Tuesday, April 22, 2008

NanoTX 2008

nanoTX USA’08

International Nanotechnology Conference & Trade Expo

Hyatt Regency Dallas Convention Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA, October 2-3, 2008

www.nanotx.biz



Call for Papers: Abstracts due April 30, 2008



Conference topics include (but are not limited to):





Track 1: Electronics & Materials

Semiconductor/Computation
MEMS/NEMS
Robotics
Advanced materials
Textiles
Metrology


Track 2: Biology & Medicine

Nanomedicine
Pharmaceuticals
Biomedical/Biotechnology
Nanofood


Track 3: Energy & Environment

Fuels
Solar technologies
Architecture and Smart buildings
Energy conversion and storage (fuel cells, batteries)
Environmental Health & Safety
Green nanotech
Forestry


Track 4: Transportation & Security

Aerospace
Ground transportation
Space applications
Defense
Homeland Security


Track 5: Business & Economic Development

Investing/Ventures
Commercialization issues
Growth areas/trends
Science education
Workforce development
Government regulations




Presentations should contain current results from investigations, new theories and planned investigations and be 20 minutes in length including Q&A. Additional papers may be selected for the poster session. Each confirmed speaker will receive a complimentary full conference pass (including the trade expo) and an invitation to the Nobel Laureates Legends Reception held on October 2, 2008.



To apply for the nanoTX USA’08 Call for Papers, candidates will need to submit the following information by email to papers@nanotx.biz .



Color photograph (headshot) for the website
100 word maximum biography of presenter for the website
10 word maximum speech title for the website
100 word maximum speech topic summary for the website
One page abstract (please indicate appropriate track)
Full contact information including work postal address


The nanoTX USA'08 Speaker Selection Committee will notify confirmed speakers and poster session participants by May 31, 2008.

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Academic/Education

Undergraduate students awarded NSF Research Fellowships
thetartan.org April 22, 2008 The human body contains only one enantiomer of each pair for most compounds. If the wrong enantiomer enters the human body, the results can be fatal. Many pharmaceutical drugs contain both enantiomers, which have to be separated before humans can take the drugs. Bartel is using nanotechnology to develop a fast and efficient technique for the separation process. Recently, Bartel proved that gold nanoparticles coated with the amino acid cysteine were capable of separating a mixture of propylene oxide enantiomers. Bartel intends to incorporate nanotechnology into biology and medicine. She has been accepted into the Ph.D. program at the University of California, Berkeley, and plans to continue her research there next fall.


Nanotechnology inspires L.A. youth
UCLA April 22, 2008 Liz De La Torre plans to study medicine and become a doctor someday. A junior at John Marshall High School, De La Torre was one of more than 150 Los Angeles-area high school students who attended the California NanoSystems Institute's High School Day, held Saturday at UCLA. Organizers sought to inspire students to pursue studies in nanoscience, or "the science of small things," as well as the sciences in general, said Sarah Tolbert, director of the institute's outreach program.


Monash plans $45m nanotech operation
australianit.news.com.au April 21, 2008 MONASH University has signed an agreement with the Australian National Fabrication Facility to develop a $45 million purpose-built nanotech operation by late 2009. The Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, to be developed next to Monash's Clayton campus, will be the Victorian node of the national network, designed to boost Australia's presence in nano and bio-nanotechnological markets. Monash is the lead agency for the project, a collaboration between state and federal governments, the CSIRO and several Victorian universities. The centre will offer a wide range of services for the development and manufacture of prototypes and products from a broad disciplinary base, including bio-compatible materials for smarter medical implants, water recycling systems to improve re-use of urban water, rapid and disposable diagnostic tests to improve the detection and response to infectious diseases and energy storage and generation technology to enable breakthroughs such as using roof tiles as cheap solar cells.


NIST Signs Cooperative Agreement with U-Albany Nano College
NIST April 21, 2008 The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany-State University of New York. NIST Deputy Director James M. Turner, CNSE Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Alain E. Kaloyeros and Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) participated in an Albany signing ceremony hosted by Senator Schumer. The event was held at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, a $4.2 billion, 450,000 square-foot facility which houses more than 2,000 employees including many from the semiconductor industry.


TU/e starts Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology April 21, 2008 Researchers from a wide range of disciplines at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) will be joining forces in the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS). They will be investigating the exact mechanism behind self-organization, the principle behind all life on earth. Researchers plan to use this knowledge to build molecular mini-factories that could produce the next generation of catalysts, photosynthetic systems, nanocontainers and functional materials. Prof. Bert Meijer will head the institute. The Executive Board of the university decided last week to allocate 15 million euros to the institute over the next 10 years.


Announcements

Undergraduate students awarded NSF Research Fellowships
thetartan.org April 22, 2008 The human body contains only one enantiomer of each pair for most compounds. If the wrong enantiomer enters the human body, the results can be fatal. Many pharmaceutical drugs contain both enantiomers, which have to be separated before humans can take the drugs. Bartel is using nanotechnology to develop a fast and efficient technique for the separation process. Recently, Bartel proved that gold nanoparticles coated with the amino acid cysteine were capable of separating a mixture of propylene oxide enantiomers. Bartel intends to incorporate nanotechnology into biology and medicine. She has been accepted into the Ph.D. program at the University of California, Berkeley, and plans to continue her research there next fall.


Tiny Technology To Revolutionise Hotel Rooms Nanotechnology And Sustainability Under The Spotlight At The Hotel Show Seven Star Conference
The Hotel Show Seven Star Conference April 22, 2008 Pillows that glow in the dark and "smart" sheets that read a guest's body heat are among futuristic products set to revolutionise the hospitality business, according to a leading industry expert.


Renesas collaborates with IMEC on reconfigurable RF transceivers
Renesas Technology Corp. April 22, 2008 Renesas Technology Corp., one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets, has entered into a strategic research collaboration with IMEC, Europe's leading independent research center in the field of nanoelectronics, to perform research on 45nm RF transceivers targeting Gbit/s cognitive radios. To this end, Renesas has joined IMEC's software-defined radio (SDR) front-end program. This research program includes reconfigurable RF solutions, high-speed/low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and new approaches to digitize future RF architectures.


Media Advisory: Carl Zeiss SMT Celebrates Grand Opening of New North American Headquarters
Carl Zeiss SMT Inc. April 21, 2008 Who: Carl Zeiss SMT Inc. What: Opens New North American Headquarters When: Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - approx. 2:00 p.m. Where: One Corporation Way, Peabody, MA 01960 Why: Learn how the invention of a revolutionary new microscope by a small startup company in Peabody caused a billion dollar division of a world renowned German company to locate its North American headquarters in Massachusetts.


4th Floor Investments Completes Sale of SmalTec International LLC
4th Floor Investment Group, LLC April 21, 2008 Microtechnology Manufacturing Company Generated Significant Returns For 4th Floor Investments During Its 6-Year Investment


Calando Receives FDA Approval for Phase I Clinical Trial Using a Targeted siRNA Nanoparticle Therapeutic
Calando Pharmaceuticals April 21, 2008 FDA Approval to Proceed with Proprietary RONDEL™ Drug Delivery System and siRNA Combined for First Targeted, Systemic Delivery in Oncology Phase I Clinical Trial


Annual General Meeting of neosino nanoƂ­technologies AG Decides to Rename Company adinotec AG
neosino nanotechnologies AG April 21, 2008 At the neosino nanotechnologies AG AGM held 18. April in Griesheim, shareholders decided to rename the company adinotec AG.


Nanobiosym CEO Dr. Anita Goel to Testify in US Senate: ''Harnessing Nanotechnology to Drive the New Global Economy''
Nanobiosym Inc. April 21, 2008 Nanobiosym Chairman & CEO Dr. Anita Goel, MD, PhD, will present a fresh new vision for American leadership in the coming global nanotechnology revolution to the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation, chaired by Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). Dr. Goel, an internationally recognized nanotech expert and a Harvard-MIT trained physicist and physician, will provide testimony at the US Senate hearing on reauthorizing the billion plus-dollar National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).


Starpharma Holdings (ASX:SPL) Studies Show That VivaGel Inhibits Clinically Relevant Strains Of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) In Laboratory Tests
Starpharma Holdings Ltd April 21, 2008 Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX:SPL, OTCQX:SPHRY) today announced that recent studies have shown that SPL7013, the active ingredient in its topical microbicide VivaGel(R), inhibits clinically-relevant strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) in laboratory tests.


Monash plans $45m nanotech operation
australianit.news.com.au April 21, 2008 MONASH University has signed an agreement with the Australian National Fabrication Facility to develop a $45 million purpose-built nanotech operation by late 2009. The Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, to be developed next to Monash's Clayton campus, will be the Victorian node of the national network, designed to boost Australia's presence in nano and bio-nanotechnological markets. Monash is the lead agency for the project, a collaboration between state and federal governments, the CSIRO and several Victorian universities. The centre will offer a wide range of services for the development and manufacture of prototypes and products from a broad disciplinary base, including bio-compatible materials for smarter medical implants, water recycling systems to improve re-use of urban water, rapid and disposable diagnostic tests to improve the detection and response to infectious diseases and energy storage and generation technology to enable breakthroughs such as using roof tiles as cheap solar cells.


