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Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

BERKELEY, CA Graphene is the two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon, whose extraordinary electron mobility and other unique features hold great promise for nanoscale electronics and photonics. But there's a catch: graphene has no bandgap. "Having no bandgap greatly limits graphene's uses ...

New Danish research shows how oil gets stuck underground

Now, new Danish research may have come up with an explanation as to where and how North Sea oil clings to underground rocks. This explanation could turn out to be the first step on the way to developing improved oil production techniques with the intent of increasing oil production from Danish oil...

Setting the Benchmark for Winery Tasting Room Research: An Emerging Region Gets a Global Perspective

VINELAND, ON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ - Do winery tasting rooms really help generate sales for wineries? According to researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre almost half of winery tasting room visitors purchase the winery's brand within three months of their visit. "This researc...

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. Gets Updated Stock Recommendation By KonLin Investment Letter

SAN DIEGO, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN), a San Diego-based biotechnology company, today announced that it has received an updated stock buy recommendation from the KonLin Letter, a New York-based investment newsletter ( www.konlin....

Mayuka Labs R&D Centre Gets DSIR Recognition

NEW DELHI, India, January 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New Delhi based Mayuka Labs Private Limited has received recognition for its in-house research & development facility from the department of scientific and industrial research (DSIR) under the ministry of science and technology, Government of In...

Penn State gets $5M NSF grant for Nanotech Applications and Career Knowledge

Penn State will receive $5 million over four years from the National Science Foundation to establish a National Center for Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK). Penn State has been a national leader in nanotechnology education and workforce development since 1998. From 2001 t...

Dry adhesive based on carbon nanotubes gets stronger, with directional gripping ability

The race for the best "gecko foot" dry adhesive got a new competitor this week with a stronger and more practical material reported in the journal Science by a team of researchers from four U.S. institutions. Scientists have long been interested in the ability of gecko lizards to scurry up wall...

"Put Down the BBQ Ribs, We've Found You a Donor Heart," Nurse Tells Patient : Ohio Father near Death Gets Second Chance at Life with CardioWest™ temporary Total Artificial Heart

After a six-year battle with heart disease that included numerous medications, trips to the emergency room and surgery to implant a pacemaker, 40-year-old Jim Fijalkovich found himself in the Intensive Care Unit at an Ohio hospital. Both sides of his heart were dying and he was in desperate need ...

FDA Gets Knocked Out in Endotec, Inc. Ruling

Historic First Loss on Custom Medical Devices SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Endotec, Inc. -- Vincent J. Capricci, 56, is a former public school superintendent for the Rockwood, PA school district, and an avid hunter, golfer and fisher...

Turtle Island Soup Gets 'Souped Up' with New Probiotic, GandenBC30

McHENRY, Ill., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Island Soup has launched a new line of Souper Food soups fortified with ingredients shown to have important health benefits, including the high-survivability probiotic, GanedenBC30 ( http://www.ganedenlabs.com/index.html ). The new Souper Food sou...

Diamyd Gets Authorization to Begin Phase III Study in the US

STOCKHOLM, March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diamyd Medical AB ( http://www.omxgroup.com, ticker: DIAM B; http://www.otcqx.com, ticker DMYDY). The FDA has given Diamyd Medical permission to start a Phase III clinical study in type 1 diabetes patients in the US with the therapeutic diabetes...

A Community's Fight to Preserve its Historical and Rural Culture in Virginia: Biotechnology CEO Gets Involved

BOSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Judith K. Gwathmey VMD, Ph.D., FACC, FAHA has served as Chief Executive and Chief Scientific Officer of Gwathmey, Inc. for twelve years. Gwathmey, Inc. is an internationally recognized leader in providing pre-clinical testing services for evaluation of lead com...

ExonHit Gets Regulatory Approval to Initiate a Phase 2 Clinical Trial for EHT 0202 in Alzheimer's Disease

PARIS, December 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ExonHit Therapeutics, a drug and diagnostic discovery company, announced today that it has obtained a regulatory approval to initiate a Phase 2 clinical trial of its therapeutic compound, EHT 0202, in patients with Alzheimer's disease. EHT 0202 is a...

