September 21, 2011 09:00 ET

NanoInk Joins Illinois Science and Technology Coalition

Global Nanotechnology Leader Will Help Cultivate Economic Development for the State Including Resources for Research, Development, and Innovation

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - NanoInk® is pleased to announce that it has been invited to join the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) to promote the formation of the Illinois Nanotechnology Collaborative (INC) and help develop the state's nanotechnology workforce. The ISTC aims to cultivate economic development in Illinois by increasing resources for Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) initiatives at Illinois-based institutions and businesses. In addition to nanotechnology, the ISTC is also focused on energy and energy storage, food innovation, biotechnology, and life sciences.

"We are honored to accept the ISTC's membership invitation," said Dean Hart, chief commercial officer of NanoInk. "Illinois is one of the leaders in nanotechnology research and we believe our partnership with the ISTC to promote the need for funding the INC will also enhance the state's ability to grow nano-businesses in Illinois."

"One of the ISTC's main priorities is in nanotechnology workforce development, which is why we are excited to extend a membership invitation to NanoInk," said Ted Fetters, director of program management for the ISTC. "NanoInk is a leader in nanotechnology and has developed and patented several pieces of cutting-edge Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) instrumentation, as well as the state-of-the-art NanoProfessor® Nanoscience Education Program, which provides valuable hands-on training to students in the field of nanotechnology and prepares them for careers in the areas of biotechnology, materials, medicine, electronics, alternative energy, and more."

About ISTC
The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) aims to cultivate economic development in Illinois by increasing resources for Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) initiatives at Illinois-based institutions and businesses. As the only organization representing the full range of science and technology activity in Illinois, the ISTC's mission is to foster public-private partnerships to develop and execute RDI projects, advocate for funding for RDI initiatives, and collaborate with public and private partners to attract and retain RDI resources and talent in Illinois. For more information about the ISTC, 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

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

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