Park Systems Announces $1 Million Dollar Nano Research Grant Fund for Researchers Setting up Nanoscience Labs in North America

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) March 10, 2020

Park Systems, world-leading manufacturer of Atomic Force Microscopes, announces a $1 Million Dollar Nano Research Grant Fund to support researchers who are starting new nanoscience labs in North America. The Park Systems Nano Research Grant Fund provides up to twenty grants of $50,000 towards the purchase of any AFM system and accessories manufactured by Park Systems.

“Park 50K Nano Research Grants align with our mission, 'to enable nanoscale advances',” comments Keibock Lee, President of Park Systems. “We recognize that professors and scientists setting up their labs require the best scientific instruments, as they pursue new technology to improve our world. This is our way to help them achieve that goal.”

Park Systems started the Park 50K Nano Research Grant program to support researchers pushing the envelopes of nanoscale research and engineering with AFM equipment for their up and coming research as they pursue impactful science for the betterment of society.

“In every field – materials science, electronics, life science and nanotechnology – we keep up with the exhilarating pace of nanoscale microscopy and metrology innovations so scientists and engineers can focus on getting results,” adds Lee.

Park Systems $1 Million Dollar Grant Fund offers new researchers setting up their labs easier access to the most advanced nanoscale technologies including atomic force microscopy, scanning ion conductance microscopy, and scanning electro-chemical microscopy tools, for applications ranging from materials science to in-vivo life science, electrical and electro-chemical research.

To complement its AFM equipment, Park Systems has a full line of options including acoustic enclosures, temperature control & environmental control, liquid cells, probe hands and other accessories such as a signal access module, electrical modules, external high voltage kits and magnetic field generators.

To qualify for a Park 50K Nano Research Grant, you must be a university researcher or a professor of a national research university or a researcher at a national laboratory in North America starting a new nanoscience lab. To find out if you are eligible for the Park Nano Grant, visit to apply or send an email to There are a limited number of grants, so apply early to ensure your opportunity to receive this assistance.

About Park Systems

Park Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopy (AFM) systems with a complete range of products for researchers and industry engineers in the chemistry, materials, physics, life sciences, and semiconductor and data storage industries. Park’s AFM provides the highest data accuracy at nanoscale resolution, superior productivity, and the lowest operating cost, thanks to its unique technology and innovative engineering. Cutting-edge AFM automation and nanometrology solutions provided by Park’s team of 100% committed professionals improves workplace productivity. Park Systems Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, CA has global manufacturing and R&D headquarters in Korea and is supported worldwide with regional headquarters in the US, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Germany, China and Mexico. Park Systems high-performance scientific instruments explore new scientific phenomena that enable scientists around the globe to contribute to impactful science that helps humanity grow and improve life standards.

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Chemical Vapor Intrusion Expert Joins Protect Environmental to Lead Products Team

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (PRWEB) March 10, 2020

Protect Environmental announced today the addition of Chris Bonniwell, Ph.D. as Director of Products. Dr. Bonniwell joins Protect Environmental after approximately 10 years in the environmental consulting industry in Indiana and Wisconsin, which were preceded by four years as an environmental regulator at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and seven years managing an industrial manufacturing company in Wisconsin. During his tenure as an environmental regulator and consultant, Dr. Bonniwell provided technical oversight to hundreds of projects in the assessment and remediation of environmental impacts from metals, petroleum compounds, PCBs, and chlorinated solvents. Dr. Bonniwell is a licensed professional geologist in Wisconsin and Indiana, with a consulting career heavily focused on projects with complex chemical vapor intrusion issues, a field in which he is considered a subject matter expert.

As the Director of Products, Dr. Bonniwell will be responsible for managing the product portfolio of the company, including the development, production, and marketing of products for use in the assessment, mitigation, and ongoing management of radon and chemical vapor intrusion contaminated properties. These products include the Vapor Sentinel Remote Environmental Monitoring System, which was awarded patent protection in January of 2020 ( The addition of Dr. Bonniwell will include the establishment of an office in the Greater Milwaukee area (Cedarburg) to bolster the company’s presence in the upper Midwest.

“Having firsthand experience with the technical expertise and cost-effectiveness Protect Environmental delivers to its clients, I am excited to be joining the team,” Dr. Bonniwell said. “I look forward to working to deliver products and solutions that directly impact the health and well-being of so many,” he added.

“Attracting someone with the background in scientific academia, manufacturing, and environmental consulting Dr. Bonniwell possesses is a real coup for our company,” said Kyle Hoylman, Managing Partner of Protect Environmental. “Chris is widely regarded in the industry as an expert in chemical vapor intrusion, which makes him a natural fit to champion our products portfolio,” Hoylman added.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 15 years and more than 15,000 completed projects across the country, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking efficient and effective management of environmental risks and liabilities. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on to

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Lifecycle Biotechnologies Announces Investment in a Biotechnology Campus in Cleburne, Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) March 10, 2020

Lifecycle Biotechnologies announced today that is has acquired a 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility on 13 acres in Cleburne, Texas to be used as a biopharmaceutical and biotechnology production and development campus. Lifecycle is currently updating the facility to serve as its global headquarters and sales offices as well as its production and development hub. The company expects to relocate from Fort Worth, Texas by Q3 2020. Lifecycle also plans to build an additional 30,000 square feet on the property to be used as its warehouse and development laboratory for expanding its current operations.

“With our recent divestment of our protein company, we are now able to focus and invest in the future of our technologies," said Cody Yarborough, CEO for Lifecycle Biotechnologies. “We are intimate with multiple life science markets, especially biopharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine, and cellular agriculture and have several products we are launching over the next 36 months. We just don’t have the space to house the employees and equipment for our innovative manufacturing at our current sites and I want to have our leaders hands-on. The city of Cleburne has been an accommodating partner, so I want to invest here.”

Ronald Gohdes, VP of Engineering, added “This will be a unique facility in that the production area is designed to quickly pivot to changing manufacturing schemes due to market needs while under strict controls. We will not only house our chemical, reagent, and media operations, but also include precision packaging of sensitive powdered biochemicals and bring with it the addition of cell culture capabilities.”

Further plans regarding how Lifecycle will expand its current capabilities in Loveland, Colorado and in San Antonio, Texas will be forthcoming. This announcement comes after the company announced the official integration of Chata and VI Plastics to a single, unified company under Lifecycle Biotechnologies earlier this year. This new facility along with the recent integration will create a seamless experience for all of Lifecycle’s partners, system wide, and will ensure access to the quality, service, and expertise expected from Lifecycle.

To learn more about Lifecycle Biotechnologies, the industries it serves, or to learn more about this new location and how to benefit from it, please contact Lifecycle Biotechnologies at, 817.840.7855, or You can also find more information in the 2020 Lifecycle Prospectus.

Lifecycle Biotechnologies has served the life science industry for over 40 years. Lifecycle’s products are the beginning of the lifecycle of the lifesaving and life-enhancing medical products used globally today. As a leading life sciences tools and service supplier, Lifecycle fully understands the critical role its products play in many of the world’s leading pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biologics, diagnostics, cellular agriculture, cell- and tissue-based products, and many other medical products. While Lifecycle’s products aren’t used to diagnose, treat, or cure patients, without their contribution, none of this would be possible.

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