September 07, 2011 09:30 ET

West Virginia University Purchases NanoInk's NLP 2000 Desktop NanoFabrication System

NLP 2000 Will Be Used for Research on Developing Micro-Sensors Based on Complex Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - NanoInk's® NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that the Multifunctional and Energy Ceramics Laboratory within West Virginia University's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, purchased an NLP 2000 System. It will be used for research on developing micro-sensors based on complex nanomaterials and nanocomposites. NanoInk's 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.

Edward Sabolsky, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University, said, "The impact of our work with the NLP 2000 will foster the inexpensive implementation of micro-sensor arrays to a host of industrial and military applications where efficient electrochemical, electromechanical or electromagnetic sensing are required."

"We are thrilled that West Virginia University selected our NLP 2000 System. It's an ideal instrument for applied sensor research as it allows the direct placement of a wide range of materials into packaged and unpackaged devices. This can help address the fundamental challenges of sensitivity and selectivity," said Tom Warwick, NanoInk's General Manager of the NanoFabrication Systems Division. "We look forward to seeing the ground breaking research that emerges from West Virginia University faculty and students."

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service. Its educational programs at all levels provide an excellent balance of analytical and applied course work integrated with design and laboratory experiences. More information is available at:

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 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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