• NN-Labs®, LLC. receives New Phase I SBIR Award from the NSF on June 1, 2009
  • NN-Labs® was featured in Arkansas Business in April 2009.


  • Michael Cate of NN-Labs® acknowledged in paper published in Analytical Chemistry demonstrating use of oleic iron oxide from NN-Labs® in magnetizing fluorescent dye-encapsulating liposomes.
  • NN-Labs® has developed a new environmentally-friendly, heavy metal-free, high performance alternative to cadmium selenide-based (CdSe) quantum dots, indium phosphide. Indium phosphide, introduced in April 2009, offers high performance while eliminating the use of cadmium, a level A toxic element with zero use tolerance for purpose-built commercial application.
  • A novel, heavy-metal free fluorescent nanocrystal has been developed by NN-Labs® in collaboration with the University of Arkansas. This product line consists of orange and yellow emitting transition metal doped ZnSe quantum dots, D-dots™, and is available in polar and non-polar solvents. Other emission colors available are blue and green. To learn more about these products or to place an order, please visit our products page.


  • NN-Labs® announced the issuance of US Patent 7531149 titled ‘Synthetic Control of Metal Oxide Nanocrystal Sizes and Shapes’ in May 2009. This patent is licensed on exclusive bases by NN-Labs® from the University of Arkansas. The patent describes a general, reproducible and simple synthetic method that employs readily available chemicals and permits control of the size, shape, and distribution of metal oxide nanocrystals.