With government funding and industry backed projects, there are bound to be employment opportunities. As with any industry, nanotech requires an array of collaborative efforts and variations of manufacturing activities to bring a product into use. Some of these areas of expertise include equipment, materials, analysis and development.


How to make, visualize, manipulate in the world of nano is the challenge of these suppliers.

  • NanoSight, NP detection (U.K.)


The basic nanomaterial form is a nanoparticle. Nanoparticle manufacturing and application focused companies include:

  • 3M, epoxy resins (The Americas, Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia & The Pacific)
  • BASF, textile and fibers (U.S.A.)
  • Integran Technologies, coating (CAN)
  • Intrinsiq Materials, printer inks (U.S.A.)
  • Nanosphere, diagnostic testing and proteins detection (U.S.A.)
  • Nanosolar, semiconductor solar cells (U.S.A.)
  • Particle Sciences, drug delivery (U.S.A.)
  • Pixelligent Technologies, nanocrystal dispersions (U.S.A.)
  • T2 Biosystems, clinical diagnostics (U.S.A.)
  • Z-medica, hemostasis products that stop bleeding (U.S.A.)


These companies are more application focused in delivering a more complete product to the market with a specified use. They are also some of the biggest companies on the market:

  • HP, transistors (International)
  • IBM, silicon photonic communication (International)
  • Intel, circuits (International)
  • Kodac, OLED and QDs (Internaiotnal)


Consulting services are also being offered in nanotech. Services range in the conceptualization, feasibility and development fields:

  • Bio Nano Consulting, biotechnology and pharma (U.K.)
  • Nanoxplore, electronics (CAN)
  • Nanolab, CNTs (U.S.A.)
  • Nanotox, risk assessment and toxicology testing (U.S.A.)