GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that scientists on their Nano Photovoltaics team have demonstrated a scalable silicon nanowire-based solar cell, which has the potential to achieve up to 18% efficiency and be produced at a dramatically lower cost than conventional solar cells.
Making solar energy cheaper and more efficient is the aim of a new licensing deal between the University of California, Davis, and Q1 NanoSystems. The university and the company, based in West Sacramento, Calif., have agreed on terms for exclusive licensing of a package of jointly-owned intellectual property stemming from inventions both on and off campus.
JumpStart Inc., Northeast Ohio's venture development organization, has made an investment commitment of $350,000 in Advanced Materials Technology International LLC (AMTI). The Cleveland-based company is developing and commercializing a line of high-tech, energy-curable, nanoparticle materials for ink and coatings applications.
Nanobac Pharmaceuticals Inc. announces that scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine, working under a collaborative agreement with Nanobac, have cited evidence showing the presence of calcifying nanoparticles in surgically resected gallbladders with cholelithiasis (Gall Stones). This potentially represents a previously unrecognized factor in the development of cholecystitis and cholelithiasis disease.
Nanoco are going back to Japan in February to join the world's largest nanotechnology exhibition and conference, nano tech 2008. Nanoco Technologies is unique in the nanomaterials market as a company that manufacture large quantities of quantum dots and partner major R&D and blue-chip industrial organisations in the development of quantum dot applications.
Green Earth Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of environmentally friendly totally green consumer products, today announced its first Master Distributor: Steel City Products, a full service automotive aftermarket distributor headquartered in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced a global cost reduction plan that primarily affects its semiconductor equipment and services businesses and related support organizations. As part of the plan the company will reduce its global workforce by approximately 1,000 positions or about 7%, through a combination of job elimination and attrition.
nCoat, Inc. today announced that North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, and nCoat, Inc. have established a technical collaboration agreement for characterization and development of nanotechnology based materials and industrial coatings.
The Ultimate in personalized diamonds: Gemory LLC, can inscribe your favorite photos on your diamond. Nanotechnology makes the inscription permanent and it cannot be forged - all without damaging the gem or changing its properties.
The Greater Houston Partnership announced Monday it plans to focus more of its efforts on economic development and said it has raised $30 million to generate leads on companies interested in moving to the Houston area.
NanoGram Corporation, a leading developer and licensor of core process technology for the manufacture of unique nanostructured materials for optical, electronic and energy applications, today announced that it has closed on a third equity round of $32M to date to expand its solar technology and nanomaterials solutions businesses.