A TOP nanotechnology company has opened a new laboratory at Sci-Tech Daresbury.

Quantum Science has moved into the Techspace One development at the science and technology hub.

First set up in 2018, the firm uses nanotechnology to develop advanced materials for use in the semiconductor, environmental and biomedical sectors.

It has previously been based at Sci-Tech Daresbury’s Campus Technology Hub, but has relocated to the larger new headquarters after enjoying two-and-a-half years of healthy growth.

Founder and chief executive Dr Hao Pang said: “It’s a particularly exciting time for science and innovation companies as demand increases for new and exciting services across many different sectors.

“That’s why we are really pleased to be able to move into the new Techspace One building at Sci-Tech Daresbury and make use of its incredible community and research space to support our future growth and product development plans.

“The Sci-Tech Daresbury site has a large number of resources available to its tenants, not least its incredible location at the heart of the north west’s research and innovation districts with a number of universities and high-profile business partners nearby.

“The campus has provided exemplary support to us and we look forward to seeing where this move will take us next.”

Quantum Science will move into 1,300sq ft of new space at Techspace One, and is hoping to recruit two new employees to join its existing roster of 18 staff in the next six to eight months.

Sci-Tech Daresbury chairman John Downes added: “We are delighted by Quantum Science’s relocation to Techspace One.

“The company’s expansion within the campus embodies our home for life ethos, and reflects our determination to help innovative businesses throughout the north west to thrive by providing key collaboration and product development opportunities.

“In the past few years, we have seen great success in attracting and supporting the growth of materials companies on the Sci-Tech Daresbury campus through the opportunity to scale lab facilities on the site as well as accessibility to key equipment and expertise.

“Quantum Science is a world leader in nanomaterials, and therefore fits perfectly with this emerging cluster of materials companies and capabilities at Sci-Tech Daresbury.”