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26th March 2012

NanoKTN Conference Focuses on Solving Engineering Challenges with Nanotechnology

NanoKTN

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce details of its annual HiPerNano conference, to be held on 24th April at Savoy Place, London. HiPerNano 2012 will showcase new developments in nanomaterials, nanocoatings and nanodevices for solving engineering challenges.

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17th February 2012

P2i finalist for Britain's Most Innovative Mobile Company

p2i

P2i, the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, is one of four finalists to be recognized as 'Britain's Most Innovative Mobile Company' by the Smart UK Project, established to reward innovation in the mobile industry.

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10th February 2012

NanoInk Announces Launch of Contract Services programme for Live Single Cell Assay Work

NanoInk

Service offering expected to advance research programs involved with toxicity assessment, high content screening, and cell-cell communication

NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division announced today that it introduced a new contract services program dedicated to the development of live single cell array assays.  This offering supplements NanoInk's portfolio of Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®)-based systems and tools used for micro and nanopatterning applications to include a service component.  Life scientists now have even more ways to access the advantages of DPN for their research.

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10th February 2012

University of Strathclyde welcomes £50 million energy technology centre

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

The Principal of the University, Professor Jim McDonald, welcomed plans for a £50 million, UK-wide renewable energy technology centre which will have its headquarters in Glasgow.

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult centre, which will be formally announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable at the University of Strathclyde later today (Thursday February 9), will become a world-leading hub of expertise, developing innovative technologies that will reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy and help transform the UK into a low carbon economy.

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1st February 2012

Smart paint could revolutionise structural safety

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

An innovative low-cost smart paint that can detect microscopic faults in wind turbines, mines and bridges before structural damage occurs is being developed by researchers at the University.

The environmentally-friendly paint uses nanotechnology to detect movement in large structures, and could shape the future of safety monitoring.

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1st February 2012

NPL 2011 Annual Review now available

NPL

In 2011's Annual Review you will find over 70 highlights of NPL's achievements throughout the year.

The highlights are arranged in sections that reflect the key strategic aims of NPL: Excellent science, national and international status and influence; real and demonstrable impact on economy and quality of life; and a growing and sustainable business.

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19th January 2012

SDI wishes Chinese businesses a Happy New Year

University of Glasgow KTA

World's smallest greetings card made in Scotland

It's so small that it can't be seen by the naked eye – but a tiny Chinese New Year greetings card created by the University of Glasgow represents the huge potential for China to profit from Scottish innovation.

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10th January 2012

CES 2012 marks seven million milestone for Aridion™

p2i

P2i, the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, today announced that it is protecting seven million consumer electronic devices from water damage with its Aridion™ technology.

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9th December 2011

Polytec Presents New High Frequency Vibrometer

Polytec

This new laser Doppler vibrometer features a frequency range up to 1200 MHz. Designed for the characterization of high frequency dynamic behaviour of micro components and HF transducers.

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9th December 2011

Characterization of Ultrasonic Actuators

Polytec

New Polytec High Frequency Laser Scanning Doppler Vibrometer

In order to facilitate the validation of Finite Element Models of ultrasonic (US) actuators in medical and industrial applications Polytec expands its range of non-contact vibration measurement systems with a high frequency and high amplitude sensor technology (24MHz). To enable improve measurement and characterisation of newly designed and developed US tools. The new scanning laser Doppler Vibrometer PSV-400-M4-S provides full-field data of both large and macro sized components.

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11th October 2011

A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics and University of Glasgow Sign MOU to Strengthen Research Collaboration in Emerging Sectors

University of Glasgow KTA

The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), an Institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), has inked an agreement with University of Glasgow (UOG), a broad-based, research intensive institution, to collaborate in the research areas of mutual interest and synergetic nature in order to further their respective research, education and innovation agendas.

21st September 2011

Boston University contestant wins Inter-University Nanotechnology Measurement Championships

IZON Science

Dr Meredith Mintzer a Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston University, was named the winner of the first Inter-University Nanotechnology Measurement Championships in Cambridge, Massachusetts last night. Contestants from Harvard University, MIT, Boston University and the University of Massachusetts raced each in the closely fought race to measure the particle concentration and size of a bimodal distribution of nanoparticles.

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21st September 2011

'NPL in Space' - new calibration satellite required to make accurate climate change prediction

NPL

Dr Nigel Fox, Head of Earth Observation and Climate at NPL, is the lead author of a new paper published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, that puts forward a solution to the current uncertain climate models which impair long-term climate strategies.

