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Ilika announces that a United States patent has been granted in respect of its unique High-Throughput Vapour Deposition synthesis platform, which is licensed exclusively to Ilika from the University of Southampton.Additionally, the equivalent Japanese and Canadian applications have now been accepted for grant by the respective national patent offices.The application in Europe is ongoing.

Commenting on this, Graeme Purdy, Chief Executive of Ilika, said:

“Our ability to synthesize large numbers of inorganic materials using our proprietary combinatorial vapour deposition method is central to our business model, and we welcome this development with the US, Canadian and Japanese patents."

Don Spalinger, Director of Research and Innovation Services of the University of Southampton, said:

“The University has worked closely with our exclusive licensee, Ilika, on the prosecution of these key patents on the materials discovery platform, and we are delighted with their allowance and grant.”