Nano World News™
voice of the collaborative nanotech community May 2008 Issue
NanoTech 2008 Register today for the annual Nanotech 2008, June 1-5, Boston.

The definitive Nanotech Conference and Expo.

Over 4,000 participants, 180 Partnering and Venture Deals, 1,000 R&D and Business presentations including Merck, Intel, IBM, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKlein, Toyota, Freescale, Motorola, Agilent, Honda, Sanyo, BASF, Air Products, Eastman Kodak, Medtronic, Shell, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Omron, Air Products and Chemicals, NIH, NIST, DOE, Army, Cabot Corporation, BP, GE Venture Investment, Ernst & Young, Rockport Capital, over 80 TTOs, and more.

In this Issue
1. NSTI Innovation Pipeline | 2. NSTI News | 3. Features News
 
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NSTI Innovation Pipeline
Electronics & Microsystems
• R&D Profile: Integrated Thermal Modulation and Deflection of Viscous Microjets with Applications to Continuous Inkjet Printing: E. Furlani, Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories [more]
• R&D Profile: Nanotechnology: Contribution of Fraunhofer IZM, Department SIIT, R. Aschenbrenner, Fraunhofer [more]
• IP Profile: Nanoswitches based on Crystalline Conductive Polymer Nanoneedles [more]
• Venture Profile: Terepac Corporation [more]
Health Sciences and Biotech/Pharma
• R&D Profile: Drug-eluting Anodized Titanium Orthopedic Implants: T. Webster, Brown University [more]
• IP Profile: Imaging Adsorption Sensor (IAS) – Label­free detection of Molecular Binding to Surfaces [more]
• Venture Profile: NanoAxis [more]
Chemicals, Materials & Energy
• R&D Profile:New Routes to Gels and Glasses, or How to Apply Analogies between Soft Matter Physics and Food Systems: A. Stradner, University of Fribourg, CH [more]
• IP Profile: Lightanate: Photocatalysts for Harnessing Visible Light [more]
• Venture Profile: ASEMBLON, Inc. [more]

NSTI News

• CVI Melles Griot Helps Nanotech Researchers See the Light [more]
• Global Showcase of Advanced Technology Initiatives, Innovations and Intellectual Property Taking Place During NSTI Nanotech 2008 [more]

Features News

• Swissnanotech celebrates Mars landing [more]
• US Army and University of Albany Join Forces to Develop Nanotech for Military Solutions [more]
• Unidym Demonstrates First Full Color Active Matrix LCD Using a Carbon Nanotube-Based Transparent Electrode [more]
• Keeping Cleanrooms Clean [more]
NSTI Innovation Pipeline
Electronics & Microsystems

R&D Profile: Integrated Thermal Modulation and Deflection of Viscous Microjets with Applications to Continuous Inkjet Printing: E. Furlani, Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories
Microfluidic devices are finding increasing use in a broad range of applications that involve the production and controlled delivery of micro-droplets. The most notable and commercially successful of these is inkjet printing wherein streams of picoliter-sized drops are ejected at high repetition rates onto a media to render an image. [more]

R&D Profile: Nanotechnology: Contribution of Fraunhofer IZM, Department SIIT, R. Aschenbrenner, Fraunhofer
The basis for the use of nanotechnologies in microelectronic packaging is the synergetic connection of the typical nano-disciplines physics and chemistry with biology and different engineering sciences in order to develop production technologies, which are suitable for nano integration. [more]

IP Profile: Nanoswitches based on Crystalline Conductive Polymer Nanoneedles
As the density of electronic circuits increases, electronic researchers are looking to nano-scale devices. Typical organic nanoswitches are slow (~ minutes) and are difficult to produce. Our conductive polymer nanocrystal system has switching times on the order of milliseconds and is scalable. This invention will allow for use of this nanoswitch system in conventional commercial micro or nanocircuits. [more]

Venture Profile: Terepac Corporation
Terepac Corporation is developing a proprietary process to facilitate production of novel end products unencumbered by lower limit chip size. This breakthrough process unleashes Moore's Law cost, form and function advantages to create a galaxy of new products, new markets and new customers. [more]


Health Sciences and Biotech/Pharma

R&D Profile: Drug-eluting Anodized Titanium Orthopedic Implants: T. Webster, Brown University
The average functional lifetime of orthopedic implants has been estimated to be less than 15 years. Few studies have focused on creating an orthopedic implant with multi-functional drug release to inhibit infection and wound inflammation events while increasing new bone formation. [more]

IP Profile: Imaging Adsorption Sensor (IAS) – Label­free detection of Molecular Binding to Surfaces
Imaging Adsorption Sensor (IAS) offers a novel technology based on white light interference for film thickness measurements with sub-molecular resolution and an extremely high dynamic range. The strength of the label-free technology lies in the low-cost optical setup and the capability of real-time imaging readout. [more]

Venture Profile: NanoAxis
NanoAxis creates functionalized quantum dots for drug/gene delivery and customized medical devices using patented quantum dot development and manufacturing. [more]


Chemicals, Materials & Energy

R&D Profile: New Routes to Gels and Glasses, or How to Apply Analogies between Soft Matter Physics and Food Systems: A. Stradner, University of Fribourg, CH
We believe that nanotechnology can make important contributions to food sciences and technology in several areas. [more]

IP Profile: Lightanate: Photocatalysts for Harnessing Visible Light
Lightanate can make the use of photocatalytic processes in water treatment affordable. Since existing photocatalysts are ultra violet light activated, by being able to use visible light, Lightanate technology has the potential of harnessing up to nine times more available energy than the existing photocatalysts. [more]

Venture Profile: ASEMBLON, Inc.
Asemblon, Inc. specializes in the emerging field of self-assembled monolayers or SAMs. The company's two areas of business are the production of high purity alkanethiols for use in SAMs and a R&D project to store and transport hydrogen in the form of a proprietary liquid. [more]

NSTI News
CVI Melles Griot

CVI Melles Griot Helps Nanotech Researchers See the Light
“A craftsman is only as good as his tools,” or so the adage goes. As we discovered after talking with our May sponsor, the same can be said for research into advanced applications of nanotechnology. [more]

Global Showcase of Advanced Technology Initiatives, Innovations and Intellectual Property Taking Place During NSTI Nanotech 2008
On Tuesday, June 3, more than 100 organizations will participate in Innovation Showcase, an Exclusive Event for Conference Attendees [more]

Features News

Swissnanotech celebrates Mars landing
The Swiss will hold a reception at NSTI Nanotech 2008 to celebrate the landing of the first AFM in space. The NASA's Phoenix probe on Mars is outfitted with an Atomic Force Microscope which is expected to study the history of water and the habitability of the Martian ice-rich soil. [more]

US Army and University of Albany Join Forces to Develop Nanotech for Military Solutions
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany signed an agreement to form a new research partnership to develop and commercialize sensors and electronic devices enabled by nanotechnology. [more]

Unidym Demonstrates First Full Color Active Matrix LCD Using a Carbon Nanotube-Based Transparent Electrode
Unidym, Inc, a majority-owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ARWR), announced today the world's first full color active matrix LCD made with carbon nanotube (CNT) components. [more]

Keeping Cleanrooms Clean
UGL Unicco provides specialized cleaning services for Class 1 to Class 10,000 biological and semiconductor cleanrooms. Bob Kennedy, Operations Manager, discusses some of the challenges. [more]


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