|[February 04, 2014]
Optofluidics' Next Gen Nano-analyzer Installed at Three Top Universities
PHILADELPHIA --(Business Wire)--
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
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 qualiy.
"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."
About Optofluidics, Inc.
Optofluidics, Inc. is a scientific equipment manufacturer
commercializing novel particle analysis and manipulation technologies.
Optofluidics was named Philadelphia Life Science Startup of 2012 by the
Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is a finalist for this year's SPIE
PRISM award. Their flagship product, the NanoTweezer, uses the latest in
nanophotonics and nanotechnology to enable groundbreaking nanoparticle
analysis. For more information please visit www.opfluid.com.
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