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Small is beautiful: A European view of nanotech cosmetics and safety

WASHINGTON BusinessWeek magazine claims the $60 billion international beauty products industry is making a big bet on nanotech. Today, nearly a hundred cosmetics are in the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies online inventory of products identified by manufacturers as containing nanomaterials. ...

New nanotech products hitting the market at the rate of 3-4 per week

WASHINGTON New nanotechnology consumer products are coming on the market at the rate of 3-4 per week, a finding based on the latest update to the nanotechnology consumer product inventory maintained by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN). One of the new items among the more than 60...

EPA takes first step in filling nanotech information gaps

WASHINGTON, DCThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published today in the Federal Register its plan for the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The plan takes a positive first step by offering industry, non-governmental organizations and...

Major EU Funded Nanotube Research Group, DESYGN-IT, Publish in AZoJono - The Open Access Online Nanotech Journal

SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Open access online journal, AZoJono* (The AZo Journal of Nanotechnology Online) has released a special nanotubes research edition in conjunction with DESYGN-IT*, an EU funded collaborative research project that has been investigating the design, synth...

The nanotech future: a conversation with Mihail Roco

WASHINGTON, DCIt is hard to discuss the future of nanotechnology without talking about or with Mike Roco. Dr. Roco is the key architect of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)Americas $8 billion federal investment in the science and engineering research expected to revolutionize technology...

Poll reveals public awareness of nanotech stuck at low level

WASHINGTON, DC -- National survey findings released today indicate that Americans awareness of nanotechnology remains low. Popular awareness is nearly as small as the tiny nanoscale materials and nano-enabled devices and products now flowing onto the market from this rapidly progressing technology...

Federal research plan to determine nanotech risks fails to deliver

WASHINGTON, DCAlmost a year in the making, a federal plan to prioritize research on the potential environmental, health, and safety (EHS) impacts of nanoscale materials has so many failings that its begs the question as to whether the governments 13-agency nanotechnology research effort is able to...

Fear of Possible Harm Hinder Nanotech Development

A lack of clear information about the risks of nanotechnology in society, has led to a danger of society squandering this powerful potential according //to 14 top international scientists in a major paper published in the November 16th issue of the journal Nature. The paper, 'Safe Handling of Nanot...

Report: Asbestos Litigation Disaster for Investors Could Be Repeated With Nanotechnology Unless SEC and FASB Close Eight Major Loopholes Now Preventing Honest Disclosures

...e equally applicable to the broader array of contingent liabilities that appear in disclosure reports and financial statements." BACKGROUND ON nanotech RISKS Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing force in the marketplace, with worldwide sales of nanotechnology-based products doubling annually. Ac...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Zecotek Photonic's Medical Imaging Achievement, Development of Next-Generation Scintillation Crystals and Photo Detector Technology

...gy company developing leading-edge products: crystals, photo detectors, lasers, imaging and 3D display technologies, for medical, biotech, industrial, nanotech and atomic/molecular science applications. Founded in 2003, the company has three distinct operating divisions: Laser Systems, Imaging Systems and 3D ...

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Nanotech in Medical Technology

Calando Pharmaceuticals Publishes the First Non-Human Primate Study on Targeted, Systemic Delivery of siRNA in National Academy of Sciences Journal

...ls and to generate rights to intellectual property covering promising new nanotechnologies. Currently, Arrowhead has four subsidiaries commercializing nanotech products and applications, including anti-cancer drugs, RNAi therapeutics, carbon-based electronics and compound semiconductor materials. Safe Harbo...

Arrowhead Subsidiary, Calando Pharmaceuticals Publishes Study on Targeted, Systemic Delivery of siRNA

...ls and to generate rights to intellectual property covering promising new nanotechnologies. Currently, Arrowhead has four subsidiaries commercializing nanotech products and applications, including anti-cancer drugs, RNAi therapeutics, carbon-based electronics and compound semiconductor materials. About Cala...

Calando Pharmaceuticals Publishes Study Showing Anti-Cancer Effect with Lead RNAi Candidate

...ls and to generate rights to intellectual property covering promising new nanotechnologies. Currently, Arrowhead has four subsidiaries commercializing nanotech products and applications, including anti-cancer drugs, RNAi therapeutics, carbon-based electronics and compound semiconductor materials. Safe Harbo...

Arrowhead Subsidiary Calando Pharmaceuticals Publishes Study Showing Anti-Cancer Effect with Lead RNAi Candidate

...ls and to generate rights to intellectual property covering promising new nanotechnologies. Currently, Arrowhead has four subsidiaries commercializing nanotech products and applications, including anti-cancer drugs, RNAi therapeutics, carbon-based electronics and compound semiconductor materials. About Cala...

Poster on Cyclosert Drug Delivery Presented at AACR Meeting

...ls and to generate rights to intellectual property covering promising new nanotechnologies. Currently, Arrowhead has four subsidiaries commercializing nanotech products and applications, including anti-cancer drugs, RNAi therapeutics, carbon-based electronics and compound semiconductor materials. Safe Harbo...

Arrowhead Subsidiaries Insert & Calando Present Data on Cyclosert Drug Delivery System at AACR Meeting

...ls and to generate rights to intellectual property covering promising new nanotechnologies. Currently, Arrowhead has four subsidiaries commercializing nanotech products and applications, including anti-cancer drugs, RNAi therapeutics, carbon-based electronics and compound semiconductor materials. About Inse...

Calando Pharmaceuticals Announces Preclinical Efficacy and Safety Data of Targeted, Systemic Delivery of siRNA at AACR Annual Meeting

...ls and to generate rights to intellectual property covering promising new nanotechnologies. Currently, Arrowhead has four subsidiaries commercializing nanotech products and applications, including anti-cancer drugs, RNAi therapeutics, carbon-based electronics and compound semiconductor materials. Safe Harbo...

