Jul 26, 2002
NanoInk releases dip-pen nanolithography system
US start-up NanoInk has released its first product - the DPN System 1. The equipment uses dip pen nanolithography to build structures with feature sizes of down to 10 nm.
"We are very proud that NanoInk is releasing its first product and is revenue generating after only seven months of operation," said Chris Anzalone, chief executive officer of NanoInk. "There is a market demand for our product."
The dip pen nanolithography technique uses the tip of an atomic force microscope to deposit molecules onto a surface. NanoInk says that the technology can deposit virtually any molecule onto virtually any surface.
NanoInk claims that the DPN System 1 is currently the only tool that combines such material flexibility with the ability to build features as small as 10 nm. The system incorporates a computer-aided-design software package.
NanoInk was founded in 2001 by Chad Mirkin, a professor at Northwestern University. The firm has its headquarters in Chicago, US.