is commercializing a novel nanotechnology based on polysaccharide nanoparticles that can be used in a wide variety of markets ranging from cosmetics to nutraceuticals to biomedical applications in animal and human health. This technology was originally developed at the University of Guelph in the laboratories of Professor John Dutcher.
(Site in French) A bionanotechnology firm that develops portable x-ray devices for cancer therapy.
Nicoya is a nanotechnology company developing novel sensor products. The company's flagship product is OpenSPR - a compact, sensitive, and affordable surface plasmon resonance instrument for molecular analysis.
A biotechnology company developing microfluidic technology (NanoAssemblr™) for the development and manufacture of nanomedicines.
uFluidix develops and manufacturing Point of Care Diagnostic devices and cartridges which uses microfluidic and nanotechnology.
Zymeworks' core business focus is to develop a pipeline of enabling industrial enzymes for bio-processing and bio-product manufacturing. Zymeworks' core competency is in molecular simulations.
|Nanotechnology Products, Applications & Instruments Companies|
ALFT provides unique, patented capability to deliver proven, cost-effective and portable soft X-ray sources facilitating and enabling advancements in the research and development of new applications spanning a broad range of industries; including medical imaging, biotechnology, nanotechnology, genomics, proteomics, and environmental and life sciences.
Angstrom Engineering designs and manufactures PVD equipment with advanced process capabilities for thin film deposition applications. The company specializes in thin film technologies such as thermal evaporation, sputtering, electron beam deposition and ion beam etching.
Applied Nanotools is a nanotechnology SME based in Edmonton, Canada that specializes in fabrication of membrane-based optical chips for X-ray and EUV applications. Our products include high-resolution Fresnel zone plates for X-ray focusing and several X-ray and EUV mask technologies that include nano-gratings and calibration standards. Applied Nanotools also provide state-of-the-art micro and nano-fabrication services to enable fast prototyping and testing of various custom nanotechnology projects. This includes the NanoSOI Process Technology (via CMC Microsystems) for fabricating NEMS and nano-photonic devices.
Supplies high quality, calibration systems for atomic force microscopy imaging.
CelluForce is a joint venture of Domtar Corporation and FPInnovations created to manufacture nanocrystalline cellulose in the world's first plant of its kind, located in Windsor, Quebec. Backed by a patented process, CelluForce develops and markets new applications for nanocrystalline cellulose.
The company has developed a process to utilize nanoscale properties by first functionalizing nanoparticles and then incorporating them into a base material (polymers, metals, ceramics or composites).
CCG is a software company that strives to provide state of the art applications in Drug Discovery to Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Academic researchers.
A leading source of image analysis solutions for quantitative microscopy, Clemex Technologies Inc. provides image analysis systems and image analysis software for quality control and research laboratories. Major corporations around the world in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, automotive, and research use Clemex products.
D-Wave was spun out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1999 to commercialize superconductor-based, quantum computer processors.
The Delong group of companies operates in the high tech, engineering design, manufacturing and sales sectors and span two continents with operations in Europe and North America. The company manufactures the desktop LVEM5 electron microscope.
Sustainable, light-activated water treatment and remediation technology using nanoengineered catalysts.
ICSPI makes the nGauge: the world's smallest, simplest and most affordable atomic force microscope.
Lumerical empowers designers with best-in-class optical design software and support services to develop next generation micro/ nanoscale photonic technologies.
Manufactures photocatalytic coatings with nanoTiO2.
MDS Coating Technologies Corporation develops and manufactures nanostructured metallic-ceramic protective coatings for gas turbine engines used in the aerospace, commercial and defense industries.
Meaglow Ltd. manufactures and sells crystal growth reactors and supplies thin films to semiconductor research institutes and industry. The company specializes in producing Indium Nitride (InN) thin films via its CVD based migration enhanced afterglow deposition process.
MFStek manufactures and globally distributes ready-to-use and concentrated nano and micro-scale Layer Forming Surface Modifiers (nLFSM/mLFSM), manufacturing additives and custom industrial chemical formulations. Using innovative and proprietary Technology Platforms that translate to a product breadth and depth of over 500 hundred variants, MFStek offers a wide range of nanotechnology surface coatings, micro-scale polysiloxane epoxy coating systems and environmentally responsible industrial chemicals, packaged and diluted for maximum sustainability and compatibility.
