The 70 million euro Tekes FinNano programme, currently in its third year, has launched companies and new business throughout the country. Applications of nanotechnology are in widespread use in the key areas of Finnish industry.
NANOIDENT Technologies AG, a leader in the development and manufacture of printed semiconductor-based optoelectronic sensors, today announced the closing of a multi-party agreement with German company microfluidic ChipShop to develop a unique airborne pathogen detection system for the European Defence Agency.
Aging population and relatively shorter medical device product life cycles continue to drive the biocompatible material industry. Driven by potential applications in major areas of biomaterial application, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, and drug delivery, the market is projected to reach about $44.8 billion by 2012.
Ford scientists are embracing the burgeoning fields of nanotechnology in developing paints, plastics, light metals and catalysts that allow Ford to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy without sacrificing quality.
EV Group, a leading supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment for the advanced semiconductor and packaging, MEMS, silicon-on-insulator and emerging nanotechnology markets, today announced that it will open a new subsidiary in Seoul, Korea.
FEI Company and Imago Scientific Instruments today announced a comprehensive collaboration on the distribution and marketing of Imago's LEAP product line. The arrangements allow for FEI to establish an equity position in Imago and the option to purchase Imago in the future.
The NanoBusiness Alliance today announced that the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) will host a special panel at the NanoBusiness 2008 conference and exhibition, being held May 4-6 in New York City.
OKI Printing Solutions and its LED business company, OKI Digital Imaging, today announced their participation in the 4th International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation, to be held April 14-17, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.
Altair Nanotechnolgies Inc., a leading provider of advanced nanomaterials technology for use in energy, pharmaceutical, life sciences and industrial applications, today announced that Robert G. van Schoonenberg has been named a director of the Board.