Some examples of companies active in nanoscience research include:
Baker Hughes continuously investigating the application of nanotechnology research to improve and optimize their directional drilling tools.
Schlumberger is a global technology services company headquartered in Paris, New York and The Hague. Founded in 1927, Schlumberger employs 80,000 people of some 100 nationalities working in more than 100 countries and has built a strong foundation on three key values: people, technology and profit. Technology and quality are the basis of the Schlumberger competitive advantage; and profit forms the cornerstone of its future independence of action and growth. Schlumberger's Advance Materials department seeks new nano-materials to increase the life of their drilling applications.
The NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Carbon Nanotube Project is focused on developing bulk nanotube production, purification and application of SWNT's. Production techniques at JSC involve pulsed laser vaporization (PLV), arc discharge and a gas phase process in collaboration with Rice University.
Nano3D Biosciences, Inc. (n3D) operates in the general arena of cell culturing. Our mission is to develop the Bio-Assembler™ into the industry leading standard for 3-dimensional (3D), in vitro cell culturing and to apply this breakthrough technology in the fields of toxicology screening, drug discovery, and regenerative medicine.
Shell Shell has a list of priority areas for future partnerships, including: nanotechnology, novel engineering solutions, biodomain technologies, subsurface (extreme conditions) chemistry and physics, molecule detection and identification, and advanced computing.
Proportional Technologies, Inc pursues radiation-based technolgies for medical applications, such as radiation detector development, radiopharmaceuticals, clinical devices, and small animal imaging.
ExxonMobil is studying the use of nanotubes with pore sizes of less than one nanometer as catalysts in the cracking of hydrocarbon streams to manufacture gasoline. In this manner, the nanotubes would mimic the catalytic effect of zeolites, naturally occurring minerals with nanometer-type pore sizes.
IBM has started manufacturing disk drives with nanoscale layering (which exploits the giant magnetoresisitive effect) to attain high density data storage.
nGimat Co. is a leading nanoengineered materials provider of customized and affordable solutions to critical business needs. By working closely with customers to define their needs, nGimat can create never before attained product enhancements through the unique performance of its nanomaterials. As an intellectual property company, nGimat manufactures engineered nanomaterials in the following areas: nanopowders, thin film coatings, and devices. nGimat's technology enables synthesis of thin films and nanoparticles. These processes are easily scalable and amenable to mass manufacturing, thereby enabling low-cost production of engineering materials with controlled composition, size, and morphology.
Lockheed Martin Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky – employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Gilead Sciences uses liposomes (liquid spheres which measure about 100 nanometers in diameter) to encase an anticancer drug that is used to treat AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.
Nanophase Technologiesmanufactures nanocrystalline particles and incorporates them into other materials to produce tougher ceramics, transparent sunblocks for IR and UV radiation, and catalysts for environmental use.
RTP Company produces hollow carbon nanotubes that are thousands of times smaller in diameter than carbon fibers. This "nano-scale" size means an extremely high aspect ratio (length:diameter), thus giving conductive properties at very low loadings. C's are ideally suited for wafer processing, disk-drive components, and cleanroom applications. .
Agilent Technologies is on the leading edge of nearly every major trend in communications and life sciences. From optical and wireless communications to disease and discovery research, Agilent delivers product and technology innovations that benefit millions of people around the world.
Southwest NanotechnologiesSouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT) is a leading developer and manufacturer of single-wall, few-wall, and multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNTs). CNTs are advanced nanomaterials that can enable groundbreaking new applications in industries ranging from electronics, to healthcare, energy storage, composites, and infrastructure. Learn more about SWeNT total CNT solutions: Structure, Purity, Integration, Scalability, Value.