ORC Purchases NanoInk DPN 5000 System

CHICAGO, IL /Marketwire/ -- NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, UK, purchased a DPN 5000 System to be used for the fabrication of nanostructured photonic metamaterials, nanophotonics, and sensors. NanoInk's DPN 5000 System is a full-featured, dedicated instrument for versatile nanopatterning of a variety of materials, with nanoscale accuracy and precision. With its user-friendly interface, it is possible to easily design complex patterns while also precisely controlling the tip movements during the writing process.

"NanoInk's DPN 5000 system provides unique advantages in terms of materials deposition capability and scalability, and we believe that many exciting research and commercial opportunities will develop from this technology," said Dr. Kevin MacDonald, Senior Research Fellow at the ORC. "It will be particularly important in the development of our research on nanophotonics, metamaterials, and optical sensors."

"The DPN 5000 enhances the Optoelectronics Research Centre's world-class nanoscale research in the areas of applied photonics and nanotechnology. It has the ability to deliver unique capabilities in new areas of research, including nanobiology applications," said Robert Marchmont, General Manager of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for NanoInk. "We look forward to being active collaboration partners with this internationally renowned centre."

About the NanoFabrication Systems Division
NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop in an easy-to-use and affordable setting. It provides the ability to design and create custom engineered and functionalized surfaces with nanometer scale precision and sub-cellular resolution, which enables cutting-edge nanofabrication, nanoengineering, and nanobiological applications. More information is available on its new Web site .

About the Optoelectronics Research Centre
The Optoelectronics Research Centre is one of the world's leading institutes for photonics research based at the University of Southampton. It comprises more than 30 groups working in areas from optical materials discovery and fundamental photonics to light generation and advanced optical fibre technologies. The groups have a strong history of contributing significantly to the remarkable growth of the photonics industry, including the optical telecommunications technology that underpins the Internet as well as many solutions in medicine, biosciences sensing, security and manufacturing. The DPN 5000 is housed in the university's new, state-of-the-art Mountbatten Building cleanroom and laboratory complex.

About NanoInk
NanoInk Inc. is an emerging growth technology company, specializing in nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications development for the life sciences, engineering, pharmaceutical, and education industries. Using Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN), a patented and proprietary nanofabrication technology, scientists are enabled to rapidly and easily create micro- and nano-scale structures from a variety of materials on a range of substrates. The low-cost, easy-to-use, and scalable technique brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop. Headquartered in the Illinois Science + Technology Park, north of Chicago, NanoInk has five divisions: NanoFabrication Systems, Nano BioDiscovery, NanoStem Cell, NanoProfessor, and NanoGuardian. It also has over 250 patents and applications filed worldwide and licensing agreements with several prominent universities throughout the world.

NanoInk, the NanoInk logo, Dip Pen Nanolithography, DPN, NanoGuardian, and NanoProfessor are trademarks or registered trademarks of NanoInk Inc.

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