Nanoco is a world leader in the development and production of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials for use in multiple applications including LCD displays, lighting, solar cells and bio-imaging. Nanoco’s unique and patented volume production technology, referred to as the “molecular seeding process”, allows for the production of uniform, high quality quantum dots on a large scale. Moreover, Nanoco’s quantum dots, called CFQD® quantum dots, are free from cadmium and any other heavy-metals so they are ideally suited for use in all consumer electronic devices. One of the key application areas for CFQD® quantum dots is in LCD displays and LED lighting. In LCD displays, the technology can not only dramatically enhance the colour performance of the screen but also allows manufacturers to use their existing infrastructure. Similarly, CFQD® quantum dots can be used to control the colour temperature and improve the colour quality of LED lighting. In the display market, Nanoco has non-exclusive manufacturing and marketing licensing agreements with The Dow Chemical Company, Merck KGaA and Taiwan's Wah Hong Industrial Corporation. Nanoco also has a strategy of direct sales in display and in its other target markets, including lighting. Nanoco was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Manchester, UK. It has production facilities in Runcorn, UK, and a US subsidiary, Nanoco Inc, based in Concord, MA. Nanoco also has business development executives in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Its technology is protected worldwide by a large and growing patent estate.