The Nanobiotechnology Center was established in 2000 as a Science & Technology Center with funding support from the National Science Foundation. Nanobiotechnology is an area of scientific and technological opportunity that applies the tools and processes of nanofabrication to advance research in life sciences. Researchers learn from biology to create new micro- and nanoscale devices to better understand life processes at the nanoscale. The Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC) continues to manage shared research facilities that are available to all researchers. The facilities promote interdisciplinary research by offering equipment, capabilities and training.