Europe Spends Nearly Twice as Much as US on Nanotech Risk Research
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies April 21, 2008 Assessment of 2006 Funding Shows U.S. Lags in Highly Relevant Nano Risk Research


Starpharma Holdings (ASX:SPL) Announce Commercial Product Launch Of Priostar(R) Dendrimer Technology As NanoJuiceTM
Starpharma Holdings Ltd April 21, 2008 Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX:SPL, OTCQX:SPHRY) today announced the first commercial product launch based on its Priostar(R) dendrimer technology.


A Round of Applause for the Gonorrhea-Based Molecular Machine
gizmodo.com.au April 21, 2008 Gonorrhea isn't just an STD known for causing burning sensations when you pee; it's the strongest organism known to man. Able to pull 100,000 times its body weight, the clap may soon serve a purpose greater than painfully reminding you of nights spent cruising the Red Light District. Scientists hope to use gonorrhea bacteria in nanotech devices because of the strong forces they can exert on nearby objects. In the clip above, gonorrhea is using pili filaments it produces, which are 10 times longer than the bacterium itself, to pull tiny columns.


Mattson Technology Selected as Development Partner by Leading Global Semiconductor Manufacturer For Advanced Millisecond Anneal Processing
Mattson Technology, Inc. April 21, 2008 Millios(TM) Flash RTP System Enables Advanced 45 nm and Beyond Processes


Picosun and Tohoku University announce their co-operation in Atomic Layer Deposition
Picosun Oy April 21, 2008 Picosun Oy, Finland and Tohoku University, Japan announce their collaboration in the field of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD).


SEMATECH Researchers Demonstrate High-k Metal Gates for 22 nm Node and Advancements Resulting in Practical FinFETs and High Mobility Ge Channels
SEMATECH April 21, 2008 SEMATECH researchers are presenting trend-setting research results in extending CMOS logic and memory technologies at the International Symposium on VLSI Technology, System and Applications (VLSI-TSA) this week. The new materials, processes and concepts discussed in a series of seven research papers describe how current semiconductor technologies can benefit from performance-enhancing features for future scaling needs.


NIST Signs Cooperative Agreement with U-Albany Nano College
NIST April 21, 2008 The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany-State University of New York. NIST Deputy Director James M. Turner, CNSE Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Alain E. Kaloyeros and Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) participated in an Albany signing ceremony hosted by Senator Schumer. The event was held at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, a $4.2 billion, 450,000 square-foot facility which houses more than 2,000 employees including many from the semiconductor industry.


TU/e starts Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology April 21, 2008 Researchers from a wide range of disciplines at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) will be joining forces in the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS). They will be investigating the exact mechanism behind self-organization, the principle behind all life on earth. Researchers plan to use this knowledge to build molecular mini-factories that could produce the next generation of catalysts, photosynthetic systems, nanocontainers and functional materials. Prof. Bert Meijer will head the institute. The Executive Board of the university decided last week to allocate 15 million euros to the institute over the next 10 years.


Ocular Biopharmaceutical Company Charlesson Announces $1.6MM in New Funding and Upcoming Presentations at The Association for Research in Vision and
Charlesson LLC April 21, 2008 Company aims to develop novel therapies to prevent blindness


Professor explores nanotech for cancer
indianewengland.com April 21, 2008 Mansoor Amiji is working on finding a way to deliver drugs to cancer patients using nanomedicine. Amiji, 44, an associate department chairman in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at Northeastern University's School of Pharmacy, is involved with a research group funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute for the project, which involves the combination of nanotechnology and medicine to treat cancer patients. Nanomedicine treats diseases, like cancer, at the molecular level, said Amiji. Such technology could be used as a way to target the sick part of a person's body, delivering medicine to the diseased area without harming the rest of the body, he said. In nanomedicine, drugs are delivered to cancer cells through nanoparticles, which are so small that they are able to penetrate through to the protein and DNA inside of the cells of diseased tissues. They are designed to carry anti-cancer drugs and bring that medication all the way to the diseased cells in a person's body without harming the healthy cells.


Brown Chemist Finds Platinum Nanocube Enhances Fuel Cell Operation
Brown University April 21, 2008 A team of chemists at Brown University for the first time has consistently created uniform platinum nanocubes, a breakthrough that could make hydrogen fuel cells more efficient and less costly.


Automotive/Transportation

Renesas collaborates with IMEC on reconfigurable RF transceivers
Renesas Technology Corp. April 22, 2008 Renesas Technology Corp., one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets, has entered into a strategic research collaboration with IMEC, Europe's leading independent research center in the field of nanoelectronics, to perform research on 45nm RF transceivers targeting Gbit/s cognitive radios. To this end, Renesas has joined IMEC's software-defined radio (SDR) front-end program. This research program includes reconfigurable RF solutions, high-speed/low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and new approaches to digitize future RF architectures.


Chip Technology

Renesas collaborates with IMEC on reconfigurable RF transceivers
Renesas Technology Corp. April 22, 2008 Renesas Technology Corp., one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets, has entered into a strategic research collaboration with IMEC, Europe's leading independent research center in the field of nanoelectronics, to perform research on 45nm RF transceivers targeting Gbit/s cognitive radios. To this end, Renesas has joined IMEC's software-defined radio (SDR) front-end program. This research program includes reconfigurable RF solutions, high-speed/low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and new approaches to digitize future RF architectures.


Mattson Technology Selected as Development Partner by Leading Global Semiconductor Manufacturer For Advanced Millisecond Anneal Processing
Mattson Technology, Inc. April 21, 2008 Millios(TM) Flash RTP System Enables Advanced 45 nm and Beyond Processes


Picosun and Tohoku University announce their co-operation in Atomic Layer Deposition
Picosun Oy April 21, 2008 Picosun Oy, Finland and Tohoku University, Japan announce their collaboration in the field of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD).


SEMATECH Researchers Demonstrate High-k Metal Gates for 22 nm Node and Advancements Resulting in Practical FinFETs and High Mobility Ge Channels
SEMATECH April 21, 2008 SEMATECH researchers are presenting trend-setting research results in extending CMOS logic and memory technologies at the International Symposium on VLSI Technology, System and Applications (VLSI-TSA) this week. The new materials, processes and concepts discussed in a series of seven research papers describe how current semiconductor technologies can benefit from performance-enhancing features for future scaling needs.


Energy

Brown Chemist Finds Platinum Nanocube Enhances Fuel Cell Operation
Brown University April 21, 2008 A team of chemists at Brown University for the first time has consistently created uniform platinum nanocubes, a breakthrough that could make hydrogen fuel cells more efficient and less costly.


Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Calando Receives FDA Approval for Phase I Clinical Trial Using a Targeted siRNA Nanoparticle Therapeutic
Calando Pharmaceuticals April 21, 2008 FDA Approval to Proceed with Proprietary RONDEL™ Drug Delivery System and siRNA Combined for First Targeted, Systemic Delivery in Oncology Phase I Clinical Trial


Nanobiosym CEO Dr. Anita Goel to Testify in US Senate: ''Harnessing Nanotechnology to Drive the New Global Economy''
Nanobiosym Inc. April 21, 2008 Nanobiosym Chairman & CEO Dr. Anita Goel, MD, PhD, will present a fresh new vision for American leadership in the coming global nanotechnology revolution to the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation, chaired by Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). Dr. Goel, an internationally recognized nanotech expert and a Harvard-MIT trained physicist and physician, will provide testimony at the US Senate hearing on reauthorizing the billion plus-dollar National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).


Europe Spends Nearly Twice as Much as US on Nanotech Risk Research
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies April 21, 2008 Assessment of 2006 Funding Shows U.S. Lags in Highly Relevant Nano Risk Research


Ocular Biopharmaceutical Company Charlesson Announces $1.6MM in New Funding and Upcoming Presentations at The Association for Research in Vision and
Charlesson LLC April 21, 2008 Company aims to develop novel therapies to prevent blindness


Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts

Nanotechnology inspires L.A. youth
UCLA April 22, 2008 Liz De La Torre plans to study medicine and become a doctor someday. A junior at John Marshall High School, De La Torre was one of more than 150 Los Angeles-area high school students who attended the California NanoSystems Institute's High School Day, held Saturday at UCLA. Organizers sought to inspire students to pursue studies in nanoscience, or "the science of small things," as well as the sciences in general, said Sarah Tolbert, director of the institute's outreach program.


Investments/IPO's/Splits

4th Floor Investments Completes Sale of SmalTec International LLC
4th Floor Investment Group, LLC April 21, 2008 Microtechnology Manufacturing Company Generated Significant Returns For 4th Floor Investments During Its 6-Year Investment


Molecular Machines

A Round of Applause for the Gonorrhea-Based Molecular Machine
gizmodo.com.au April 21, 2008 Gonorrhea isn't just an STD known for causing burning sensations when you pee; it's the strongest organism known to man. Able to pull 100,000 times its body weight, the clap may soon serve a purpose greater than painfully reminding you of nights spent cruising the Red Light District. Scientists hope to use gonorrhea bacteria in nanotech devices because of the strong forces they can exert on nearby objects. In the clip above, gonorrhea is using pili filaments it produces, which are 10 times longer than the bacterium itself, to pull tiny columns.


