NanoImaging Services, a provider of 3D transmission electron microscope (TEM) imaging services to manufacturers of large molecule biopharmaceuticals, has completed a round of financing led by Merck Capital Ventures.
The $1.5 million investment will be used to expand the company’s service laboratory, which is currently located in San Diego. The company plans to 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, CEO of NanoImaging.
The company said it offers a range of services including simple visual inspection; statistical characterization; antibody/labeling experiments; and nanometer-scale, 3D reconstruction.