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20th September 2011

Analytical Biochemistry Article Highlights Utility of NanoInk platform for Single Cell Co-Culture Studies

NanoInk

NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that its manuscript titled, "Sub-cellular scaled multiplexed protein patterns for single cell co-cultures," has been accepted for publication in the international journal, Analytical Biochemistry. Leveraging patented Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) technology, findings presented in this article demonstrate the NanoInk platform's ability to construct sub-cellular scaled features of multiple proteins and to subsequently manipulate and study the function of individual cells as well as cellular interactions. An abstract and the complete article can be viewed online.

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19th September 2011

Introducing the first truly long range vibration sensor

Polytec

Remote detection of vibration and displacements on civil structures or machinery parts is now possible quickly and with minimal effort.

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14th September 2011

Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology in Barcelona, Spain, Purchases NanoInk’s NLP 2000 Desktop Nanofabrication System

NanoInk

NanoInk’s NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that the Supramolecular NanoChemistry & Materials Group (NANOUP) at the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN) in Barcelona, Spain, purchased an NLP 2000 System. NanoInk’s NLP 2000 will be used to research supramolecular nanomaterials, nano and bottom up combinatorial chemistry, antibody and antigen interactions, and to facilitate material discoveries and the study of their fundamental properties. The NLP 2000 System is a desktop nanofabrication system that allows researchers to rapidly design and create custom engineered and functionalized surfaces on the micro and nanoscale, using Dip Pen NanolithographyÒ (DPNÒ) to transfer minute amounts of materials over a large, environmentally controlled work area.

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14th September

Huntsman to Further Expand Multifunctional Epoxy Resins Capacity and Capability

NanoInk

Huntsman Corporation have announced a major step towards expanding one of its key product lines by launching a multi-million dollar in-depth engineering study at its McIntosh, Alabama facility. Huntsman’s expanded multifunctional resins capacity will serve the current and future needs of its customers in the aerospace and composite industries.

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9th September 2011

AkzoNobel funds improvements in the green oasis

Akzo Nobel

The Friends of Brierdene have received a £2000 boost from the AkzoNobel community programme to improve community access and the environment in the popular conservation area in Whitley Bay.

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7th September 2011

TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Rule Webinar

Bergeson & Campbell

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) is hosting a complimentary webinar on the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule on September 15, 2011. The new rule ushers in a new chemical information reporting era under TSCA, and promises to pose some formidable compliance challenges for entities subject to its provisions. This webinar will provide an overview of the new rule, highlight some of the rule's more nuanced provisions, and offer some guidance on how best to respond to it.

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6th September

West Virginia University Purchases NanoInk's NLP 2000 Desktop Nanofabrication System

NanoInk

NanoInk's® NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that the Multifunctional and Energy Ceramics Laboratory within West Virginia University's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, purchased an NLP 2000 System.  It will be used for research on developing micro-sensors based on complex nanomaterials and nanocomposites.  NanoInk's NLP 2000 System is a desktop nanofabrication system that allows researchers to rapidly design and create custom engineered and functionalized surfaces on the micro and nanoscale, using Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®) to transfer minute amounts of materials over a large, environmentally controlled work area.

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1st September 2011

NanoInk's Nanofabrication Systems Division Expands Presence in Asia-Pacific Region with New Distributors

SciTech Pty Ltd. selected for Australia and New Zealand and Gaia Science Pte, Ltd. selected for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam

NanoInk

NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that it has selected SciTech Pty Ltd. and Gaia Science Pte, Ltd. to serve as its exclusive distributors for the company's desktop nanofabrication equipment, including the NLP 2000 System and the DPN 5000 System in the Asia-Pacific region. With over twenty years of experience in providing scientific equipment to customers in industry, academia, and the private sector, SciTech is NanoInk's exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand. Gaia Science supplies cutting edge scientific and laboratory equipment to universities, research institutions and industries, and serves as NanoInk's sole distributor in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam.

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19th August 2011

Free Polytec Scan Viewer 2.0 released

Polytec

The all-new Polytec Scan Viewer 2.0 is released and ready for download on www.polytec.com/software. This free tool allows the animated display of deflection shapes measured with Polytec Scanning Vibrometers stand-alone or even within Microsoft ® PowerPoint with full 3D control.

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3rd August 2011

P2i named Most Innovative Company in Europe

P2i

P2i, the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, has won an International Stevie Award for 2011's 'Most Innovative Company in Europe' at the 2011 International Business Awards (IBAs). Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word “crowned,” the Awards honour great performance in business globally.