Molecular Nanotechnology

TU/e starts Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology April 21, 2008 Researchers from a wide range of disciplines at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) will be joining forces in the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS). They will be investigating the exact mechanism behind self-organization, the principle behind all life on earth. Researchers plan to use this knowledge to build molecular mini-factories that could produce the next generation of catalysts, photosynthetic systems, nanocontainers and functional materials. Prof. Bert Meijer will head the institute. The Executive Board of the university decided last week to allocate 15 million euros to the institute over the next 10 years.


Nanoelectronics

Renesas collaborates with IMEC on reconfigurable RF transceivers
Renesas Technology Corp. April 22, 2008 Renesas Technology Corp., one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets, has entered into a strategic research collaboration with IMEC, Europe's leading independent research center in the field of nanoelectronics, to perform research on 45nm RF transceivers targeting Gbit/s cognitive radios. To this end, Renesas has joined IMEC's software-defined radio (SDR) front-end program. This research program includes reconfigurable RF solutions, high-speed/low-power analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and new approaches to digitize future RF architectures.


SEMATECH Researchers Demonstrate High-k Metal Gates for 22 nm Node and Advancements Resulting in Practical FinFETs and High Mobility Ge Channels
SEMATECH April 21, 2008 SEMATECH researchers are presenting trend-setting research results in extending CMOS logic and memory technologies at the International Symposium on VLSI Technology, System and Applications (VLSI-TSA) this week. The new materials, processes and concepts discussed in a series of seven research papers describe how current semiconductor technologies can benefit from performance-enhancing features for future scaling needs.


Nanomedicine

Undergraduate students awarded NSF Research Fellowships
thetartan.org April 22, 2008 The human body contains only one enantiomer of each pair for most compounds. If the wrong enantiomer enters the human body, the results can be fatal. Many pharmaceutical drugs contain both enantiomers, which have to be separated before humans can take the drugs. Bartel is using nanotechnology to develop a fast and efficient technique for the separation process. Recently, Bartel proved that gold nanoparticles coated with the amino acid cysteine were capable of separating a mixture of propylene oxide enantiomers. Bartel intends to incorporate nanotechnology into biology and medicine. She has been accepted into the Ph.D. program at the University of California, Berkeley, and plans to continue her research there next fall.


Calando Receives FDA Approval for Phase I Clinical Trial Using a Targeted siRNA Nanoparticle Therapeutic
Calando Pharmaceuticals April 21, 2008 FDA Approval to Proceed with Proprietary RONDEL™ Drug Delivery System and siRNA Combined for First Targeted, Systemic Delivery in Oncology Phase I Clinical Trial


Starpharma Holdings (ASX:SPL) Studies Show That VivaGel Inhibits Clinically Relevant Strains Of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) In Laboratory Tests
Starpharma Holdings Ltd April 21, 2008 Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX:SPL, OTCQX:SPHRY) today announced that recent studies have shown that SPL7013, the active ingredient in its topical microbicide VivaGel(R), inhibits clinically-relevant strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) in laboratory tests.


Starpharma Holdings (ASX:SPL) Announce Commercial Product Launch Of Priostar(R) Dendrimer Technology As NanoJuiceTM
Starpharma Holdings Ltd April 21, 2008 Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX:SPL, OTCQX:SPHRY) today announced the first commercial product launch based on its Priostar(R) dendrimer technology.


A Round of Applause for the Gonorrhea-Based Molecular Machine
gizmodo.com.au April 21, 2008 Gonorrhea isn't just an STD known for causing burning sensations when you pee; it's the strongest organism known to man. Able to pull 100,000 times its body weight, the clap may soon serve a purpose greater than painfully reminding you of nights spent cruising the Red Light District. Scientists hope to use gonorrhea bacteria in nanotech devices because of the strong forces they can exert on nearby objects. In the clip above, gonorrhea is using pili filaments it produces, which are 10 times longer than the bacterium itself, to pull tiny columns.


Ocular Biopharmaceutical Company Charlesson Announces $1.6MM in New Funding and Upcoming Presentations at The Association for Research in Vision and
Charlesson LLC April 21, 2008 Company aims to develop novel therapies to prevent blindness


Professor explores nanotech for cancer
indianewengland.com April 21, 2008 Mansoor Amiji is working on finding a way to deliver drugs to cancer patients using nanomedicine. Amiji, 44, an associate department chairman in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at Northeastern University's School of Pharmacy, is involved with a research group funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute for the project, which involves the combination of nanotechnology and medicine to treat cancer patients. Nanomedicine treats diseases, like cancer, at the molecular level, said Amiji. Such technology could be used as a way to target the sick part of a person's body, delivering medicine to the diseased area without harming the rest of the body, he said. In nanomedicine, drugs are delivered to cancer cells through nanoparticles, which are so small that they are able to penetrate through to the protein and DNA inside of the cells of diseased tissues. They are designed to carry anti-cancer drugs and bring that medication all the way to the diseased cells in a person's body without harming the healthy cells.


Possible Futures

Tiny Technology To Revolutionise Hotel Rooms Nanotechnology And Sustainability Under The Spotlight At The Hotel Show Seven Star Conference
The Hotel Show Seven Star Conference April 22, 2008 Pillows that glow in the dark and "smart" sheets that read a guest's body heat are among futuristic products set to revolutionise the hospitality business, according to a leading industry expert.


Products

Starpharma Holdings (ASX:SPL) Announce Commercial Product Launch Of Priostar(R) Dendrimer Technology As NanoJuiceTM
Starpharma Holdings Ltd April 21, 2008 Starpharma Holdings Ltd (ASX:SPL, OTCQX:SPHRY) today announced the first commercial product launch based on its Priostar(R) dendrimer technology.


Safety-Nanoparticles/Risk management

Europe Spends Nearly Twice as Much as US on Nanotech Risk Research
Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies April 21, 2008 Assessment of 2006 Funding Shows U.S. Lags in Highly Relevant Nano Risk Research


Self Assembly

TU/e starts Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology April 21, 2008 Researchers from a wide range of disciplines at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) will be joining forces in the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS). They will be investigating the exact mechanism behind self-organization, the principle behind all life on earth. Researchers plan to use this knowledge to build molecular mini-factories that could produce the next generation of catalysts, photosynthetic systems, nanocontainers and functional materials. Prof. Bert Meijer will head the institute. The Executive Board of the university decided last week to allocate 15 million euros to the institute over the next 10 years.


Spintronics

Picosun and Tohoku University announce their co-operation in Atomic Layer Deposition
Picosun Oy April 21, 2008 Picosun Oy, Finland and Tohoku University, Japan announce their collaboration in the field of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD).


Tools

Media Advisory: Carl Zeiss SMT Celebrates Grand Opening of New North American Headquarters
Carl Zeiss SMT Inc. April 21, 2008 Who: Carl Zeiss SMT Inc. What: Opens New North American Headquarters When: Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 11:00 a.m. - approx. 2:00 p.m. Where: One Corporation Way, Peabody, MA 01960 Why: Learn how the invention of a revolutionary new microscope by a small startup company in Peabody caused a billion dollar division of a world renowned German company to locate its North American headquarters in Massachusetts.


4th Floor Investments Completes Sale of SmalTec International LLC
4th Floor Investment Group, LLC April 21, 2008 Microtechnology Manufacturing Company Generated Significant Returns For 4th Floor Investments During Its 6-Year Investment


Mattson Technology Selected as Development Partner by Leading Global Semiconductor Manufacturer For Advanced Millisecond Anneal Processing
Mattson Technology, Inc. April 21, 2008 Millios(TM) Flash RTP System Enables Advanced 45 nm and Beyond Processes


Picosun and Tohoku University announce their co-operation in Atomic Layer Deposition
Picosun Oy April 21, 2008 Picosun Oy, Finland and Tohoku University, Japan announce their collaboration in the field of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD).


NIST Signs Cooperative Agreement with U-Albany Nano College
NIST April 21, 2008 The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany-State University of New York. NIST Deputy Director James M. Turner, CNSE Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Alain E. Kaloyeros and Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) participated in an Albany signing ceremony hosted by Senator Schumer. The event was held at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, a $4.2 billion, 450,000 square-foot facility which houses more than 2,000 employees including many from the semiconductor industry.


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Academic/Education

Lockheed Martin and Rice University to announce strategic nanotechnology partnership
Rice University April 21, 2008 What: Media teleconference to announce a unique partnership between Lockheed Martin and Rice University to pursue technology applications in the emerging field of nanotechnology.

Announcements

Lockheed Martin and Rice University to announce strategic nanotechnology partnership
Rice University April 21, 2008 What: Media teleconference to announce a unique partnership between Lockheed Martin and Rice University to pursue technology applications in the emerging field of nanotechnology.

