Founded in 2000, the NTI is a collaboration led by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania.
NTI’s corporate members and university/hospital partners work with entrepreneurs, private industry, government and nonprofit economic agencies to rapidly move new materials, electronics and medical devices to the marketplace.
Our partners include:
Why Is Small So Big?
Nanotechnology deals with products and processes that are measured in almost unbelievably small increments called “nanometers”—one billionth of a meter.
At the nanoscale, materials differ from larger objects in their physical, chemical and biological properties; therefore, they lend themselves to new and improved materials, systems and devices. Nanotechnology is behind the development of such diverse advancements as:
- Drug Delivery
- Biofiltration and Separation sciences
- Improved coatings for medical devices
Thanks to rapid advances in this exciting new field, we now have the tools and talents to manipulate materials on the molecular scale—a technology literally changing the world as we know it.