Illinois Science + Technology Park Signs Leading Nanotechnology Company to Lease

NanoInk signs 21,000 square foot lease in state-of-the-art facility on

Forest City Campus

Apr 05, 2006, 01:00 ET from NanoInk, Inc.

    SKOKIE, Ill., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Forest City Science + Technology
 Group announced today that NanoInk, a company commercializing the Dip Pen
 Nanolithography(TM) (DPN(TM)) method of nanoscale manufacturing, has relocated
 its offices to the state-of-the-art Illinois Science + Technology Park in
 Skokie, Illinois. The company has signed a lease for 21,000 square feet on the
 Campus. Scott Brandwein of CB Richard Ellis brokered the deal on behalf of
 Forest City and represented NanoInk.
     "We look forward to beginning a new era for our company as we move into
 our new headquarters at the Illinois Science + Technology Park and help to
 build a new Nanotechnology + Biotechnology Cluster on Chicago's prestigious
 North Shore," said Dr. Cedric Loiret-Bernal, President & Chief Executive
 Officer of NanoInk. "The Illinois Science + Technology Park offers a high-
 quality and high-security location with the ability to expand within the
 campus over the long-term, allowing us to completely focus on our business
 without the concern of future relocation. We look forward to a long and
 positive working relationship with Forest City at the Illinois Science +
 Technology Park."
     The innovative Illinois Science + Technology Park will offer tenants
 approximately two million square feet of research and office space spread
 across nine buildings and provides the necessary resources to convert cutting
 edge research in Illinois into viable commercial activity. The Park marks a
 doubling of Illinois' current supply of research facilities which will help to
 secure the state's future as one of the nation's premier biotechnology and
 nanotechnology centers.
     "We are pleased to have NanoInk as our first anchor tenant and join our
 new cluster at the Park as it continues to grow its business and develop new
 products and applications for the pharmaceutical and semiconductor
 industries," said Gayle Farris, president of the Forest City Science +
 Technology Group. "NanoInk is helping to begin and realize our vision for the
 Illinois Science + Technology Park, a place where companies can grow and where
 science and business come together."
     Added Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen, "This is very exciting news.  We
 welcome NanoInk to Skokie and the Illinois Science + Technology Park, and look
 forward to their involvement in the community.  Congratulations to both
 NanoInk and Forest City."
     Forest City Science + Technology Group is a division of Forest City
 Enterprises, Inc., an $8.0 billion NYSE-listed national real estate company.
 For more than 20 years, Forest City has successfully delivered real estate
 solutions for science by creating award-winning life science campuses with
 some of the nation's leading universities, corporations and research
 institutions. Forest City Science + Technology Group presently operates a
 portfolio of more than 2 million square feet of life science/technology office
 space in Boston and Philadelphia, with more than 5 million square feet of
 space under development in several major markets including Baltimore, Chicago,
 Cleveland and Denver. ( )
     Forest City Enterprises is principally engaged in the ownership,
 development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real
 estate throughout the United States. The Company's portfolio includes
 interests in retail centers, apartment communities, office buildings and
 hotels in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Elsewhere in the Chicagoland
 area, Forest City is master developer of the 80-acre Central Station
 residential project, the city's largest real estate project. In 2004, Forest
 City began construction on the million-square-foot Promenade Bolingbrook open-
 air regional lifestyle center. ( )
     CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:   CBG), a FORTUNE 1000 company
 headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world's largest commercial real estate
 services firm (in terms of 2005 revenue). The Company serves real estate
 owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (including
 affiliate and partner offices) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic
 advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services;
 property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; investment
 management; appraisal and valuation; and research and consulting. Founded in
 1906, CB Richard Ellis marks a century of excellence in real estate services
 this year. ( )
     NanoInk, Inc. is an emerging growth technology company specializing in
 nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications development for the life
 science and semiconductor industries. With DPN(TM), a patented and proprietary
 nanofabrication technology that allows for unmatched flexibility, accuracy and
 also its high-resolution Nanoencryption(TM) technology, NanoInk is able to
 offer its pharmaceutical customers innovative solutions to fight
 counterfeiting and illegal diversion of blockbuster pharmaceutical products.
 Other key applications include nanoscale additive repair, and nanoscale rapid
 prototyping.  Located in the new Illinois Science + Technology Park, north of
 Chicago, NanoInk currently has over 100 patents and applications filed
 worldwide and has licensing agreements with Northwestern University, Stanford
 University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  For more
 information on products and services offered by NanoInk, Inc., see .

SOURCE NanoInk, Inc.