TCT 2008 & MM Live 2008 Visitor Registration Now Open

Rapid News Publications plc April 21, 2008 Registration Opens Early Due to Demand
Iran holds 2nd int'l nanotech congress

Press TV April 20, 2008 Iran will hold the second international congress on nanoscience and nanotechnology to discuss implementation of nanotech in industry.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

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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

NanoNewsCustom April 18, 2008

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Academic/Education

UW welcomes Arthur J. Carty as head of Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology
University of Waterloo April 18, 2008 Canada's last national science advisor is returning to the University of Waterloo to lead a new research initiative that will place UW among the world's best centres for nanotechnology. Arthur J. Carty will serve as the first executive director of the new Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology.
Announcements

UW welcomes Arthur J. Carty as head of Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology
University of Waterloo April 18, 2008 Canada's last national science advisor is returning to the University of Waterloo to lead a new research initiative that will place UW among the world's best centres for nanotechnology. Arthur J. Carty will serve as the first executive director of the new Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology.
Saliva Can Help Diagnose Heart Attack, Study Shows
University of Texas at Austin April 17, 2008 Early diagnosis of a heart attack may now be possible using only a few drops of saliva and a new nano-bio-chip, a multi-institutional team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reported at a recent meeting of the American Association of Dental Research.
Investor Interest in Nanotechnology Firms Heating Up
nanoTX USA’08 April 17, 2008 nanoTX USA'08 speakers to highlight Money Fair in May
GMZ Energy Paves the Way for New Generation of Greener Household Appliances, Power Plants and Cars
GMZ Energy April 17, 2008 Material Breakthrough Delivers Affordable and Adaptable Nanotechnology for Cleaner, More Energy-Efficient Products
Global Crown Capital Announces Nanotechnology Index Quarterly Rebalance
Global Crown Capital, LLC April 17, 2008 (Bloomberg: GCCLGCNI)
MIT Professor To Speak At CU-Boulder On Advanced Materials For Energy April 30
University of Colorado April 17, 2008 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, one of the world's experts on novel nanomaterials, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder April 30 on the future of advanced materials for energy.
New drug Lapatinib shrinks breast cancer
timesonline.co.uk April 17, 2008 Microscopic magnets could be used to guide modified human cells to attack tumours, according to research (Mark Henderson writes). The technique, which combines nanotechnology and gene therapy, could help specially "armed" human immune cells to home in on cancer cells to destroy them. A team led by Professor Claire Lewis, at Sheffield University, developed a procedure that involves inserting nanomagnets into a type of white blood cell. When a magnet is placed over a tumour, the cells move towards it and attack. Details are published in the journal Gene Therapy.
Hanover Fair highlights Japanese robots and sumo - Feature
Hanover Fair April 17, 2008 Innovations from Japan including robots and a virtual power station are to have pride of place at the Hanover Fair in Germany next week alongside sumo wrestlers and traditional taiko drummers. The April 21-25 fair has appointed high-tech Japan this year as partner nation. The annual fair, with 5,100 companies from 62 nations exhibiting, is a major venue for showing heavy industrial equipment.
ZYGO Provides Preliminary Third Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results
Zygo Corporation April 17, 2008 Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Although ZYGO has not finalized its results for the quarter, the Company anticipates third quarter sales to be approximately $38.0 million and expects third quarter net earnings to be break-even. Third quarter earnings were reduced by approximately $0.03 per share as a result of operational costs incurred from the Company's acquisition of certain assets of Solvision, Inc. in February 2008. These preliminary results do not include any adjustments relating to the purchase accounting valuation of the acquisition. This valuation may result in the recovery of a portion or all of the note receivable extended by the Company to Solvision in the prior quarter, which was previously reserved.
Events focus attention on 'transhumanism' definitions
Arizona State University April 17, 2008 Some day - perhaps sooner than we think - we just might be saying "the transhuman race" instead of "the human race."
German chemicals group banks on green
english.people.com.cn April 17, 2008 German specialty chemicals group Lanxess has said it is banking on growing demand for more environmentally friendly products and systems solutions in China, its most important market in Asia. "Sales of our green premium products in China have risen significantly in the past 12 months. We expect this trend to continue and to have a positive impact on our business here," said Axel Heitmann, chairman of the Lanxess board. Growth of the company's green business could double the rate of the overall market growth in China. "We will focus increasingly on green chemistry products in our portfolio," said Heitmann. The company already has a wide range of environmentally friendly products and systems solutions. Its semi-crystalline products and technical rubber products business units are helping to reduce the weight of automobile components, enabling the construction of fuel-saving cars with lower CO2 emissions. The company's newly developed special-purpose rubber based on nanotechnology can reduce abrasion in tires while reducing fine dust formation and increasing mileage.
Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Winners Announced
arkansasbusiness.com April 17, 2008 Winning the $5,000 graduate award for innovation was TruSource Technologies of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a team that also competed earlier this month in the Rice University Business Plan Competition. Those students used nanotechnology to develop an anti-counterfeit sensor to be used by pharmaceutical companies. "We've really learned a lot," said Enkeleda Dervishi. The competition was conceived by Arkansas Capital Corporation Group in an effort to promote the development and commercialization of ideas and technologies at universities. In 2004, a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation provided funding, which also established similar competitions in Oklahoma and Nevada. The Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, an affiliate company of the ACCG, manages the competition.
Graphene used to create world's smallest transistor
University of Manchester April 17, 2008 Researchers have used the world's thinnest material to create the world's smallest transistor, one atom thick and ten atoms wide.
Newfound ability of organic molecules to conduct electricity opens door to smaller, cheaper, and more powerful technologies
University of Pittsburgh April 17, 2008 Pitt Researchers Make Breakthrough in Nanotechnology by Uncovering Conductive Property of Carbon-based Molecules
Ener1 Joins Counterparts in Briefing Capitol Hill on Electrification of Auto Industry
Ener1, Inc. April 17, 2008 Ener1, Inc. OTCBulletinBoard: ENEI, a leading alternative energy company, will participate in an industry briefing of U.S. Congressional staff on the latest developments in the electrification of the American automotive industry.
Kilopass Announces XPM Is First CMOS Logic NVM Technology to Complete Qualification on 80nm and 90nm Process Technologies
Kilopass Technology, Inc. April 17, 2008 XPM Offers Low-Cost, Secure, CMOS, Embedded Non-Volatile Memory for SOC Design
Research and Markets: The Technology Involved in Lubrication by Nanoparticles Is a Rapidly Developing Scientific Area and One That Has Been Watched W
Research and Markets April 17, 2008 Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c89069) has announced the addition of "Nano Lubricants" to their offering.
Appointments/New hires/Resignations/Promotions

UW welcomes Arthur J. Carty as head of Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology
University of Waterloo April 18, 2008 Canada's last national science advisor is returning to the University of Waterloo to lead a new research initiative that will place UW among the world's best centres for nanotechnology. Arthur J. Carty will serve as the first executive director of the new Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology.
Automotive/Transportation

GMZ Energy Paves the Way for New Generation of Greener Household Appliances, Power Plants and Cars
GMZ Energy April 17, 2008 Material Breakthrough Delivers Affordable and Adaptable Nanotechnology for Cleaner, More Energy-Efficient Products
German chemicals group banks on green
english.people.com.cn April 17, 2008 German specialty chemicals group Lanxess has said it is banking on growing demand for more environmentally friendly products and systems solutions in China, its most important market in Asia. "Sales of our green premium products in China have risen significantly in the past 12 months. We expect this trend to continue and to have a positive impact on our business here," said Axel Heitmann, chairman of the Lanxess board. Growth of the company's green business could double the rate of the overall market growth in China. "We will focus increasingly on green chemistry products in our portfolio," said Heitmann. The company already has a wide range of environmentally friendly products and systems solutions. Its semi-crystalline products and technical rubber products business units are helping to reduce the weight of automobile components, enabling the construction of fuel-saving cars with lower CO2 emissions. The company's newly developed special-purpose rubber based on nanotechnology can reduce abrasion in tires while reducing fine dust formation and increasing mileage.
Ener1 Joins Counterparts in Briefing Capitol Hill on Electrification of Auto Industry
Ener1, Inc. April 17, 2008 Ener1, Inc. OTCBulletinBoard: ENEI, a leading alternative energy company, will participate in an industry briefing of U.S. Congressional staff on the latest developments in the electrification of the American automotive industry.
Chip Technology

ZYGO Provides Preliminary Third Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results
Zygo Corporation April 17, 2008 Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Although ZYGO has not finalized its results for the quarter, the Company anticipates third quarter sales to be approximately $38.0 million and expects third quarter net earnings to be break-even. Third quarter earnings were reduced by approximately $0.03 per share as a result of operational costs incurred from the Company's acquisition of certain assets of Solvision, Inc. in February 2008. These preliminary results do not include any adjustments relating to the purchase accounting valuation of the acquisition. This valuation may result in the recovery of a portion or all of the note receivable extended by the Company to Solvision in the prior quarter, which was previously reserved.
Graphene used to create world's smallest transistor
University of Manchester April 17, 2008 Researchers have used the world's thinnest material to create the world's smallest transistor, one atom thick and ten atoms wide.
Newfound ability of organic molecules to conduct electricity opens door to smaller, cheaper, and more powerful technologies
University of Pittsburgh April 17, 2008 Pitt Researchers Make Breakthrough in Nanotechnology by Uncovering Conductive Property of Carbon-based Molecules
Kilopass Announces XPM Is First CMOS Logic NVM Technology to Complete Qualification on 80nm and 90nm Process Technologies
Kilopass Technology, Inc. April 17, 2008 XPM Offers Low-Cost, Secure, CMOS, Embedded Non-Volatile Memory for SOC Design
Discoveries

