September 14, 2010 09:30 ET

Exsor Named Exclusive Distributor for NanoInk in Brazil

Exsor to Distribute NanoInk's Nanofabrication Equipment and the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  NanoInk, Inc.®, a global leader in nanotechnology, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Exsor Com. e Imp. de Equipamentos de Precisão Ltda. to serve as NanoInk's exclusive distributor in Brazil for the company's desktop nanofabrication equipment including the NLP 2000 System, the DPN 5000 System and the NanoProfessor™ Nanoscience Education Program. Founded in 2006, Exsor provides nanotechnology and optics products and equipment to companies and universities in Brazil. 

James Hussey, chief executive officer for NanoInk, said, "We are extremely pleased to expand our reach into Brazil with Exsor, which has demonstrated its strong commitment to nanotechnology as a distributor of this rapidly developing technology."

"We are thrilled to be named the authorized distributor for NanoInk in Brazil," said Ute Labitzke, general manager, of Exsor. "We feel there is a tremendous market for NanoInk's nanofabrication equipment which brings sophisticated nanofabrication equipment to the laboratory desktop. Additionally, the NanoProfessor Program offers innovative technology in the area of nanoscience and we look forward to offering this program to community colleges, technical institutes, and undergraduate universities throughout Brazil."

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.

The NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program aims to expand hands-on nanotechnology education from the cleanrooms of research-based universities to undergraduate classrooms and is especially well-suited to nanotechnology educational initiatives. 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. 

To place an order through Exsor for NanoInk's desktop nanofabrication equipment or the NanoProfessor Program, please call +55-11-4612 1312 or email

More information about NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division is available on its new Web site at:

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.

About Exscor
Exsor provides nanotechnology and optics products and equipment to companies and universities in Brazil. Exsor stands next to the customer as a supplier of equipment of the highest technology in the nanoscale science segment. Exsor utilizes its values and ethics to provide quality operating all over Brazil with professional competence. With an office in Cotia - São Paulo and representatives in several states, Exsor positions itself as a company which makes a commitment to its clients and prospects. More information is available at:

NanoInk, the NanoInk logo, Dip Pen Nanolithography, DPN, NanoGuardian and NanoProfessor are trademarks or registered trademarks of NanoInk, Inc.

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