CCMR gets $2.9M for training grad students in nanoscale science

Physicists, chemists, materials scientists and engineers often deal with the same problems, but they use different jargon. Talking to and collaborating with each other can be difficult, if not impossible. A new $2.9 million graduate student training program at Cornell, funded by the National Scie...

CCMR gets $2.9M for training grad students in nanoscale science

Physicists, chemists, materials scientists and engineers often deal with the same problems, but they use different jargon. Talking to and collaborating with each other can be difficult, if not impossible. A new $2.9 million graduate student training program at Cornell, funded by the National Scie...

Molecular Cloning Systems Gets Distributor

MIDDLETON, WI - Lucigen Corporation , a developer and manufacturer of molecular cloning systems and Massachusetts-based Agencourt Bioscience , which develops genomic services and products announced a new alliance in which Agencourt will be the sole distributor of Lucigens CloneSmart cloning kits a...

Molecular Cloning Systems Gets Distributor

Researchers often encounter certain genes, chromosomal regions or entire genomes that are especially difficult to clone. Lucigen's CloneSmart technology was designed specifically to eliminate many of the difficulties inherent to cloning, from an individual gene or a complete genome. The technology ...

UW-Madison Gets Federal Biodefense Funds

MADISON, WI - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week the development of eight Regional Centers of Excellence (RCE) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is collaborating with 11 other Midwestern institutions to fo...

Alfalight Gets $3.8M From DARPA - Funding has increased to $8.5 Million

MADISON, Wis. . The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), has awarded Alfalight a $3.9 million grant for Research and Development under the DARPA Super High Efficiency Diode Source (SHEDS) program. There are options that could increase the funding to a total award of $5.3 million. ...

Interview: WTN Gets Real with Appletons Brad Hansen - Dot-Com Experience helps Executive to Spot Trends

Brad Hansen joined Green Bays Nsight Telservices (www.nsighttel.com) in 2001 as Vice President and COO of Fixed Operations after an action-packed stint as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Chicago startup BidBuyBuild. Hansen oversees Northeast Telephone, Nsight Long Distance, Local Nsight, NET Cabl...

Qurb Gets a Step Up From Second-Time Entrepreneurs

When I first met up with the team at Qurb (pronounced "curb"), I have to admit that I didn't think the world needed another anti-spam product. Not that the spam problem has been fundamentally and finally solved. But with dozens of products and services in the market, it simply seemed an improbable ...

Medical College gets support to expand technology commercialization

MILWAUKEE -- Five Wisconsin-based businesses and organizations have formed a unique $2.5 million loan pool that will support the efforts of the Medical College of Wisconsin Research Foundation (MCWRF) to expand its technology transfer and commercialization activities. The foundation announced the f...

GE Healthcare gets $7 million package from governor to stay in state

Waukesha, Wis. Supplemented by a $7 million incentive package announced today from the state of Wisconsin, GE Healthcare s information technology business unit announced that it will build a new $85 million headquarters in the Milwaukee County Research Park in Wauwatosa. Gov. Jim Doyles financial...

Rural Wisconsin town gets high-speed Internet access

Mauston, Wis. High-speed Internet access is now a reality for one rural Wisconsin town thanks to a new non-line-of-sight wireless broadband system. Toronto-based WaveRider Communications Inc. is working with local companies LVT Corp. and Oakdale Electric Cooperative to implement its Last Mil...

Novation Technology Campus gets $3.5 million boost

Park Bank and Impact Seven use Wisconsin Impact Fund to distribute loans The site plan for the Novation Campus. Source: Novation Technology Campus Web site . MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Impact Fund has loaned $3.5 million to The Alexander Company , the developer of a commercial campus ...

WisconsinEye gets peripheral vision: Coverage will extend to Wisconsins emerging economy

MADISON To be truthful, Ive had my doubts about the business model behind WisconsinEye, the long-awaited public affairs television channel that proposes to be the in-state equivalent of C-SPAN. In a state where many candidates for the Legislature will run unopposed for election this year, is th...

