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Nanotechnology in Medical News

World-renowned nanotechnology expert proves there is big potential in the smallest of matter

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (June 24, 2009) For Professor Chad Mirkin, good things come in small packages specifically one billionth of a meter in size. Yet, as director of Northwestern University's International Institute for Nanotechnology, the impact of Mirkin's work is anything but small. A prolific in...

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

Investor Environmental Health Network Analysis Finds Disturbing Asbestos-Nanotech Parallels That Could Saddle Investors with a Major New Round of Costly Mega-Litigation WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Billions of dollars in potential asbestos-like litigation risks for nanotechn...

Breakthrough Nanotechnology Delivers Safe, Nutrition-Packed Cellular Hydration

Revive Health supplements provide natural relief for pain, strengthening of immune systems and more AMERICAN FORK, Utah, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More and more research is showing that most illness, disease and other physical afflictions can be helped simply by boosting the health of the cellul...

Pioneering medical nanotechnology offers new cancer breakthrough hope

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester could be potentially paving the way for the development of a powerful new strategy for both the early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The research is to use cutting edge nanotechnology to identify a pioneering...

Anita Goel to be Featured Luncheon Speaker at FDLI's Annual Nanotechnology Conference

Top Government Officials Will Explain Regulatory Plans for Cutting-Edge Technology at National Meeting Feb. 18-19 in Washington , DC . WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D., the founder of Nanobosym, Inc., and Harvard-MIT-trained physicist and...

Risk-Management Policies Needed Now in Nanotechnology, Insighter Piece Concludes; FDLI Sponsors Nanotechnology Meeting, Publishes Book on FDA-Regulated Products

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companies that manufacture products containing nanomaterials must immediately institute high-quality risk management and product stewardship measures to limit potential liability exposure in the future, assert attorneys Jesse Ash, Antony Klapper and Ja...

Food and Drug Law Institute Sponsors Major Conference on Nanotechnology Law, Regulation and Policy

Top Government Officials Will Explain Regulatory Plans for Cutting-Edge Technology at National Meeting Feb. 18-19 in Washington , DC . WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nanotechnology was incorporated into more than $60 billion in manufactured goods last year. By 2014, the ...

Merck KGaA and Nano-Terra Announce Extension of Nanotechnology Solutions Alliance

Merck KGaA (EMD in North America) announced today the extension of its existing strategic alliance with Nano-Terra, Inc., a leading nanotechnology co-development company. DARMSTADT, Germany (Business Wire EON) October 7, 2008 -- The original agreement between the comp...

Astute Nanotechnology celebrates first year of success

University of Queensland-based Astute Nanotechnology will celebrate the achievements of its first year in business with a special presentation and cocktail reception tomorrow Tuesday, April 29. Astute Nanotechnology creates opportunities for industry partners to access the expertise and resource...

Breakthroughs in nanotechnology on edge of 'knowledge frontier'

COLUMBIA, Mo. University of Missouri scientist Kattesh Katti recently discovered how to make gold nanoparticles using gold salts, soybeans and water. Kattis research has garnered attention worldwide and the environmentally-friendly discovery could have major applications in several disciplines. ...

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Nanotechnology in Medical Technology

OmegaGenesis Unveils Novel Nanotechnology Platform With Broad Biomedical Applications

New Company Founded on Mayo Clinic Discoveries is Developing Therapies for Wounds, Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Hair Growth Using Nano-Materials with Angiogenic Properties GILROY, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- OmegaGenesis today unveiled the company's novel technology platform which employs...

PDS Biotechnology Corporation Progresses Development of Nanotechnology Cancer Therapies

CINCINNATI, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PDS Biotechnology Corporation today announced that the company has been selected as a collaborator of the US National Cancer Institute's Nanotechnology Characterization Lab (NCL) to complete preclinical development of Versamune(TM)-HPV prior to filing of the ...

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

...ll enable scientists to gain new understanding of the molecular pathways and genetic mutations that contribute to the causes of many cancers; to apply nanotechnology to isolate and analyze circulating tumor cells; to explore imaging approaches that could lead to "starving" tumors; to leverage the growing understand...