Saliva Can Help Diagnose Heart Attack, Study Shows
University of Texas at Austin April 17, 2008 Early diagnosis of a heart attack may now be possible using only a few drops of saliva and a new nano-bio-chip, a multi-institutional team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reported at a recent meeting of the American Association of Dental Research.
Graphene used to create world's smallest transistor
University of Manchester April 17, 2008 Researchers have used the world's thinnest material to create the world's smallest transistor, one atom thick and ten atoms wide.
Newfound ability of organic molecules to conduct electricity opens door to smaller, cheaper, and more powerful technologies
University of Pittsburgh April 17, 2008 Pitt Researchers Make Breakthrough in Nanotechnology by Uncovering Conductive Property of Carbon-based Molecules
Energy

Looking toward an exponentially brighter future
twincities.com April 18, 2008 Take energy. Today, 70 percent of it comes from fossil fuels, a 19th-century technology. But if we could capture just 1/10,000th of the sunlight that falls on Earth, we could meet 100 percent of the world's energy needs using this renewable and environmentally friendly source. We can't do that now because solar panels rely on old technology, making them expensive, inefficient, heavy and hard to install. But a new generation of panels based on nanotechnology (which manipulates matter at the level of molecules) is starting to overcome these obstacles. The tipping point at which energy from solar panels will actually be less expensive than fossil fuels is only a few years away. The power we are generating from solar is doubling every two years; at that rate, it will be able to meet all our energy needs within 20 years. Nanotechnology itself is an information technology and therefore subject to what I call the "law of accelerating returns," a continual doubling of capability about every year. Venture capital groups and high-tech companies are investing billions of dollars in these new renewable-energy technologies. I'm confident the day is close at hand when we will be able to obtain energy from sunlight using nano-engineered solar panels and store it for use on cloudy days in nano-engineered fuel cells for less than it costs to use environmentally damaging fossil fuels.
GMZ Energy Paves the Way for New Generation of Greener Household Appliances, Power Plants and Cars
GMZ Energy April 17, 2008 Material Breakthrough Delivers Affordable and Adaptable Nanotechnology for Cleaner, More Energy-Efficient Products
Clean-tech bubble? Just wait for the next president
news.com April 17, 2008 While many people are looking for a single solution--the Bush administration has put all bets on ethanol, according to Tamminen--there should be much wider acceptance of approaches to climate issues. "There is no silver bullet," he said. "All different technologies will be commercialized," from biodiesel made of algae to solar paint developed with nanotechnology. "I don't think we even have begun to scrape the surface of solar power." Ultimately, Tamminen said, innovation will be driven by urgent needs. "Climate policy is what's pushing those technologies out to the commercial forefront much faster," he said. "We will have periodic shortages of gasoline during the next few years, and when that happens, the person who invented how to get liquid motor fuel out of algae, out of agricultural waste, is going to look like a genius."
Environment

Clean-tech bubble? Just wait for the next president
news.com April 17, 2008 While many people are looking for a single solution--the Bush administration has put all bets on ethanol, according to Tamminen--there should be much wider acceptance of approaches to climate issues. "There is no silver bullet," he said. "All different technologies will be commercialized," from biodiesel made of algae to solar paint developed with nanotechnology. "I don't think we even have begun to scrape the surface of solar power." Ultimately, Tamminen said, innovation will be driven by urgent needs. "Climate policy is what's pushing those technologies out to the commercial forefront much faster," he said. "We will have periodic shortages of gasoline during the next few years, and when that happens, the person who invented how to get liquid motor fuel out of algae, out of agricultural waste, is going to look like a genius."
Ethics

Events focus attention on 'transhumanism' definitions
Arizona State University April 17, 2008 Some day - perhaps sooner than we think - we just might be saying "the transhuman race" instead of "the human race."
Financial Reports

ZYGO Provides Preliminary Third Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results
Zygo Corporation April 17, 2008 Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Although ZYGO has not finalized its results for the quarter, the Company anticipates third quarter sales to be approximately $38.0 million and expects third quarter net earnings to be break-even. Third quarter earnings were reduced by approximately $0.03 per share as a result of operational costs incurred from the Company's acquisition of certain assets of Solvision, Inc. in February 2008. These preliminary results do not include any adjustments relating to the purchase accounting valuation of the acquisition. This valuation may result in the recovery of a portion or all of the note receivable extended by the Company to Solvision in the prior quarter, which was previously reserved.
Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Ener1 Joins Counterparts in Briefing Capitol Hill on Electrification of Auto Industry
Ener1, Inc. April 17, 2008 Ener1, Inc. OTCBulletinBoard: ENEI, a leading alternative energy company, will participate in an industry briefing of U.S. Congressional staff on the latest developments in the electrification of the American automotive industry.
Home

GMZ Energy Paves the Way for New Generation of Greener Household Appliances, Power Plants and Cars
GMZ Energy April 17, 2008 Material Breakthrough Delivers Affordable and Adaptable Nanotechnology for Cleaner, More Energy-Efficient Products
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts

Looking toward an exponentially brighter future
twincities.com April 18, 2008 Take energy. Today, 70 percent of it comes from fossil fuels, a 19th-century technology. But if we could capture just 1/10,000th of the sunlight that falls on Earth, we could meet 100 percent of the world's energy needs using this renewable and environmentally friendly source. We can't do that now because solar panels rely on old technology, making them expensive, inefficient, heavy and hard to install. But a new generation of panels based on nanotechnology (which manipulates matter at the level of molecules) is starting to overcome these obstacles. The tipping point at which energy from solar panels will actually be less expensive than fossil fuels is only a few years away. The power we are generating from solar is doubling every two years; at that rate, it will be able to meet all our energy needs within 20 years. Nanotechnology itself is an information technology and therefore subject to what I call the "law of accelerating returns," a continual doubling of capability about every year. Venture capital groups and high-tech companies are investing billions of dollars in these new renewable-energy technologies. I'm confident the day is close at hand when we will be able to obtain energy from sunlight using nano-engineered solar panels and store it for use on cloudy days in nano-engineered fuel cells for less than it costs to use environmentally damaging fossil fuels.
The Issue: Setting IBM's R&D Agenda
businessweek.com April 17, 2008 Kelly, a PhD in materials engineering himself, decided the company needed to realign its research agenda, balancing very long-term projects (up to 20 years) with short-term ones (a year or two) and very large projects with smaller ones. And he honed the company's approach, whittling away the number of focal points for his research teams. At the beginning of 2008, he placed four big bets. Over the next few years, IBM will channel more than $100 million into just four areas, from working on core nanotechnology to developing business processes for companies struggling with the massive amounts of data necessary to operate in the modern world. Kelly also realized that globalizing research was not about building more large brick-and-mortar labs. He wanted more agile, in-market research so he invented "collaboratories," centers that draw on the existing resources of universities, companies, and countries to tackle certain industry-specific problems. For example, instead of tackling transportation issues in the U.S., where the infrastructure is in line with growth, IBM will focus on a country, city, and area where road traffic is a primary problem, such as Mumbai.
Research and Markets: The Technology Involved in Lubrication by Nanoparticles Is a Rapidly Developing Scientific Area and One That Has Been Watched W
Research and Markets April 17, 2008 Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c89069) has announced the addition of "Nano Lubricants" to their offering.
Investments/IPO's/Splits

Investor Interest in Nanotechnology Firms Heating Up
nanoTX USA’08 April 17, 2008 nanoTX USA'08 speakers to highlight Money Fair in May
Global Crown Capital Announces Nanotechnology Index Quarterly Rebalance
Global Crown Capital, LLC April 17, 2008 (Bloomberg: GCCLGCNI)
Materials

MIT Professor To Speak At CU-Boulder On Advanced Materials For Energy April 30
University of Colorado April 17, 2008 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, one of the world's experts on novel nanomaterials, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder April 30 on the future of advanced materials for energy.
Research and Markets: The Technology Involved in Lubrication by Nanoparticles Is a Rapidly Developing Scientific Area and One That Has Been Watched W
Research and Markets April 17, 2008 Research and Markets (www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c89069) has announced the addition of "Nano Lubricants" to their offering.
Memory Technology

Kilopass Announces XPM Is First CMOS Logic NVM Technology to Complete Qualification on 80nm and 90nm Process Technologies
Kilopass Technology, Inc. April 17, 2008 XPM Offers Low-Cost, Secure, CMOS, Embedded Non-Volatile Memory for SOC Design
Nanoelectronics

Graphene used to create world's smallest transistor
University of Manchester April 17, 2008 Researchers have used the world's thinnest material to create the world's smallest transistor, one atom thick and ten atoms wide.
Newfound ability of organic molecules to conduct electricity opens door to smaller, cheaper, and more powerful technologies
University of Pittsburgh April 17, 2008 Pitt Researchers Make Breakthrough in Nanotechnology by Uncovering Conductive Property of Carbon-based Molecules
Nanomedicine

