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Iranian Scientists Measure Blood Sugar through Patient's Expiration

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from University of Tehran succeeded in the production of a sensor that finds the amount of blood sugar of diabetic patients by measuring acetone concentration in their expiration. ...
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Titania Nanocoating Helps Surface Modification of Artificial Bones

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from University of Tehran in association with their counterparts from University of Malaya, Malaysia, studied the modification of properties of human body implants by using titania...
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Nanotechnology in Energy Applications Market Research Report 2014-2018: Radiant Insights, Inc

Nanotech-Now - January 16, 2015 - 7:45am
RadiantInsights.com include new market research report "Nanotechnology in Energy Applications Market Research Report 2014-2018: Radiant Insights, Inc" to its huge collection of research reports.
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NanoSphere Health Sciences Announces Patent-Pending Status for Nanoparticle Encapsulation of NSAIDs

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 16, 2015 - 3:19am
NanoSphere Health Sciences, LLC, innovative developers of the industry-first, patent-pending NanoSphere™ delivery system, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office issued "Patent Pending" status for its new NSAID NanoSphere technology platform. NanoSphere Health's NSAIDs are the first to encapsulate prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen, etc.) as a method to treat and prevent inflammatory disorders and global inflammation and pain. The use of the NanoSphere delivery technology eliminates and alleviates many of the severe side effects NSAIDs can have, such as stomach irritation, stomach bleeding and GI bleeding, among others. At the same time, it increases the therapeutic activity of NSAIDs for safe, long-term and more effective therapy. NanoSphere NSAIDs are uniquely designed to be administered intraorally, intranasally and transdermally. The convenient liquid nanogels bypass the GI tract avoiding gastrointestinal irritation. When taken perorally, NanoSphere NSAIDs' structure of purified essential phospholipids maintains the protective GI tract mucosa barrier from damage by NSAIDs. The NanoSphere NSAIDs are then efficiently transported into the circulatory system for greater therapeutic activity in safely treating inflammatory conditions and relieving pain. "We are excited to announce that NanoSphere's NSAID technology platform has achieved a 'Patent Pending' status, protecting the intellectual property of our NanoSphere delivery system within NSAIDs," said Dr. Richard Kaufman, Chief Science Officer at NanoSphere Health Sciences. "Our disruptive NanoSphere delivery biotechnology introduces a significant advancement in the therapeutic potential and safety of OTC and prescription NSAIDs along with a tremendous growth potential." NSAIDs cause a range of gastrointestinal problems from mild upset stomach to serious conditions such as stomach bleeding, ulcers and kidney damage, factors which often limit their use. Among patients using NSAIDs, 30-40% have some degree of GI intolerance. NSAIDs physically damage the protective GI mucosa surface and promote bleeding. Furthermore, NSAIDs are fat-soluble drugs with low solubility and dissolution in water. This makes OTC and prescription NSAID pills hard to absorb and contributes to their causing GI problems. "The problems with current NSAID therapy are glaringly apparent," says Terry Grossman M.D., Medical Director at NanoSphere Health Sciences. "NSAIDs have low bioavailability and limited delivery into inflamed areas. They produce adverse effects, compounded with the fact that nearly half the population has difficulties swallowing currently sold NSAID pills and capsules." The company's patent-pending phospholipid nanoparticle encapsulation of NSAIDs technology provides the following potential benefits: Higher Concentration of NSAIDs Increased Bioavailability of NSAIDs (2-fold to 10-fold) Decreased Dosage of NSAIDS (2-fold to 10-fold) Enables Safe, Long-Term Use and More Efficacious NSAID Therapy and Treatment Reduced Risk of Gastrointestinal Problems Transport into and Targeting of Specific Body Sites Delivery into the Central Nervous System Enhanced Therapeutic Value Ideal for Long-Term and Daily Use NanoSphere Health expects availability of commercial licensing by the second quarter of 2015, after clinical trials have been completed. About NanoSphere Health Sciences, LLC With its headquarters in Denver, Colorado, NanoSphere Health Sciences is a biotechnology firm specializing in the creation of NanoSphere delivery systems for the supplement, nutraceutical, OTC and pharmaceutical industries. For more information, visit www.nanospherehealth.com (http://www.nanospherehealth.com) Source: NanoSphere Health Sciences

Engineered nanoribbon bandgaps help improve electronics

Nanotechweb - January 15, 2015 - 5:31am
Researchers create atomically perfect graphene ribbons with varying widths using a bottom-up fabrication technique.
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Nanocomplex images differentiating stem cells

Nanotechweb - January 15, 2015 - 5:08am
New real-time imaging technique could be used to screen drugs for treating neurodegenerative diseases and brain trauma.
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Biosenta Inc. Announces a New Disinfectant, Called "True"

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Biosenta Inc. (Biosenta) (CSE:ZRO) is pleased to provide an update of both the continuing laboratory testing of its new retail disinfectant, to be called "True", and the regulatory approval process in...
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Tumor micro-environment is a rough neighborhood for nanoparticle cancer drugs: Researchers look at area around tumors to help personalize treatment for triple-negative breast cancer

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Nanoparticle drugs--tiny containers packed with medicine and with the potential to be shipped straight to tumors--were thought to be a possible silver bullet against cancer. However new cancer drugs b...
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Materials - Efficient catalysts...

