D-Wave Systems, developer of quantum computers targeted at commercial applications, has announced the closing of a $17 Million Series C financing. The round was led by International Investment and Underwriting (IIU) of Dublin, Ireland and was strongly supported by existing investors.
Nanogen, Inc., developer of molecular and rapid diagnostic products, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted two new patents; No. 7,319,022 titled 'Amplification Methods' and No. 7,297,495 titled 'Hybridization-Triggered Fluorescent Detection Of Nucleic Acids'
Nanometrics provides a complete OCD solution that can measure and model all 45 nm and smaller devices, including scribe line process control targets and advanced die structures, as well as advanced R&D structures for 32 nm and 22 nm nodes, providing the necessary metrology for critical process control.
A needle-free vaccine platform that elicits a robust immune response against a wide array of viruses and bacteria has been awarded a U.S. patent. The University of Michigan holds the patent and NanoBio Corporation, a spin-off from the university, licenses the patent and its associated technology.
Third-Order Nanotechnologies, Inc., a technology company focused on the development of electro-optic polymer materials for applications in high-speed fiber-optic telecommunications and optical computing, has retained TangibleFuture, Inc., a San Francisco based technology analysis and business development consulting company that has substantial expertise in photonics and fiber optic telecommunications.
Surface Technology Systems plc, a leader in plasma process technologies for manufacturing MEMS and advanced semiconductor devices, today announced that it has sold a 'Pegasus' deep reactive ion etch tool to the Institut fur Mikroelektronik Stuttgart.
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., a leading provider of advanced nanomaterials technology used in power and energy systems, life sciences and industrial applications, today announced the signing of a $2.5 million contract with the United States Navy for the development of battery backup power systems in Naval applications.
nCoat, Inc. announced it has completed the consolidation of the production plant of its subsidiary, High Performance Coating, Inc. located in Chandler, Arizona, into the larger and more automated facility of sister company, JET-HOT located in Tempe, Arizona. The new joint facility increased production capacity for both operating companies, resulting in higher volume throughput and reduction in direct labor and product costs.
Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation, a leading Taiwan-based memory semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips and Flash memory chips, has entered into a partnership with IMEC, Europe's leading independent nanoelectronics research center, to perform research and development for the sub-32nm memory process generations.
Cellix Ltd., an international provider of microfluidic systems in the emerging field of nano-lifesciences, announced today its worldwide launch of its VenaFlux Platform. The VenaFlux, the first semi-automated, high throughput microfluidic cell- based assay system, measures cell adhesion to antibody-coated or endothelial- cell cultured microchannels, producing IC50 curves under shear stress conditions mimicking physiological flow.