Saliva Can Help Diagnose Heart Attack, Study Shows
University of Texas at Austin April 17, 2008 Early diagnosis of a heart attack may now be possible using only a few drops of saliva and a new nano-bio-chip, a multi-institutional team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reported at a recent meeting of the American Association of Dental Research.
New drug Lapatinib shrinks breast cancer
timesonline.co.uk April 17, 2008 Microscopic magnets could be used to guide modified human cells to attack tumours, according to research (Mark Henderson writes). The technique, which combines nanotechnology and gene therapy, could help specially "armed" human immune cells to home in on cancer cells to destroy them. A team led by Professor Claire Lewis, at Sheffield University, developed a procedure that involves inserting nanomagnets into a type of white blood cell. When a magnet is placed over a tumour, the cells move towards it and attack. Details are published in the journal Gene Therapy.
Possible Futures

Looking toward an exponentially brighter future
twincities.com April 18, 2008 Take energy. Today, 70 percent of it comes from fossil fuels, a 19th-century technology. But if we could capture just 1/10,000th of the sunlight that falls on Earth, we could meet 100 percent of the world's energy needs using this renewable and environmentally friendly source. We can't do that now because solar panels rely on old technology, making them expensive, inefficient, heavy and hard to install. But a new generation of panels based on nanotechnology (which manipulates matter at the level of molecules) is starting to overcome these obstacles. The tipping point at which energy from solar panels will actually be less expensive than fossil fuels is only a few years away. The power we are generating from solar is doubling every two years; at that rate, it will be able to meet all our energy needs within 20 years. Nanotechnology itself is an information technology and therefore subject to what I call the "law of accelerating returns," a continual doubling of capability about every year. Venture capital groups and high-tech companies are investing billions of dollars in these new renewable-energy technologies. I'm confident the day is close at hand when we will be able to obtain energy from sunlight using nano-engineered solar panels and store it for use on cloudy days in nano-engineered fuel cells for less than it costs to use environmentally damaging fossil fuels.
The Issue: Setting IBM's R&D Agenda
businessweek.com April 17, 2008 Kelly, a PhD in materials engineering himself, decided the company needed to realign its research agenda, balancing very long-term projects (up to 20 years) with short-term ones (a year or two) and very large projects with smaller ones. And he honed the company's approach, whittling away the number of focal points for his research teams. At the beginning of 2008, he placed four big bets. Over the next few years, IBM will channel more than $100 million into just four areas, from working on core nanotechnology to developing business processes for companies struggling with the massive amounts of data necessary to operate in the modern world. Kelly also realized that globalizing research was not about building more large brick-and-mortar labs. He wanted more agile, in-market research so he invented "collaboratories," centers that draw on the existing resources of universities, companies, and countries to tackle certain industry-specific problems. For example, instead of tackling transportation issues in the U.S., where the infrastructure is in line with growth, IBM will focus on a country, city, and area where road traffic is a primary problem, such as Mumbai.
Sensors

Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Winners Announced
arkansasbusiness.com April 17, 2008 Winning the $5,000 graduate award for innovation was TruSource Technologies of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a team that also competed earlier this month in the Rice University Business Plan Competition. Those students used nanotechnology to develop an anti-counterfeit sensor to be used by pharmaceutical companies. "We've really learned a lot," said Enkeleda Dervishi. The competition was conceived by Arkansas Capital Corporation Group in an effort to promote the development and commercialization of ideas and technologies at universities. In 2004, a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation provided funding, which also established similar competitions in Oklahoma and Nevada. The Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, an affiliate company of the ACCG, manages the competition.
Tools

ZYGO Provides Preliminary Third Quarter Fiscal 2008 Results
Zygo Corporation April 17, 2008 Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) today announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Although ZYGO has not finalized its results for the quarter, the Company anticipates third quarter sales to be approximately $38.0 million and expects third quarter net earnings to be break-even. Third quarter earnings were reduced by approximately $0.03 per share as a result of operational costs incurred from the Company's acquisition of certain assets of Solvision, Inc. in February 2008. These preliminary results do not include any adjustments relating to the purchase accounting valuation of the acquisition. This valuation may result in the recovery of a portion or all of the note receivable extended by the Company to Solvision in the prior quarter, which was previously reserved.

NanoNewsCustom April 17, 2008

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Academic/Education

Tenure Track System to be implemented
thenews.com.pk April 16, 2008 Prof Dr Khawaja Amjad Saeed urged Dr Naqvi to get approved mega projects of PU and made reforms at policy-making level to involve universities in the production system, especially in nanotechnology, solar energy and fisheries (foods). Dr Naqvi gave satisfactory answers in response to all these queries and emphasized upon the need to establish a self-evaluation and standardized system in the universities in order to compete with the developed world.
Announcements

