• Unidym's Carbon Nanotubes Takes Flight In Aircraft
• Nano-Enabled Drug Candidate Receives Initial FDA Approval
• Swiss Retailers Create Nanotechnology Code of Conduct for Consumer Products
• Lockheed Martin and Rice University To Create Nanotechnology Center of Excellence [more]
Electronics & Microsystems
R&D Profile: Nantero's Microelectronic Grade Carbon Nanotube Formulation for Memory (NRAMTM) and Other Applications: Abstract and Next Steps: R. Sen, Nantero
Dr. Rahul Sen, Manager, Materials R&D at Nantero, provides Nano World News with an exclusive overview of his upcoming presentation at Nanotech 2008 in Boston in June.
IP Profile: Filterless Color Imaging Sensor
A filterless color image sensor that consists of a pixel having three electrodes that can discriminate between the 3 colors (RGB) without any filter allowing direct image reconstruction.
Venture Profile: Veratag
Veratag exploits the natural production variation of MEMS resonators to create unique electronic identifiers that are unclonable, both in terms of physical structure and output signals. These micro-resonator structures are used to provide secure identification and authentication that cannot be rivaled using encryption techniques.
Health Sciences and Biotech/Pharma
R&D Profile: Evolution of Phage Display Towards Nanobiotechnology:
V. Petrenko, Auburn University
Targeting of pharmaceutical nanocarriers has been shown to improve the therapeutic indices of anticancer drugs. We suggest a novel way of looking at the pharmaceuticals targeting through their fusion with target-specific phage coat proteins.
IP Profile: Identification of Normal VS Potentially Precancerous Prostate Lesions
Our study with fifteen-Lipoxygenase type 1 (15-LO-1, ALOX15) gene suggests that we can distinguish precancerous lesions from benign lesions by assaying for a specific change in 15-LO-1 promoter DNA methylation status.The technology is an image processing algorithm enhancing the quality of image and videos.
Venture Profile: Progenesis Technologies, LLC
Progenesis has discovered genetic techniques which allow bacteria to continually produce high amounts of alginate. Using patent-pending technology, the company believes it can produce alginate at a lower cost than seaweed alginate.
Chemicals, Materials & Energy
R&D Profile: Colloid Particles for Advanced Control of Product Appearance:
K. Velikov, Unilever Food and Health Research Institute
Appearance is an important factor determining the perceived product quality and freshness. Consumers often develop strong associations through appearance, and often base their pre-purchase judgments on the appearance of the product. Colloid based technologies provide a powerful approach to control product appearance and can enable novel product appearance.
IP Profile: Miniaturized bio-electronic hybrid for chemical sensing applications
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.
Venture Profile: Sunflake A/S
SunFlake's nano flakes have the potential to convert up to 30 per cent of the solar energy into electricity. Each flake has a perfect crystalline structure and the flakes in combination have a structure that absorbs all light.
Nanotechnology in Italy is Shifting into High Gear
For centuries, Italy has well served its reputation as a center of cultural and scientific innovation. From its role as the cradle of the Renaissance – when the region produced some of the most enlightened scientific thinking in human history – to its current–day fame for producing some of the highest-performing automobiles in the world, Italy has always had a solid place among technology leaders. Now, with an integrated approach and a serious commitment of public investment, Italy has applied a characteristic sense of purpose and flair for innovation to its growing nanotechnology R&D effort.
NSTI Nanotech 2008 Expands Special Nano Industrial Impact Tutorials and Workshops
Nanotechnology Experts to Teach State-of-Art at Nanotech 2008 in Boston
Unidym's Carbon Nanotubes Takes Flight In Aircraft
Avalon Aviation's Giles G-200 aircraft flew this month with Unidym's carbon nanotubes, which were incorporated into its metal engine covering.
Nano-Enabled Drug Candidate Receives Initial FDA Approval
Calando Pharmaceuticals recently announced that the FDA has approved its investigational new drug application for its anti-cancer compound, CALAA-01. [more]
Swiss Retailers Create Nanotechnology Code of Conduct for Consumer Products
The Swiss Retailer's Organisation (IG DHS) has created and signed what they believe is the world's first Code of Conduct for consumer products that incorporate nanotechnology. [more]
Lockheed Martin and Rice University To Create Nanotechnology Center of Excellence
This month, Lockheed Martin and Rice University announced the creation of a strategic partnership to develop nanoscale technologies for various industrial applications, including electronics and security. [more]