VT KnowledgeWorks Success Showcase: NanoSafe

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VT KnowledgeWorks Success Showcase: NanoSafe

Company's Full Name: NanoSafe, Inc.

Year Founded: 2007

Year Company Entered VT KnowledgeWorks: 2007

Total Number of Employees When Entered: 1 part-time

Total Number of Employees to Date: 1 full-time, 8 part-time, 1 contractor

Overview of Company’s Products/Services, and Significance to the Market

NanoSafe, Inc. helps organizations manage nanotechnology environmental health and safety (EHS) risks. The company offers a full range of consulting, research, and testing services to clients throughout industry, state and federal government agencies, and university laboratories.  NanoSafe, Inc.’s flagship service offering is its NanoSafe Tested™ program, which is a third-party test and verification process that enhances the safety of nanotechnology-enabled consumer products and nanomanufacturing. 

Company Accomplishments

  • Launched NanoSafe Tested™ program and companion Nanotech Register™; tested and registered first product, the Labconco XPert™ Nano laboratory enclosure.
  • Awarded multi-year contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to support nanoecotoxicology research and compilation of a nanoinformatics database.
  • Awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a nanotechnology 3D Periodic Table™ for relating nanoparticle properties to toxicological outcomes.
  • Established a new nanotechnology laboratory facility with dedicated pilot-scale nanomanufacturing, integration, and characterization capabilities.


Matthew S. Hull, Ph.D.
President/Owner, NanoSafe, Inc.
1800 Kraft Drive, Suite 107
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Office: 540.443.9287
Toll Free: 1.877.SAF.NANO
Fax: 1.877.836.1132
Mobile: 540.449.3388


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