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A*STAR scientists invent the world's only controllable molecule gear of minuscule size of 1.2nm

Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), led by Professor Christian Joachim 1 , have scored a breakthrough in nanotechnology by becoming the first in the world to invent a molecular gear of the size of 1.2nm whose rotation can be deliberately controlled. Thi...

ETEX Corporation Announces FDA Clearance of Small Size Beta-bsm(TM) Injectable Paste and Gamma-bsm(TM) Moldable Putty

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ETEX Corporation, a leading orthopaedic biomaterials company, announced today FDA 510k clearance of 1cc and 2.5cc sizes of Beta-bsm(TM) Injectable Paste and Gamma-bsm(TM) Moldable Putty to complement the existing 5cc and 10cc sizes. Both products are bone...

Novel CU-Boulder technique shrinks size of nanotechnology circuitry

A University of Colorado at Boulder team has developed a new method of shrinking the size of circuitry used in nanotechnology devices like computer chips and solar cells by using two separate colors of light. Like current methods in the nanoengineering field, one color of light inscribes a patt...

Strong elasticity size effects in ZnO nanowires

Recently, zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires have drawn major interest because of their semiconducting nature and unique optical and piezoelectric properties. Various applications for ZnO nanowires have been conceived, including the next generation of field effect transistors, light emitting diodes, senso...

Nanotechnology and the FDA: size matters

WASHINGTON The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued in July 2007 its Nanotechnology Task Force Report. This report acknowledged that nanoscale materials potentially could be used in most product types regulated by the agency and that those materials present challenges complicated by the fact t...

Controlling the size of nanoclusters

PHILADELPHIA, PA Melissa Patterson, a W. Burghardt Turner Fellow at Stony Brook University (SBU), will give a talk at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in Philadelphia on controlling the size of nanoclusters, research she performed using a new instrument at the U.S. Department of E...

Controlling the size of nanoclusters: First step in making new catalysts

UPTON, NY Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have developed a new instrument that allows them to control the size of nanoclusters groups of 10 to 100 atoms with atomic precision. They created a model nanocatalyst of m...

Boston Scientific Announces Launch of Expanded Size Range of FilterWire EZ(TM) Embolic Protection System

New size allows for treatment of smaller-diameter diseased saphenous vein grafts NATICK, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced the launch of its FilterWire EZ(TM) Embolic Protection System in a new 2.2...

Angiotech Expands Quill(TM) SRS product offering receiving FDA 510(k) approval for smaller size diameters of Quill(TM) SRS PDO

VANCOUVER, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANPI , TSX: ANP), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin marketing sizes 3-...

Improve Recovery and Reproducibility with Pre-Treatment of Analytical TSK-GEL G3000SWXL Size Exclusion Columns

T.J. Higley, Tosoh Bioscience LLC and Richard Cornell, Wyeth BioPharma Abstract: During a recent method optimization and investigation at Wyeth BioPharma, pre-treatment with bovine serum albumin improved reproducibility and recovery ...

Practical Aspects of Evaluation of Chromatographic Data in Size Exclusion Chromatography

Ivan Vin, DataApex Ltd., Praha, Czech Republic www.dataapex.com e-mail: vins@dataapex.com Duan Berek, Polymer Institute SAV, Bratislava, Slovak Republic Introduction Determination of MW distribution of polymers by the liquid chromatographic me...

Use of On-line Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) for Sample Clean-up in LC/MS Analyses

Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Application Report Tania A. Sasaki and Paul Shieh, Thermo Electron Corporation, San Jose, CA Introduction Use of LC/MS n has experienced a dramatic increase in applications throughout the drug discovery and develo...

UV Nicking of DNA in Agarose Gels for Enhanced Transfer and Detection of Megabase Size DNAs

Introduction The transfer efficiency of large (>100 kb) DNAs from agarose gels to membrane is poor unless the DNAs are nicked prior to transfer. Although this has traditionally been accomplished with HCl depurination, UV irradiation ...

