Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > NanoInk's NLP 2000 System Now Supports Three New Nanoscale Biology Applications

Abstract:
NanoInk, Inc., a global leader in nanotechnology, is pleased to announce that its NanoFabrication Systems Division instruments have now been proven to support three new applications of importance to biological research. Leveraging patented Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) technology, NanoInk has demonstrated the successful use of its NLP 2000 System for functionalizing biosensors, patterning functional hydrogels, and printing multiplexed protein arrays.

NanoInk's NLP 2000 System Now Supports Three New Nanoscale Biology Applications

Skokie, IL | Posted on April 22nd, 2010

Launched in 2009 as a tool for bioscience research, the NLP 2000 System is a simple, user-friendly desktop nanolithography platform. It can deposit sub-micron sized features of a wide variety of materials on virtually any planar surface. The NLP 2000 System employs high resolution nanopositioning stages, greatly simplifying the deposition process. With the launch of three new Application Notes that further validates the utility of the NLP 2000 System in biological applications, NanoInk promises to be a valuable partner to the life science community.

Tom Warwick, NanoInk's general manager of sales and marketing, explained that the first of these Application Notes demonstrates successful use of the NLP 2000 System for the functionalization of cantilever-based biosensors. Micro- and nanocantilevers are the most simplified microelectromechanical (MEMS) based devices available for analyte sensing applications.

Nanocantilever biosensors are easily multiplexed and can achieve attogram level sensitivity, so they are particularly well-suited to disease screening, point mutation analysis, blood glucose monitoring, and chemical and biological warfare agent detection. NanoInk has developed a simple and reliable methodology for functionalizing micro- and nanocantilevers using an NLP 2000 System protein deposition approach.

A second new bioscience NLP 2000 System Application Note supports the printing of functional hydrogels. Hydrogels are three-dimensional cross-linked polymer networks that demonstrate physical characteristics very similar to those of natural tissue. As a result, functional hydrogels fabricated at sub-cellular scales have utility in proteomic analyses, drug screening, biological sensor development, and cell culture applications. NanoInk has validated the feasibility of generating consistent and reproducible nanoscale functional PEG hydrogel patterns with the NLP 2000 System.

"With our third new Application Note, we clearly demonstrate that the NLP 2000 System, which is capable of printing multiple substances with nanometer precision at defined locations, is ideal for creating multiplexed protein nanoarrays. Compared to conventional protein microarrays, nanoscale arrays have the benefit of reduced sample and reagent quantities (which lowers assay cost), higher detection sensitivity, improved ability to interrogate sub-cellular features, and better compatibility with lab-on-a-chip technologies," added Warwick.

NanoInk is dedicated to developing and supporting a wide range of biological applications for the NLP 2000 System. These three new Application Notes are just the first step toward proving this commitment.

Please visit www.nanoink.net or call (847) 679-8807 for more information on the NanoFabrication Systems Division, the NLP 2000 System, and related Application Notes.

####

About NanoInk
NanoInk, Inc. is an emerging growth technology company specializing in nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications development for the life science and semiconductor industries. Using Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®), a patented and proprietary nanofabrication technology, scientists are enabled to rapidly and easily create nanoscale structures from a wide variety of materials. This low cost, easy to use and scalable technique brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop. Located in the new Illinois Science + Technology Park, north of Chicago, NanoInk currently has over 140 patents and applications filed worldwide and has licensing agreements with Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Strathclyde, University of Liverpool, California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information on products and services offered by NanoInk, Inc., see www.nanoink.net.

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

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Joshua Taustein
Associate
Dresner Corporate Services
Direct: (312) 780-7219
Mobile: (847) 308-5168

Copyright © NanoInk

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons November 28th, 2014

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals November 28th, 2014

Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran November 28th, 2014

MEMS

MEMS Industry Group's 10th Annual Executive Conference Showcases Rapid Innovation in MEMS/Sensors: Emphasizes Spirit of Collaboration, Supporting First Open-Source Algorithm Community, New Standardization Efforts November 10th, 2014

MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase: Finalists Announced for MEMS Executive Congress US 2014 October 23rd, 2014

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

Carbyne morphs when stretched: Rice University calculations show carbon-atom chain would go metal to semiconductor July 21st, 2014

Nanomedicine

Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran November 28th, 2014

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria: In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer November 25th, 2014

Research reveals how our bodies keep unwelcome visitors out of cell nuclei November 24th, 2014

ASU, IBM move ultrafast, low-cost DNA sequencing technology a step closer to reality November 24th, 2014

Sensors

Lawrence Livermore researchers develop efficient method to produce nanoporous metals November 25th, 2014

Cooling with the coldest matter in the world November 24th, 2014

Canatu Launches CNB In-Mold Film for Transparent Touch on 3D Surfaces –in Cars, Household Appliances, Wearables, Portables November 20th, 2014

UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials: University of Oregon microscope puts spotlight on the surface structure of quantum dots for designing new solar devices November 20th, 2014

Announcements

University of Minnesota engineers make sound loud enough to bend light on a computer chip: Device could improve wireless communications systems November 28th, 2014

Study details laser pulse effects on behavior of electrons November 28th, 2014

Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals November 28th, 2014

Production of Anticancer Drug from Nanofibers in Iran November 28th, 2014

Tools

Renishaw receives Queen's Award for spectroscopy developments November 25th, 2014

JPK reports on the use of AFM and the CellHesion module to study plant cells at the University of Queensland November 25th, 2014

A*STAR SIMTech wins international award for breaking new ground in actuators: SIMTech invention can be used in an array of industries, and is critical for next generation ultra-precision systems November 24th, 2014

Professional AFM Images with a Three Step Click SmartScan by Park Systems Revolutionizes Atomic Force Microscopy by Automatizing the Imaging Process November 24th, 2014

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Dicerna Announces License Agreement with Tekmira to Advance Dicerna’s PH1 Development Program November 17th, 2014

First genetic-based tool to detect circulating cancer cells in blood: NanoFlares light up individual cells if breast cancer biomarker is present November 17th, 2014

Ki-Bum Lee Patents Technology To Advance Stem Cell Therapeutics November 13th, 2014

'Direct writing' of diamond patterns from graphite a potential technological leap November 5th, 2014

Nanobiotechnology

Quantum mechanical calculations reveal the hidden states of enzyme active sites November 20th, 2014

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: Protein-engineered cages aid studies of cell functions November 19th, 2014

A novel method for identifying the body’s ‘noisiest’ networks November 19th, 2014

Implementation of DNA Chains in Designing Nanospin Pieces November 9th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More












ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE