Nanometrix, Inc.

University of Tennessee, 2001 - $13,150

Nanometrix, Inc. was formed to capitalize on a substantial opportunity from a groundbreaking patent-pending technology developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Nanometrix has secured an option on the exclusive license to the Molecular Comb, a revolutionary microfluidics technology that can separate virtually any chemical for laboratory or field analysis. The Molecular Comb is a miniaturized chip-based platform technology with numerous potential applications that include environmental monitoring, immunodiagnostics, and DNA and protein screening. The Molecular Comb is a novel method for the separation of molecules and has many potential advantages over existing art including increased accuracy and discrimination; decreased costs; increased throughput; and reduced size, power requirements, and heat generation.