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|Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:41 am Post subject: NanoSight Raises £250k in Second Tranche of Fundraising
|NanoSight Raises £250k in Second Tranche of Fundraising
NanoSight Ltd, who provide instruments for the optical detection and real time analysis of sub-micron particles, has just announced it has secured significant investment to support its current sales drive and develop new capabilities in nanoparticle analysis in the sub-500nm region. NanoSight has received £250,000 from Strathdon Investments plc (“Strathdon”). This latest tranche is the second in a round of investment totalling £500,000, led by Strathdon and including the South West Venture Fund and a private investor.
The Company has recently announced the launch of the NANOSIGHT LM10, a robust and low cost nanoparticle characterisation system that enables highly accurate visualisation of individual nanoscale particles in suspension. The system uniquely allows the user a simple and direct qualitative view of the sample under analysis from which independent quantitative estimation of particle size and size distribution can be immediately obtained.
The NANOSIGHT LM10 builds on the ground-breaking work of the original HALO system and includes a completely new software package that minimises noise, enables near-real time operation, direct control of the camera and improved centring and tracking capabilities. The new camera and microscope has enhanced sensitivity and optimised image quality for easy set-up and simplicity of use.
“Nanoparticle analysis is now becoming a key tool across a wide variety of disciplines and our system costs less than a tenth of electron microscopy techniques traditionally used for this purpose.” commented Jeremy Warren, CEO of NanoSight. “This investment round will enable us to support our growing business and the development of new instruments and processes to further support our customers’ analysis requirements.”
More information : http://www.nanosight.co.uk/
This story was first posted on 28th September 2006.