The Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN) GmbH offer companies and other institutions bilateral contract R&D services in the area of nanotechnology.
Furthermore, CAN GmbH participate in national and international research programs. They focus on the utilization of new concepts in nanochemistry, especially in the fields of energy (components for solar and fuel cells), life sciences (diagnostic agents) and home & personal care (cosmetics, detergents, specialty polymers) and corresponding nanoanalysis.
Their main expertise is the production of various nanoscaled materials like fluorescent, magnetic and catalytically-active nanocrystals. Since 2005 they are producing a variety of nanoparticles with different properties: quantum dot materials with fluorescent features (Series A in the visible and Series C in the NIR/IR-range), rare-earth doped nanoparticles (Series X - blue, green, red), magnetic particles (Series M - iron oxide) and plasmonic gold nanoparticles (Series G).
These products are marketed under the brand CANdots® and are dispersible in polar or unpolar media readily available for applications in research and industry.