announces the release of the NLP 2000, a desktop instrument designed to provide
cost-effective, rapid and reproducible nanoarrays.
The NLP 2000 is a desktop nanofabrication system that is both simple to use
and readily affordable. Patterns of nano- to micro-sized features may be created
using a variety of materials from metal nanoparticles to biomolecules. Researchers
are able to rapidly design and create custom engineered and functionalized surfaces
using the proven technique of Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) to transfer
nanoliter or smaller amounts over a large, environmentally controlled area.
Operation of the NLP 2000 offers significant advances over current micro-arraying
systems. To start, the system offers arrays of pens to write simultaneously
over areas as large as 40mm x 40mm. The pens will deliver a spot size over a
broad dynamic range of 50nm up to 10’s of microns. Using NanoInk’s
Inkwell devices, multiple materials may be deposited in one step.
The NLP 2000 will write onto a diverse range of substrates including Petri
dishes, and coverslips. The use of a standard optical microscope slide makes
the creation of the arrays easily portable to various standard detection systems.
The large format and work area also permit the use of a variety of tissue culture
Designed to serve the increasing need for large area deposition of nanoarrays,
this new DPN-based instrument is the first capable of fabrication of sub micron
features over large areas.
The NLP 2000 will make its debut at the Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition
in Chicago, March 8-13, 2009, in booth #2315. Alternatively, more details may
be found by visiting www.nanoink.net