According to a new technical market research report from BCC Research, the Chinese market for advanced materials was worth $30.5 billion in 2007. This is expected to increase to over $60.5 billion by 2012, a compound average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7%.
BioAlliance Pharma SA has announced its financial calendar for 2008, which notably includes the publication dates for its revenue statements and half-year and annual accounts, as well as the date of its shareholders' Annual General Meeting:
NanoTechnologies (U.K.), a Sedgefield-based developer and manufacturer of nanotechnology air-monitoring equipment, such as 'sniffer machines' for detecting airborne contaminates including biochemicals, biological agents and explosives, said Monday that it has appointed W H Ireland Corporate Finance as broker.
Dolomite has announced that its microfluidic device fabrication expertise is being used by automated laboratory equipment specialist, Syrris Ltd, within its novel range of flow reactor instruments. These microfluidic flow reactor modules supplied by Dolomite, enable the fast and efficient processing of chemicals for test and analysis.
FEI Company today opened a NanoPort in Shanghai, China. FEI NanoPorts are centers of technical and applications excellence where FEI customers and partners can collaborate with FEI specialists on the ongoing development of new ideas and innovative solutions for advancing nanoscale technology. The new facility is the fourth such location joining those already in operation in North America, Europe and Japan.
Nanoco Technologies and Sigma-Aldrich are looking at a bright future together with the signing of a distribution agreement and launch of a new range of products based on Nanoco's leading edge quantum dots.
Materials characterization company Malvern Instruments has acquired Viscotek Corporation, a leading provider of chromatography solutions for the characterization of natural and synthetic polymers and proteins.
Sigma-Aldrich announced the signing of an agreement with Nanoco Technologies, Ltd., a nano-materials company based in Manchester, UK, to distribute luminescent quantum dot nanocrystals globally. Under the terms of the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich will distribute research quantities (less than 1 g) of seven core-shell semiconductor quantum dots through the Aldrich Materials Science initiative of its Research Specialties business.
Piezo specialist PI has introduced 4 new series of high-force, high dynamics piezoelectric stacked actuators and a new line of linear amplifiers. While most low and medium force actuator applications are covered by the company’s patented PICMA multilayer technology, the PICA stacked actuator technology enables applications where extremely high forces and dynamics are required or high levels of customization are needed.