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2nd August 2011

Akzo Nobel strengthens leadership in key markets.

Akzo Nobel

In line with the company’s growth ambition and the recent announcement to drive global performance improvement measures, AkzoNobel has announced country leadership and several business unit appointments.

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20th July 2011

SAFENANO Nanotechnology Safety website re-launch: www.safenano.org

SAFENANO

SAFENANO is pleased to announce the re-launch of its website - www.safenano.org

Following extensive consultation and re-design, the new SAFENANO website offers a wealth of up-to-date information of value to industry, researchers, policy makers and the wider public in addressing nanotechnology safety issues.

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19th July 2011

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Is a Proud Sponsor of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association's Tenth Annual NanoBusiness Conference and Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011

Bergeson & Campbell

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that B&C is a proud sponsor of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association's (NanoBCA) Tenth Annual NanoBusiness Conference and Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011, which will be held September 25-27, 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts. Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate a panel discussing key nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety issues impacting businesses. Ms. Bergeson serves on NanoBCA's Advisory Board and is Chair of NanoBCA's Environment, Health, and Safety Committee.

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12th July 2011

New Oxford Instruments ICP Reactive Ion Etch System

University of Glasgow KTA

The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre in Glasgow, UK, has added a PlasmaPro System100 ICP plasma etch system to its existing installed base of Oxford Instruments etch and deposition tools. The PlasmaPro System100 ICP will be used to etch compound semiconductors materials used in applications such as optoelectronics, mm-wave & terahertz, bioengineering, biotechnology, lab-on-a-chip, energy harvesting and photovoltaics.

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5th July 2011

The Nuances of 'Nano' in Pesticide Products

Bergeson & Campbell

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. is pleased to announce that Lynn L. Bergeson, James V. Aidala, and Charles M. Auer published an article appearing in the July 1, 2011, issue of Law360. The article, which is entitled "The Nuances of 'Nano' in Pesticide Products", discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's much-anticipated notice describing possible approaches for obtaining information on the potential presence of nanoscale materials in registered pesticide products.

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22nd June 2011

OutDoor Show marks footwear milestone for ion-mask™

P2i

More than 1.5 million pairs of shoes have now been treated with ion-mask™, P2i’s revolutionary liquid repellent nano-coating for footwear. Taking center stage at OutDoor (Hall B4, Stand 302), ion-mask™ satisfies the trend for lighter, breathable, stay-dry and stain resistant footwear – maximising both performance and comfort for wearers.

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21st June 2011

Measuring life-saving pollution sensors

NPL

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is helping Duvas Technologies Ltd (Duvas) develop improved air quality monitoring instruments. In order to effectively market their technology, Duvas needed to demonstrate instrument validity, measurement traceability and performance. To help the company address this, NPL performed a range of experiments on the Duvas prototype instrument to determine its ability to meet a performance specification.

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9th June 2011

Polytec Introduces New Sensors for Surface Measurement

Polytec Ltd

With their chromatic confocal imaging technology, the new TMS TopSens and TMS TopLine sensors enable the rapid characterization of surfaces for the determination of micro/nanotopography, optical surface roughness and thickness measurement of transparent samples, to serve the needs of the electronics and microelectronics, semiconductor, automotive, micromechanical and optical industry sectors.

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6th June 2011

NanoInk Launches The Nanoarray Assay System

NanoInk

NanoInk's Nano BioDiscovery Division announced today the launch of a new instrument system for nanoscale protein analysis and discovery. Coupling powerful array deposition techniques with the latest generation of fluorescent detection technologies, the NanoArray Assay System is a user friendly, affordable desktop unit that can quickly and cost-effectively integrate into any proteomic lab. The platform is based on NanoInk’s patented, tip-based Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN) technology, which can create highly reproducible protein arrays over millimeter areas with nanometer precision and then fluorescently image these nanoarrays at high resolution.

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1st June 2011

Upcoming Webinar Will Focus on REACH Data Citation/Compensation Scheme

Bergeson & Campbell

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on June 23, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson, Lisa R. Burchi, and Leslie S. MacDougall will participate in a webinar entitled "The Evolving REACH Data Citation/Compensation Scheme: What to Watch for and Why."

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26th May 2011

NanoInk to Exhibit and Present at the 2011 Techconnect Conference and Expo

NanoInk

NanoInk's NanoFabrication Systems Division is pleased to announce that it will exhibit and give four presentations at the 2011 TechConnect World Conference and Expo, presented by the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI). The conference will be held from Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. TechConnect World is a unique combination of five interconnected conferences focused on technology commercialization: Clean Technology, Nanotech, BioNano, MicroTech and the TechConnect Summit.