Micralyne, a pioneer in Lab-on-a-Chip microfluidics, has significant know-how in developing and manufacturing microfluidic chip devices. The company's experience is used to develop Lab-on-a-Chip offerings within the life sciences industry. Capabilities include a proprietary method to deposit engineered nanostructured thin films (GLAD) for next generation nano and micro devices.
Nano One is a Vancouver-based technology company with a scalable industrial process for producing low cost high performance energy storage materials for batteries and a wide range of advanced nanostructured composite materials.
Nano-Lit Technologies offers human-centric tunable lighting via the rich optics of Quantum Dots. The company's commercial lights serve the fields of work, education, transportation and health.
The company designs and sells security devices. In its N.O.t.E.S (Nano-Optic Technology for Enhanced Security) application, commercially viable nanotechnology has been designed into specialized optics yielding unique signatures that cannot be reproduced by a counterfeit.
The company designs and manufactures battery technologies, battery products, ecological remedial systems, emulsion creating clean burning processes, and solar power generators and storage systems.
Norcada, a MEMS product development company, designs and microfabricates silicon MEMS technology such as MEMS mirrors, pressure sensors, and nitride membranes.
Northwest Mettech Corp. is dedicated to enabling the production and application of engineered nanopowders and coatings using the Company's proprietary arc plasma technology.
The company designs and manufactures high precision optical metrology systems for 3D non-contact inspection and imaging.
Specializes in designing, manufacturing and marketing of innovative products for fiber optics, photonics, sensor, instrumentation, medical, biological and other industry application.
Panisolar offers advanced technologies for the energy storage market.
Patt has expertise in polymer filtration, machining and surface engineering. Capabilities include nano-layer composite coatings.
Photon etc. is at the forefront of optical technology, developing hyperspectral imaging and Bragg grating spectroscopic instruments that work from ultraviolet to infrared. Founded in 2002 by Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, then a Researcher at the California Institute of Technology, Photon etc. is both a research and development company and a specialized manufacturer of photonic measurement and analysis instruments.
Develops and commercializes plasma- and vacuum-based processes and tools for applications in advanced surface engineering and nanotechnology.
PMDi is a leading manufacturer of high-performance servo motion control hardware, software and firmware with nanometer position control.
The company develops novel surface chemistry methods and surfactants with metallic nanoparticles.
Targray is a supplier of advanced performance materials to manufacturers of high-technology products in the Solar, Li-ion Battery and Optical Media Industries.
One application of Tekna's thermal plasma technology is the plasma synthesis of nanopowders.
Tornado Spectral Systems offers a portfolio of dispersive optical spectrometers primarily for Raman spectroscopy and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. Tornado's HyperFlux™ PRO Plus Raman spectroscopy system uses a proprietary HTVS-enabled spectrometer to deliver better Raman sensitivity than ever before possible, designed to provide you with faster measurements for better process responsivity, better sensitivity for lower detection limits, and permitting reduction of the laser power without sacrificing performance.
The company's main focus is on the development of products for the catalyst and crop protection industries. We also work with customers to design nanomaterials for other applications.
Zecotek is a photonics technology company developing leading-edge products: crystals, photo detectors, lasers, imaging and 3D display technologies, for medical, biotech, industrial, nanotechnology and atomic/molecular science applications.
|Nanotechnology Services & Intermediaries|
Fibics provides analysis solutions to semiconductor and materials science / metallurgy clients, specializing in focused ion beam (FIB), secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
In addition to lab instruments and supplies, the company provides nanotechnology model kits and components for the scientist and engineer involved in the teaching of design or research and development of nanotechnology.
R&D firm with a focus on nanomaterials and nano and surface analysis.
With the development of novel nano-materials with incresased thermal transport poperties, there is a critical need to be able to accurately measure small changes in thermal conductivity. ThermTest can assist with testing and intrumentation needs.
The GCM is a unique research center devoted to the study of advanced materials. It boasts Canada's largest pool of equipment for the fabrication, modification and characterization of a wide range of materials and complex systems. The GCM is also a materials analysis laboratory serving the academic and industrial communities.
|Here is a complete list of all nanotechnology companies in Canada, sorted alphabetically.|
Nanotechnology research organizations in Canada
|There are 40 universities in Canada with nanotechnology research activities.|
|There are 5 initiatives and networks in Canada with a nanotechnology focus.|
|Here is a complete list of all non-commercial nanotechnology organizations in Canada, sorted alphabetically.|
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|Source: Nanowerk Nanotechnology Company and Research Database|
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