Arrowhead Subsidiary, Insert, Publishes Interim Phase I Data from Human Clinical Trials for New Cancer Drug

...ls and to generate rights to intellectual property covering promising new nanotechnologies. Currently, Arrowhead has four subsidiaries commercializing nanotech products and applications, including anti-cancer drugs, RNAi therapeutics, carbon-based electronics and compound semiconductor materials. About Inse...
Nanotech in Biological News

Survey highlights support for nanotech in health fields but disapproval elsewhere

A landmark national survey on the use of nanotechnology for "human enhancement" shows widespread public support for applications of the new technology related to improving human health. However, the survey also shows broad disapproval for nanotech human enhancement research in areas without health...

Scientists overcome nanotech hurdle

When you make a new material on a nano scale how can you see what you have made? A team lead by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences research Council (BBSRC) fellow has made a significant step toward overcoming this major challenge faced by nanotechnology scientists. With new research publish...

Think green, UO's Hutchison says, to reduce nanotech hazards

The University of Oregon's Jim Hutchison already holds three patents in the emerging field of nanotechnology as well as leadership roles in organizations that promote the technology's potential in materials science and medicine. Hutchison, a chemist and materials scientist, however, also embrac...

UNC nanotech spin-off forms new venture with Siemens

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Some great inventions are birthed at a bar, their futures scribbled on cocktail napkins. Multi-pixel X-ray technology, the first substantial technological change in X-rays in more than a century, was born over a greasy Philly cheesesteak sandwich. It was 2000. Otto Zhou was t...

FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

WASHINGTON, DC—According to Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Director David Rejeski, “Today, FDA took a step forward in fulfilling its responsibilities for nanotechnology oversight. If nanotechnology regulation was a baseball game, FDA has scored the first run in the first inning. But the agen...

Rice's James Tour wins Feynman Prize

...e in Tour's arrival at Rice from the University of South Carolina, where he taught for 11 years. "It was at a Foresight conference that I met (Rice nanotech pioneer) Rick Smalley in 1997 or '98," he said. "Rick told me he'd stayed at the conference a couple of extra days just to hear me speak, and afterwar...

NIST, NCI bring web 2.0 tools to nanotechnology standards effort

...ce materials and tests that support development of nanotech products while minimizing potential risks. Comb...op $3 trillion by 2015. This anticipated stream of nanotech innovations has spawned a backlog of standards nee...ropose Online Community To Speed Up Development of nanotech Standards". ...

Nanotech and synbio: Americans don't know what's coming

...e plurality of respondents, however, believes that risks and benefits will be about equal. A major industry forecasting firm determined that last year nanotech goods in the global marketplace totaled $147 billion. According to the poll, the level of U.S. public awareness about nanotechnology has not changed m...

Emergency response and nanotechnology

...aled or ingested are able to penetrate and leave deposits on the cell walls of living organs and tissues undetected. Tools and solutions for assessing nanotech and nanoscale materials could be implemented easily based on existing models and methodologies that take into account the delicate balance between sec...

IBM and ETH Zurich form strategic partnership in nanoscience

... 2011. A value-add for Swiss industry This nanotech lab will have a strong value-add, not only for the...s sizeable community of SMEs, will profit. The nanotech lab will make world-beating research possible, but...than 900 m2 of cleanroom area will be built in the nanotech lab with three sections: one each for exclusive us...

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Dozens of New Clean Technology and Nanotech Products Unveiled at TechConnect World Expo in Houston, Texas, May 5-6

Hundreds of Vendors and Thousands of Attendees Make TechConnect World the Largest Nano and Clean Technology Expo in the US HOUSTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- TechConnect World, in association with the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Indust...

World's first mandatory national nanotech rule pending

Washington, DC The Canadian government reportedly is planning to release in February the world's first national regulation requiring companies to detail their use of engineered nanomaterials, according to environmental officials. The information gathered under the requirement will be used to eval...

NSTI Announces the 12th Annual Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009 May 3-7, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), today announced that the Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009 will take place May 3-7, 2009 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston, Texas. Now in its 12th year, the largest and most promi...

Panel blasts federal nanotech risk research strategy

Washington, DC A National Research Council (NRC) committee today issued a highly critical report describing serious shortfalls in the Bush administration's strategy to better understand the environment, health and safety (EHS) risks of nanotechnology and to effectively manage those potential risk...

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...

Parallel 'nano-soldering' technique chosen for year's top-50 by Nanotech Briefs

You should have so much patience to solder nanowires to nanoelectrodes. Talk about fine work. (A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.) That's why a new electroplating process that simultaneously joins many silicon nanowires to many prepatterned electrodes was selected for a 2008 Nano 50 Award b...

Startup Nanotech Firm Books First Revenue From Large Chip Makers

Carbon Nanoprobes, Inc. receives custom orders from leading semiconductor manufacturers, officially putting revenue on the company's books. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 30, 2008 -- Carbon Nanoprobes, Inc ( www.cnprobes.com [CN Probes™]), an emerging nanotech solution...

Advance Nanotech Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

Company achieves four-fold revenue increase as broad corporate changes are implemented NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advance Nanotech, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AVNA) today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2008. This quar...

Federal government taps NC State experts to explain nanotech risks

The arm of the federal government responsible for coordinating nanotechnology research and regulations across the country has called on experts from North Carolina State University to craft a white paper that will lay out how government and industry officials should communicate potential risks as...

Europe spends nearly twice as much as US on nanotech risk research

Washington, DC A new analysis by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) indicates that European nations are investing nearly twice as much as the U.S. in research primarily aimed at addressing the potential risks of nanotechnology. The analysis also highlights a substantial over-inflation...

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