(PRWEB) April 6, 2005
Nanometrix, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of monolayer based deposition systems used in the production of hydrogen fuel cells; semiconductors and nanotechnology devices, today announced that it had moved its research laboratories to the J Armand-Bombardier Pavilion on the campus of Ãcole Polytechnique / University of Montreal, in Montreal. All research & development efforts will be directed out of this new location.
"Moving our R&D laboratories to the J Armand-Bombardier Pavilion will enhance our technical capability that will allow us to speed development of monolayer based productsÂ, said Patrick OÂConnor, Nanometrix's CEO. In addition, the combination of outstanding technical resources, high-quality labor pool and investment incentives present in the Province of Quebec makes it an ideal location."
The J Armand-Bombardier Pavilion inaugurated in May 2004 is the leading location for R&D in nanoscience and nanotechnology in Quebec. The pavilion is dedicated to fundamental and applied research and to training graduate and post-graduate students. It represents total investments of $60.5 million by the UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al, Ãcole Polytechnique, the government of Quebec, the government of Canada, private donors including the J.-Armand-Bombardier Foundation and a number of other sources. It will house researchers and students who will study new issues arising from an increasingly complex world.
Scientific equipment valued at about $150 million has already been installed in the
J.-Armand-Bombardier Pavilion. Funding for the nanotechnology laboratories was provided by two major grants earmarked for projects directly related to this field of research.
ÂThe Bombardier center allows us access not only to state of the art equipment & facilities but also to collaborations with some of the best nanotechnology researchers in North AmericaÂ stated Dr. Gilles Picard Ph.D. NanometrixÂs Vice President R&D
Nanometrix founded by Dr. Gilles Picard & Juan Schneider provides process and equipment solutions to leading edge suppliers of advanced semiconductor and nanotechnology devices. Incorporating unique, patented monolayer based deposition technologies, Nanometrix's system solutions are backed by a team with over 75 years of combined experience in monolayers & thin films. Some examples of devices enabled by Nanometrix monolayer technology are hydrogen fuel cells with reduced platinum usage; Âcell cagesÂ to help automate analysis of insect cells.