Executive Interview – Nanoco

Published on 17 October 2016

CEO, Michael Edelman discusses the company’s partnerships with Merck and Wah Hong, signed following the move to a non-exclusive exclusive agreement with Dow earlier in the year, and talks about how the expansion of partners improves the company’s coverage of the display industry. He also describes how a near 10-fold improvement in manufacturing yield now makes the company’s Runcorn plant viable for volume manufacture whereas previously it only produced development volumes. He gives an update of progress in lighting and life sciences and rounds up by describing the key milestones that investors should look for over the next year.

Nanoco is the leading commercial supplier of cadmium-free quantum dots – fluorescent semiconductor nanoparticles that absorb or re-emit different colours of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots can be used in a number of different applications including TV displays, lighting, medical applications and solar power. Display is the most advanced of these applications, where quantum dots can provide better picture quality and better efficiency than competing LCD or OLED screens.

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