Nano World News™
voice of the collaborative nanotech community January 2008 Issue
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1. NSTI Innovation Pipeline | 2. NSTI News | 3. Features News
 
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NSTI Innovation Pipeline
Electronics & Microsystems
• R&D Profile: Automated Microfluidic Platforms for Nanoparticle Preparation: A.Guenther [more]
• IP Profile: Carbon Nanotube-based Thermal Interface Material [more]
• Venture Profile: NanoLambda [more]
Health Sciences and Biotech/Pharma
• R&D Profile: Nanotech for Drug Delivery: M. Amiji [more]
• IP Profile: Heart Sensing Radar [more]
• Venture Profile: Nanopoint [more]
Chemicals, Materials & Energy
• R&D Profile: Optical spectroscopy of amino acid micro crystals: W. Bacsa [more]
• IP Profile: Air-stable Inorganic Nanocrystal Solar Cells Processed from Solution [more]
• Venture Profile: Aphios [more]

NSTI News

• Nanotech 2008-Final Call for Abstracts, Submission Deadline is February 1 [more]
Features News

• GE Global Research Announces Latest Results of Nano Solar Cell Demonstration [more]
• Nanochip Closes $14M Financing Round To Complete Prototype Development of Advanced Data Storage Chips [more]
• World Economic Forum Identifies 5 Nanotech Companies as “Technology Pioneers” for 2008 [more]
• Hay Fever Sufferers-Rejoice! New Nano-Coats in Japan Can Repel Pollen [more]
• Korea Sets Its Sights on Becoming a Global Nanotechnology Leader [more]
NSTI Innovation Pipeline

Electronics & Microsystems

R&D Profile: Automated Microfluidic Platforms for Nanoparticle Preparation: A.Guenther
By utilizing the unique behavior of fluids in integrated microfluidic platforms, Dr. Guenther’s research group creates micro and nanostructured materials. [more]

IP Profile: Carbon Nanotube-based Thermal Interface Material
A process has been developed to integrate the high thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes into a polymer matrix, thus creating a material with high thermal transport properties for laser and IC chip packaging. [more]

Venture Profile: NanoLambda
The company is developing Spectrum SensorTM, an ultra-compact, low-cost spectrometer-on-a-chip, based on novel plasmonic devices. [more]


Health Sciences and Biotech/Pharma

R&D Profile: Nanotech for Drug Delivery: M. Amiji
At NSTI Nanotech 2008, Dr. Amiji is a co-organizer of the NCI/NSTI Cancer Nanotechnology Symposium and he will also present on Nanotechnology For Cancer Therapy:  Promises and Problems. [more]

IP Profile: Heart Sensing Radar
The Heart Sensing Radar (HSR) technology that can detect people through barriers and can monitor more than one person’s heartbeat and respiration from a distance. [more]

Venture Profile: Nanopoint
Nanopoint’s products have broad applications to life science research, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical production as well as other areas where live cell analysis is important. [more]


Chemicals, Materials & Energy

R&D Profile: Optical spectroscopy of amino acid micro crystals: W. Bacsa
Dr. Bacsa and his team has recently discovered that drying of droplets of amino-acids and proteins on silicon wafers leads to crystallization, enhancing considerably the optical signal using Raman spectroscopy. [more]

IP Profile: Air-stable Inorganic Nanocrystal Solar Cells Processed from Solution
Lawrence Berkeley Lab has developed solar cells based entirely on colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals. [more]

Venture Profile: Aphios
Aphios has developed an improved biomass pretreatment process [the CFC process] that has the combined capability to defibrate biomass at low operating temperatures. [more]

NSTI News

Nanotech 2008-Final Call for Abstracts, Submission Deadline is February 1
Entering Its 11th Year, Global Nanotechnology Community to Convene in Boston June 1-5, 2008; Submission Deadline is February 1. [more]

Features News

GE Global Research Announces Latest Results of Nano Solar Cell Demonstration
GE Global Research reports that their Nano Photovoltaics (PV) scientific team has demonstrated a scalable silicon nanowire-based solar cell. [more]

Nanochip Closes $14M Financing Round To Complete Prototype Development of Advanced Data Storage Chips
Nanochip, Inc. is developing advanced microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS) silicon data storage chips. [more]

World Economic Forum Identifies 5 Nanotech Companies as “Technology Pioneers” for 2008
The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, recently announced its list of “Technology Pioneers” for 2008, and five nanotechnology companies made the list. [more]

Hay Fever Sufferers-Rejoice! New Nano-Coats in Japan Can Repel Pollen
Japanese apparel manufacturer Sanyo Shokai recently released a men’s coat that is both pollen and water-resistant, using Toray’s proprietary textile nanotechnology fabric-NanoMATRIX. [more]

Korea Sets Its Sights on Becoming a Global Nanotechnology Leader
The Korean government has a grand plan when it comes to nanotechnology:  they want to make Korea one of the top three countries for nanotechnology by the year 2020. [more]


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