announced the sale of a µPG101 table top maskless laser patterning systemto
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Maryland, USA. System will be used
for prototyping and fabrication of various BIOMEMS devices and other advanced
The µPG101 is an extremely economical and easy to use Micro Pattern Generator
for direct write applications as well as low volume mask making.
It is also perfectly suitable for rapid prototyping of 2D and 3D microstructures
on substrates up to 4 inches by 4 inches, and is capable of exposing highresolution
features with an address grid of 40nm. The µPG101 is capable of both Vector
and Raster scanning exposure strategy.
HHMI, a non-profit medical research organization that ranks as one of the largest
philanthropies, plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science
education in the U.S. In the past two decades HHMI has made investments of more
than $8.3 billion for the support, training, and education of the nation's most
creative and promising scientists. The Institute commits almost $700 million
a year for research and distributes more than $80 millionin grant support for
HHMI's flagship program in biomedical research rests on the conviction that
scientists of exceptional talent, commitment, and imagination will make fundamental
biological discoveries for the betterment of human health if they receive the
resources, time, and freedom to pursue challenging questions. Over 355 investigators,
selected through rigorous national competitions, include 13 Nobel Prize Winners
and 124 members of the National Academy of Sciences. Hughes laboratories, found
at 71 distinguished U.S. universities, research institutes, medical schools,
and affiliated hospitals, employ nearly 700 post docs and provide training opportunities
for more than 1,000 graduate students each year. Founded in 1953 by Howard R.
Hughes, the aviator and industrialist, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase,
Maryland, and employs more than 2,900 individuals across the U.S. It has an
endowment of $17.5 billion.