Oasmia: FDA Grants Paclical(R) Orphan Drug Designation for Ovarian Cancer in the USA

...gnant melanoma and lung cancer (NSCLC). About Oasmia Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB develops second and third generation cancer drugs based on nanotechnology for human and veterinary use. The broad portfolio is focused on oncology and contains several promising products in clinical and pre-clinical phase. O...

Spherics, Inc. Announces Reduced Cognitive Impairment of Novel Extended Release Topiramate (SRx-502) as Compared to Topamax(R)

...ational patents that they have applied to their four central nervous system products. These patents cover polyanhydride-based bioadhesive polymers and nanotechnology (PIN(TM)). In addition to these issued patents, Spherics has filed numerous applications covering compositions of matters of its proprietary polymers ...

Spherics, Inc. Offers Extended Release Formulation for Sustained and Stable Levodopa Levels

...ational patents that they have applied to their four central nervous system products. These patents cover polyanhydride-based bioadhesive polymers and nanotechnology (PIN). In addition to these issued patents, Spherics has filed numerous applications covering compositions of matters of its proprietary polymers (SPH...

New Patent Awarded for Antigen-Sparing Vaccines that Elicit Robust Immunity

... the nanoemulsion platform began in 1998 and is supported, in part, by a $6.3 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Michigan nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences, which is led by Dr. Baker. The new patent for nanoemulsion vaccines (#7,314,624 B2) is licensed to Nan...

Researchers Use Magnetism to Target Cells to Animal Arteries

..." added Levy. "This method could become a powerful medical tool." Financial support for the study came from the National Institutes of Health, the nanotechnology Institute, and both the William J. Rashkind Endowment and Erin's Fund of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Levy's co-authors were Ilia Fish...

Mersana Therapeutics Reports Phase I Results for XMT-1001 in Patients with Solid Tumors at AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference

...not been reached and the study continues to accrue patients. "Our Fleximer nanotechnology platform is designed to create proprietary new drugs from existing and nove...Mersana, a privately held, venture backed company, utilizes its proprietary nanotechnology platform to transform existing and experimental anti-cancer agents into new...

Targeted Nanoparticles Offer Promise in the Battle Against Cancer

...c Retreat - October 12, Lake Tahoe, NV -- NCI nanotechnology Alliance Investigators Meeting - October 16, Chape...ug Delivery Symposium - November 2, Boston, MA -- nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine Conference - November 5, ...uidia Liquidia Technologies Inc. is an innovative nanotechnology company that designs, develops, and manufactures p...
Nanotechnology in Biological News

Singapore nanotechnology combats fatal brain infections

Doctors may get a new arsenal for meningitis treatment and the war on drug-resistant bacteria and fungal infections with novel peptide nanoparticles developed by scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of Singapore and reported in Nature Nanotechnology . The sta...

University awarded £1.7M to develop nanotechnology for use in health care

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have been awarded 1.7 million to investigate how nanotechnology could be used to improve the effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs. Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of matter at sizes close to molecular level to produce particles that are small ...

Donation for new Center for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology

Prof. Moein Moghimi (Professor of Biopharmacy and Nanomedicine, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical chemistry) and colleagues have received 28 million DKK (approximately 3.75 million Euros) from the Danish Council for Strategic Research (DSF) to set The Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnol...

NIST, NCI bring web 2.0 tools to nanotechnology standards effort

Federal government and U.S. industry scientists say they are forging ahead with plans for an international, online collaboration to speed up creation of critically needed nanotechnology standards, including the underpinning reference materials and tests that support development of nanotech product...

Europe rallies behind nanotechnology to wean world from fossil fuels

Nanotechnologies can be used to develop sustainable energy systems while reducing the harmful effects of fossil fuels as they are gradually phased out over the next century. This optimistic scenario is coming closer to reality as new technologies such as biomimetics and Dye Sensitized solar Cells ...

Halas wins prestigious nanotechnology research award

HOUSTON, Sept. 3, 2008 -- Rice University nanophotonics pioneer Naomi Halas has won one of nanotechnology's top academic honors, the Research Excellence Award from the University of Pennsylvania's Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC). Halas is being honored for her numerous contributions in the inn...

