NanoInk Expands Japanese Presence With Distributor for Desktop Nanofabrication Equipment

Published on May 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM

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 it has 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. It develops, manufactures, and sells SPM equipment and conducts contract measurement services using SPM. In addition, it manufactures and sells 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 about NanoInk's products and distributors, please visit their website.

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