NanoSight Limited has announces the completion of an angel investor round that increases its shareholder base and complements previous investments by Venture Capital companies, including NESTA, Strathdon and South West Ventures. The angel investment came from members of the SWAIN and OEI Investment Networks.
John Knowles, Chairman of NanoSight, comments, “The investment round was oversubscribed, which is very encouraging for the company, and brings on board a group of investors with experience in growing high technology companies. We aim to use the funds to support the growth of our worldwide distributor network and to increase the functionality of the NANOSIGHT LM20 and LM10 systems.
“We are working with our customers in a number of exciting areas of nanoparticle research. It is vital that we support our users in their applications as they discover the potential of our unique technology and our ability to respond rapidly with major software and hardware enhancements.”
The company says that the NANOSIGHT LM10 and LM20 systems is designed to deliver higher resolution particle size distribution profiles than other more time-consuming and expensive methods with minimal sample pre-treatment and only dilution with a suitable solvent to an acceptable concentration range.
The NTA software package measures the speed and thus hydrodynamic size of individual particles in suspension and avoids the complex correlation mathematics required in assessing the intensity signal inherent in light scattering techniques.
The software enables real-time dynamic nano-particle visualisation from which independent quantitative estimation of particle size and size distribution can be obtained.