Sunday, April 20, 2008

NanoNewsCustom April 19, 2008

There have been 22 news stories since your last update.

Academic/Education

Nokia Research Center opens ’lablet’ on Helsinki University of Technology campus and announces strat
Nokia April 18, 2008 Announcement paves the way for Nokia to cooperate with the new Innovation University
GTCC looking to add nanotech program
news-record.com April 18, 2008 GTCC wants a piece of the nanotech pie. President Don Cameron told the school's board of trustees Thursday morning he spoke with UNCG Chancellor Patricia Sullivan on Wednesday and talked about how GTCC might work with UNCG and N.C. A&T's Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The conversation came after Cameron attended a siminar in Philadelphia on community college nanotech programs presented by Dakota County Technical College of Minnesota. Cameron said he was impressed by the school's program. Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of molecular and atomic particles to develop new materials or enhance existing products or processes. Examples of medical applications would be the creation of implants that dissolve themselves or the precision delivery of drugs within the body. Although still in the very early planning stages, Cameron said he envisions GTCC's program developing technicians to work in the nanotech field.
University of North Carolina, Hamner Institutes team up for research, commercialization efforts
The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences April 18, 2008 In what could give a major boost to research and development as well as commercialization of new drugs and medical technology in North Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill is teaming up with The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.
Announcements

