Optofluidics announces that its flagship product, the NanoTweezer, is now located at Cornell University’s Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC), State University of New York Binghamton’s Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL) and an upcoming install at the University of California at Davis Center for Biophotonics (CBST) on February 5th of 2014.
The NanoTweezer is a plug-and-play attachment to standard microscopes that uses the latest in nanotechnology to capture, manipulate, and analyze individual nanoscale objects in high numbers including proteins aggregates, viruses, bacteria, and inorganic nanoparticles. Researchers in these institutions are interested in using the technology to measure the most important properties of micro and nanoparticles including size, composition, shape and coating quality.
"We are truly excited to have the NanoTweezer here at Cornell's NanoBioTechnology Center," said Prof. Michal Lipson. "We hope to use it to extract crucial data related to our optical nano-manipulation experiments." Prof. Lipson is one of several PIs at Cornell that will use the NanoTweezer which also includes Prof. Peng Chen from Chemistry, and Prof. Emmanuel Giannelis from Materials Science, and Prof. David Erickson from Mechanical Engineering amongst others.
At the Binghamton site, users are impressed with the NanoTweezer system’s capabilities. "I am very excited to have the NanoTweezer at the ADL," said Prof. Amber Doiron from SUNY Binghamton "My student will be using it to characterize the coating quality of our iron oxide nanoparticles for medical imaging applications."