National Nanomanufacturing Network

Genisphere LLC

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 8, 2015 - 12:47pm
DirectoryGenisphere is a targeted drug delivery platform company and provider of an innovative DNA-based nanotechnology called 3DNA. Genisphere seeks additional partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies that could benefit from the company's platform technology, which is IP-protected and fully customizable to deliver small molecules, biologics, and nucleic acids in a highly targeted manner. Our mission is to apply our molecular biotechnology, and our scientific expertise, to a wide range of applications to enhance the human condition through research, diagnostic advances and therapeutic solutions. For us, this mission is much more than words on a page. We live this mission every day as we develop our innovative platform, establish strong partnerships and implement long-term strategies to give our partners and clients definable competitive advantages. Address: 2801 Sterling Drive Hatfield, PA 19440 URL: Type: IndustryEmail Address: 877.888.3362 iiPhone: 877-888-3362InterNano Taxonomy: Medical and Pharmaceutical IndustriesTags: Drug DeliveryDNAmolecular biotechnologyDiagnosticstherapeutic solutions

Wearable Electronic Health Patches May Now Be Cheaper and Easier to Make

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 8, 2015 - 11:57am
Sandra Zaragoza, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at AustinA team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a method for producing inexpensive and high-performing wearable patches that can contin

Talga Resources

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 5, 2015 - 12:13pm
DirectoryTalga Resources Ltd (ASX:TLG) is a technology materials company with a unique, simple and cost-effective process to liberate graphene and nanographite directly from our large, high-quality ore deposits in nothern Sweden. By solving the cost and volume issues that have previously stymied commercialisation. Talga intends to enable widespread adoption of nanographitic carbons into current markets worth over $700Bn. Talga is a Perth, Western Australia, based company with mineral source assets in Sweden, plus patent-pending mining and processing technology and pilot plant operations in Germany. Talga has a unique advantage. Our 100% owned graphite deposits and proprietary processes provide a nominal cost path to create high quality graphene and nanographite in industrial volumes from a natural source. Talga has no requirement for crushing or grinding (physical comminution) which has a material impact on both operation and capital expenditure. Our margins can withstand the ultimate price recalibration for graphene that will come as the industry matures. Minimal processing (no milling or micronisation) of the natural source product results in relatively benign environmental footprint compared to global graphite peers and ensures that the natural high crystallinity flake morphology remains pristine. Our high grade resources, incredible mining logistics in Sweden, and simple cost-effective processing methods, give us clear competitive opportunities. Our development stage allows for large samples for industry testing and our products suit today's additive market. Our strategy is to initially identify applications associated with commonly used materials that can be transformed and improved by the availability of high-quality, nominal-cost graphene and uniquely unmilled nanographite. Talga will work with a small number of partners to develop products that meet their needs. Talga first joined the Australian Stock Exchange in July, 2010. Address: Level 1 2 Richardson Street West Perth Western Australia 6005 URL: Email Address: admin@talgaresources.comPhone: +61 8 9481 6667InterNano Taxonomy: GrapheneTags: nanographitecommercializationnanographitic carbons


National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 30, 2015 - 3:27pm
DirectoryNanoXplore is a Montreal-based company specializing in the unique science of graphene and its derivative materials, and is very well placed to address three key challenges facing the graphene industry today: NanoXplore’s unique production process provides high-volume, affordable production (tonnes of material monthly at dollars per gram); NanoXplore’s production techniques are environmentally friendly and compatible with a wide range of manufacturing processes and government regulations; and NanoXplore technology allows for unparalleled integration with a broad range of industrial materials. NanoXplore achieves significant improvements in performance for its customers with very low levels of graphene because its material is of high quality (few defects, highly dispersible), because the production process can easily tune the dimensions of the graphene flakes, and because NanoXplore has specific expertise in dispersing graphene in a broad range of industrial materials. NanoXplore partners with its customers to integrate graphene into their products and processes, providing them with innovative products and a strong competitive advantage. Address: 1744 Rue William St. Suite 100 Montreal, QC, H3J 1R4 Canada URL: Type: IndustryEmail Address: sale@nanoxplore.caPhone: +1 514-935-1377InterNano Taxonomy: GrapheneTags: high-volumeaffordable productionenvironmentally friendlygraphene flakes

Bioprinting with Peptides

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 30, 2015 - 2:04pm
Bradley D. Fahlman, Ph.D., Central Michigan University, Internano Editorial StaffFrom its beginnings in the mid 1980s, 3-D printing has evolved from simple rapid prototype manufacturing, to now include advanced fabrication applications within construction, medical, electronics,

$81 million to support new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 30, 2015 - 1:34pm
Sarah Bates, NSF16 sites to give academic, small business and industry researchers access to nanotechnology research

Cornell and MSKCC to Open New $10 Million Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 30, 2015 - 1:13pm
Cornell ChronicleCornell University, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), is opening a new $10 million Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence that brings together scientists, engi

Nanocrystal Ink Deposition Enables Progress Towards DIY Spray-on Solar Cells

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 30, 2015 - 12:43pm
St. Mary’s College of Maryland NewsroomA new study out of St.

