Another definition is a robot that allows precision interactions with nanoscale objects, or can manipulate with nanoscale resolution. Such devices are more related to microscopy or scanning probe microscopy, instead of the description of nanorobots as molecular machine.
Nanotechnology Corporate Partners (NCP) Program
The IIN works on joint research initiatives with corporations including:
Praxair Technology, Inc.
Rohm and Haas
Veeco Instruments Inc.
Small Business Partnership Commercialization Program
This program links institute researchers with venture capital experts and has resulted in the formation the 20 companies below, which have collectively raised over $700 million in financing:
Acumen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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The International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University is a global hub that currently represents and unites over $600 million in nanotechnology research, educational programs, and supporting infrastructure.
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