News and Events
Applied Nanotools Inc. - August 1, 2013

Applied Nanotools (ANT) designs and fabricates high-resolution membrane based X-ray optics chips that include Fresnel zone plates (FZP), nano-gratings and calibration standards. Catering to the fast growing X-ray and EUV membrane optics market, Applied Nanotools has been developing scaling processes for production. With new innovative processes ANT aims to improve the yield and lower the fabrication costs of these precision devices for the fast growing and important X-ray and EUV markets. Supporting this initiative, ANT has secured $150,000 from nanoBridge. “With this timely infusion of seed capital in to Applied Nanotools we are expecting to speed up the high yield process development by several fold. We believe that this process innovation will put us ahead of the competition in the X-ray and EUV membrane optics market,” commented Mirwais Aktary, President of Applied Nanotools.

Aquila Diagnostic Systems Inc. - May 30, 2013

Aquila Diagnostic Systems Inc. has received $125,000 from nanoBridge for the commercialization of its unique portable diagnostic system. Aquila, an Edmonton based technology company, has developed a diagnostic test system that can be used to detect infectious diseases. Aquila is currently focused on providing point of care diagnostic solutions for malaria in human health and infectious diseases within the livestock industry. Aquila’s low cost detection instrument and disposable chip will be ready for market in approximately twelve months. Aquila has licenced its patent protected technology from the University of Alberta. Aquila’s success continues as last year it was awarded second place in TEC Edmonton’s VenturePrize Business Plan Competition sponsored by Alberta Innovates Technology Futures.


MSTRI Director, Ray Lemieux today bids farewell to the MSTRI initiative and wishes future success to nanoBridge and its team.  Official press release here.

OFFICIAL nanoBridge LAUNCH - March 21, 2011

nanoBridge officially launched at the Alberta Nanotech Showcase in Calgary Alberta.  Official press release here.


New applications are being accepted for the advanceMNT program. Interested applicants can register online and fill in an application.


First Submission Deadline April 15, 2011