Fluorine-Based Nanoparticles on Track To Improve Cancer Detection and Therapy
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Perfluorocarbons, a class of inert, oily polymers, have a proven track record in a variety of clinical uses, including in contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging and in eye surgery to correct a detached retina. Researchers at the Siteman Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (Siteman CCNE), led by longtime Washington University School of Medicine collaborators Samuel Wickline, M.D., and Gregory Lanza, M.D., are well on the way to developing a new use for perfluorocarbons: as the building blocks for nanoparticles capable of delivering a wide range of imaging agents and drugs to tumors. Three recently published papers highlight their progress.
Nanoparticles Provide Detailed View Inside Living Animals
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Using nanoparticles designed specifically to produce a bright Raman spectroscopic signal, a team of investigators at the Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence Focused on Therapy Response (Stanford CCNE) has shown that it can produce whole-body images in small animals that can reveal the location of tumors and track how these nanoparticles traffic through the body. This work, the first to use surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to provide whole-body images in a living animal, was reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Nanosize Rods Light Up Pancreatic Cancer Cells
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Quantum dots have shown promise as ultrabright contrast agents for use in a variety of cancer imaging studies. Now, a team of investigators at the Multifunctional Nanoparticles in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer Platform Partnership, headed by Paras Prasad, Ph.D., of the State University of New York at Buffalo, has shown that quantum rods may perform even better than their spherical cousins.
Iron Nanoparticles Spot Tumor Spread in Patients With Kidney Cancer
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Iron nanoparticles designed to collect in lymph nodes containing metastatic cancer cells have proven that they can help physicians detect metastatic spread of prostate cancer. Now, a team of investigators at Harvard Medical School has pilot phase data showing that these nanoparticles can detect lymph node metastases in a highly sensitive and specific manner in patients with renal cell carcinoma, which accounts for some 20% of kidney cancers.
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Host Conference Call on April 25, 2008 to Discuss Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2008
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. April 19, 2008 AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) today announced it will report unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 before the U.S. financial markets open on Friday, April 25, 2008. The announcement will be followed by a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET during which management will discuss the Company's financial results, business highlights and its development programs.
News on medicine at RIMS pharma meet
telegraphindia.com April 19, 2008 Soon pharmacists could well be preparing medicines for patients individually. And to highlight this, the Indian Pharmacological Society is going to organise a conference — Pharmacon-2008 — tomorrow at Nursing College Auditorium of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). Retired professor and former principal of Patna Medical College and Hospital, S.N.P. Sinha will inaugurate the technical session of the conference while health minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi will be the chief guest of the programme. Organising chairman of the programme J. Sharma said the conference would discuss many academic matters like pharmacogenomics, pharmacovigilance and nanotechnology.
Discuess the Latest Developments in Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience
Research and Markets April 18, 2008 Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c88988) has announced the addition of "Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience, 2nd Edition" to their offering.
Nokia Research Center opens ’lablet’ on Helsinki University of Technology campus and announces strat
Nokia April 18, 2008 Announcement paves the way for Nokia to cooperate with the new Innovation University
Nokia Q1 2008 Net Sales of EUR 12.7 Billion, Reported EPS of EUR 0.32 (EUR 0.38 Excl Special Items)
Nokia April 18, 2008 Profitability Strong for the Quarter - Operating Profit up 39% Year on Year, Excluding Special Items
pSivida Announces Proposed Reincorporation in the US
pSivida Limited April 18, 2008 Continued ASX, NASDAQ and Frankfurt listings
Ultratech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results
Ultratech, Inc. April 18, 2008 Ultratech, Inc. (NasdaqGM: UTEK) today announced unaudited results for the three-month period ended March 29, 2008.
Mario Resca Accepts Position as First Independent Senior Advisor to NanoDynamics, Inc.
NanoDynamics, Inc. April 18, 2008 International Business Leader Brings Diverse Experience from Oil & Gas Industry, Major Commercial Brands
Clarkson University's Sokolov to Speak About Nanostructured Silica Colloids at NanoTech 2008 in Boston
Clarkson University April 18, 2008 Clarkson University Professor Igor Sokolov will give an invited lecture in Boston this June at NanoTech 2008, a conference organized by the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI).
IBM Free Online Game Chosen to Kick Off Earth Day Celebrations
IBM April 18, 2008 Game Engages Teens to Save the Planet
Tiny magnets offer breakthrough in gene therapy for cancer
University of Sheffield April 18, 2008 A revolutionary cancer treatment using microscopic magnets to enable 'armed' human cells to target tumours has been developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield.
University of Maryland Hinman CEOs Alumnus Launches Seed Fund for Student Startups
University of Maryland April 18, 2008 Kicks Off Alumni Challenge to Manage and Contribute to the Fund
TechHorizons 2008 to Present New Engineering Solutions
University of California, Riverside April 18, 2008 Conference sessions at UC Riverside focus on a cleaner environment in an era of dwindling resources
GTCC looking to add nanotech program
news-record.com April 18, 2008 GTCC wants a piece of the nanotech pie. President Don Cameron told the school's board of trustees Thursday morning he spoke with UNCG Chancellor Patricia Sullivan on Wednesday and talked about how GTCC might work with UNCG and N.C. A&T's Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The conversation came after Cameron attended a siminar in Philadelphia on community college nanotech programs presented by Dakota County Technical College of Minnesota. Cameron said he was impressed by the school's program. Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of molecular and atomic particles to develop new materials or enhance existing products or processes. Examples of medical applications would be the creation of implants that dissolve themselves or the precision delivery of drugs within the body. Although still in the very early planning stages, Cameron said he envisions GTCC's program developing technicians to work in the nanotech field.
BioForce Nanosciences Added to Ludlow Biotech Index
BioForce Nanosciences Holdings, Inc. April 18, 2008 BioForce Nanosciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: BFNH), a producer of integrated biological and mechanical systems for life science researchers at the micro and nano scales, today announced that the company has been added as a component of the Ludlow Biotech Index (www.ludlowcapital.com/indices/biotech/historic/)
As the Disposable Battery Market Dims, Rechargeables Charge Ahead
SBI, Specialists in Business Information April 18, 2008 The United States may be in the midst of an economic slowdown, but when it comes to the consumer electronics market it's still a case of "go, gadget, go!" As innovation in the battery market continues to meet consumer and product demands, SBI's new report, U.S. Batteries Market, estimates a compound annual growth rate of 5% for rechargeable batteries from 2002 to 2007, compared with flat growth for disposables. SBI expects the overall battery market to dip in 2008, followed by steady growth in spite of challenging economic times, topping $9 billion by 2012.
University of North Carolina, Hamner Institutes team up for research, commercialization efforts
The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences April 18, 2008 In what could give a major boost to research and development as well as commercialization of new drugs and medical technology in North Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill is teaming up with The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.
Saskatoon's Plants for Health & Wellness Industry Gets Boost from Government of Canada
The Government of Canada April 18, 2008 $5 million committed to building public-private S&T-based partnerships
Appointments/New hires/Resignations/Promotions

Mario Resca Accepts Position as First Independent Senior Advisor to NanoDynamics, Inc.
NanoDynamics, Inc. April 18, 2008 International Business Leader Brings Diverse Experience from Oil & Gas Industry, Major Commercial Brands
Discoveries

