Nanotechnology company enters into a strategic supply chain agreement in preparation for mass-fabrication of its products.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 23, 2008 -- CN Probes, an emerging nanotech solutions provider, has executed an agreement with a leading MEMS Foundry (contract manufacturer). This agreement puts CN Probes closer to ramping up full-scale production and launch of CNProbes' flagship product, a carbon nanotube probe tip for use in the atomic force microscope (AFM). These tips are a revolutionary imaging platform, allowing scientists and engineers in multiple fields from biotech to chip fabrication, to as CN Probes' tagline proclaims, "See more and know more."
The AFM is one of the most important analytical tools to current and future nanotechnology research. Scientists who create three-dimensional images and manipulate matter on a molecular scale use this microscope. The key component in the AFM is the tip (aka probe). The tip generates data that is collected and complied into a three dimensional image. The limiting factor in AFM resolution is the diameter of the tip, i.e., the smaller the diameter of the tip, the higher the resolving power of the microscope. CN Probes has developed technology improving the resolution of existing AFM tips through the use of single walled carbon nanotubes.
The key business challenge to the commercialization of carbon nanotube probe tips has been scalable production. CN Probes is the first manufacturer in the world to be able to scalably reproduce these tiny probes. CN Probes' novel process provides a platform that is both flexible and scalable.
Brian Ruby, CN Probes' 24-year-old Founder and
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