NanoInk sells nanofabrication tool to West Virginia University

September 8, 2011 – Marketwire — NanoInk’s NanoFabrication Systems Division will deliver an NLP 2000 nanofabrication system to West Virginia University’s Multifunctional and Energy Ceramics Laboratory for research on developing micro-sensors based on complex nanomaterials and nanocomposites.

The desktop nanofabrication system is based on the company’s Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN), which transfers minute amounts of materials over a large, environmentally controlled work area. It will be used to design and create engineered and functionalized surfaces on the micro and nanoscale. West Virginia University aims to develop micro-sensor arrays that can be fabricated easily and inexpensively for industrial and military applications. The sensors could be used for electrochemical, electromechanical or electromagnetic sensing.

The tool’s ability to directly place a range of materials directly into packaged and unpackaged devices could address the fundamental challenges of sensitivity and selectivity, said Tom Warwick, NanoInk’s GM of the NanoFabrication Systems Division.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University offers a balance of analytical and applied course work integrated with design and laboratory experiences. More information is available at

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. NanoInk’s NanoFabrication Systems Division provides nanofabrication tools for laboratory desktop settings. Learn more at

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