Nanoco’s Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots and Deep Red CFQD® Quantum Dot Film Honored with Silver Edison Award


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Nanoco Group plc (LSE: NANO), a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, today announced it was honored with a Silver Edison Award in the category of Applied Technology: Horticulture for its cadmium-free CFQD® quantum dot technology for LED grow lighting and Deep Red CFQD® Quantum Dot Film for sustainable plant growth. Presented at a recent gala in New York City, the annual Edison Awards — named after Thomas Alva Edison – honors the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services.

“We’re honored to receive this prestigious award for Nanoco’s cadmium-free CFQD ®quantum dot technology and Deep Red CFQD® Quantum Dot Film”

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“We’re honored to receive this prestigious award for Nanoco’s cadmium-free CFQD ®quantum dot technology and Deep Red CFQD® Quantum Dot Film,” said Michael Edelman, chief executive officer of Nanoco. “Receiving this honor from an esteemed program like the Edison Awards is a reflection of the leadership and commitment Nanoco has shown in introducing a non-toxic, cadmium-free quantum dot technology to the market as an innovative and sustainable platform enabler for a broad range of applications including display, lighting, biomedicine and solar. Due to their ability to emit pure colors and be easily tuned to custom wavelengths, quantum dots open up a new world in LED lighting for retail, architecture, agriculture, and other applications where color quality makes all the difference.” Nanoco_6

The Nanoco Deep Red CFQD® Quantum Dot Film is the first of its kind in sustainable plant growth. Free of heavy metals, the film, when combined with blue and/or near-UV LEDs, maximizes chlorophyll absorption to promote healthy and improved growth while minimizing energy consumption. Utilizing the cadmium-free quantum dot film allows custom individual color selection for customers based on the particular plant or product being grown, and provides excellent uniformity of light with greatly reduced heat output compared to traditional sources, allowing the lights to be placed in proximity to the plants for maximum yield and plant quality.

The Edison Awards recognition has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. Submissions for the Edison Awards were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

To see the full list of 2016 Edison Award winners: http://www.edisonawards.com/winners2016.php

ABOUT NANOCO

Nanoco (LSE: NANO) is a world leader in the development and production of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nano-materials for use in multiple applications including LCD displays, lighting, solar cells and bio-imaging. In the display market, it has an exclusive manufacturing and marketing licensing agreement with The Dow Chemical Company.

Nanoco was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Manchester, UK. It has production facilities in Runcorn, UK, and a US subsidiary, Nanoco Inc, based in Concord, MA. Nanoco also has business development executives in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Its technology is protected worldwide by a large and growing patent estate.

Global Quantum Dots Market to Grow by 54.29% CAGR


QDOTS imagesCAKXSY1K 8TechNavio’s analysts forecast the Global Quantum Dots market to grow at a CAGR of 54.29 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing number of quantum dots-based products.

The Global Quantum Dots market has also been witnessing the increasing adoption of quantum dots by life sciences and biomedical communities. However, the high cost of quantum dots could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

TechNavio’s report, the Global Quantum Dots Market 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Quantum Dots market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

The key vendors dominating this market space are Life Technologies corp., eBioscience Inc., Ocean Nanotech LLC., and QD Vision Inc.

The other vendors mentioned in the report are Nanoco Technologies Ltd., Nanosys Inc., Selah Technologies Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., Evident Technologies Inc., InVisage Technologies Inc., LG Display Co. Ltd., Microvision Inc., Microoled, Nano Axis LLC, NN-labs Inc., Nexxus Lighting Inc., QD Laser Inc., Quantum Material Corp., Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC, Solexant Corp., and Voxtel Inc.

Cadmium-free quantum dots “CFQD™”


In many regions of the world there is now, or soon to be, legislation to restrict and in some cases ban heavy metals in many household appliances such as IT & telecommunication equipment, Lighting equipment , Electrical & electronic tools, Toys, leisure & sports equipment. In Europe, under the RoHS Directive, the restricted metals include cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) and lead (Pb). Maximum concentrations are 0.1% or 1000 ppm for lead or mercury and 0.01% or 100 ppm for cadmium – measured by weight in homogeneous materials such as liquids, plastics or coatings. There are similar regulations in place or soon to be implemented worldwide including China, Korea, Japan and the US.