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Reduction of pollution from vehicles and power plants relies, in large part, on how effectively catalysts can oxidize nitric oxide (NO).
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Materials - Next-generation insulation ...

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
A composite foam insulation panel being developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and partners could reduce wall-generated heating and cooling loads in buildings by 38 to 50 percent, potentially savi...
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Nano - "Green" metal oxides ...

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Water and nano-sized particles isolated from trees, plants and algae are the ingredients of a new recipe for low-cost metal oxides that are widely used in displays, smart windows, magnetic memories an...
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Zinc oxide materials tapped for tiny energy harvesting devices: New research helps pave the way toward highly energy-efficient zinc oxide-based micro energy harvesting devices with applications in portable communications, healthcare and environmental moni

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
Today, we're surrounded by a variety of electronic devices that are moving increasingly closer to us - we can attach and wear them, or even implant electronics inside our bodies.
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Photonic crystal nanolaser biosensor simplifies DNA detection: New device offers a simpler and potentially less expensive way to detect DNA and other biomolecules through changes in surface charge density or solution pH

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
A simple method to sense DNA, as well as potential biomarker proteins of cancer or other diseases such as Alzheimer's, may soon be within reach - thanks to the work of a team of Yokohama National Univ...
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Researchers from MIPT predict properties of surface

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
An article in Physical Review Letters, which was written by a group of researchers led by Qinggao Wang from MIPT's Laboratory of Computer Design of New Materials, investigates the surface of titanium...
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Researchers develop novel multiferroic materials and devices integrated with silicon chips

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
A research team led by North Carolina State University has made two advances in multiferroic materials, including the ability to integrate them on a silicon chip, which will allow the development of n...
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SUNY Board Appoints Dr. Alain Kaloyeros as Founding President of SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Nanotech-Now - January 14, 2015 - 7:45am
In support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's education-driven economic growth agenda for New York State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) today announced the SUNY Board of Trustees has appointed Dr...
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TechConnect World/Nanotech 2015 - Technical Call for Papers

National Nanomanufacturing Network - January 13, 2015 - 4:17am
TechConnect World/Nanotech 2015 - Conference and ExpoJune14-17, 2015Washington, DC Final Call for Abstracts Innovations - Friday Jan. 16 Nanotech 2015/TechConnect World Innovation Conference June 14-17, 2015 - Washington DCFor an InterNano supporting partnership 10% discount on registration (http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2015/register.html) enter our code: INANO10 Abstract submission will close on Friday, January 16, for the TechConnect World Innovation Conference, June 14-17, Gaylord Convention Center, Washington DC, USA. On behalf of our symposium organizers we warmly invite you to submit your research abstract and participate in this exciting international event. How to Participate: Submit Your Abstract - due January 16th Submit your technical research and development innovations for review and consideration for podium or poster presentation. Submit Your Innovation - due January 30th We are looking for breakthrough technologies that are ready for licensing, corporate partnering, or investment opportunities. Innovators and Prospectors Include: All U.S. Funding AgenciesAll U.S. National Labs Top-tier Academic Innovators State Country Innovation Delegations • Global Corporate Innovation Prospectors For further information, please visit: http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2015/ (http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2015/)Authors of research submissions, upon acceptance, registration (http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2015/register.html) enter our code: INANO10 About the event: The world’s largest nanotechnology event, Nanotech 2015, delivers application-focused research from the top international academic, government and private industry labs. Thousands of leading researchers, scientists, engineers and technology developers participate in Nanotech to identify new technology trends, development tools, product opportunities, R D collaborations, and commercialization partners. Join the global community that has been working together for over 17 years to integrate nanotechnology into industry with a focus on scale, safety and cost-effectiveness.The joint TechConnect World and the National Innovation Summit is uniquely designed to accelerate the commercialization of innovations, out of the lab and into industry. TechConnect World is divided into a Technical Research Program and an Innovation Partnering Program, gathering the world's leading market-focused research and commercially-viable innovations into the largest global technology accelerator program.

Making better Li-ion battery membranes

Nanotechweb - January 12, 2015 - 9:30am
Depth-profiling XPS technique can determine how lithium ions are distributed in nanostructured block polymer electrolyte thin films.
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Iran Designs Magnetic Nano-Absorbents Cleaning Chemical Pollutants

Nanotech-Now - January 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers at Shaheed Beheshti University designed Nano-absorbent separating chemical pollutants by high percentage.
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Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Announces AFM Image Contest Winners

Nanotech-Now - January 12, 2015 - 7:45am
Oxford Instruments Asylum Research is pleased to announce the winners of its AFM Image Contest. Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners Jessica Bickel and Kathy Aidala of Mount Holyoke College for...
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