Fast AFM Probes Measure Many Biomolecule or Material Properties
Georgia Institute of Technology April 17, 2008 Probes simultaneously measure topography, adhesion, stiffness, elasticity and viscosity
Profs to study nano tech, health
dailyiowan.com April 17, 2008 Researchers at the UI Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute have been given a $1.2 million research grant to study the toxicity of inhaled nanomaterials. The grant, which was awarded by the National Institutes of Health, will be used to explore the dangers these man-made microscopic materials pose to human health, especially to the workers who manufacture them. Nanomaterials are small structures that can range between 1 and 100 nanometers -a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. These materials can be found in every-day materials such as cosmetics, lotions, and rain-repellent products. "We want to determine a relationship between nanoparticle properties and health," said UI Professor Vicki Grassian, the director of the UI Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute.
ME Hotel Show to host 800 exhibitors
tradearabia.com April 16, 2008 The Hotel Show's dedicated Seven Star Conference will be examining nanotechnology and sustainability in the hospitality industry along with future trends and challenges in guestrooms; the changing landscape of hospitality technology; using technology to create smart buildings; food and beverage trends in the region; staff retention; and global superstar hospitality brands. The Hotel Show's partners and sponsors are Depa, the leading interior contracting company in the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia; Trevira, the innovative European manufacturer of fire-retardant high-value polyester fibre; Samsung Electronics, the world's largest electronics and IT company; and the Grand Millennium Hotel Dubai, sponsors for The Seven Star Conference.
Biocompatible Materials Market to Reach Close to $45 Billion by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc. April 16, 2008 Aging population and relatively shorter medical device product life cycles continue to drive the biocompatible material industry. Driven by potential applications in major areas of biomaterial application, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, and drug delivery, the market is projected to reach about $44.8 billion by 2012.
2 new therapies show promise for cancer patients
The Translational Genomics Research Institute April 16, 2008 Clinical trial data and cutting-edge testing give key insights in the fight against basal cell carcinoma and pancreatic cancer
Applied Nanoscience Announces Test Results, NanoMask Progress and Merger Update
Applied Nanoscience Inc. April 16, 2008 Applied Nanoscience Inc. (ANI) (PINKSHEETS: APNN) today announced that it has received highly successful results in a recent expansion phase of testing against its proprietary silver NanoFense™ Technology. Treated filter samples, which had been subjected to a process which simulated aging for one year, were challenged with new virus and bacteria in an effort to demonstrate the broadened capabilities of the company's Nanoparticle - Enhanced - Filtration - Technology platform (NEFT). When the coated filter samples were exposed to the Influenza A virus, a 4.25 log reduction was achieved; equivalent to eradication of more than 99.99% of the virus.
Max Planck Research Award 2008 goes to Peter Fratzl and Robert Langer
Max Planck Society April 16, 2008 Max Planck Society and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation present lucrative prize of, in total, 1.5 million euros
Casting for molecules
Max Planck Society April 16, 2008 Scientists in Berlin sort particles according to their structure
Health disparities: genetics plays an important role in cancer detection, prognosis among minorities
American Association for Cancer Research April 16, 2008 Research reported at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 12-16, suggests that poorer outcomes for breast cancer and prostate cancer among minorities may be due to biologic factors. In addition, researchers present a new theory on why a recent decline in breast cancer rates was less pronounced among African-American women, and offer data on a relatively simple means of reducing racial disparities in breast cancer care.
NANOIDENT Partners With Life Science and Technology Leaders to Detect Airborne Pathogens for European Defence Agency
NANOIDENT Technologies AG April 16, 2008 Printed Sensors a Key Component of Novel Detection System
FEI Company Announces Date for First Quarter Financial Release
FEI Company April 16, 2008 FEI Company (NASDAQ:FEIC) will release its financial results for the first quarter of 2008 after the financial markets close on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. The first quarter ended on March 30, 2008.
International Council on Nanotechnology Launches Global Research Needs Assessment: Broad stakeholder groups work to predict and manage the impacts of
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies April 16, 2008 As nanotechnology has moved out of the laboratory and into commercial products, many have begun to question the impact of nanoscale materials on health and the environment. Learning more about such impacts, however, presents a daunting task, given the number of potential products, the pace of innovation, and the need to share information and leverage costs toward a more efficient, timely international research effort. A major challenge has been to produce a global research strategy for predicting the interactions between engineered nanoparticles and biological systems so that biocompatible nanomaterials can be developed and applied safely.
Dartmouth researchers discover chromium's hidden magnetic talents
Dartmouth College April 16, 2008 Two Dartmouth researchers have determined that the element chromium displays electrical properties of magnets in surprising ways. This finding can be used in the emerging field of "spintronics," which might someday contribute to new and more energy-efficient ways of processing and storing data.
NanoBusiness Alliance Executive Director Sean Murdock Testifies Before House Science Committee In Support Of National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendm
The NanoBusiness Alliance April 16, 2008 The NanoBusiness Alliance, the world's leading nanotechnology trade organization, today announced that its Executive Director, Sean Murdock, testified before the House Science Committee earlier today in support of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Amendments Act of 2008. The advances in nanotechnology over the past five years, many of which were made possible by the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, now require updating the Act to reflect a changed competitive environment.
Lawmakers look to increase nanotech safety research
infoworld.com April 16, 2008 The U.S. government needs to increase funding for research about the health, safety, and environmental effects of nanotechnology because much of the impact is still unknown, some lawmakers said Wednesday. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee called for a huge increase in the budget for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research in nanotechnology for 2009. President George Bush's 2009 budget increases the nanotech EHS budget by 30 percent, to $76.4 million, but committee Chairman Bart Gordon suggested EHS funding should be double that request. Nanotech holds great potential, but there should be more research about the health and safety effects of the 600 nanotech products already on the market, said Gordon, a Tennessee Democrat. The U.S. needs to put more money into education and safety research so that the public doesn't reject nanotech in the same way that some people have rejected genetically altered food, he said. "I want us to be able to create jobs in this country built around nanotechnology," he said during a committee hearing. "It concerns me that we're going to have a horror story with one out of 600 [products], and it could put a taint on the entire industry." Bush's 2009 budget for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which encompasses nanotech research at 13 government agencies, is $1.53 billion, up from $1.49 billion in fiscal year 2008. A proposal before the Science and Technology Committee would set aside 10 percent of that budget for EHS research, instead of the 5 percent in Bush's budget.
Tenure Track System to be implemented
thenews.com.pk April 16, 2008 Prof Dr Khawaja Amjad Saeed urged Dr Naqvi to get approved mega projects of PU and made reforms at policy-making level to involve universities in the production system, especially in nanotechnology, solar energy and fisheries (foods). Dr Naqvi gave satisfactory answers in response to all these queries and emphasized upon the need to establish a self-evaluation and standardized system in the universities in order to compete with the developed world.
A New Golden Age of Science Fiction is Approaching
Dan Ronco April 16, 2008 A wonderful age for science fiction is on the horizon. Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke would have given anything to experience the brave new world just coming into focus. Robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, genetics, and more --- yes, it's all coming true, the wonders science fiction writers have imagined for all these many decades.
Oxford Instruments wins significant orders in the Russian market
Oxford Instruments April 16, 2008 Oxford Instruments, the high-technology tools and systems company, has won orders for 6 systems to equip a number of research & development facilities and manufacturing plants in Russia. The 6 systems ordered include both plasma deposition tools, and an Ionfab® ion beam system.
Argonne scientists develop techniques for creating molecular movies
Argonne National Laboratory April 16, 2008 They may never win an Oscar, but scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed techniques for creating accurate movies of biological and chemical molecules, a feat only theorized up until now.
QD Vision Raises $9 Million in Venture Capital Financing
QD Vision April 16, 2008 Series C Round Will Support First Commercial Products Based on QD Vision's Quantum Light™ Nanotech Product Platform
Obducat signs agreement concerning HDD mass production worth 66 MSEK
Obducat April 16, 2008 OBDUCAT, the leading supplier of lithography solutions based on NanoImprint Lithography and Electron Beam Lithography is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed with one of the leading global HD media manufacturer concerning SINDRE HDD (Hard Disk Drive) mass production system.
Silicon nanotubes for hydrogen storage in fuel cell vehicles
American Chemical Society (ACS) April 16, 2008 After powering the micro-electronics revolution, silicon could carve out an important new role in speeding the debut of ultra-clean fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen, researchers in China suggest. Their calculations show for the first time that silicon nanotubes can store hydrogen more efficiently than their carbon nanotube counterparts. The study will appear in the April 24 issue of ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, a weekly publication.
Automotive/Transportation

Silicon nanotubes for hydrogen storage in fuel cell vehicles
American Chemical Society (ACS) April 16, 2008 After powering the micro-electronics revolution, silicon could carve out an important new role in speeding the debut of ultra-clean fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen, researchers in China suggest. Their calculations show for the first time that silicon nanotubes can store hydrogen more efficiently than their carbon nanotube counterparts. The study will appear in the April 24 issue of ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, a weekly publication.
Discoveries

2 new therapies show promise for cancer patients
The Translational Genomics Research Institute April 16, 2008 Clinical trial data and cutting-edge testing give key insights in the fight against basal cell carcinoma and pancreatic cancer
Casting for molecules
Max Planck Society April 16, 2008 Scientists in Berlin sort particles according to their structure
Health disparities: genetics plays an important role in cancer detection, prognosis among minorities
American Association for Cancer Research April 16, 2008 Research reported at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 12-16, suggests that poorer outcomes for breast cancer and prostate cancer among minorities may be due to biologic factors. In addition, researchers present a new theory on why a recent decline in breast cancer rates was less pronounced among African-American women, and offer data on a relatively simple means of reducing racial disparities in breast cancer care.
Dartmouth researchers discover chromium's hidden magnetic talents
Dartmouth College April 16, 2008 Two Dartmouth researchers have determined that the element chromium displays electrical properties of magnets in surprising ways. This finding can be used in the emerging field of "spintronics," which might someday contribute to new and more energy-efficient ways of processing and storing data.
Silicon nanotubes for hydrogen storage in fuel cell vehicles
American Chemical Society (ACS) April 16, 2008 After powering the micro-electronics revolution, silicon could carve out an important new role in speeding the debut of ultra-clean fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen, researchers in China suggest. Their calculations show for the first time that silicon nanotubes can store hydrogen more efficiently than their carbon nanotube counterparts. The study will appear in the April 24 issue of ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, a weekly publication.
Energy

Electricity from sun and heat - printing the new photovoltaics
idtechex.com April 16, 2008 Little wonder, then, that the world's largest conference on printed electronics had many presentations on photovoltaics and many more on appropriate production machinery. At Printed Electronics Europe staged by analysts IDTechEx in Dresden April 8-9, Nanosolar described building factories to print Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide photovoltaics reel to reel in Germany and the USA this year and it promised "unprecedented cost efficiency and scaleability" and "near 100% materials utilisation" using nanoparticle dispersions deposited at high speed on low cost metal foil. The work of G24 Innovations already printing Dye Sensitised Solar Cells DSSC in the UK by an ink jet like process was mentioned and Optomec described its acoustically constrained aerosol spraying process for photovoltaics that can even pattern on edges. Heliatek presented its ambitious new organic PV venture supported by giants BASF and Robert Bosch, which will bring reel to reel vacuum deposition of organic PV to the market with high performance organics containing C60 buckyballs in pin tandem cells, the trial modules being an appropriate green in color as shown above.
Silicon nanotubes for hydrogen storage in fuel cell vehicles
American Chemical Society (ACS) April 16, 2008 After powering the micro-electronics revolution, silicon could carve out an important new role in speeding the debut of ultra-clean fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen, researchers in China suggest. Their calculations show for the first time that silicon nanotubes can store hydrogen more efficiently than their carbon nanotube counterparts. The study will appear in the April 24 issue of ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, a weekly publication.
Financial Reports

FEI Company Announces Date for First Quarter Financial Release
FEI Company April 16, 2008 FEI Company (NASDAQ:FEIC) will release its financial results for the first quarter of 2008 after the financial markets close on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. The first quarter ended on March 30, 2008.
Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Profs to study nano tech, health
dailyiowan.com April 17, 2008 Researchers at the UI Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute have been given a $1.2 million research grant to study the toxicity of inhaled nanomaterials. The grant, which was awarded by the National Institutes of Health, will be used to explore the dangers these man-made microscopic materials pose to human health, especially to the workers who manufacture them. Nanomaterials are small structures that can range between 1 and 100 nanometers -a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. These materials can be found in every-day materials such as cosmetics, lotions, and rain-repellent products. "We want to determine a relationship between nanoparticle properties and health," said UI Professor Vicki Grassian, the director of the UI Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute.
NanoBusiness Alliance Executive Director Sean Murdock Testifies Before House Science Committee In Support Of National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendm
The NanoBusiness Alliance April 16, 2008 The NanoBusiness Alliance, the world's leading nanotechnology trade organization, today announced that its Executive Director, Sean Murdock, testified before the House Science Committee earlier today in support of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Amendments Act of 2008. The advances in nanotechnology over the past five years, many of which were made possible by the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, now require updating the Act to reflect a changed competitive environment.
Homeland Security