Fluorine-Based Nanoparticles on Track To Improve Cancer Detection and Therapy
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Perfluorocarbons, a class of inert, oily polymers, have a proven track record in a variety of clinical uses, including in contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging and in eye surgery to correct a detached retina. Researchers at the Siteman Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (Siteman CCNE), led by longtime Washington University School of Medicine collaborators Samuel Wickline, M.D., and Gregory Lanza, M.D., are well on the way to developing a new use for perfluorocarbons: as the building blocks for nanoparticles capable of delivering a wide range of imaging agents and drugs to tumors. Three recently published papers highlight their progress.
Nanoparticles Provide Detailed View Inside Living Animals
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Using nanoparticles designed specifically to produce a bright Raman spectroscopic signal, a team of investigators at the Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence Focused on Therapy Response (Stanford CCNE) has shown that it can produce whole-body images in small animals that can reveal the location of tumors and track how these nanoparticles traffic through the body. This work, the first to use surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to provide whole-body images in a living animal, was reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Nanosize Rods Light Up Pancreatic Cancer Cells
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Quantum dots have shown promise as ultrabright contrast agents for use in a variety of cancer imaging studies. Now, a team of investigators at the Multifunctional Nanoparticles in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer Platform Partnership, headed by Paras Prasad, Ph.D., of the State University of New York at Buffalo, has shown that quantum rods may perform even better than their spherical cousins.
Iron Nanoparticles Spot Tumor Spread in Patients With Kidney Cancer
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Iron nanoparticles designed to collect in lymph nodes containing metastatic cancer cells have proven that they can help physicians detect metastatic spread of prostate cancer. Now, a team of investigators at Harvard Medical School has pilot phase data showing that these nanoparticles can detect lymph node metastases in a highly sensitive and specific manner in patients with renal cell carcinoma, which accounts for some 20% of kidney cancers.
Tiny magnets offer breakthrough in gene therapy for cancer
University of Sheffield April 18, 2008 A revolutionary cancer treatment using microscopic magnets to enable 'armed' human cells to target tumours has been developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield.
Energy

TechHorizons 2008 to Present New Engineering Solutions
University of California, Riverside April 18, 2008 Conference sessions at UC Riverside focus on a cleaner environment in an era of dwindling resources
Financial Reports

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Host Conference Call on April 25, 2008 to Discuss Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2008
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. April 19, 2008 AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) today announced it will report unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 before the U.S. financial markets open on Friday, April 25, 2008. The announcement will be followed by a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET during which management will discuss the Company's financial results, business highlights and its development programs.
Nokia Q1 2008 Net Sales of EUR 12.7 Billion, Reported EPS of EUR 0.32 (EUR 0.38 Excl Special Items)
Nokia April 18, 2008 Profitability Strong for the Quarter - Operating Profit up 39% Year on Year, Excluding Special Items
Ultratech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results
Ultratech, Inc. April 18, 2008 Ultratech, Inc. (NasdaqGM: UTEK) today announced unaudited results for the three-month period ended March 29, 2008.
Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Saskatoon's Plants for Health & Wellness Industry Gets Boost from Government of Canada
The Government of Canada April 18, 2008 $5 million committed to building public-private S&T-based partnerships
Human Interest/Art

IBM Free Online Game Chosen to Kick Off Earth Day Celebrations
IBM April 18, 2008 Game Engages Teens to Save the Planet
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts

Discuess the Latest Developments in Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience
Research and Markets April 18, 2008 Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c88988) has announced the addition of "Surface Science: Foundations of Catalysis and Nanoscience, 2nd Edition" to their offering.
As the Disposable Battery Market Dims, Rechargeables Charge Ahead
SBI, Specialists in Business Information April 18, 2008 The United States may be in the midst of an economic slowdown, but when it comes to the consumer electronics market it's still a case of "go, gadget, go!" As innovation in the battery market continues to meet consumer and product demands, SBI's new report, U.S. Batteries Market, estimates a compound annual growth rate of 5% for rechargeable batteries from 2002 to 2007, compared with flat growth for disposables. SBI expects the overall battery market to dip in 2008, followed by steady growth in spite of challenging economic times, topping $9 billion by 2012.
Investments/IPO's/Splits

pSivida Announces Proposed Reincorporation in the US
pSivida Limited April 18, 2008 Continued ASX, NASDAQ and Frankfurt listings
BioForce Nanosciences Added to Ludlow Biotech Index
BioForce Nanosciences Holdings, Inc. April 18, 2008 BioForce Nanosciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: BFNH), a producer of integrated biological and mechanical systems for life science researchers at the micro and nano scales, today announced that the company has been added as a component of the Ludlow Biotech Index (www.ludlowcapital.com/indices/biotech/historic/)
Nanomedicine