NNCO: Introduction to Nanoinformatics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 24, 2015 - 8:45am
Marlowe Newman, NNCOFriday, October 2, 2015 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Additive Manufacturing Enabled – Or Enhanced - By Nanotechnology

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 17, 2015 - 10:12am
Alan Rae, Ph.D., M.B.A.Additive manufacturing describes a number of techniques which include but go beyond 3D printing.

Advancing Nanoparticle Manufacturing

National Nanomanufacturing Network - September 10, 2015 - 10:56am
Marlowe Newman, NNCOFollowing decades of research and development, commercial products enabled by nanoparticles are poised to have broad impact in diverse sectors of the global economy, ranging from electronics to hea

Nanofilm Introduces Clarity AR Lens Cleaner for Anti-Reflective Superhydrophobic Lenses

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 31, 2015 - 2:42pm
Lynn Lilly, Director of Communication, PEN Inc.The popularity of anti-reflective superhydrophobic lenses has shown significant growth in recent years because of the many benefits to wearers.

Carnegie Mellon Spinoff nanoGriptech Is First Mass Manufacturer of a Strong and Sensitive Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 31, 2015 - 1:56pm
Sherry Stokes, Carnegie Mellon UniversityCarnegie Mellon University spinoff nanoGriptech has announced the launch of Setex™, the first commercially available gecko-inspired adhesive.

Bioelectronics Pioneer John Rogers to Join Northwestern

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 31, 2015 - 1:41pm
Megan Fellman, Northwestern University NewsJohn A.

N12 Technologies, Inc.

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 24, 2015 - 3:12pm
DirectoryN12 is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup that’s commercializing revolutionary nanotechnology to enhance composite materials. Based on MIT-developed and exclusively licensed vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) technology, N12 has created the world’s first commercial-scale continuous manufacturing capability for its Nanostitch™ product. Nanostitch™ improves shear properties of carbon-fiber and other composite materials by 10-40% and lengthens fatigue life 100 fold. Address: 85 Bolton Street Cambridge, MA 02140Contact Info:  URL: Type: IndustryEmail Address: info@n12technologies.comPhone: 857-259-6622InterNano Taxonomy: NanocompositesCarbon nanotube (CNT)Carbon nanotube synthesisTags: NanostitchCarbon FiberCompositesvertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT)commercial scalecontinuous manufacturing

Setting Ground Rules for Nanotechnology Research

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 20, 2015 - 3:11pm
Ken Kingery, Duke UniversityTwo new projects set the stage for nanotechnology research to move into Big Data

World's first nanorod-based solar module

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 13, 2015 - 2:13pm
Azhar Fakharuddin, Rajan Jose and Thomas BrownEnergy security has been a top global concern motivating researchers to seek it from renewable and cost-effective resources.

Coping with Rapid Change in the Electronics Industry – what it means for Nano-initiatives and Nano-startups

National Nanomanufacturing Network - August 5, 2015 - 2:27pm
Alan Rae, Ph.D., M.B.A.    Industry drivers are relentlessly changing the industry and its materials needs.  Current drivers include the increasing dominance of handhelds, everything connected, automobile automation, low power / long battery life, wearables and medical electronics. Increasing sustainability and other regulations are a given. CMOS devices are now below 10nm feature sizes, and the semiconductor industry is figuring out what it needs to do to predict the future as we move to different semiconductor materials. For evidence, look no further than the emergence of  "ITRS 2.0", a regrouping of ITRS as it looks towards discontinuous change that will involve different semiconductors - silicon carbide and other compound semiconductors for example - as well as carbon nanotubes, graphene and other 2-D structures. Moore's law, "More Moore",  "More than Moore" or something quite different?   Traditional roadmapping struggles to deal with discontinuous change.  It's not easy to predict when a new technology will become cost competitive, how it can scale to meet market needs, how the existing technologies can be tweaked to meet the performance challenge of new materials - or even which technologies will win and who will develop them! It becomes a situation where multiple scenarios are possible and the experts in the room have to make a best judgement based on the available information.   Currently, nanostructures appear to be limited to semiconductors and hydrophobic/oleophobic surfaces. Nanomaterials or near-nano materials are increasingly found in batteries, supercapacitors, silver for die attach and solar applications, phosphors and a range of polymer fillers as well as in CMP slurries.   The proposed changes by EPA to TSCA will affect reporting and other requirements for nanomaterials ( and available as a Federal Register extract (Vol.80, No.65, April 26, 2015), searchable as EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0572-0001) have raised concerns as in some interpretations they appear to cover in-process slurried and suspended materials and other forms which would cover not only previously unregulated parts of the electronics industry but also most of the advanced ceramics industry.   Who will develop the nanomaterial and nanostructures?  The financial institutions and angel investors are not supporting the industry well.  I personally am working with two electronics startups struggling for survival as most of the angel money goes to handheld apps, VCs are missing in action, and IPOs seem to be limited to pharmaceuticals.  Those that are successful will partner with established companies who can supply the "patient money" needed for commercialization and scaling.  We do need a lot more corporations to embrace open innovation - rather than "not invented here!" for this to be successful.   The electronics industry needs nanomaterials and nanostructures if it is to meet customer expectations - higher performance, better battery life and more affordable.  We need to continue to work with startups and established industry to commercialize the excellent work stimulated by the NNI and now coming out of Universities to make this happen.                               Image credit: Permission to reprint image requested from ITRS.More than Moore White Paper by the IRC  

