Dec. 9, 2002 – Motorola Inc. is helping to create a bioscience center specializing in micro and nanotechnology at Arizona State University.
The Applied NanoBioscience Center‘s mission includes developing marketable micro and nanoscale lab-on-a-chip devices and electronic chip arrays for biological detection and analysis. Other potential applications include drug delivery, imaging, photonics and optical communications.
Motorola is donating equipment and temporary space within its labs that it had been using as part of its CodeLink biochip business. Motorola sold that unit to Amersham PLC in July.
A university spokesman said the center will be moving to campus in the weeks ahead, and will find a permanent home in ASU’s Biodesign Building when it opens in 2004.