The Business Week website is running an article today that says that "faced with struggling startups and a divide between research and innovation, the science of the small has yet to make it big in the EU."
The Swiss government has published the Basis Report to the Swiss Actionplan "Risk Assessment and –management of engineered nanoparticles".The new report serves as a basis to the deduction of recommended actions and measures to protect employees, the population and the environment.
Russian lawmakers today approved the creation of a state-run nanotechnology corporation, an area of science that President Vladimir Putin has elevated to a national priority and for which he has pledged $7 billion in state funds.
The European Commission will spend €1.8 million (approx. $2.4 million) over the next four years on "Exploitation strategy and innovation consultants for nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies".
Discovery of the Buckyball at Rice University in 1985 that led to a Nobel Prize for three of the five team members, and ushered in the modern era of nanotechnology, will be recalled by surviving team members October 2 in Dallas, Texas.
The nanocytometer is a pocket-sized device that can rapidly identify diseases by testing a single drop of blood using an inexpensive disposable cartridge. The cartridges contain a silicon chip laden with artificial nanopores that mimic the filtration system of human cells.