Today LIG Nanowise announced the completion of a £2.6 million seed funding round for our accessible super-resolution imaging technique for advanced materials, semiconductors, metal alloys, and more.
We are delighted to announce that LIG Nanowise has been named one of the top 100 most innovative businesses in Greater Manchester.
This week our CEO, Alex Sheppard, presented our microsphere imaging in the innovation village at Semicon Europa in Munich. He outlined the numerous advantages that our novel super-resolution optical imaging technique can provide to the offline semiconductor inspection industry.
This week we were at MMC 2017, the microscience microscopy congress, which this year was hosted in Manchester central, a convenient trip just down the road from our labs and offices.
We have won a subsequent Innovate UK grant to further our work with a microsphere lens array focused on industrial manufacturing applications. This allows us to bring out particle lens array closer to market, keeping us on target for a 2018 launch.
Since we announced and launched our NANOPSIS M imaging system the story has travelled around the globe. We have been contacted by a wide range of news organisations across a dozen countries.
In front of over a hundred assembled industry leaders, journalists and academics, we launched the world's first microsphere enabled nanoscope, tailored for advanced materials such as graphene and semiconductor R&D: the NANOPSIS M.
Powered by our SMAL objective, and designed from the ground up to provide a simple, accessible, super-resolution option that researchers can access within their standard optical workflow.
The NANOPSIS M allows researchers and scientists to access resolutions below the diffraction limit, down to 50 nm, using nothing but white-light and optics. We are indebted to the Manchester Science Park who helped organise the event, especially to Tom Renn who opened the evening's presentation, and the support CityLabs provided.
We have worked closely with the Business Growth hub over the last year to help bring our microsphere enabled nanoscope to market. With their support, we have been able to work with academics in the University of Manchester to trial our technology in a number of different markets.
We have won a second Innovate UK grant to further our work with optical microscopy and microspheres. This subsequent win will allows us to speed up our development process, with a view to bringing a product to market by 2017.
We have won an Innovate UK grant to apply our microsphere expertise to industrial manufacturing through the production of a particle lens array. This will allows us to generate hundreds of nanoscale patterns simultaneously and in parallel. Our technology will increase the efficiency and precision of microchip, micro fluidic, and microelectronic manufacture.
We have won a grant from Innovate UK to further our work with microspheres in the microscopy sector. Our Chairman, Lin Li, demonstrated how a microsphere can amplify evanescent waves and create virtual super-resolution images in 2011.