Helping Companies Innovate Through Nanotechnology
Whether you’re an emerging company that’s developing new applications and opportunities for nanotechnology, or an existing manufacturer looking to incorporate nanotechnology to improve a product or process, the Nanotechnology Institute (NTI) is here to help.

To encourage nanotechnology in Pennsylvania, the NTI works with businesses, universities and investors to facilitate the research, development and commercialization of this leading-edge technology in real-world applications. The NTI supplies the network, knowledge and capital to help fuel nano-based economic development in the region.

Our success is founded on our ability to bring together intellectual property and technology and commercialize it more efficiently than the path that discoveries traditionally take from lab to marketplace.

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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:

  1. Drug Delivery
  2. Biofiltration and Separation sciences
  3. 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.