Nano World News™
voice of the collaborative nanotech community February 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: The microfluidics of cilia motion: Yiannis Ventikos [more]
• IP Profile: Full Integration of Carbon Nanotubes with Semiconductor Technology [more]
• Venture Profile: Analog Bridge [more]
Health Sciences and Biotech/Pharma
• R&D Profile: Folate-Targeted Nanoparticle Therapies for Cancer: Philip S. Low [more]
• IP Profile: Outstanding interpolation algorithm for image and video processing [more]
• Venture Profile: Sweet Power, Inc. [more]
Chemicals, Materials & Energy
• R&D Profile: Characterising and Killing the Exciting Rheology of Concentrated Suspensions with Novel Oligomeric Dispersants: Andrew M. Howe [more]
• IP Profile: Nanocomposites based on cellulose whiskers and cellulose plastics [more]
• Venture Profile: HeiQ Materials [more]

NSTI News

Media Milling Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery [more]
Nanotech 2008-Online Registration is Now Open.  Venture & IP Submissions Wanted, Deadline is March 14 [more]
Features News

• IBM and University Collaborator Are First To Measure Required Force to Move Individual Atoms [more]
• Oncor Uses Nanotechnology To Protect Its Wires From Copper Thieves [more]
• Spire Receives Patent for Synthesis of Quantum Dot Nanostructures [more]
• Micron Foundation Pledges More than $1 Million to University of Utah’s for USTAR Building [more]
• PPG Completes Acquisition of Nanotech Company [more]
• PolyRemedy Closes Series B Financing, Attracting $25 Million from Leading Venture Capital Firms [more]
NSTI Innovation Pipeline

Electronics & Microsystems

R&D Profile: The microfluidics of cilia motion: Yiannis Ventikos
Dr. Ventikos and his research team focus on looking at problems in medicine and biology, and on drawing inspiration from phenomena and mechanisms observed there to design devices that are of practical use. [more]

IP Profile: Full Integration of Carbon Nanotubes with Semiconductor Technology
Developed by CAT Science, this technology solves the thermal management, mechanical stability and current handling problems experienced by high (transistor) density semiconductor chip manufacturers as they scale down to smaller transistor sizes. [more]

Venture Profile: Analog Bridge
Analog Bridge poses the following value proposition: Imagine a "smart,” all purpose, inter-connective device, the size of your watch that replaces your cell phone, PDA, MP3, wallet, house & cars keys. [more]


Health Sciences and Biotech/Pharma

R&D Profile: Folate-Targeted Nanoparticle Therapies for Cancer: Philip S. Low
We have been developing methods to target drugs specifically to pathologic cells, thereby avoiding the collateral toxicity associated with drug uptake by healthy cells. [more]

IP Profile: Outstanding interpolation algorithm for image and video processing
The technology is an image processing algorithm enhancing the quality of image and videos. [more]

Venture Profile: Sweet Power, Inc.
Sweet Power develops MEMS and Nanotechnology based fuel cells for powering implantable medical device applications including neuro-stimulation, diabetes monitoring, and drug delivery. [more]


Chemicals, Materials & Energy

R&D Profile: Characterising and Killing the Exciting Rheology of Concentrated Suspensions with Novel Oligomeric Dispersants: Andrew M. Howe
Kodak has a long history of enabling both individuals and businesses to produce images, usually in hard-copy form. These images invariably contain polymers, particles (usually nano-sized) and surfactants. [more]

IP Profile: Nanocomposites based on cellulose whiskers and cellulose plastics
This technology enables increased use of polymers based on renewable resources and has a potential of replacing PVS, PS and polyolefines etc. in a number of products. [more]

Venture Profile: HeiQ Materials
HeiQ has developed a continuous, gas-phase process to produce amorphous silicon dioxide (SiO2) scaffold particles with typical particle dimensions of 100 nm to 1000 nm that contain metallic nanoparticles. [more]

NSTI News
NETZSCH

Media Milling Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery
NWN speaks with Randy Smith, VP for NETZSCH Fine Particle Technology about potential pharmaceutical applications of nanotechnology. [more]

Nanotech 2008-Online Registration is Now Open. Early Stage Company and IP Submissions Wanted, Deadline is March 14
Join us June 1-5 in Boston, MA for 11th Annual Nanotech Conference, World’s Largest Conference and Exhibit Hall Dedicated to Nanoscale Technologies. [more]

Features News

IBM and University Collaborator Are First To Measure Required Force to Move Individual Atoms
Their findings pave the way for designing advanced nanoscale devices, such as computer chips and miniature storage devices. [more]

Oncor Uses Nanotechnology To Protect Its Wires From Copper Thieves
One of the protection methods Oncor has enlisted is by marking its wires ‘invisibly’ with its name using nanotechnology so their wires can be identified if they are stolen. [more]

Spire Receives Patent for Synthesis of Quantum Dot Nanostructures
Spire’s innovative method for creating uniform nanoparticles could lead to highly efficient, low cost solar cells. [more]

Micron Foundation Pledges More than $1 Million to University of Utah’s for USTAR Building
The laboratory will be open to university researchers, other Utah universities, and companies. [more]

PPG Completes Acquisition of Nanotech Company
Publicly-traded company PPG Industries has acquired NanoProducts Corporation, a producer of nanomaterials and developer of nanoproduct technology. [more]

PolyRemedy Closes Series B Financing, Attracting $25 Million from Leading Venture Capital Firms
PolyRemedy, Inc. is the manufacturer of a robotic system for the delivery of nano-based materials wound dressings. [more]


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