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RUSNANO, EDB and 360ip to Launch Asian Nanotechnology Venture Capital Fund

The fund will have a target capitalization of US$100 million of which RUSNANO and 360ip will each raise US$50 million. EDB will additionally support Singapore-based business of the fund's portfolio companies with grants aggregating to US$20 million. No less than 50 percent of the fund will be invested in the Fund's Russia-based projects.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2010

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Merck Inaugurates New Material Research Center in Darmstadt

The activities performed in the Material Research Center include research and development work on innovative liquid crystals for flat panel displays in televisions and computer monitors as well as materials for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Further research areas are materials for mobile energy storage systems, for example for use in hybrid or electric vehicles, as well as microbiological test systems for detecting pathogenic bacteria in food.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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UGent and Imec Launch Silicon Photonics Spin-off Caliopa

Ghent University and imec today announced the creation of Caliopa, a spin-off from their world leading Photonics Research Group. An initial 2 million Euro in funding was raised from Baekeland, Fidimec, PMV-Vinnof, a private investor and the founders. Caliopa will develop and market advanced silicon photonics based optical transceivers for the data and telecommunications markets.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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Beneq and Glaston Team Up for Solar Glass Coating Equipment

Beneq, provider of novel industrial coating equipment and technology based on aerosol technologies, and Glaston, international glass technology company and global market leader in glass processing machines, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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Picosun Board Member Receives First GerALD Award

Professor Lauri Niinistoe, Member of the Board of Directors of Picosun, was honoured with the first ever GerALD-award at the 2010 Baltic ALD conference, which was held in Hamburg, Germany from September 16 to September 17.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2010

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Ecology Coatings Accepts Term Sheets for a $2.4 Million Funding

Ecology Coatings, Inc., a leader in the discovery and development of nanotechnology-enabled, ultraviolet-curable advanced coatings, today announced that its Board has accepted conditional term sheets from a number of individual investors for an investment totaling $2.4 million.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2010

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NanoBusiness 2010 Returns To Chicago Next Week

The NanoBusiness Alliance, the world's leading nanotechnology trade association, today announced the keynote schedule for next week's NanoBusiness 2010 conference, which will be held at the McCormick Place, from September 27-28.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2010

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EV Group Strengthens Presence in Middle East With Order Win From KAUST

EV Group, a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced it has shipped an EVG520IS semi-automated wafer bonding system and two EVG6200 automated alignment systems to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2010

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Start-up Graphene Devices Receives $600K Funding

Graphene Devices, a Niagara Falls-based start-up, has secured more than $600,000 in state and federal awards to explore novel uses for graphene, a carbon nanomaterial, and ways to optimize its production using processes a University at Buffalo research team invented.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2010

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