Archive for August 22nd, 2007|Daily archive page

Nanotech Survey OECD countries are examining nanomaterials

In Health, nano on August 22, 2007 at 3:40 pm

A NEW REPORT by the 30-member-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development catalogs the growing number of initiatives under way in industrialized countries to address the health and environmental safety implications of manufactured nanomaterials.
Courtesy of Delina Lyon/Rice University
Risks of nanomaterials are still largely unknown. Shown is Delina Lyon, a Rice University researcher who studies the impact of buckyball aggregates on ecosystems.

The 77-page document summarizes information on current developments provided by delegations that participated in the second meeting of OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, held this past April in Berlin.
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Helping the carbon nanotube industry avoid mega-mistakes of the past

In Health, nano on August 22, 2007 at 3:38 pm

A new analysis of by-products discharged to the environment during production of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) — expected to become the basis of multibillion-dollar industries in the 21st Century — has identified cancer-causing compounds, air pollutants, and other substances of concern, researchers reported here today at the 234th national meeting of the American Chemical Society.
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Sandia labs enters partnership for nano-engineering

In nano on August 22, 2007 at 3:36 pm

The initial members of the nano-engineering partnership are Intel, Exxon Mobil, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Corning, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Proctor and Gamble, the University of Wisconsin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of California at Davis, the University of Florida, Yale, Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Illinois, Rice, Notre Dame, the University of New Mexico and Harvey Mudd College. more here

Nanotechnologies Set to Shake Up and Shake Out Drug Delivery Market

In Health, nano on August 22, 2007 at 3:10 pm

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 21, 2007 – A new report from Cientifica Ltd., “The Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Market”, identifies who is positioned to be the “winners” and “losers” in the drug delivery market as new nanoparticles and nanostructured delivery techniques begin replacing existing polymer therapeutics that currently dominate the market.

The report, available at http://www.cientifica.com, projects that the total market for nanotechnology-enabled drug delivery will rise to $26 billion by 2012 from its current size of $3.39 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate of 37%.

But this is just the beginning; the market could steeply rise after 2012, reaching potentially $220 billion by 2015 for these nano-enabled compounds.
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Nanoink on target to hit flexible price points

In nano on August 22, 2007 at 2:59 pm

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More soldiers in nanotechnology labs?

In nano on August 22, 2007 at 2:46 pm

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SAFENANO launches nanotechnology health and safety website

In nano on August 22, 2007 at 2:33 pm

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