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August 2016
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September 2015 
MicroSurfaces, Inc. introduces our newest technology
: a new class of robust PEG surface coatings that can withstand harsh experimental conditions, 
such as 
high temperature (boiling) or highly acidic (pH as low as 2) for biomedical research.  

September 2014 
MicroSurfaces, Inc. completely updated its website:

February 2014 
MicroSurfaces, Inc. exhibited at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Francisco.

January 2014
MicroSurfaces, Inc. has successfully developed SPR sensor arrays to kinetically profiile cell surface interactions, see, e.g., ACS Chem. Biol. 2014, 9, 1877-1884.

February 2013
MicroSurfaces, Inc. exhibited at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Philadelphia.

December 2012
MicroSurfaces, Inc. has expaned and moved to a new facility in New Jersey.

February 2012
MicroSurfaces, Inc. exhibited at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Diego.

August 2011
MicroSurfaces, Inc. received an NIH SBIR-II grant to further develop the fluidic microarray platform for pathogen detection.

February 2011
MicroSurfaces, Inc. exhibited at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore.

February 2010
MicroSurfaces, Inc. exhibited at the Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Francisco.

August 2009
To expand our R&D efforts and product/service offering, MicroSurfaces has relocated to the high-tech hill of Austin, TX.

May 2008
MicroSurfaces will present at 2008 Life Science Venture Forum in California

May 2008
MicroSurfaces received SBIR grants from NIH & NSF April 14-18, 2007 MicroSurfaces to present and exhibit at the Cancer Research Annual Meetng in Los Angeles.

March 3-7, 2007
MicroSurfaces to present & exhibit at the 51st Meetng of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore.

Aug. 2006
MicroSurfaces announces 3D surfaces for highly sensitive microarray and biosensor applications.

Jul. 2006
NHS surfaces with zero background for protein immobilization are now available.

January 2006
MicroSurfaces lauched a line of functionalized surfaces with zero background for protein immobilization. The applications range from single molecule spectroscopy to protein microarrays.

November 2005
Our customers demonstrate new applications of PEG low-background surfaces for single molecule spectroscopy and biological scanning probe microscopy.

October 2005
Our customers successfully used low-background Cu2+ surfaces for the immobilization of a wide variety of poly-His tagged proteins.

February 2005
MicroSurfaces was awarded an SBIR Phase II grant from NSF to develop membrane protein microarray technology.

August 2004
MicroSurfaces was awarded with an SBIR Phase II grant by NIH.

July 2004
We are growing! MicroSurfaces moves into new office and lab space.

April 2004
MicroSurfaces' coatings find new applications in data storage devices and optics.

October 2003
MicroSurfaces filed two additional patents on antistiction coatings.

August 2003
MicroSurfaces was named one of top 20 players in protein microarray development by trade magazine “The Scientist”.

July 2003
MicroSurfaces was awarded with an SBIR grant by the National Science Foundation.

May 2003
MicroSurfaces' coating has sustained 10 billion cycles of actuation in a micromirror device.

December 2002
MicroSurfaces' coatings have been successfully demonstrated on a dozen of customer's MEMS devices.

September 2002
Recognizing the critical importance of surface control, MEMS market analyst, Yole Development of France, named MicroSurfaces as a key player in MEMS industry at COMS 2002.

July 2002
New application of MicroSurfaces' coatings demonstrated: the elimination of drift in optical MEMS.

June 2002
MicroSurfaces' first patent on surface coating technology was granted.

May 2002
Microsurfaces, Inc received an SBIR grant from NIH

January 1st, 2002
Microsurfaces, Inc moved into new lab facility and is ready for providing coating service for MEMS & BioMEMS.

November 14th, 2001
MicroSurfaces, Inc. obtained seed capital investment.

May 1st, 2001
MicroSurfaces, Inc. wins 2nd prize in the Minnesota Business Plan Competition. The GopherTheGoldcompetition is run annually by the Carlson School of Management and business/investment communities in the Twin Cities.

November 27th, 2000
In a news article in Business Week on "Nanotechnology", one of MSI's key surface coating technologies, originally developed at the University of Minnesota, is featured as a future solution to the "surface" problem in micro- to nano-meter scale devices.

October 12th, 2000
MicroSurfaces, Inc. enters into an exclusive license agreement with the University of Minnesota.

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