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Strativa Pharmaceuticals Announces Successful Completion of Bioequivalence Studies for Ondansetron Thin Film

On Track to File NDA with FDA in Early to Mid-2009 WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Strativa Pharmaceuticals, the proprietary products division of Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX ) today announced that its development partner, MonoSol Rx, reported the...

MonoSol Rx and Midatech Group Enter Collaboration Agreement to Unite Nanoparticle and Thin Film Drug Delivery Technologies

Potential to Develop New Oral Drug Candidates with Superior Efficacy, Safety, Convenience, and Commercial Potential WARREN, N.J. and OXFORDSHIRE, England, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MonoSol Rx, the developers of PharmFilm(R) technology and a drug delivery company specializing in dissolving thin f...

New nanocluster to boost thin films for semiconductors

Oregon researchers have synthesized an elusive metal-hydroxide compound in sufficient and rapidly produced yields, potentially paving the way for improved precursor inks that could boost semiconductor capabilities for large-area applications. The key to a "bottom-up" production of possibly the ...

Scientists engineer superconducting thin films

UPTON, NY - One major goal on the path toward making useful superconducting devices has been engineering materials that act as superconductors at the nanoscale the realm of billionths of a meter. Such nanoscale superconductors would be useful in devices such as superconductive transistors and eve...

MonoSol Rx Granted Strategic US Patent for Thin Film Manufacturing Process

- Validates Position as Leading Innovator in Pharmaceutical Thin Film Technology - WARREN, N.J., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- MonoSol Rx, a drug delivery company specializing in quick dissolving thin film pharmaceutical products, today announced that it has been granted U.S. patent No. 7,425,292...

CTDC Attends the Inauguration Ceremony of Thin Film A-Si Manufacturing Line in Changzhou, China

HONG KONG, April 2, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Technology Development Group Corporation (Nasdaq: CTDC; "the Company" or "CTDC"), a provider of clean and renewable energy products and solutions focusing on solar energy business in China, today announced that the Company attende...

New nanostructured thin film shows promise for efficient solar energy conversion

SANTA CRUZ, CA--In the race to make solar cells cheaper and more efficient, many researchers and start-up companies are betting on new designs that exploit nanostructures--materials engineered on the scale of a billionth of a meter. Using nanotechnology, researchers can experiment with and control...

NIST team develops novel method for nanostructured polymer thin films

All researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wanted was a simple, quick method for making thin films of block copolymers or BCPs (chemically distinct polymers linked together) in order to have decent samples for taking measurements important to the microelectronics ...

DOE awards $377 million in funding for 46 energy frontier research centers

...five years to develop the enabling science needed to realize breakthroughs in the efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity in nanometer sized thin films. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) $17.5 million for five years to understand and control the nature, structure, and dynamics of reactions at...

Growth spurts

...ents, and at 300kV the electron beam has enough penetrating power to maintain high resolution, even when looking through a liquid confined between two thin solid windows," says NCEM director Dahmen. "Our resolution is significantly higher than any previous studies of this nature, which made it possible f...

Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact

...evelop organic solar cells that can be produced easily and inexpensively as thin films that could be widely used to generate electricity. But a major ob...esearchers make plastic solar cells by blending two materials together in a thin film, then baking them to improve their performance. In the process, bubble...

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

... zeolite membranes. Scientists have long believed that this must be done slowly to prevent cracks and other grain boundary defects from forming in the thin film. But the gradual heating promotes the formation of flexible grain boundary defects, or interfaces, between zeolite crystals. These defects can gr...

Breaking barriers with nanoscale lasers

...raction limit," Ning explains. "Eventually, we were able to make a laser as thin as about one quarter of the wavelength or smaller, as opposed to one half."...l-semiconductor-metal sandwich structure," in which the semiconductor is as thin as 80 nanometers and is sandwiched between 20-nanometer dielectric layers b...

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

...t is a function of size and the smaller the better, at least for generating piezoelectric power. Materials with nanoscale features such as nanoscale 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. ...

