February 11, 2019 (Edmonton) Commercializing nanotechnology research has become much easier, thanks to a $3.4-million investment in the University of Alberta’s nanoFAB facility by the federal and provincial governments—as well as by Micralyne Inc., a local firm producing micro- and nano-scale devices.
The funding is being used to purchase a high-volume deposition tool used for applying thin films, along with contact aligners and etching tools—all of which will allow companies to manufacture devices quickly by the thousands.
“These tools we’re buying allow us to really scale up,” said Micralyne president and CEO Ian Roane.
“Our government’s investment will help diversify Alberta’s micro- and nanotechnology sector … and support future innovation and long-term economic and social benefits for Alberta,” said Deron Bilous, Alberta minister of economic development and trade.
The complete press release is available here.