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Home > Press > Nanoink announces launch of contract services program for live single cell assay work: Service offering expected to advance research programs involved with toxicity assessment, high content screening, and cell-cell communication

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CHICAGO, Ill. - February 7, 2012 - NanoInk's® NanoFabrication Systems Division announced today that it introduced a new contract services program dedicated to the development of live single cell array assays. This offering supplements NanoInk's portfolio of Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®)-based systems and tools used for micro and nanopatterning applications to include a service component. Life scientists now have even more ways to access the advantages of DPN for their research.

Nanoink announces launch of contract services program for live single cell assay work: Service offering expected to advance research programs involved with toxicity assessment, high content screening, and cell-cell communication

Chicago, IL | Posted on February 7th, 2012

At the heart of the NanoFabrication Systems' contract services program is its DPN nanofabrication instruments capable of constructing complex multiplexed patterns of biocompatible materials at sub- cellular scales. This capability can be utilized to construct defined microenvironments for attaching live single cells and subsequently investigating cellular responses. Single cells (up to 5,000 individual cells on a single NanoInk chip) can be exposed to different external stimuli (including biological, chemical and topographical stimuli) and the downstream effects of these stimuli can be monitored at the cellular, proteomic or genomic levels. Additionally, studies on limited or rare cells harvested from a patient can potentially be exposed to many conditions, making theranostic applications possible. This new contract services program will enable researchers to engage NanoInk to design, develop and construct custom single cell assays.

"We believe that NanoInk's single cell assay technology has the potential to revolutionize in vitro cell biology research, including applications in drug toxicity testing and drug screening. Micropatterned single cells can also be harnessed to probe underlying mechanisms of cell behavior like cell-cell interactions, cell-surface interactions, cell migration, and cell invasion," explained Tom Warwick, general manager of the NanoFabrication Systems Division.

NanoInk has already demonstrated the ability of its nanofabrication platform to place single cells at defined locations on a substrate and to then expose individual cells to small molecules and nanoparticles.

Saju Nettikadan, Ph.D., director of applications development at NanoInk, said, "NanoInk findings also show that two different cell types can be placed at defined locations on a single chip to form single cell co-cultures. We have demonstrated the single cell co-culture proof-of-concept using 3T3 fibroblasts and C2C12 myoblasts. As part of our live single cell assay contract research program, we welcome requests to design and develop custom assays."

NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop in an easy to use and affordable setting. For more information on nanofabrication instruments and tools, as well as the new single cell assay contract services program, please contact Tom Warwick at (847)679-NANO (6266) or visit www.nanoink.net/divisions.html#NanoFabrication.

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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 nanoscale structures from a variety of materials on a range of substrates. This 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 currently has several divisions including the NanoFabrication Systems Division, the Nano BioDiscovery Division, the NanoProfessorTM Division and the NanoGuardianTM Division. For more information on products and services offered by NanoInk, Inc., visit www.nanoink.net.

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

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