Fluorine-Based Nanoparticles on Track To Improve Cancer Detection and Therapy
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Perfluorocarbons, a class of inert, oily polymers, have a proven track record in a variety of clinical uses, including in contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging and in eye surgery to correct a detached retina. Researchers at the Siteman Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (Siteman CCNE), led by longtime Washington University School of Medicine collaborators Samuel Wickline, M.D., and Gregory Lanza, M.D., are well on the way to developing a new use for perfluorocarbons: as the building blocks for nanoparticles capable of delivering a wide range of imaging agents and drugs to tumors. Three recently published papers highlight their progress.
Nanoparticles Provide Detailed View Inside Living Animals
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Using nanoparticles designed specifically to produce a bright Raman spectroscopic signal, a team of investigators at the Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence Focused on Therapy Response (Stanford CCNE) has shown that it can produce whole-body images in small animals that can reveal the location of tumors and track how these nanoparticles traffic through the body. This work, the first to use surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to provide whole-body images in a living animal, was reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Nanosize Rods Light Up Pancreatic Cancer Cells
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Quantum dots have shown promise as ultrabright contrast agents for use in a variety of cancer imaging studies. Now, a team of investigators at the Multifunctional Nanoparticles in Diagnosis and Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer Platform Partnership, headed by Paras Prasad, Ph.D., of the State University of New York at Buffalo, has shown that quantum rods may perform even better than their spherical cousins.
Iron Nanoparticles Spot Tumor Spread in Patients With Kidney Cancer
National Cancer Institute April 19, 2008 Iron nanoparticles designed to collect in lymph nodes containing metastatic cancer cells have proven that they can help physicians detect metastatic spread of prostate cancer. Now, a team of investigators at Harvard Medical School has pilot phase data showing that these nanoparticles can detect lymph node metastases in a highly sensitive and specific manner in patients with renal cell carcinoma, which accounts for some 20% of kidney cancers.
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Host Conference Call on April 25, 2008 to Discuss Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2008
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. April 19, 2008 AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) today announced it will report unaudited consolidated financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 before the U.S. financial markets open on Friday, April 25, 2008. The announcement will be followed by a conference call at 8:00 a.m. ET during which management will discuss the Company's financial results, business highlights and its development programs.
News on medicine at RIMS pharma meet
telegraphindia.com April 19, 2008 Soon pharmacists could well be preparing medicines for patients individually. And to highlight this, the Indian Pharmacological Society is going to organise a conference — Pharmacon-2008 — tomorrow at Nursing College Auditorium of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). Retired professor and former principal of Patna Medical College and Hospital, S.N.P. Sinha will inaugurate the technical session of the conference while health minister Bhanu Pratap Shahi will be the chief guest of the programme. Organising chairman of the programme J. Sharma said the conference would discuss many academic matters like pharmacogenomics, pharmacovigilance and nanotechnology.
pSivida Announces Proposed Reincorporation in the US
pSivida Limited April 18, 2008 Continued ASX, NASDAQ and Frankfurt listings
Tiny magnets offer breakthrough in gene therapy for cancer
University of Sheffield April 18, 2008 A revolutionary cancer treatment using microscopic magnets to enable 'armed' human cells to target tumours has been developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield.
BioForce Nanosciences Added to Ludlow Biotech Index
BioForce Nanosciences Holdings, Inc. April 18, 2008 BioForce Nanosciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: BFNH), a producer of integrated biological and mechanical systems for life science researchers at the micro and nano scales, today announced that the company has been added as a component of the Ludlow Biotech Index (www.ludlowcapital.com/indices/biotech/historic/)
Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

TechHorizons 2008 to Present New Engineering Solutions
University of California, Riverside April 18, 2008 Conference sessions at UC Riverside focus on a cleaner environment in an era of dwindling resources

No comments: