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Nanotech start-up gets seed money from Ontario

Toronto, ON – Northern Nanotechnologies is receiving $250,000 of pre-seed investment through Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Commercialization program.

The nanomaterials company’s key innovation is a patent-pending, scalable, and cost effective method to custom design nanomaterials for a wide range of industries. It is currently working on coating and catalyst applications, but the process allows it to control the identity and structure of practically any kind of nanoparticle.

The company is based on technology created through research that OCE supported in the laboratory of University of Toronto chemistry professor, Dr Cynthia Goh.

The firm will be led by Keith Thomas, who has successfully directed a number of growth companies. Mr Thomas is working closely with Dr Darren Anderson, chief technology officer, who is leading product development.