June 22, 2005 – Molecular Imprints Inc. has announced sales of its Imprio 55 system to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s Molecular Foundry, the U. of Texas at Austin, and Pennsylvania State Nanofabrication Facility, and a sale of its Imprio 100 tool to the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) at U. of Texas-Austin.
Norm Schumaker, MII’s president and CEO said: “We are pleased to have these organizations as our customers. Their research objectives and those of Molecular Imprints are closely aligned.”
The Molecular Foundry is a user facility for the design, synthesis and characterization of nanoscale materials. This facility provides instruments and techniques dedicated to state-of-the-art lithographic and thin-film processing relevant to the integration of advanced semiconductor nanofabrication technologies with chemical and biological nanosystems.
The PSU Nanofab is a professionally staffed Class 10 cleanroom facility providing a full range of processing capabilities for substrates as large as 6″ in dia. The Penn State Nanofab offers expertise in “top-down” and “bottom up” nanofabrication.
Dr. Grant Willson’s research group at the U. of Texas purchased the Imprio 55 to support nanofabrication projects and conduct materials research. The MRC will be using the Imprio 100 as a teaching tool and for research into IC devices, optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and biosensors.