Invitrogen enters into agreement with Georgia Tech Research Corp. = to license nanocluster technology. Invitrogen acquires Quantum Dot Corp and BioPixels
Nanocluster technology developed by Robert Dickson and Jie Zhang at Georgia Institute of Technology
Metal nanocluster technology exhibit small and bright fluorescent particles. They are composed of a few gold or silver atoms. Reported to exhibit up to ten times the fluorescence of semiconductor nanocrystals.
Applications include in vivo and in vitro. Allows single molecule detection. Labeling applications.
Exchange Symbol: IVGN
Industry: Life Sceinces
Products: Molecular probes, quantum dots,
Quantum Dot Corporation
Products: Solutions for biomolecular labeling and detection based on Quantum Dot semiconductor nanocrystals
Applications: Real Time monitoring of the division of living cells for up to eight generations
Patents: Over 160 patents and applications,
Business unit of BioCrystal, Ltd.
Biosource International, Inc.