ApNano Materials is a private company incorporated in the US in 2002. The company was granted an exclusive license by Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd., the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, to manufacture, commercialize and sell unique nanotechnology products based on a new class of inorganic nanostructures discovered by the Institute's Nanomaterials Synthesis Group, headed by Professor Reshef Tenne. Before the group's discovery it was thought that such particles, called fullerenes, could only be made with carbon atoms. The Weizmann group was the first to show that various inorganic compounds could also be synthesized into fullerene-like structures.
The company's Headquarters, Sales and Marketing offices are located in New York, USA. The R&D operation is located in Rehovot, Israel, in the high-tech park adjacent to the Weizmann Institute of Science. The Rehovot facility includes our semi-commercial nanoparticles production unit.