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Many companies, universities, and government organizations focus on nanotechnology as a way to provide advanced products and services to customers and clients. TryNano.org puts the spotlight on a few of these groups so you can learn a little more about the wide range of work being done at the nano scale. Select an organization below to find out more. 

Model of water inside a carbon nanotube. 
Image Credit:Henry Ye, Drexel University

Drexel University - A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute
The A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (DNI) was established in January 2003 to coordinate interdisciplinary research, education and outreach, and strategic partnerships in nanotechnology for all of Drexel University.
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IBM Research, Almaden
The IBM Almaden Research Center is one of eight IBM research centers across the globe.
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Industrial Technology Research Institute - Taiwan
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is a nonprofit R&D organization engaging in applied research and technical services. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan’s economy from a labor-intensive industry to a high-tech industry.
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Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology
Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology brings Johns Hopkins University's faculty expertise in engineering, medicine, public health, the basic sciences, and applied physics together with nanoscience to foster breakthroughs in nanobiotechnology.
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Image Credit: Keithley Instruments, Inc.

Keithley Instruments, Inc.
Keithley Instruments, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets complex electronic instruments and systems geared to the specialized needs of electronics manufacturers for high-performance production testing, process monitoring, product development and research.
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Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Founded in 1966, KIST is a premier multi-disciplinary research institute in Korea. The organization's goals are to research, develop, and transfer creative, original technologies that are necessary to advance Korea's science and technology base.
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Lockheed Martin 
Lockheed Martin has had a corporate focus on nanotechnology which has helped shape the development of nanotechnology applications in all of its four business areas and has also influenced the company's collaborations with external organizations including universities, government laboratories, and other companies.
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Nanofilm develops and commercializes nanotechnology-enabled products using nanofilms that add new properties at the surface of substrates.
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Liquid spills bead up and roll off Nano-Tex 100% cotton fabric. Credit: Nano-Tex., Inc.

Nano-Tex, Inc.
Through nanotechnology, Nano-Tex is able to transform fabrics at the molecular level, so that the fabric has beneficial performance features.
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National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology - Japan
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) is a public research institution funded by the Japanese government to a large extent. AIST and its predecessor organizations have been contributing to society through continuous advancement in technologies and support of Japanese industries since 1882.
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National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) - Thailand
NANOTEC has the dual role of serving as a national R&D centre and as a funding agency to support universities and other research institutes. It has established strong links with other institutes in Thailand and with more than 400 nanotechnology researchers, as well as with leading nanotechnology centres overseas.
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National Nanotechnology Initiative - United States
Launched in 2000 with eight agencies, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) consists of the individual and cooperative nanotechnology-related activities of 26 Federal agencies with a range of research and regulatory roles and responsibilities.
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ITRI’s Nano-silver antibacterial sprayer can be used on a variety of materials, including ABS plastic, glass, ceramics, and metals.  Image Source: ITRI Today

Network for Computational Nanotechnology - United States
NCN is a multi-university center sponsored by the National Science Foundation to develop models and simulation tools to predict behavior at the device, circuit, and system level for nanoelectronics, nanoelectromechanics, and nanobio systems. NCN serves as a virtual laboratory to the nanotechnology community through online simulation and education.
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Nanotechnology research at POSTECH is pursued in Chemistry, Physics, EE, ChE and ME departments as well as at NCNT which draws from the faculty of all of the above departments.
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Rice University - Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology is a university-funded organization devoted to enhancing the present initiatives and facilitating the future successes of science and technology at the nanometer scale.
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Zyvex Instruments
Zyvex Instruments is focused on developing and commercializing nanoscale tools and solutions.  Their vision is to help  customers understand the world at a different scale -- and unlock new technologies for the future.
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