NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce the launch of a
new application for single cell studies that enables micropatterning of proteins
and polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based hydrogel at sub cellular scales.
The new application note will be available on NanoInk's Web site in the
coming weeks. The NanoFabrication Systems Division will also be presenting a
poster and exhibiting at the ASCB (American Society for Cell Biology) 50th
Annual Meeting, from Sunday, December 12 through Wednesday, December 15, at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
"The new application demonstrates successful use of the NLP 2000 System to
investigate cell response to its microenvironment at single cell levels," said
Tom Warwick, general manager, NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division. "We
envision that this will enable studies in live single cell arrays,
nanotoxicology, developmental biology, tissue engineering, cell physiology,
chemotaxis, migration, and mechanotransduction."
Launched in 2009 as a tool for bioscience research, NanoInk's NLP 2000 System
is a simple, user-friendly desktop nanolithography platform. The system
leverages patented Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) technology to deposit
sub-cellular-scale features of a wide variety of materials with nanoscale
registry, all under ambient conditions. With the addition of the new capability
to its portfolio of biological research support materials, NanoInk continues to
serve as a true partner to the life science community.
NanoInk has successfully demonstrated the patterning of single cells on
protein arrays constructed using NanoInk's NLP 2000. Multi-component arrays at
sub cellular scales patterned with nanoscale registry have been used to
investigate the cellular response at single cell levels. Cell binding areas are
constructed using ECM proteins and PEG-based hydrogels are used for targeted
delivery of materials to single cells.