UCR scientists manipulate ripples in graphene, enabling strain-based graphene electronics

... temperature, the ripples re-appear, with ridges at right angle to the edges of the trenches. This phenomenon is similar to what happens to a piece of thin plastic wrap that covers a container and heated in a microwave oven." The unusual thermal contraction of graphene had been predicted theoretically...

Heart disease: Research off the beating patch

...ells with no supporting structure are injected into heart tissue, Goldman's group uses a patch (Theregen Inc. San Francisco) made from microscopically thin fibers that serve as a scaffold to which the cells can adhere. The group's latest achievements have attracted the attention of the American Heart As...

Nanopillars promise cheap, efficient, flexible solar cells

...e they submerged the nanopillars, once grown, in a thin layer of hole-rich cadmium telluride, which acted ...inum contact below, and the holes are conducted to thin copper-gold electrodes placed on the surface of th...ing away the aluminum substrate and substituting a thin layer of indium for the bottom electrode. They she...

Unexpectedly long-range effects in advanced magnetic devices

...the behavior of nanoscale structures that sandwich thin layers of materials with differing magnetic proper...rgist Robert Shull. The key trick is to cover a thin layer of a ferromagnetic material, in which the ma...ys? To find out, the NIST/ISSP team started with a thin ferromagnetic film covering a silicon wafer and th...

Zvetco Biometrics Delivers a Cohesive Security System Integrating Fingerprint Biometrics with Sun Identity Management Solutions.

...iometrics readers' to Sun Identity Management Suite will lead the way for integration with Solaris 10, Solaris 10 Trusted Extensions and Sun Ray ultra thin client. Sun Microsystems customers will soon be able to deploy biometric authentication on Sun Rays, take advantage of its "hot-desking" cap...

Solon Manufacturing Company Acquires PurFybr Brands; Adds Influenza Virus Diagnostic Swabs to Product Line

... PurFybr, which operates manufacturing facilities in Munster, Ind., was one of the first companies to spin polyester, rayon, and calcium alginate onto thin wires. Its products are designed to minimize the risk of irritation and contamination during the collection of specimens for a range of diagnostic tes...

Oclaro(TM) Hits Milestone With Clarity(TM) Fluorescence Filters

...ting edge, high reliability laser diode manufacturing facilities to service industrial, defense and medical markets with high power lasers, VCSELs and thin Film Filters. Notes to editors On April 27, 2009, Bookham, Inc. & Avanex, Corp. merged to create Oclaro, Inc. LA...

Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

...ctrons from a source to a drain with electric fields shaped by the gate electrodes. Their nano-FET used a silicon substrate as the bottom gate, with a thin insulating layer of silicon dioxide between it and the stacked graphene layers. A transparent layer of aluminum oxide (sapphire) lay over the graphene...

Strativa's New Drug Application for Ondansetron Orally Dissolving Film Strip Accepted by FDA

...The ODFS, a new oral formulation of ondansetron designed to rapidly dissolve on the tongue, was developed using MonoSol Rx' proprietary PharmaFilm(TM) thin film technology. In clinical studies, this formulation demonstrated bioequivalence to ondansetron orally disintegrating tablets (ODT), both with and w...

Graphene may have advantages over copper for IC interconnects at the nanoscale

... The unique properties of thin layers of graphite known as graphene make the material attractive for a wide range of potential electronic devices. Researchers have now experiment...

Visage Imaging to Provide Visage(R) CS Enterprise Wide Advanced Visualization Solutions to Advanced Radiology Consultants

...tions for clinical and preclinical imaging. Targeted at hospitals and imaging centers of any size, the Visage products offer blazingly fast access to thin slice data anytime, anywhere, combined with a bi-directional RIS integration for a perfect workflow and a comprehensive set of clinical applications f...

Evidence of macroscopic quantum tunneling detected in nanowires

... electrons can tunnel, but scant evidence has existed until now for the group tunneling of a large ensemble of superconducting electrons confined in a thin wire. "Observing switching events in superconducting nanowires at high-bias currents provides strong evidence for quantum phase slips," Bezryadin s...

Angiotech's corporate partner, Boston Scientific, announces launch of third-generation TAXUS(R) Element(TM) Stent

...peutics scientific symposium in 2008; global pivotal trials are expected to begin in 2010. This DES employs the Labcoat technology, which has an ultra thin biodegradable abluminal polymer that delivers a very low dose of paclitaxel to the wall of the treated vessel, and no polymer or drug on the inner sur...