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20th May 2011

AkzoNobel widens global research center network

AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has opened a new research laboratory in Deventer, the Netherlands, which will play a pivotal role in the company's ambition to drive future growth through pioneering innovation.

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18th May 2011

Seeing an atomic thickness

NPL

Scientists from NPL, in collaboration with Linköping University, Sweden, have shown that regions of graphene of different thickness can be easily identified in ambient conditions using Electrostatic Force Microscopy (EFM).

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17th May 2011

Teva® mountain bike shoes now protected with ion-mask™

P2i Limited

Teva®, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, has chosen P2i’s revolutionary ion-mask™ technology to protect its new Links mountain bike shoes, which are due for launch into retail by early August 2011.

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10th May 2011

The University of St Andrews chooses NanoSight NTA system for exosomes characterization

NanoSight

NanoSight, world-leading manufacturers of unique nanoparticle characterization technology reports that the School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews is using nanoparticle tracking analysis, NTA, to characterize exosome behaviour.

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3rd May 2011

Lynn L. Bergeson Included on "Super Lawyers" List

Bergeson & Campbell

We are pleased to announce that the 2011 edition of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Service, includes Lynn L. Bergeson on its list of top lawyers in environmental law. To compile the list, Super Lawyers asked lawyers in Washington, D.C., to name the top attorneys. Super Lawyers also performed its own research to find outstanding attorneys who may have been overlooked. Once Super Lawyers assembled its candidate pool, it assessed the background, credentials, and experience of each lawyer, looking at 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. A blue ribbon panel of peers then evaluated the lawyers within their primary area of practice. Super Lawyers divided the lawyers by firm size and chose the top lawyers from each group to create a list representing five percent of the lawyers in Washington, D.C. Financial considerations play no part in the research and selection process.

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22nd April 2011

University of Calgary Becomes First in Canada to Implement NanoInk's Nanoprofessor Nanoscience Education Program

NanoInk

NanoProfessor™, a division of NanoInk, Inc.® focused on nanotechnology education, announced today that the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada is the first school in Canada to implement the NanoProfessor Nanoscience Education Program.

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21st April 2011

AkzoNobel reports strong start to the year

AkzoNobel

Akzo Nobel N.V. ("AkzoNobel") today reported a 16 percent gain in Q1 revenue compared with the same period in 2010. Group revenue of €3,762 million (Q1 2010: €3,246 million) reflects a 7 percent increase in volumes and a 4 percent positive price effect.

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20th April 2011

University spin-out Exilica Limited signs exclusive agreement with Seven Scent Limited

Exilica

University spin-out Exilica Limited has signed an exclusive agreement with Seven Scent Limited, which links the use of Exilica’s particle technology as carriers for Seven’s fine fragrances. Exilica’s nanoporous spherical polymer particles are ideal for the absorption and slow release of highly formulated fragrances, carrying up to twice their own weight in fragrance. These fragranced particles are easily dispersed in thermoplastics and liquid polymers to produce long lasting ‘positively’ fragranced products or the reduction of malodour smells from the plastics. Seven Scent has a team of perfumers that can produce any type of fine fragrance for a specific application and Exilica’s particle technology offers the means by which those fragrances can be delivered into a product. Both companies are looking to find new market applications that were previously unavailable to fine fragrances but are now possible because of Exilica’s particle technology.

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20th April 2011

Lynn L. Bergeson Will Moderate Panel on International and State Regulatory Programs and Strategies for Addressing Nanoscale Materials

Bergeson & Campbell

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), and The Acta Group EU, Ltd (Acta EU) are pleased to announce that on May 19, 2011, Lynn L. Bergeson will moderate a panel discussing key nanotechnology-related international and state regulatory programs during a "quick teleconference" program sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources entitled Nano Governance: The Current State of Federal, State, and International Regulation . The teleconference will explore the new and creative applications of existing regulatory tools and governance approaches to address the potential risks of nanotechnologies, implement new risk assessment approaches to evolving technologies, and maximize the potential benefits of these materials.

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11th April 2011

La Playa release a guide - 20 Steps to Bullet-Proof Your Business

La Playa Limited

The building blocks of insurance for early-stage science & technology companies in the UK

Arranging insurance is often one of the last things an entrepreneur considers when starting a business– yet it’s one of the first things their enterprise will need at incorporation. There are few off-the-shelf insurance products for science or technology-based businesses, so getting specialist advice is essential. La Playa can help.

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