The Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University is a highly interactive center seeking to build upon its research in areas such as alternative energy, biomedical nanotechnologies and novel nanomaterials. Its Director, David Carroll, Ph.D. and his research team are expanding their scope of work into the fields of biomedical nanotechnologies known as nanomedicine.
Nanomedicine seeks to monitor, repair, construct and control human biological systems at the molecular level, using engineered nanodevices and nanostructures. Research is this area has developed new approaches in areas such as regenerative medicine with a bioprinting program, cancer therapies with nanotubes, trauma with micron-sized pressure sensors, and orthopedics to better understand bacterial infections.
The Center operates in three different locations with the largest research facility just minutes from PTRP. The Center offers access to equipment, academia, and industry. Advanced microscopy and optical tools, in addition to a self-contained synthesis lab and Class 10,000 cleanroom with an impressive equipment inventory, provides a unique environment to advance the commercialization of ideas.
Companies can work with the Center through joint ventures, grants, and have access to on-site training opportunities with researchers. Such collaborations already exist with PTRP companies currently developing new forms of illumination and devices.