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Problem: implant infection, solution: nanotech surfaces

Implants are prone to infection, forcing patients back to surgery for repair or replacement. Now, for the first time, a team of engineers has shown that zinc or titanium oxide nanosurfaces can reduce the presence of bacteria, a technique that can be applied to implants to reduce the number of these costly and debilitating infections.

Posted: Jul 7th, 2006

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Multiple cancer biomarkers detected simultaneously

Using oligonucleotide- and antibody-coated gold nanoparticles, researchers at the Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) at Northwestern University have developed an analogous technology for proteins that can simultaneously detect trace levels of multiple biomarkers associated with human cancer.

Posted: Jul 3rd, 2006

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EuMat European technology platform launched

The European Technology Platform for Advanced Materials and Technologies has been launched in order to assure optimal involvement of industry and other important stakeholders in the process of establishing of research priorities in the area of advanced engineering materials and technologies.

Posted: Jul 3rd, 2006

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Nanotechnology fertile for energy breakthrough

Thinking small may help solve one of the biggest problems - the need for alternative energy sources - according to scientists attending the first Energy Nanotechnology International Conference held June 26-28 at MIT.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2006

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