SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK), a leading supplier of lithography, laser processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high brightness LEDs (HB LEDs), as well as atomic layer deposition (ALD) systems, announced the formation of a research collaboration with Professor Thomas J. Webster, Ph.D. at Northeastern University, to study the use of nano-materials produced via ALD for medical applications. The initial research has focused on inhibiting bacterial growth and inflammation and promoting cell and tissue growth.
Dr. Thomas Webster, Chair and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern, said, "We are very excited to embark on this collaboration with Ultratech-CNT. While we are in the early stages of this study, the initial results of our work suggest that the materials and processes we are developing could have long-range impact in this field."
Ultratech-CNT Senior Research Scientist Ritwik Bhatia, Ph.D., who has been working closely with Professor Webster, explained, "This type of work is a marked departure from the traditional applications and uses for ALD and dramatically opens up a new field where material science and life sciences intersect. I am extremely pleased to be part of this research program and excited by the potential benefits for healthy surgical outcomes that this research represents."
Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, Ultratech's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "At Ultratech, we have long maintained and understood that material science would play a key role in moving many emerging technological fields forward. We also feel that it can serve a much larger role, namely in improving the quality of life. In linking the expertise of Prof. Webster and his research group with Ultratech-CNT's ALD group, we believe we are taking steps to solidly and efficiently pursue our scientific and commercial goals."
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About Ultratech: Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK) designs, builds and markets manufacturing systems for the global technology industry. Founded in 1979, Ultratech serves three core markets: front end semiconductor, back end semiconductor, and nanotechnology. The company is the leading supplier of lithography products for bump packaging of integrated circuits and high brightness LEDs. Ultratech is also the market leader and pioneer of laser spike anneal technology for the production of advanced semiconductor devices. In addition, the company offers solutions leveraging its proprietary coherent gradient sensing (CGS) technology to the semiconductor wafer inspection market and provides atomic layer deposition (ALD) tools to leading research organizations, including academic and industrial institutions. Visit Ultratech online at:.
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