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Altair Nanotechnologies CEO Alan Gotcher Agrees to Resign

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., a leading provider of advanced nanomaterials technology for use in energy, life sciences and industrial applications, today announced that Alan Gotcher, Ph.D., has agreed to resign as an officer of the company and that the Board of Directors has begun a search for a new Chief Executive Officer. The Board has appointed Terry Copeland, Ph.D., to serve as interim President.

Posted: Feb 29th, 2008

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Applied Materials: Patterning Requires Innovative Metrology

Applied Materials concurrently held its 12th Annual Technology Forum with this week’s SPIE Advanced Lithography Conference in San Jose. Having 'Reality Takes Shape: Patterning at 32 nm' as its theme, the wide-ranging event covered a number of subjects, not the least of which were the challenges faced by metrology.

Posted: Feb 29th, 2008

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Pirelli Presents New Company PGT Photonics

Pirelli today announced that it is presenting PGT Photonics, a new Group company which will specialize in second generation photonics based on nanotechnologies, and displaying its comprehensive product offering which includes Pirelli's DTL Tunable Laser, ITLA, 300-PIN MSA Transponders, and DWDM XFP Transceivers at the OFC/NFOEC exhibition and conference, taking place in San Diego, Calif., February 24-28, 2008.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2008

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Arrowhead Streamlines Business Model of Nanobiotech Subs, Calando Pharmaceuticals and Insert Therapeutics

Arrowhead Research Corporation announced today a fundamental streamlining of its majority-owned subsidiaries, Calando Pharmaceuticals and Insert Therapeutics. Arrowhead will assume active management of the companies and focus resources on bringing multiple products to the clinic as rapidly as possible. Arrowhead's expanded role is intended to make Calando and Insert operations more efficient.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2008

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BioForce Nanosciences' Nano eNabler System Called 'Disruptive Technology' by Frost & Sullivan

BioForce Nanosciences Holdings, Inc., a producer of integrated biological and mechanical systems for life science researchers at the micro and nano scales, today announced that its Nano eNabler molecular printer was called a 'disruptive technology' in a recent report by Frost and Sullivan. The report highlighted key advantages over existing technologies for the deposition of biological materials via printing and lithography at ultramicro and nano levels.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2008

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Nano-Proprietary Announces Nanobiosensor Patent

Austin, Texas-based Nano-Proprietary, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Applied Nanotech, Inc. received a notice of allowance for its patent titled 'Nanobiosensor and carbon nanotube thin film transistor.' This patent is one of the basic patents that covers a wide variety of biosensor applications and will protect our nanobiosensor platform.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2008

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DFI signs Agreement with Sampas Nano Expanding EU Market into Turkey

Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. (DFI Nanotechnology), global developer and exclusive licensor of patented hydrophobic nanotechnologies, announced the execution of a sales representation agreement with Sampas Nanotechnology, a reputable and innovative Turkish nanotech consulting company.

Posted: Feb 28th, 2008

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Industrial Nanotech Announces Commencement of Project at GASCO Gas Processing Plant in Abu Dhabi

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. announced the commencement of an initial application today of the company’s patented Nansulate coatings by Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd. (GASCO), at their Ruwais plant. The application is being overseen by the company’s U.A.E. distributor, the Al Samah Company. The total size of this project has not yet been determined and it will be ongoing.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2008

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Accretech Joins SEMATECH's 3D Interconnect Program at UAlbany NanoCollege

Accretech Tokyo Seimitsu, a leading manufacturer of precision measuring and semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and SEMATECH, the global consortium of chip-makers, announced today that Accretech has become an associate member in SEMATECH's 3D Interconnect Program located at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2008

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NATO Funds Record Purchase of New Demron Nuclear Radiation-Blocking Protection Suits

Demron is an advanced radiopaque nano-polymeric compound fused between layers of fabric and manufactured into several lightweight, nuclear-blocking garments. Demron is used in full-body nuclear, biological, and nuclear-biological-chemical suits, tactical anti-nuclear vests, high-energy nuclear suppression blankets, medical X-ray vests and aprons. It is the first and only product of its kind.

Posted: Feb 27th, 2008

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