Merck Backs NanoImaging

NanoImaging Services Inc., a San Diego-based provider of molecular imaging services, has raised $1.5 million led by Merck Capital Ventures.



NanoImaging Services, Inc., the leading provider of  high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) transmission electron microscope (TEM) imaging services to manufacturers of large molecule biopharmaceuticals, announced today that it has completed a round of financing led by Merck Capital Ventures, LLC. The $1.5 million investment will be used to expand the company's service laboratory. NanoImaging Services, currently located in Northern San Diego, will relocate to a larger facility in La Jolla, Calif. next month.


“Advanced TEM imaging allows biopharmaceutical manufacturers to actually see the complex macromolecular structures they create, in three dimensions, with resolution as high as one nanometer,” said Clint Potter, NanoImaging's CEO. “It provides powerful visual support for structural characterization and validation throughout the drug development pipeline