SOURCE: NanoInk, Inc.

NanoInk, Inc.

October 13, 2010 10:35 ET

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Visits NanoInk Headquarters

Schakowsky Learns More About Benefits and Uses of Nanotechnology

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  NanoInk, Inc.®, a global leader in nanotechnology, announced today that Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, visited NanoInk's headquarters on Tuesday, October 12 as part of a tour of the Illinois Science and Technology Park in Skokie, Ill. During her visit, Rep. Schakowsky learned more about the benefits and uses of nanotechnology by visiting the NanoProfessor™ Nanoscience Education Lab and viewing demonstrations of NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division equipment including the NLP 2000 System and the DPN® 5000 System. 

"The NanoInk headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility that serves as an example of the kind of technological innovation that is possible in Illinois," said Rep. Schakowsky. "NanoInk fosters sophisticated technology in both business and education, combining the expertise needed to guide the advancement of this complex field."

James Hussey, chief executive officer for NanoInk said, "We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to host Rep. Schakowsky and showcase nanotechnology's increasing range of uses and related commercial applications. At NanoInk, we recognize the important role that nanotechnology will play in our future and are committed to helping schools train students for future careers as nanotechnologists."

NanoInk's NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program aims to expand hands-on nanotechnology education from the cleanrooms of research-based universities to undergraduate classrooms. The program alternates between classroom lectures and hands-on lab work and includes a 275-page textbook authored by leading nanotechnology experts covering the topics of Nanotechnology Basics, NanoPhysics, NanoChemistry, NanoBiology and Environmental, Health, and Safety perspectives on nanotechnology.

NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop in an easy to use and affordable setting. NanoInk's NLP 2000 System is a desktop nanofabrication system that allows researchers to rapidly design and create custom engineered and functionalized surfaces, using Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) to transfer minute amounts of materials over a large, environmentally controlled work area. 

The DPN 5000 System is a full-featured, dedicated instrument for versatile nanopatterning of a variety of materials with nanoscale accuracy and precision. With its user-friendly interface, it is possible to easily design complex patterns while also precisely controlling the tip movements during the writing process.

For more information on how the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program can be implemented at your community college, technical institute, high school or university, please call (847) 679-NANO (6266) or visit

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 over 250 patents and applications filed worldwide and licensing agreements with Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Strathclyde, University of Liverpool, California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information on products and services offered by NanoInk, Inc., visit

Divisions of NanoInk:
The NanoFabrication Systems Division provides core desktop instrumentation and application expertise for current and future applications of DPN.

The Nano BioDiscovery Division provides instruments, assay kits, and contract services for nanoscale protein detection using DPN technology.

The NanoStem Cell Division aims to revolutionize the utility of stem cells through the application of DPN nanopatterning.

The NanoProfessor™ Division provides a complete nanotechnology educational solution including a suite of instruments, interdisciplinary-based curriculum, cutting-edge labs, and comprehensive educator and program support developed to extend hands-on nanotechnology education to the undergraduate classroom.

The NanoGuardian™ Division uses NanoEncryption™ technology to offer pharmaceutical customers a state-of-the-art on-dose brand security solution to fight counterfeiting and illegal diversion.

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