Nanotech Innovation's History

Where we've come from and where we're going

Located in Oberlin, Nanotech Innovations is at the forefront of nanotechnology research in northern Ohio. Nanotech Innovations was formed in 2005 to commercialize technology originally investigated at the nearby NASA Glenn Research Center. Nanotech Innovations filed a provisional patent in November of that year, the full patent application following in 2006. The Patent was awarded in July 2010 to Nanotech Innovations.

Our goal is to bring carbon nanotube technology to the small laboratory.

Our benchtop system for producing high-purity nanotubes provides affordable and convenient access to these exciting materials and enables their utilization in education, research, and product development projects. We have kept in mind the budgetary restraints that often exist in educational and research organizations, and our systems are priced accordingly.


NTI Founded in Oberlin, Ohio


Featured in ACS's Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)

The Nanotech Innovations SSP-354 was featured on the cover of the American Chemical Society publication, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) as part of a story titled, "Nanotech Toolkit".


Patent Awarded for Growth Process

The injection CVD process at the core of our product was originally investigated at the nearby NASA Glenn Research Center; this technology was released to the inventors in 2005. Nanotech Innovations was formed and filed a provisional patent in November of that year, the full patent application following in 2006. The Patent was awarded in July 2010 to Nanotech Innovations.

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Exclusive Distributor Agreement with Nanoscience Instruments

Nanoscience Instruments provides solutions to scientists, engineers, and educators around the world. Their products and services serve the fast growing field of nanoscience, with a focus on scanning probe microscopy and nanoscale surface analysis instrumentation.

NanoScience’s products span a wide range of applications with customers in education, industrial R&D and QA, as well as academic and government research.


Addition of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Service

The recent acquisition of a Phenom SEM from FEI will allow Nanotech Innovations (NTI) to perform high-end imaging for a variety of applications. The Phenom system has both optical and electron microscopy with magnifications of 20x - 20,000x and an ultimate resolution of 30nm.

NTI can now perform a wide array of analytical imaging such as inspection of materials to detect imperfections, determine uniformity of plating layers, etc. Detailed imaging of photovoltaic structures and nanomaterials is also available.


SEM Services Highlighted by Polymer Ohio

In its efforts to work with small and emerging businesses in Ohio and elsewhere, Nanotech Innovations has also added scanning electron microscopy to its offerings.

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Nanotech Innovations featured in NASA Spinoff 2011 Publication

Information. Visit the publication below and flip to page 150.


Nanotech Innovations SSP-354 nominated for R&D 100 Award

As a result of its inclusion in the NASA Spinoff 2011 Publication, the Nanotech Innovations SSP-354 has been nominated for an R&D 100 Award.

The Awards, widely recognized as the "Oscars of Innovation", identifies and celebrates the top high technology products of the year. Sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, high-energy physics: the R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market. Many of these have become household names, helping shape everyday life for many Americans. These include the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), the Nicoderm anti-smoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998).

Learn about the R&D 100 Awards below.


Nanotech Innovations bring breakthroughs to market

Feature in the The Morning Journal.


TGA Capabilities Broaden Our Scope

In an effort to maintain the consistent level of high quality CNTs, Nanotech Innovations has added a Seiko ThermoGravimetric Analyzer (TGA) to its laboratory.


Website Update and Overhaul

We have done a complete redesign to a responsive site that is more informative and easy to navigate.


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