- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
Oxford Instruments and the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, are delighted to announce that they have just signed a research-based collaboration agreement.
Oxford Instruments has 10 systems installed in the University's state-of the-art Southampton Nanofabrication Centre (SNC), operated by the ECS Nano Research Group. Oxford Instruments' process engineers will have use of this and selected other equipment at the SNC which opened just last year.
This will in effect expand Oxford Instruments' research capabilities, and increase the already extensive process offering the company is able to make its customers. Oxford Instruments' systems installed in the SNC include: FlexAL ALD tool, Ionfab300Plus ion beam tool, Plasmalab System400 sputtering tool, Plasmalab System80Plus RIE plasma etch tool, Nanofab1000 nanoscale growth tool, System100 PECVD plasma deposition and System100 ICP380 plasma etch tools.
In addition, Oxford Instruments is funding a post-doctoral position to work on a collaborative project with the SNC and other partners. This project will build on work funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) at the SNC as part of the Nanotechnology Grand Challenges for Healthcare research programme. The project will research novel materials and technologies for use as nanowire biosensors. The ultimate objective of both the Oxford Instruments and EPSRC projects is to build a nanowire biosensor system that can be used as a diagnostic tool for point of care applications.
Professor Peter Ashburn, Director of the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre at the University comments:
"This collaboration with Oxford Instruments is undoubtedly a clear indicator that our research expertise and facilities are among the best in the world. We are certain the relationship between our two organisations will be mutually beneficial and our aim is that it will result in a commercial product for use in the life science and healthcare markets."
Frazer Anderson, Business Development Director at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, is equally positive about the collaboration: "As a leader in systems and processes for etch, deposition and growth, Oxford Instruments has an established relationship with the University of Southampton, with a substantial range of its equipment already installed in the SNC. One of Oxford Instruments' key objectives is to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of the world through science and technology, and this collaboration with such a prestigious research university is just the type of activity that will achieve this end."
Dr Alec Reader, Director of the NanoKTN, was instrumental in facilitating the initial discussions between Oxford Instruments and SNC and has strongly encouraged industry-university collaborations of this type. Oxford Instruments is currently involved in discussions with the NanoKTN on ideas for taking this research forward to the next stage.
About Oxford Instruments
Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. We provide high technology tools and systems for industrial and research markets, based on our ability to analyse and manipulate matter at the smallest scale.
As mankind faces the many challenges of the 21st Century, Oxford Instruments is providing scientists the world over with the tools to tackle issues like alternative energy, environmental pollution and health.
For more information, please click here
Tubney Woods, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5QX, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1865 393200
Copyright © Oxford InstrumentsIf 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.
|Related News Press|
News and information
Thomas Swan and NGI announce unique partnership July 28th, 2016
Meteorite impact on a nano scale August 29th, 2016
Designing ultrasound tools with Lego-like proteins August 29th, 2016
50 years after the release of the film 'Fantastic Voyage,' science upstages fiction: Science upstages fiction with nanorobotic agents designed to travel in the human body to treat cancer August 25th, 2016
University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news – XEI reports August 23rd, 2016
New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics: Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics August 23rd, 2016
Researchers watch catalysts at work August 19th, 2016