NanoSight Limited

Location:Wiltshire, UK
Speaker:Jeremy Warren
Title:Providing Tools for Nanotechnologists
Primary Industry:Instrumentation
Executive Summary:Disruptive low cost patented technology for directly visualising and sizing nanoparticles in the size range 10-1,000nm. 100 instruments now sold. First licence sold toSmiths Group plc for Homeland Defence and the environment. Sales made in USA, Japan, Germany, USA, most of Europe. Customers include Unilever, BASF, Roche, Nestle, BP Castrol, Shell, Epson. Extremely efficient use of seed funding to develop and sell two types of instrument. Development started on bioassay for identifying viruses and nanoparticles in the blood with potential partners. Unique potential for a universal in-vitro molecular detector with ultra sensitivity. Lower cost and better performance than existing technology, confirmed by eminent third parties. Wide range of applications across nanotechnology, medical diagnostics, nano-toxicology, oil industry, Homeland Defence, pharmaceutical research and bioscience. Many markets of several £Bn per year, but collectively addressable through the scientific community. Current sales at high gross margins. Clear route to exit; purchase by an instrumentation company or IPO. Funding of up to $2M now sought to build on current successes, develop advanced capabilities and penetrate the US market.
Venture is:B-Round


Corporate Symposium

Harvard OTD
Partner Sponsor

2008 Corporate Presentations

Air Products
  • BASF
  • Genzyme
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sanyo

Event Sponsors

Jackson Walker

Collocated Events

June 1-5, 2008
Nanotech 2008
Clean Technology 2008
BioNano 2008

Press Sponsor

Business Wire

Commercialization Partner


Media Sponsors

(joint with Nanotech 2008) Nature
Red Herring

Supporting Organizations

Boston University
Midwest Research University Network


“A major challenge for both the technology and the financial communities is finding a forum in which all parties can interact and explore possibilities for future innovation. TechConnect was created to fill this void, bringing both sides together under one roof into a setting that ultimately will help significant ground-breaking concepts come to life.”
Matthew Laudon, Co-Founder and Director of TechConnect