Germany Promotes Small Science in a Very Big Way
By Jeff Ryals
With market applications in the automotive, electronic and chemical industries, plus the promise of radically advancing the state of engineering and medical science, Germany is poised to grow its burgeoning nano based industries towards the projected one trillion euros global market by 2015. [more]
Nanotech 2008 Announces Technical and Business Program for Boston in June; World’s Largest Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show Expects Record Attendance
Join us June 1-5 in Boston, MA for 11th Annual Nanotech Conference [more]
• ThirdWave Obtains FDA Clearance for Proprietary Molecular Test [more]
• To Catch a Thief—Using Nanotechnology [more]
• Industry Analysts Predict Revenues from Nano Products to Reach Close to $3 Trillion US Within 10 Years [more]
• Unidym Inc. Spins Off Ensysce Biosciences Inc. to Pursue Medical Therapeutic Applications of CNTs [more]
• Sun Microsystems Receives Multi-Million Defense Contract to Develop Advanced Microchip Interconnect System [more]
Electronics & Microsystems
R&D Profile: Technologies for Portable Electronics
As today’s portable communications devices boast more capabilities to extend mobility, manufacturers are forced to deal with an “energy crisis” for powering these battery-hungry devices. Motorola will discuss its work with several alternative energy technologies, including advanced materials and nanotechnologies, and share best practices for integrating them within various system configurations. [more]
IP Profile: Shadow Lithography for Nanoscale Patterning
Fabrication of structures smaller than 32 nanometers (nm) is a major challenge facing the creators of next-generation semiconductor and nanofluidic devices. In spite of advances in immersion and double patterning processes, conventional photolithography-based techniques run out of steam as features approach 22 nm and smaller. Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL), X-ray and ion beam lithography, and nanoimprinting processes show promise, but significant barriers remain – not the least of which is the projected cost of high-volume production systems. [more]
Venture Profile: New Scale Technologies
New Scale awarded third U.S. patent for SQUIGGLE motor technology and applications.
Health Sciences and Biotech/Pharma
R&D Profile: Nanotechnology Applied to Clinical Biomarker Medicine: L. Liotta
Lance Liotta, Professor at George Mason University, provides Nano World News with a preview of his upcoming presentation at NSTI Nanotech 2008, and he shares with regards developments related to the technology. [more]
IP Profile: Nucleotide Sequences Detection Process and Kit
Mr. Eraldo Batista of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil provided Nano World News with the following update on its IP. [more]
Venture Profile: SiMPore, Inc.
SiMPore, Inc. has been selected to present at the upcoming NSTI Nanotech Ventures in Boston, June 3-5, 2008. Mr. Thomas Gaborski, Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development for SiMPore, provided us with several update on the company and recent funding and development news.
Chemicals, Materials & Energy
R&D Profile: Nano Particles & Applications: S. Pratsinis
Sotiris Pratsinis, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, provides Nano World News with two exclusive stories: a preview of his upcoming Nanotech 2008 One-Day Workshop Functional Nanoparticles and Films made in the Gas-Phase, and an overview of the nanoparticle research that being conducted at his Particle Technology Laboratory at the ETH Zürich in Switzerland. [more]
IP Profile: Low-temperature Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes by Selectively Heating Catalyst
Dr. Vasenkov recently provided Nano World News with updates on their technology.
Venture Profile: Plastic Knowledge
Richard Simon tells Nano World News about his company’s latest updates, including a name change, from Silk Displays to Plastic Knowledge. [more]
ThirdWave Obtains FDA Clearance for Proprietary Molecular Test
This is the second time the NASDAQ-traded company Third Wave Technologies has received FDA clearance for its molecular testing products.
To Catch a Thief—Using Nanotechnology
Nox Defense in Virginia has created the Nox Intelligent Perimeter Defense system, which is able to track assets and people in real time.
Industry Analysts Predict Revenues from Products Incorporating Nanotechnology to Reach Close to $3 Trillion US Within 10 Years
In their study, Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA) notes the success of nanotechnology commercialization in the healthcare and electronics section will bolster revenues for all products incorporating nanoscale technologies over the next decade.
Unidym Inc. Spins Off Ensysce Biosciences Inc. to Pursue Medical Therapeutic Applications of Carbon Nanotubes
Unidym, Inc, a majority-owned subsidiary of NASDAQ company Arrowhead Research Corporation, announced this month the formation of a spin-off company, Ensysce Biosciences Inc., that will focus on research into the medical therapeutic applications
of carbon nanotubes.
Sun Microsystems Receives Multi-Million Defense Contract to Develop Advanced Microchip Interconnect System
Sun Microsystems, Inc. was awarded $44.29 Million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a research project that will advance the development of lower cost, high performance, high productivity systems.