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Polymeric Scaffold Recreates Bladder Tissue

Nanotech-Now - October 29, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology in association with researchers from Sweden studied the application of polymeric scaffolds to recreate bladder tissue.
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Graphene Frontiers Secures Patent for Commercial-Scale Material Production

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 28, 2014 - 7:42am
Graphene Frontiers LLC (http://www.internano.org/index.php?option=com_internanodirectory task=vieworg id=776 Itemid=179), a prominent developer of graphene materials and device technology, announces the issuance of a key industry patent. U.S. Patent 8,822,308, titled “Methods and Apparatus for Transfer of Films among Substrates,” covers the transfer of graphene films between surfaces using roll-to-roll manufacturing processes. “We were aggressively pursuing this patent and securing it is a testament to the hard work and resiliency of the entire team,” Graphene Frontiers’ CEO Mike Patterson said.This was the final hurdle in creating a cost-effective production process for graphene. With Graphene Frontiers’ etch-free transfer solution, manufacturers now have the option of not dissolving or consuming the substrate metal. The approach is also compatible with other materials, and is particularly useful for nanomaterials, which are often difficult to develop.“Graphene is a remarkable material, but it is only a building block,” Chief Science Officer Bruce Willner said. “The ability to handle graphene and place it among other materials – where and how we want – is critical to taking advantage of this technology.” Recently, the company entered into an agreement to ramp-up production with The Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany NY. It’s an alliance that will increase the amount of employees working at the company, as well as form relationships with potential buyers. About Graphene Frontiers Graphene Frontiers is a leading nanotechnology materials and device company based in Philadelphia. Graphene Frontiers has developed innovative and exclusive manufacturing processes that makes it economically viable for companies to begin using graphene, the revolutionary nanomaterial with potential for disrupting numerous industries with its unique sensitivity and mechanical properties. Graphene Frontiers is building on its core strengths in graphene growth, transfer, device fabrication, and functionalization by developing specific products and solutions for industry. Graphene Frontiers’ flagship product is the Six™ Sensor platform, which offers distinct performance advantages in medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring and scalable, low-cost production. The company will capture value by licensing, spinning out, and selling application specific technologies. For more information, please visit graphenefrontiers.com (http://www.internano.org/graphenefrontiers.com) .Source: Graphene Frontiers

New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 28, 2014 - 7:28am
In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten times less expensive than equipment currently used in hospitals, this nanoscale device has an optical system that can rapidly gauge the optimal dose of methotrexate a patient needs, while minimizing the drug's adverse effects. The research was led by Jean-François Masson and Joelle Pelletier of the university's Department of Chemistry.

Silicon gets stretched

Nanotechweb - October 27, 2014 - 3:20am
KAUST researchers have succeeded in stretching rigid, brittle, monocrystalline silicon to up to 10 times its original length.
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Why does 'Tumbaga' look like pure gold?

Nanotechweb - October 27, 2014 - 3:11am
Gold appears to segregate at copper-gold alloy surface – a result that will be important for making better nanocatalysts.
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Iran to Hold 3rd Int'l Engineering Materials, Metallurgy Conference

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
The Third International Engineering Materials and Metallurgy Conference and Exhibition will be held in association with Tarbiat Modarres University at the venue of Shahid Beheshti International Confer...
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Haydale Secures Exclusive Development and Supply Agreement with Tantec A/S: New reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
aydale, the company focused on enabling technology for the commercialisation of graphene, has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S (Tantec), a leading manufactur...
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QuantumWise guides the semiconductor industry towards the atomic scale

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
QuantumWise has released a new version of their software platform for atomic-scale modeling, Virtual NanoLab, and the simulation engine Atomistix ToolKit. The focus of this release is applications to...
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NYU Researchers Break Nano Barrier to Engineer the First Protein Microfiber

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as...
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Iranian Scientists Apply Nanotechnology to Produce Surgery Suture

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology used nanotechnology to produce surgery suture.
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Iranian, Malaysian Scientists Study Nanophotocatalysts for Water Purification

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers from Iran University of Science and Technology in association with their colleagues from Advanced Materials Research Center in Malaysia produced a new photocatalyst with very high efficien...
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Iran-Made Respiratory Nano Masks Provided to Hajj Pilgrims

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Respiratory masks modified with nanofibers were provided to Hajj pilgrims in Mecca by Iran's Fanavaran Nano-Meghyas Company to protect them against probable various diseases during their residence in...
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National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light'

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
The National Synchrotron Light Source II detects its first photons, beginning a new phase of the facility's operations. Scientific experiments at NSLS-II are expected to begin before the end of the ye...
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Novel Rocket Design Flight Tested: New Rocket Propellant and Motor Design Offers High Performance and Safety

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists recently flight tested a new rocket design that includes a high-energy fuel and a motor design that also delivers a high degree of safety.