NANOIDENT Partners With Life Science and Technology Leaders to Detect Airborne Pathogens for European Defence Agency
NANOIDENT Technologies AG April 16, 2008 Printed Sensors a Key Component of Novel Detection System
QD Vision Raises $9 Million in Venture Capital Financing
QD Vision April 16, 2008 Series C Round Will Support First Commercial Products Based on QD Vision's Quantum Light™ Nanotech Product Platform
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts

Biocompatible Materials Market to Reach Close to $45 Billion by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc. April 16, 2008 Aging population and relatively shorter medical device product life cycles continue to drive the biocompatible material industry. Driven by potential applications in major areas of biomaterial application, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, and drug delivery, the market is projected to reach about $44.8 billion by 2012.
Electricity from sun and heat - printing the new photovoltaics
idtechex.com April 16, 2008 Little wonder, then, that the world's largest conference on printed electronics had many presentations on photovoltaics and many more on appropriate production machinery. At Printed Electronics Europe staged by analysts IDTechEx in Dresden April 8-9, Nanosolar described building factories to print Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide photovoltaics reel to reel in Germany and the USA this year and it promised "unprecedented cost efficiency and scaleability" and "near 100% materials utilisation" using nanoparticle dispersions deposited at high speed on low cost metal foil. The work of G24 Innovations already printing Dye Sensitised Solar Cells DSSC in the UK by an ink jet like process was mentioned and Optomec described its acoustically constrained aerosol spraying process for photovoltaics that can even pattern on edges. Heliatek presented its ambitious new organic PV venture supported by giants BASF and Robert Bosch, which will bring reel to reel vacuum deposition of organic PV to the market with high performance organics containing C60 buckyballs in pin tandem cells, the trial modules being an appropriate green in color as shown above.
A New Golden Age of Science Fiction is Approaching
Dan Ronco April 16, 2008 A wonderful age for science fiction is on the horizon. Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke would have given anything to experience the brave new world just coming into focus. Robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, genetics, and more --- yes, it's all coming true, the wonders science fiction writers have imagined for all these many decades.
Memory Technology

Obducat signs agreement concerning HDD mass production worth 66 MSEK
Obducat April 16, 2008 OBDUCAT, the leading supplier of lithography solutions based on NanoImprint Lithography and Electron Beam Lithography is pleased to announce that an agreement has been signed with one of the leading global HD media manufacturer concerning SINDRE HDD (Hard Disk Drive) mass production system.
Military

NANOIDENT Partners With Life Science and Technology Leaders to Detect Airborne Pathogens for European Defence Agency
NANOIDENT Technologies AG April 16, 2008 Printed Sensors a Key Component of Novel Detection System
QD Vision Raises $9 Million in Venture Capital Financing
QD Vision April 16, 2008 Series C Round Will Support First Commercial Products Based on QD Vision's Quantum Light™ Nanotech Product Platform
Nanomedicine

Biocompatible Materials Market to Reach Close to $45 Billion by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc. April 16, 2008 Aging population and relatively shorter medical device product life cycles continue to drive the biocompatible material industry. Driven by potential applications in major areas of biomaterial application, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, and drug delivery, the market is projected to reach about $44.8 billion by 2012.
2 new therapies show promise for cancer patients
The Translational Genomics Research Institute April 16, 2008 Clinical trial data and cutting-edge testing give key insights in the fight against basal cell carcinoma and pancreatic cancer
Health disparities: genetics plays an important role in cancer detection, prognosis among minorities
American Association for Cancer Research April 16, 2008 Research reported at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 12-16, suggests that poorer outcomes for breast cancer and prostate cancer among minorities may be due to biologic factors. In addition, researchers present a new theory on why a recent decline in breast cancer rates was less pronounced among African-American women, and offer data on a relatively simple means of reducing racial disparities in breast cancer care.
Nanotubes

Silicon nanotubes for hydrogen storage in fuel cell vehicles
American Chemical Society (ACS) April 16, 2008 After powering the micro-electronics revolution, silicon could carve out an important new role in speeding the debut of ultra-clean fuel cell vehicles powered by hydrogen, researchers in China suggest. Their calculations show for the first time that silicon nanotubes can store hydrogen more efficiently than their carbon nanotube counterparts. The study will appear in the April 24 issue of ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, a weekly publication.
Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Applied Nanoscience Announces Test Results, NanoMask Progress and Merger Update
Applied Nanoscience Inc. April 16, 2008 Applied Nanoscience Inc. (ANI) (PINKSHEETS: APNN) today announced that it has received highly successful results in a recent expansion phase of testing against its proprietary silver NanoFense™ Technology. Treated filter samples, which had been subjected to a process which simulated aging for one year, were challenged with new virus and bacteria in an effort to demonstrate the broadened capabilities of the company's Nanoparticle - Enhanced - Filtration - Technology platform (NEFT). When the coated filter samples were exposed to the Influenza A virus, a 4.25 log reduction was achieved; equivalent to eradication of more than 99.99% of the virus.
Possible Futures

A New Golden Age of Science Fiction is Approaching
Dan Ronco April 16, 2008 A wonderful age for science fiction is on the horizon. Heinlein, Asimov and Clarke would have given anything to experience the brave new world just coming into focus. Robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, genetics, and more --- yes, it's all coming true, the wonders science fiction writers have imagined for all these many decades.
Safety-Nanoparticles/Risk management

Profs to study nano tech, health
dailyiowan.com April 17, 2008 Researchers at the UI Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute have been given a $1.2 million research grant to study the toxicity of inhaled nanomaterials. The grant, which was awarded by the National Institutes of Health, will be used to explore the dangers these man-made microscopic materials pose to human health, especially to the workers who manufacture them. Nanomaterials are small structures that can range between 1 and 100 nanometers -a nanometer is a billionth of a meter. These materials can be found in every-day materials such as cosmetics, lotions, and rain-repellent products. "We want to determine a relationship between nanoparticle properties and health," said UI Professor Vicki Grassian, the director of the UI Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute.
International Council on Nanotechnology Launches Global Research Needs Assessment: Broad stakeholder groups work to predict and manage the impacts of
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies April 16, 2008 As nanotechnology has moved out of the laboratory and into commercial products, many have begun to question the impact of nanoscale materials on health and the environment. Learning more about such impacts, however, presents a daunting task, given the number of potential products, the pace of innovation, and the need to share information and leverage costs toward a more efficient, timely international research effort. A major challenge has been to produce a global research strategy for predicting the interactions between engineered nanoparticles and biological systems so that biocompatible nanomaterials can be developed and applied safely.
Lawmakers look to increase nanotech safety research
infoworld.com April 16, 2008 The U.S. government needs to increase funding for research about the health, safety, and environmental effects of nanotechnology because much of the impact is still unknown, some lawmakers said Wednesday. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee called for a huge increase in the budget for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research in nanotechnology for 2009. President George Bush's 2009 budget increases the nanotech EHS budget by 30 percent, to $76.4 million, but committee Chairman Bart Gordon suggested EHS funding should be double that request. Nanotech holds great potential, but there should be more research about the health and safety effects of the 600 nanotech products already on the market, said Gordon, a Tennessee Democrat. The U.S. needs to put more money into education and safety research so that the public doesn't reject nanotech in the same way that some people have rejected genetically altered food, he said. "I want us to be able to create jobs in this country built around nanotechnology," he said during a committee hearing. "It concerns me that we're going to have a horror story with one out of 600 [products], and it could put a taint on the entire industry." Bush's 2009 budget for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which encompasses nanotech research at 13 government agencies, is $1.53 billion, up from $1.49 billion in fiscal year 2008. A proposal before the Science and Technology Committee would set aside 10 percent of that budget for EHS research, instead of the 5 percent in Bush's budget.
Sensors

NANOIDENT Partners With Life Science and Technology Leaders to Detect Airborne Pathogens for European Defence Agency
NANOIDENT Technologies AG April 16, 2008 Printed Sensors a Key Component of Novel Detection System
Spintronics

Dartmouth researchers discover chromium's hidden magnetic talents
Dartmouth College April 16, 2008 Two Dartmouth researchers have determined that the element chromium displays electrical properties of magnets in surprising ways. This finding can be used in the emerging field of "spintronics," which might someday contribute to new and more energy-efficient ways of processing and storing data.
Tools

Fast AFM Probes Measure Many Biomolecule or Material Properties
Georgia Institute of Technology April 17, 2008 Probes simultaneously measure topography, adhesion, stiffness, elasticity and viscosity
FEI Company Announces Date for First Quarter Financial Release
FEI Company April 16, 2008 FEI Company (NASDAQ:FEIC) will release its financial results for the first quarter of 2008 after the financial markets close on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. The first quarter ended on March 30, 2008.
Oxford Instruments wins significant orders in the Russian market
Oxford Instruments April 16, 2008 Oxford Instruments, the high-technology tools and systems company, has won orders for 6 systems to equip a number of research & development facilities and manufacturing plants in Russia. The 6 systems ordered include both plasma deposition tools, and an Ionfab® ion beam system.
Argonne scientists develop techniques for creating molecular movies
Argonne National Laboratory April 16, 2008 They may never win an Oscar, but scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed techniques for creating accurate movies of biological and chemical molecules, a feat only theorized up until now.