Scientists make chemical cousin of DNA for use as new nanotechnology building block

In the rapid and fast-growing world of nanotechnology, researchers are continually on the lookout for new building blocks to push innovation and discovery to scales much smaller than the tiniest speck of dust. In the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, researchers are using DNA to...

Promising new nanotechnology for spinal cord injury

CHICAGO -- A spinal cord injury often leads to permanent paralysis and loss of sensation below the site of the injury because the damaged nerve fibers can't regenerate. The nerve fibers or axons have the capacity to grow again, but dont because they're blocked by scar tissue that develops around t...

NIH recognizes Clemson nanotechnology for molecule tracking

CLEMSON The National Institutes of Health has awarded two Clemson chemistry faculty nearly $1 million to detect, track and image the interior of cells. Jason McNeill and Ken Christensen will receive the $960,000 grant to develop polymer dot nanoparticles for tracking single molecules in live cell...

Rice University expert calls for coordination in nanotechnology research

Nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of cancer therapy and water treatment, but concerns about the safety of nanoproducts may limit these important technological developments, Vicki Colvin said today in comments to the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology. Colvin, directo...

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Nanotechnology in Biological Technology

New statistical technique improves precision of nanotechnology data

A new statistical analysis technique that identifies and removes systematic bias, noise and equipment-based artifacts from experimental data could lead to more precise and reliable measurement of nanomaterials and nanostructures likely to have future industrial applications. Known as sequential...

Particle Sciences and Microfluidics Collaborate to Share Formulation and Nanotechnology Expertise for Pharmaceutical Drug Product Development, Analysis and Commercialization

BETHLEHEM, Pa. and NEWTON, Mass., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfluidics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microfluidics International Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: MFLU), and Particle Sciences Inc. (PSI) have formed a strategic alliance to help biopharmaceutical companies leverage the most advanced...

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...

Aldrich(R) Releases Materials Science Catalog That Includes Products to Advance Sustainable Energy and Nanotechnology Research

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aldrich, a division of Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL ), has released its new "materials by application" Materials Science catalog. The catalog features more than 4,000 products for research in Alternative Energy, Organic Electronics, Metal & Cerami...

Using living cells as nanotechnology factories

In the tiny realm of nanotechnology, scientists have used a wide variety of materials to build atomic scale structures. But just as in the construction business, nanotechnology researchers can often be limited by the amount of raw materials. Now, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University res...

New nanotechnology centre helps turn big ideas into real products

Centre helps Alberta entrepreneurs move products to market EDMONTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ - Small or large companies and tech-savvy entrepreneurs that want to bring nanotechnology products to world markets can now access technical and business services thanks to a new leading-edge centre in ...

Using nanotechnology to create high-performance materials

This release is available in German . The polymer researchers at the GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht (Germany) expected about 30 scientists to attend the kick-off meeting of the new EU project HARCANA (High Aspect Ratio for Carbon-based Nanocomposites). New kinds of plastic-based nanoc...

Joint nanotechnology forum to focus on electronics, photonics, renewable energy

Applications of nanotechnology to electronics, photonics and renewable energy will be the focus of a joint forum to be held from August 10 to 14, 2009 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. An innovation workshop will also be presented in conjunction with the event. The 4th Nano ...

Breakthrough in nanotechnology by uncovering conductive property of carbon-based molecules

PITTSBURGHUniversity of Pittsburgh researchers have discovered that certain organicor carbon-basedmolecules exhibit the properties of atoms under certain circumstances and, in turn, conduct electricity as well as metal. Detailed in the April 18 edition of Science, the finding is a breakthrough in ...

International Council on Nanotechnology launches global research needs assessment

WASHINGTON - 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, th...

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Nanotechnology in Biological Definition

Adenosine triphosphate

...process in aqueous solution . Reaction of ADP with GTP ADP + GTP ATP + GDP There is talk of using ATP as a power source for nanotechnology and implants. Artificial pacemakers could become independent of batteries . See also Adenosine diphosphate (ADP) Adenosine monoph...

Biophysics

...s and nanomachines to regulate biological functions. Nowadays, these are more commonly referred to as belonging to the fields of bioengineering and nanotechnology respectively. We may expect these definitions to further refine themselves. Contents showTocToggle("show","hide") 1 Overview 2 T...
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