October 18, 2010 09:00 ET

NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division Offers Free Nanotechnology Workshops at Georgia Tech and Princeton University

Workshops Will Focus on Tip-Based Patterning for Bio and Nano Engineering

SKOKIE, IL--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  NanoInk, Inc.®, a global leader in nanotechnology, announced today that its NanoFabrication Systems Division will present free workshops focusing on tip-based patterning for bio and nano engineering at Georgia Tech on Monday, October 25, and at Princeton University on Tuesday, November 2. The workshops will feature technical talks, discussions and product demonstrations and will highlight the most recent applications and protocols related to deposition of biomaterials using NanoInk's NLP 2000 System, a desktop nanolithography platform. 

The workshop at the Georgia Tech Nanotechnology Research Center will take place on Monday October 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the technical talks, discussions and product demonstrations, the workshop will also feature a presentation by professor Khalid Salaita, of Emory University. Professor Salaita's presentation is titled, "Nano-mechanical and spatial regulations within cell junctions," and will begin at 10:15 a.m. The workshop will be held in the conference room at the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, located at 345 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, Ga. More information, including registration and directions, is available at

The workshop at the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) will take place on Tuesday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held in the Bowen Hall Auditorium (Room 222), located at 70 Prospect Ave., Princeton, N.J. More information, including registration and directions, is available at

During the workshops, participants will have access to NanoInk's NLP 2000 System, which is an easy to use and affordable desktop nanolithography platform in which patterns of nano to micron-sized features can be created with a wide variety of materials from metal nanoparticles to biomolecules. With the NLP 2000 System, researchers can rapidly design and create custom engineered surfaces over large areas, using NanoInk's proven technique of Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®).

More information about the workshop topics are as follows:

Biomaterials Deposition: Demonstrations will show how to directly pattern hydrogels, both pure and functionalized, in arbitrary sizes and patterns over large areas (40 mm x 40 mm). The NLP 2000 System gives researchers the ability to pattern multiple biocompatible polymers at sub-cellular features sizes with nanoscale precision.

Biosensor Functionalization: The NLP 2000 System can be used to write directly to existing structures, opening up the possibility to functionalize microscale sensor devices with multiple materials. 

Parallel and Multiplexed Depositions: Using NanoInk's multiple tip arrays; demonstrations will show how to pattern complex multi-component protein arrays with sub-cellular feature sizes for use in cell adhesion, cell migration, and cell differentiation studies.

Rapid Prototyping: The generation of new patterns requires a simple change in the pattern entered into the software. This direct write technique can be used to rapidly prototype arbitrary patterns without having to create a new master stamp or mask for each pattern.

Please visit or call (847) 679-8807 for more information on the NanoFabrication Systems Division, the NLP 2000 System, and related Application Notes.

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.

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

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