Press Releases - 2012
NANOINK EXPANDS PRESENCE IN JAPAN WITH PRESTIGOUS NEW DISTRIBUTOR
Research Institute of Biomolecule Metrology Co., Ltd. to market NanoInk's NLP 2000 System and DPN 5000 System
CHICAGO – May 15, 2012 – The NanoFabrication Systems Division of NanoInk is pleased to announce that it has reached a non-exclusive agreement with the Research Institute of Biomolecule Metrology Co., Ltd. (RIBM) to serve as a distributor in Japan. RIBM will distribute NanoInk's desktop nanofabrication equipment, including the NLP 2000 System and the DPN 5000 System, which has a wide range of applications ranging from nanoarray-based protein analysis to nano-bioengineering and biomaterial research. As a leader in the visualization and measurement of biomolecules, RIBM aims to spearhead technological advancements in the field of nano-biotechnology.
"RIBM is a leading player in the Japanese nano-biology industry and has already established a strong relationship with NanoInk's target customers in Japan. Its sales and technical teams have the in-depth knowledge required to understand the scientific instrument market and they have proven expertise in selling technically-sophisticated equipment into that space. With these strengths, RIBM is the ideal partner for driving sales of NanoInk's unique nanofabrication platforms for use in life science and bioengineering applications," said Oliver Yeh, General Manager, NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division, Asia-Pacific region. "We look forward to a close and successful long-term partnership with RIBM as we expand our reach in Japan by promoting the unique capabilities and benefits of the NanoInk line of patterning systems."
"We are delighted to be appointed as a distributor for NanoInk's products in Japan's life science and bioengineering markets," said Dr. Takashi Morii, Director of the Biomolecule Metrology Division at RIBM. "NanoInk's product lines are complementary to our current product portfolio and are attractive to our targeted nano-biotechnology markets. We look forward to working with the NanoInk team."
NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory in an easy to use and affordable platform. NanoInk's NLP 2000 System is a desktop instrument that allows researchers to rapidly design and create custom engineered and functionalized surfaces by using Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) to transfer minute amounts of materials over a large, environmentally controlled work area. With the ability to create custom patterns of nano- to microscale features in under an hour, the NLP 2000 System is valuable for protein and biomolecular patterning, microstructure and biosensor functionalization, cell biology and polymer printing applications.
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 tip movements during the writing process. The DPN 5000 System is the ideal platform for nanofabrication, nanomaterials and biomaterials applications that exhibit nanoscale printing, imaging and registration requirements.
With locations in Tsukuba, Tokyo, and Hiroshima, RIBM specializes in biomolecule metrology, molecular imaging and food & environmental analysis applications. They develop, manufacture, and sell SPM equipment and conduct contract measurement services using SPM. In addition, they manufacture and sell high-speed AFM for biology which can capture movie images of moving molecules RIBM also markets nano-measurement equipment and inspects food and environmental samples for genetic modifications, allergens, viruses and residual agricultural chemicals.
To obtain more information or to place an order through RIBM for NanoInk's desktop nanofabrication systems, please email Dr. Takashi Morii at email@example.com. More background on RIBM is available at: http://www.ribm.co.jp/index-e.htm.
For information on additional NanoInk distributors, visit: http://nanoink.net/distributors.html. More detail about the NanoFabrication Systems Division of NanoInk is available at: www.nanoink.net/divisions.html.
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 www.nanoink.net.
NanoInk, the NanoInk logo, Dip Pen Nanolithography, and DPN are registered trademarks of NanoInk, Inc.
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