Protection of Intellectual Property

IRL respects the hard work that you and your team have invested in your IP. To that end we work to protect your intellectual property and trade secrets by having both the client and IRL enter into an nondisclosure agreement. The facility staff and tool process managers are bound to terms of the agreement as well. 

Design of Experiment 


IRL can serve in a consulting capacity with the experimental design and initial implementation of virtually any IP. Assistance can be provided to build a full DOE. 


IRL can provide estimates for project completion to the level desired by the client, from inception to project completion. If needed IRL can build the required tooling and parts to make your project succeed.


If your team has an idea and has been struggling to make it a reality, contact IRL to help bring it to fruition. 

Process Design and Optimization 

We will help you quickly develop and optimize your fabrication process for either lowering cost or improving product yield. With flexibility of process options and access to multiple world class facilities IRL can insure your devices optimize success.

Leveraging access to multiple facilities ensures the right tooling for your needs. IRL will use a robust DOE protocol to expedite the process development. 

Access to Other Facilities


With access to the world-class resources of Cornell University and the associated centers on campus, there is a wealth of expertise that can be utilized to help ensure the success of your project.  IRL can leverage the network power of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) to access other fabrication facilities as well.  In addition to facilities in Ithaca, IRL has a working relationship established with the rapidly expanding University of Pennsylvania, Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility.

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