Cadmium and other restricted heavy metals used in conventional quantum dots is of a major concern in commercial applications

For QDs to be commercially viable in many applications they MUST NOT CONTAIN cadmium or other restricted elements. Due to the versatility of quantum dots, many customers would like to exploit their unique properties in applications where it is not permissible to use conventional heavy metal containing NanoDots™. Nanoco has developed and is currently extending the range of restricted metal free quantum dots. These materials show bright emission in the visible and near infra-red region of the spectrum.

Nanoco’s molecular seeding method has been adapted for other compound semiconductor materials, which have similar optical properties to those of CdSe quantum dots (such as the family of III-V materials), but do not contain heavy metals.

A world leading developer and manufacturer of quantum dots

Nanoco Group PLC and its operating subsidiary Nanoco Technologies Ltd partner major R&D and blue-chip industrial organisations in the development of applications incorporating semiconductor nanoparticles, “quantum dots”.

Nanoco Technologies is unique in the nanomaterials market as a company that manufacture large quantities of quantum dots. Our molecular seeding process for the bespoke manufacture of these nanoparticles on a commercial scale is protected by worldwide patents.

Nanoco Technologies is the only manufacturer currently able to supply production quantities of these nanoparticles which do not use a regulated heavy metal. We are the only manufacturer able to respond to orders for large quantities of bespoke quantum dots, and we are leading the way in customising the functionalisation of quantum dots enabling chemical linkage for biological and other specific uses.

The bulk manufacture of quantum dots provides our partners with the platform to develop a wide variety of next-generation products, particularly in application areas such as display technology, lighting, solar cells and biological imaging.

Nanoco Technologies’ research and manufacturing headquarters was established in Manchester (UK) in 2001. The company currently operates facilities in the UK and Japan.

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Nanoco Group PLC: A world leading developer and manufacturer of quantum dots


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Nanoco Group PLC and its operating subsidiary Nanoco Technologies Ltd partner major R&D and blue-chip industrial organisations in the development of applications incorporating semiconductor nanoparticles, “quantum dots”.

Nanoco Technologies is unique in the nanomaterials market as a company that manufacture large quantities of quantum dots. Our molecular seeding process for the bespoke manufacture of these nanoparticles on a commercial scale is protected by worldwide patents.

Nanoco Technologies is the only manufacturer currently able to supply production quantities of these nanoparticles which do not use a regulated heavy metal. We are the only manufacturer able to respond to orders for large quantities of bespoke quantum dots, and we are leading the way in customising the functionalisation of quantum dots enabling chemical linkage for biological and other specific uses.

The bulk manufacture of quantum dots provides our partners with the platform to develop a wide variety of next-generation products, particularly in application areas such as display technology, lighting, solar cells and biological imaging.

Nanoco Technologies’ research and manufacturing headquarters was established in Manchester (UK) in 2001. The company currently operates facilities in the UK and Japan.

About this Site
This is the corporate website of Nanoco Technologies Ltd. Please make use of the navigation provided to find out more about our products and their applications. This site also contains useful information for prospective partner organisations, employees and investors, as well as visitors with an academic interest in our research, and general readers who would like to find out more about the fascinating subject of quantum dots.

Nanoco Signs Joint Agreement with Asian Company

14/02/2012 Manchester

Nanoco Group plc (AIM: NANO), a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, announces that it has signed a commercial joint development agreement (JDA) with a major electronics company in Asia in connection with the use of the Company’s cadmium-free quantum dots (CFQD™) in the electronics company’s display products.

It is anticipated that further agreements with the electronics company will be signed on the successful completion of the initial development work.

Michael Edelman, Nanoco’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re delighted to have signed this joint development agreement with a major electronics company in Asia. This agreement further extends our involvement in the display market and increases the number of countries in which we have commercial relationships.”

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