September 14, 2011 12:08 ET

Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology in Barcelona, Spain, Purchases NanoInk's NLP 2000 Desktop NanoFabrication System

NLP 2000 Will Be Used to Research Supramolecular Nanomaterials, Nano and Bottom Up Combinatorial Chemistry, Antibody and Antigen Interactions, and to Facilitate Material Discoveries and the Study of Their Fundamental Properties

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - NanoInk's® NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that the Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group (NANOUP) at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN) in Barcelona, Spain, purchased an NLP 2000 System. NanoInk's NLP 2000 will be used to research supramolecular nanomaterials, nano and bottom up combinatorial chemistry, antibody and antigen interactions, and to facilitate material discoveries and the study of their fundamental properties. The NLP 2000 System is a desktop nanofabrication system that allows researchers to rapidly design and create custom engineered and functionalized surfaces on the micro and nanoscale, using Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) to transfer minute amounts of materials over a large, environmentally controlled work area.

Prof. Daniel Maspoch, an ICREA Research Professor and leader of NANOUP at the ICN said, "The NLP 2000 System allows for versatile patterning of a wide range of substances and liquids including solutions of chemical reactants and biomolecules. Uniquely, the system allows patterning over large areas, opening up new possibilities for analysis and application of the techniques we are developing and for studying the fundamental properties of nanomaterials."

Dr. Robert Marchmont, NanoInk's general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) said, "Prof. Maspoch's group has pioneered the understanding of several fundamental aspects of Tip-Based Nanolithography, including deposition of biomolecules and nanochemistry. We look forward to supporting him and his group in developing future step advances within this field."

The research at the Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology is focused on controlling the supramolecular assembly of molecules, biomolecules, metal ions and nanoscale building blocks at the nanometer scale for the design and synthesis of novel functional architectures. The group is interested in developing new technologies that enable the synthesis of complex supramolecular assemblies and bioinspired architectures with unprecedented structures and interesting physical and biological properties. More information on Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials group (NANOUP) is available at: or

NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop in an easy to use and affordable setting. It provides the ability to design and create custom engineered and functionalized surfaces with nanometer scale precision and sub-cellular resolution, which enables cutting edge nanofabrication, nanoengineering and nanobiological applications. More information is available on its new Web site at:

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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, Inc. currently has several divisions including the NanoFabrication Systems Division, the Nano BioDiscovery Division, the NanoProfessor®Division and the NanoGuardian® Division. For more information on products and services offered by NanoInk, Inc., visit

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