Avto Metals plc has received a U.S. patent for a new type of quantum transistor that could make possible smaller, more powerful electronic devices of all sorts. The technology uses a recently-discovered quantum interference effect that will enable transformation of existing materials into materials with precisely-defined properties for almost any electronic application.
Thin film solar innovation leader Nanosolar, Inc. announced new efficiency benchmarks of 11.6 percent for the Nanosolar Utility Panel and 13.9 percent for its printed CIGS (Copper, Indium, Gallium, Selenium) solar cells, as measured by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy (ISE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
ADA Technologies, Inc. received a $100,000 contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to conduct research into the use of advanced nanocomposite electrodes and ionic liquid electrolytes to improve the performance and safety of lithium-ion batteries.
Peer reviewed article announces major scientific discovery in nanotechnology; Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy can improve and accelerate pharmaceutical and biomedical analyses by detecting, labeling and imaging Carbon-Fluorine (C-F) bonds.
BIND Biosciences announced today that it has been awarded a prestigious 2011 Edison Best New Product in Science and Medicine Game Changers Award. This award recognizes BIND's innovative targeted nanoparticle therapeutic platform for its potential to revolutionize the treatment of many serious diseases.
The Government Commission on High Technology and Innovation, chaired by Russian Federation Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, approved 27 technology platforms at its April 4, 2011, meeting. RUSNANO developed four of the technology platforms.
Cambrios Technologies Corporation announced today that its ClearOhm transparent conductive film has been incorporated into the touch sensor of a leading smart phone. The touch sensor and touch module solution were developed by Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. of Japan and Synaptics Incorporated, respectively, and mark the first commercial implementation of Cambrios ClearOhm in place of indium tin oxide (ITO).
Cambrios Technologies Corporation and Synaptics Incorporated, a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, today announced that they have entered into a Reference Design Partner Agreement.
Arrowhead Research Corporation, a nanomedicine company with development programs in oncology, obesity and regenerative medicine, today announced that majority-owned subsidiary Ablaris Therapeutics, Inc. has completed a second closing of its Series A financing round for gross proceeds of $1.2 million, with aggregate gross proceeds of $2.9 million to date. Arrowhead invested $1.3 million in the offering and holds a 64% stake.
Under the terms of the collaboration, the two companies plan to produce and distribute Orgacon conductive polymers for use in high technology applications including, organic photovoltaics, touch screens and printed sensors.
MesoCoat Inc. will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new 11,000 sq. ft. Euclid, Ohio manufacturing plant with a ceremony on April 7, 2011. Construction of this facility is an important leap forward for MesoCoat and will provide space for manufacturing, testing and commercializing a series of groundbreaking new products.