On April 14th, the Swiss Retailer's Organisation among whose members are the most important actors in the Swiss Retailing such as Migros, Coop, Denner, Manor, and Valora, published a Code of Conduct for the handling of nanotechnology in consumer products. In the Code, the members commit to highest possible transparency for consumers and to the application of the precautionary principle in the face of a lack of specific legal rulings.
New pilot phase data shows that iron nanoparticles can detect lymph node metastases in a highly sensitive and specific manner in patients with renal cell carcinoma, which accounts for some 20% of kidney cancers.
Using nanoparticles designed specifically to produce a bright Raman spectroscopic signal, a team of investigators has shown that it can produce whole-body images in small animals that can reveal the location of tumors and track how these nanoparticles traffic through the body.
Three recently published papers highlight the progress developing a new use for perfluorocarbons: as the building blocks for nanoparticles capable of delivering a wide range of imaging agents and drugs to tumors.
The new material, a superlattice, which has a multilayer structure composed of alternating atomically thin layers of two different oxides, possesses properties radically different to either of the two materials by themselves.
In what could give a major boost to research and development as well as commercialization of new drugs and medical technology in North Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill is teaming up with The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.
Martha Cook Piper, a national leader in research and post-secondary education, has been named chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), the institute announced.
ISO and IEEE have signed an agreement to increase their cooperation in developing international standards. The agreement initially focuses on the subjects of information technology, intelligent transport systems and health informatics.