RNAi: Size Does Matter

Everyone wants to design the dsRNA that most efficiently silences the gene of interest. But how does dsRNA length correlate with silencing efficiency? Ambion scientists addressed this question in the following experiment. ...

Epic Systems will build well beyond current staff size

Madison, Wis. - With plans to erect as many as five more buildings on its new Verona campus, Epic Systems is thinking about needs well beyond its existing base of 2,500 employees, according to a company executive. Steve Dickmann, Epic's chief administrative officer, said the company anticipa...

Growth spurts

...t while some crystals in solution grow steadily in size via classical nucleation and aggregation meaning ...eaning the crystals are all approximately the same size and shape. "Coalescence events have been previo...l properties of nanocrystals are so dependent upon size and shape that for many applications it is critica...

NeurogesX Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ding a meeting with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to discuss U.S. reimbursement. The Company is also evaluating metrics to help size its own U.S. specialty sales force, and remains in active discussions regarding a potential U.S. co-promotion agreement. Anthony DiTonno, P...

Ratcliff Adds Architect John Sealander to Healthcare Practice Group

...rs again. "I am impressed with the depth of planning, programming and design experience the Ratcliff team possesses. Our firm is just the right size to undertake any healthcare project, from major new hospital construction to modest renovations," said Sealander, who supports Ratcliff's healthcare p...

Pharmacyclics, Inc. Rights Offering Oversubscribed

...ny's common stock at a subscription price of $1.28 per share, which expired as of 5:00 p.m., EDT, on July 31, 2009. The Company increased the offering size on July 29, 2009 by 3,750,000 shares, from up to 18,750,000 shares to up to 22,500,000 shares. The subscription agent has informed the Compan...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals announces launch of Quill SRS product codes for laparoscopic gynecology procedures

...ocedures. Angiotech's new Quill SRS product codes for laparoscopic gynecology procedures are available in our polydioxanone (PDO) suture material in size -0- with 7 cm by 7 cm and 14 cm by 14 cm lengths, and include our newly designed 36 mm needles. The use of Quill SRS in laparoscopic gynecology surg...

Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

...ated films. This suggests that grain boundaries in the RTP-treated films are either smaller or less flexible. This apparent decrease in the number, size and flexibility of grain boundaries in the RTP-treated membranes influences the achievable resolution of the molecular separations, the researchers sa...

W.M. Keck Foundation Awards $1 Million to Hutchinson Center Scholar to Study How Cells Go Awry

...le in the other, so the two organisms can live together but not on their own. The system accommodates ongoing, quantitative measurements of population size and interaction and is compatible with mathematical modeling. Shou and her colleagues are now investigating what happens when a third type of...

AEterna Zentaris Partner, Keryx, Announces Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Trial with Perifosine (KRX-0401) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

... The Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process is a procedure by which the FDA provides official evaluation and written guidance on the design and size of proposed protocols that are intended to form the basis for a new drug application. Final marketing approval depends on the results of efficacy, t...

NeurogesX to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... approval being sought or that may be obtained with respect to the NDA for Qutenza with the FDA, including the PDUFA date for the NDA; the timing and size of potential product launch of Qutenza; the tolerability profile and/or benefits of NeurogesX' product candidates and potential development partners f...

Senesco Technologies Enters Into Agreements For Additional $700,000 In Financing

...rm for the aging of plant cells: senescence. Delaying cell breakdown in plants extends freshness after harvesting, while increasing crop yields, plant size and resistance to environmental stress. The Company believes that its technology can be used to develop superior strains of crops without any modific...

PDI Appoints Gerald P. Belle as Lead Independent Director

...I's industry or PDI's, or its clients', failure to comply with such laws and regulations; the ability to increase revenues and successfully manage the size of PDI's operations; volatility of PDI's stock price and fluctuations in its quarterly revenues and earnings; potential liabilities associated with in...

Transave Enters Into Cooperative Research Agreement With NIH To Study ARIKACE(TM) In Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

... be delivered through nebulization, which enables the small aerosol droplet size (1 to 5 microns) to facilitate more effective distribution in the lungs. ... possible period of time. Combined with its silent mode of operation, small size (it fits in the palm of the hand), light weight, and battery use, products ...

Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Patent Pending Gliclazide-Controlled Release Tablets

...tration in 2009. Gliclazide-Controlled Release Tablets is a modified controlled-release antidiabetic drug to treat type 2 diabetes. The market size of diabetes drugs is estimated to be approximately $1 billion in China(1) and the Company believes it will continue to grow as living standards have i...

Sanofi-aventis Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ant boost to our Vaccines business in Emerging Markets with the acquisition(3) of Shantha Biotechnics in India; Generics business more than tripled in size with the integration of Zentiva, Medley and Kendrick Adapting our structures to meet the challenges of the future : Target of euro 2 billion o...

Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers

... such as speed up the workings of your computer and Internet access. The size of lasers in any one dimension (for example, thickness) has been thought to...es. "This is the first time that anyone has shown that this limit to the size of nanolasers can be broken," Ning says. "Beating this limit is significant...

Human Genome Sciences Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

...he pricing of its underwritten public offering of 23,215,000 newly issued shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $14.00 per share. The size of the offering was increased from the originally announced 18,000,000 shares. The Company also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase u...

Charging ahead: University of Houston team revealing secrets of electricity-producing materials

...," he says. Sharma underscores the flexoelectric effect is a function of size and the smaller the better, at least for generating piezoelectric power. M... thin plates stacked on each other or materials with particles or holes the size of a few nanometers exhibit a much larger flexoelectric effect, he says. ...

PTC Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PTC299 in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

...TCLOGO ) VEGF plays a critical role in the formation of new blood vessels or angiogenesis and its suppression has been shown to decrease tumor size and improve hearing in some patients with NF2. PTC299 selectively blocks the tumor-related production of VEGF, while sparing the physiological VEGF e...

MuGard Data From UK Study Shows Prevention of Oral Mucositis in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

...greements in the future, Access' plans to continue and initiate clinical trials, the value of its products in the market (including MuGard and the size of the overall market for mucositis products) , its ability to achieve clinical and commercial success and its ability to successfully develop ma...

ChemOutsourcing Unveils 2009 Attendee List for September Show in New Jersey

...emistry, supply chain and manufacturing management personnel opportunity to share their chemical sourcing experiences and strategies. Given the small size of most of the firms, the 35 speakers provide a rare glimpse into the challenges they face to secure external suppliers to do their scale up manufactu...

Symphony Medical Changes Name to CardioPolymers, Inc.

...ickens and forms firm, gel-like structures that remain in the heart muscle as permanent implants. These implants act to re-shape the heart, reduce the size of the dilated left ventricle and thicken the damaged wall of the heart, thus returning the heart to a healthier form that facilitates improved cardia...

$10,000 ISSAC Award for Innovation Presented to MIT PhD

...ncing technology. The award-winning device is designed to function like a pump, using osmotic pressure to release drugs into the bladder. The size of the device, which is made with silicone and nickel alloy wire, is about that of a paper clip and shaped like a pretzel. The device is inserted in a...

Heart disease: Research off the beating patch

... TUCSON, ARIZ. It is an amazing sight: What looks like a tiny beating heart is actually a piece of synthetic, gauze-like mesh, barely the size of a fingernail, floating in a Petri dish. And yet it keeps squeezing away, nice and rhythmically. Researchers at The University of Arizona's Sarve...

Laser technology creates new forms of metal and enhances aircraft performance

...ray, in addition to the black. They controlled the size and shape of the nano-structures -- and thus what ...of North America does, all focused onto a spot the size of a needle," said Guo. The unique nano-struct...nge the surface of metal that is approximately the size of a quarter. Nevertheless, their next goal is to ...

NYU physicists find way to explore microscopic systems through holographic video

...Lorenz-Mie theory, maintains that the way light is scattered can reveal the size and composition of the object that is scattering it. "We use that theor... with remarkable resolution. It allows us to view particles a micrometer in size and with nanometric precisionthat is, it captures their traits to within on...
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