We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. You can read our Cookie Policy here.


Caltech and CEA-Leti Launch Partnership Program to Speed Commercialization of Innovative Nanotech Systems

Want a FREE PDF version of This News Story?

Complete the form below and we will email you a PDF version of "Caltech and CEA-Leti Launch Partnership Program to Speed Commercialization of Innovative Nanotech Systems"

Technology Networks Ltd. needs the contact information you provide to us to contact you about our products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For information on how to unsubscribe, as well as our privacy practices and commitment to protecting your privacy, check out our Privacy Policy

Read time:
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and CEA-Leti, co-founders of the NanoVLSI Alliance, have launched the NanoSystems Partnership Program (NSyP) to accelerate delivery of nanosystems-based innovations to the market.

The partnership, open to new members, already includes four companies from a variety of industries that will enable close collaboration between the alliance and the private sector: AREVA, LECO, bioMérieux and Total.

The partnership is opening new application opportunities, initially based on its nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) platform, focusing on three main areas:

• High sensitivity gas-phase chemical-sensing systems, including preanalytical and chemical separation modules
• Highly-multiplexed, microfluidic-interfaced mass spectrometry, and
• Liquid-phase biochemical sensors for pharmaceutical research and point-of-care diagnostics. Roadmaps establish the staging of prototype demonstrators, beginning with a multichannel gas chromatography detection module, to be realized in the near future.

For the past three years, Caltech’s Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) and CEA-Leti’s Electronics and Information Technologies Laboratory have joined their fundamental and technological research expertise through the NanoVLSI Alliance to transition from the era of “nanocraft” to very-large-scale integration of nanosystems. Researchers from both institutions are collaborating to transform nanotechnology-based prototypes into robust, complex sensing systems ready for transfer to industry.

Caltech and Leti are sponsoring a Nov. 2 workshop on Caltech’s campus in Pasadena to discuss the NanoVLSi Alliance’s work, including presentations by members of the NanoSystems Partnership Program. Participants also will have the opportunity to meet with key experts from the alliance and learn about highlights from its technology roadmaps.