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MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase: Finalists Announced for MEMS Executive Congress US 2014

Nanotech-Now - October 26, 2014 - 7:45am
Six companies selected from a pool of applicants will compete in MEMS Industry Group's (MIG)'s MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at MEMS Executive Congress.
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Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

Nanotech-Now - October 24, 2014 - 7:45am
Researchers of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have developed the new BiogàsPlus, a...
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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events

Nanotech-Now - October 24, 2014 - 7:45am
The month-long NANOvember celebration will showcase New York State's pioneering nanotechnology-based ecosystem with exciting events in Albany, Utica, and Rochester.
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Advancing thin film research with nanostructured AZO: Innovnano’s unique and cost-effective AZO sputtering targets for the production of transparent conducting oxides

Nanotech-Now - October 24, 2014 - 7:45am
Innovnano (www.innovnano-materials.com), an expert manufacturer of high performance ceramic powders, has developed a range of nanostructured AZO (aluminium-doped zinc oxide) specifically for the produ...
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Graphene laminate make good thermal coating for plastics

Nanotechweb - October 24, 2014 - 3:57am
Carbon sheet improves the thermal conductivity of PET by up to 600-fold.
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Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium Selects Project Proposed by Arizona Center for Integrative ...

National Nanomanufacturing Network - October 23, 2014 - 6:48am
The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), an industry-academia partnership with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), has chosen a project proposed by the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, to receive research funding. The AzCIM project’s goal is to assess different sweat collection methods and devices for their ability to collect different volumes of sweat under a variety of human-body conditions, the results of which will help determine the best method for integrating into a wearable sensor system. Funding for the one year program will total $200,000. As part of the project, at least one analytical method, including offline immunoassay or mass spectrometry-based, will be developed to determine the levels of each of several AFRL-preferred biomarkers in sweat samples collected from multiple skin regions. Two molecules, one small and one large protein, will be selected for analysis from the following biomarkers: Orexin-A (impacts arousal and alertness); Neuropeptide Y (associated functions include stress reduction and lowering pain perception); Interleukin 6 (stimulates immune response); cortisol (released in response to stress); and Oxytocin (associated with various reproductive and bonding functions). Because the biomarker levels may be low and thus more difficult to detect by some analytical techniques, different methods for sweat concentration and purification will also be assessed. The various sweat collection methods will then be assessed for the desired volume, under a variety of conditions, including whole-body hyperthermia. Esther Sternberg, M.D., project technical lead and AzCIM director of research, noted, “Participating in this program is a natural extension of AzCIM’s research focus on mind-body science. Brain-immune connections are critical in decision-making and alertness, which can be greatly compromised by stress and fatigue, particularly for military personnel and others in high-pressure situations. Trauma related immune activation can also directly compromise performance and brain function. Devising a way to accurately detect these parameters in real time before problems set in, is essential to helping ensure physical and mental wellness for these individuals.” In addition to Dr. Sternberg, the AzCIM project team includes Min Jia, Ph.D., AzCIM research assistant professor, as alternate technical representative. The AFRL program manager for the project is Laura Rea. “Reproducibly collecting and analyzing sweat in a range of conditions and scenarios is a central challenge of enabling human performance monitoring,” said Dr. Benjamin Leever, AFRL Lead for Additive Manufacturing of Functional Materials. “This capability could significantly impact a large variety of Air Force missions.” “AzCIM and Dr. Sternberg possess a sterling reputation for successful collaboration on initiatives that investigate the relationship between wellness and one’s environment,” said NBMC CEO Malcolm Thompson. “Ensuring that we are looking at the right biomarkers and collecting samples in the most optimal manner provides a crucial foundation for helping achieve NBMC’s objective to develop a technology platform for a lightweight, low-cost, wearable biosensor patch.” About NBMC The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) was formed by the FlexTech Alliance, in collaboration with a nationwide group of partners, for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The mission of the partnership is to bring together leading scientists, engineers, and business development professionals from industry and universities in order to work collaboratively in a consortium, and to mature an integrated suite of nano-bio manufacturing technologies to transition to industrial manufacturing. Initial activities focus on AFRL/ DoD priorities, e.g., physiological readiness and human performance monitoring. Specifically, NBMC matures nano-bio manufacturing technologies to create an integrated suite of reconfigurable and digitized fabrication methods that are compatible with biological and nanoparticle materials and to transition thin film, mechanically compliant device concepts through a foundry-like manufacturing flow. The long-term vision is that NBMC operates at the confluence of four core emerging disciplines: nanotechnology, biotechnology, advanced (additive) manufacturing, and flexible electronics. The convergence of these disparate fields enables advanced sensor architectures for real-time, remote physiological and health/medical monitoring. CONTACT: Lisa Gillette-Martin, MCA Public Relations, Phone: 650-968-8900, ext. 115, Email: lgmartin@mcapr.comSource: Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (http://www.nbmc.org/nano-bio-manufacturing-consortium-selects-project-proposed-by-arizona-center-for-integrative-medicine-to-optimize-human-performance-monitoring-techniques/)