Two quick questions for our industrial lab members ....

Arnold, Don W dwarnold at
Tue Apr 3 08:23:23 PDT 2012


For question 1) - we were not spun out of a NNIN facility.
For question 2) - most of our fabrication related R&D is done at SNF.  
We are now 'eksigent, part of AB SCIEX' after a 2010 acquisition. The company name is AB SCIEX, LLC. Eksigent was originally founded in 2000 (a spin-out from Sandia National Laboratories) and acquired in 2010. Eksigent is an instrumentation/ microfluidics division of AB SCIEX, which was historically a mass spectrometer company.

Don W. Arnold
General Manager, eksigent, part of AB Sciex
dwarnold at 
T 925 560 2602 M 925 337 6155 F 925 560 2700 

5875 Arnold Road, Suite 300
Dublin CA 94568 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: John Shott [mailto:shott at] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 6:26 AM
To: labmembers
Subject: Two quick questions for our industrial lab members ....

SNF Industrial Lab Members:

The National Science Foundation has asked us two questions about companies that are using our facility that are difficult for us to know, but likely very easy for you to determine.  This information will be only used by NSF and will not be published or discussed outside of the National Science Foundation.  It should only take a minute or two to respond.

First, they have asked us to identify companies that were founded based on technology developed primarily at SNF or at one of the other NNIN laboratories.  This will primarily be companies formed by a faculty member or a graduate student based on University research, that have spun off from such research activity, or by companies that have licensed such technology.

Second, they have asked us to identify companies that conduct the great majority of their fabrication R&D effort at SNF or at one of the other NNIN laboratories.

If you believe that your company falls into either category, would you kindly send me a quick email message that includes your company name, the approximate year that your company was founded, and the category to which your company belongs.

Thanks for your consideration.


Note: the other institutions that are members of the NNIN include Arizona State University, Cornell University, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Howard University, Penn State, UCSB, University of Colorado, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, UT Austin, University of Washington, and Washington University  of St. Louis.

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