The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and CEA-Leti, co-founders of the NanoVLSI Alliance, have launched the NanoSystems Partnership Program (NSyP) to accelerate delivery of nanosystems-based innovations to the market.
The partnership, open to new members, already includes four companies from a variety of industries that will enable close collaboration between the alliance and the private sector: AREVA, LECO, bioMerieux and Total.
The partnership is opening new application opportunities, initially based on its nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) platform, focusing on three main areas:
- High sensitivity gas-phase chemical-sensing systems, including preanalytical and chemical separation modules
- Highly-multiplexed, microfluidic-interfaced mass spectrometry, and
- Liquid-phase biochemical sensors for pharmaceutical research and point-of-care diagnostics. Roadmaps establish the staging of prototype demonstrators, beginning with a multichannel gas chromatography detection module, to be realized in the near future.