Nano-sandwich triggers novel electron behavior

...scovered by a team of physicists at the University of California, Davis. Working with computational models, the team has found that the electrons in a thin layer of vanadium dioxide sandwiched between insulating sheets of titanium dioxide exhibit one set of properties when moving in forward-backward direc...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

... observe how the molecules change shapes, and understand other fundamental interactions between molecules and nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are long thin cylinders composed entirely of carbon atoms. While their diameters are in the nanometer range (1-10), they can be very long, up to centimeters in leng...

SAFC Hitech & Air Water Inc. Extend High-End Materials Research Services Collaboration to Support Japan Chip Industry

...ng specially designed and 'fit for purpose' chemical precursors. The facility hosts a Rapid Thermal Annealer to stabilize the crystal structure of the thin film formed and has advanced microscopy and ellipsometry equipment to examine surface topography and measure film thicknesses. An X-ray Diffractometer...

Ancient diatoms lead to new technology for solar energy

... to form a template. A biological agent is then used to precipitate soluble titanium into very tiny "nanoparticles" of titanium dioxide, creating a thin film that acts as the semiconductor for the dye-sensitized solar cell device. Steps that had been difficult to accomplish with conventional methods ha...

Putting the squeeze on an old material could lead to 'instant on' electronic memory

...any temperature. The researchers have demonstrated, however, that extremely thin films of the oxide just a few atoms thick become ferroelectric when squee...rsity of Pittsburgh, the research team member whose measurements showed the thin strontium titanate layers on silicon to be ferroelectric. ...

Novel CU-Boulder technique shrinks size of nanotechnology circuitry

..., he said. If the beam was focused in one place, it inscribed a small solid dot. If the beam was moving the focus through the material, it created a thin thread, or line. The researchers then added a second ultraviolet laser focused into a halo, or donut, which surrounded the blue light. The special...

Connecting Materials Science With Biology, K-State Engineers Create DNA Sensors That Could Identify Cancer Using Material Only One Atom Thick

... MANHATTAN, Kan., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kansas State University engineers think the possibilities are deep for a very thin material. Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is leading research combining biological materials with graphene, a recently ...

University of Maryland Announces Finalists for $75K Business Plan Competition

...mely low voltages, enabling it to take advantage of energy scavenging techniques not feasible with other batteries. Finally, unlike other rechargeable thin film batteries requiring expensive semiconductor processing equipment, they can be manufactured using a cost-effective printing process. Because of th...

Researchers find better way to manufacture fast computer chips

...raphene sheets are stacked together. "When you write with a pencil, you leave graphene sheets behind on the paper," Padture said. Each sheet is so thin -- a few tenths of a nanometer (billionths of a meter) -- that researchers think of it as a two-dimensional crystal. Researchers have shown that a ...

Scientists patent corrosion-resistant nano-coating for metals

...g a simple two- or three-step process to produce a thin film structure by crosslinking among the component...-free alternatives have been unable to achieve the thin layers desirable for many applications. "Ultrathin...ral detail." Because the method deposits such a thin coating of material, it is highly economical and e...

Slimmer, stickier nanorods give boost to 3-D computer chips

...ponents. Wang said these layers can be coated with thin nanorods, and then heated up to 300 degrees Celsius. Around that temperature, the thin nanorods anneal, turn into a continuous thin film, and fuse the layers together. This study was...

New organic material may speed Internet access

... measure only tens of nanometers wide; 1 nm is one one-billionth of a meter, or about the width of a dozen carbon atoms. "We have been able to make thin films by combining the molecules into a material that is perfectly transparent, flat, and free of any irregularities that would affect optical propert...

Quantum dots and nanomaterials: Ingredients for better lighting and more reliable power

...evices are formed or fabricated. Flexible substrates (for example, plastic, thin metal foils, or cloth) allow for more durable lights that also weigh less t...ost, high-efficiency solar cells and solid state lights that can be made on thin flexible substrates, resulting in light-weight durable modules that are eas...
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