Aculon Launches NanoProof Series for PCB Waterproofing

National Nanomanufacturing Network - July 31, 2015 - 8:48am
Mario Gattuso, Aculon  Aculon’s proprietary surface modification technology treats a PCB to be repellent to water and/or oil while maintaining its full operating functionality. Until now water-resistance product offerings generally fall into two categories: conformal solution based hydro/oleophobic coatings that repel fluids but require some level of masking or “keep-out” areas, and vacuum-deposited coatings (which is a batch process and also require masking) such as parylene-based treatments. Aculon® NanoProof™ surface treatments create a third category - no mask solution based hydro/oleophobic coatings that are done on an inline basis and deliver the benefits of conformal coatings yet eliminate the need for costly capital investment and avoiding the bottlenecking batch process of vacuum based manufacturing or masking operations. Aculon’s NanoProof™ Series offer customers a range of PCB waterproofing solutions from protecting against accidental water damage (NanoProof 1.0) to IPX7, immersion in water at one meter depth for 30 minutes (NanoProof™ 3.0,3.5,4.0), to greater barrier properties that can withstand 100 hours immersion in sweat solutions and some of the most stringent test methods developed for non-hermetic components (NanoProof™ 5.0) . The benefits of using Aculon NanoProof include improved device reliability, reduced returns from device failures, and lower system wide costs particularly when compared to the cost of a vacuum deposition processes. In addition the electrical connections are not impacted and the integrity of the signal strength, antenna and acoustic performance remain in tact. Aculon NanoProof™ Series uses a mix of Aculon’s Proprietary Transition Metal Complexate technology (TMC) and fluorinated acrylic polymers to achieve a series of products that are compatible with all of the common material types used in SMT parts. Aculon’s NanoProof™ series are sprayable or dip based coatings that do not require a cure and have no impact on conductivity testing. NanoProof is safe for us in factory environments as it is non toxic. While some of the NanoProof™ series are so thin that they are invisible to naked eye, all of the Nanoproof™ series are available with UV tracer dye added to ensure detection at customer sites. Aculon’s NanoProof technology has already been adopted by a number of customers as they were able to demonstrate improved product performance while utilizing a flexible application process that can lower the total operating costs when compared to parylene based coatings. This series is designed so that that there is an ideal protection solution for PCB’s in need of water protection! “For several years Aculon has been a leading supplier of nanocoatings to the electronics industry. We are delighted to extend our product offering to include the NanoProof series of treatments that can protect customer’s PCB from water damage and immersion. In the electronics business we have learned often one product does not fit all, hence we developed a series of product as different customers have different requirements” said Edward Hughes, CEO of Aculon. “We will work with our customers to ensure that they get the right product at the right price to meet their requirements.” For further information regarding distribution availability please contact Mario Gattuso directly at . About Aculon, Inc. Aculon specializes in inventing and commercializing unique surface modification technologies for the electronics, industrial and consumer products industries. The Company's technologies use low capital intensity methods of application such as dipping and spray and do not involve a vacuum chamber. Key benefits of Aculon technology include: • Repellency – Ability to apply hydrophobic coatings, superhydrophic coatings and oleophobic coatings on surfaces to repel water, oil, and most all liquids. • Particle Treatment – Functionalize nanoparticles to improve many characteristics such as hydrophobicity, oleophobicity, and adhesion. • Adhesion – Boost the adhesion of challenging surfaces with adhesion promoting treatments. Aculon’s applications include: Aculon NanoClear - the leading nanocoating for the PCB Stencil market -Treatment of Optical parts - sunglasses, prescription eyewear, lenses -Treatment of Stainless Steel probes for use in the Oil industry -Treatment of Sapphire lens to repel oil -Treatment of Medical Devices to enhance fluidic motion -Treatment of Electronic testing components to prevent material build up. -Treatment of components for consumer products such as watches -Stainless Steel Coatings for numerous applications Production of Hydrophobic pen applications for use in the optical market For more information, please click here Contacts: Mario Copyright © Aculon, Inc.