Rockwell Automation gets out of call-center business

Rockwell Automation , a Milwaukee-based company that makes industrial control systems, has sold its call-center software to Concerto Software , a privately owned Massachusetts company. Concerto announced Wednesday that it would add Rockwell's call-center solution, known as FirstPoint Contact, ...

University alliance gets $2.5 million to encourage minorities in science and technology

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will lead 21 state colleges in trying to encourage more underrepresented minorities to get degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, the university has announced. The alliance includes the UW System's 12 four-year universities and two-year colleges...

UW-Madison gets $13 million to study nanotech

MADISON, Wis. A new kind of science is revolutionizing technology, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison just received more than $13 million to harness its potential during the next five years. The science, called nanotechnology, is the study of materials and processes at scales so small that...

Medical College of Wisconsin researcher gets national defense appointment

Harry Whelan Harry Whelan has become the first Medical College of Wisconsin researcher to be appointed to the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Whelan, a professor of neurology and director of the college's hyperbaric medicine unit, has signed a two-year contract at the Cen...

Wisconsin crisis hotline gets Web-based integration

Wisconsins 211 crisis and community service hotline will soon have a common data repository and may one day interact with those in other states. Community TechKnowledge , of Austin, Texas, has sold the state software that will let it create a database of the systems callers and programs and link...

Stem-cell research gets grant from M.J. Fox Foundation

Madison, Wis. Su-Chun Zhang received another boost to his stem-cell research from a grant awarded on Monday by the Michael J. Fox Foundation . Zhang, an assistant professor of anatomy and neurology at the University of Wisconsin-Madisons stem-cell research program, will receive approximately $3...

UW stem-cell team led by James Thomson gets $1.25M private grant

Madison, Wis. The W.M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles has given University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers a $1.25 million grant to study how stem-cell cultures remain able to develop any other type of cell indefinitely. Human embryonic stem cells, which lead scientist James Thomson was ...

Transplanted company gets $135,000 from state

A biotech company moving to Madison from Chicago is being welcomed with open arms and open checkbook by the state. Governor Jim Doyle announced earlier this week that Clonex Development, Inc. , will receive $135,000 from the Department of Commerce Technology Venture Fund (TVF) and Technology...

UW biology center gets 3D model maker

The University of Wisconsin-Madison says it has bought a new copy machine for $57,000. The Z-Corp Three-Dimensional Printer has a better "enlarge" feature than the typical office copier: It makes three-dimensional models of small structures such as cells, DNA double helixes and the Anthrax vir...

When innovation gets off track

If you've followed this column, you know I have a penchant for the CSI side of project management and innovation. I can't imagine why CBS won't return my calls suggesting a spinoff. "CSI: Project Management" has such a ring to it. What's caught my investigator's eye most recently is the flurry...

Mercora gets music sharing right

So much has been written, said, and even adjudicated about peer-to-peer music sharing that it would be easy to miss yet another music service promising to legitimize song sharing. Yet Mercora really is different, and it's been far-from-ignored by the 1.5 million people who have downloaded the s...

Appleton engineering firm gets $250,000 in tax credits to build facility

Appleton, Wis. The state will give $250,000 in tax credits to C3 Corporation, an engineering and IT firm, to help it build an 18,000-square-foot facility in Appleton's Northeast Business Park. According to Governor Jim Doyle's office, the $2.4 million project will create 28 jobs in the area. ...

EraGen gets $250,000 state loan to revamp manufacturing facility

Madison, Wis. The state is giving EraGen Biosciences Inc. a $250,000 Technology Development Loan to help it upgrade its manufacturing facility for cystic fibrosis tests. EraGen's $1 million improvement plan is expected to create about 75 jobs, according to a joint announcement by the firm a...

Virent gets $1.4 million investment for its hydrogen technology

Madison, Wis. Virent Energy Systems Inc. said it has raised $1.4 million in a venture funding round led by Venture Investors. The company, now about a year old, is developing University of Wisconsin-Madison technology for generating and using hydrogen fuel in car engines. Instead of trying ...
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