Statement of The Nanotechnology Panel of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the NanoBusiness Alliance, and the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association?s (SOCMA) Nanotechnology SME Coalition Regarding the Status of EPA?s Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP).
Researchers at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University are discovering new properties and uses for a synthetic molecule that mimics collagen. When used with nanoparticles, this molecule, called collagen mimetic peptide (CMP) could produce detailed images of tumors, detect deadly buildup in arteries, deliver drugs, and improve blood supply to implanted tissues.
Anyone interested in nanobiotechnology can confirm there?s still much to learn about this small scale science. Few know this better than the more than 30 students and fellows participating in nanobiotechnology related educational programs offered through the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) at Johns Hopkins University.
Using a novel system based on molecules that can assemble themselves into precise patterns, MIT researchers have come up with a way of beating size limitations that would otherwise crimp improvements in data-storage media and electronic microchips.
RIKEN scientists have developed a method to control and study a chemical reaction in a single molecule. The technique could eventually help to fabricate advanced electronic devices molecule by molecule.
The new method has enabled the researchers to get a higher proportion of a given dose of medication into the tumor cells than is possible with the 'free' drug-that is, the one not bound to nanotubes-thus reducing the amount of medication that they need to inject into a subject to achieve the desired therapeutic effect.
Northwestern's Mirkin and his colleagues printed the logos as well as an integrated gold circuit using a new printing technique, called Polymer Pen Lithography (PPL), that can write on three different length scales using only one device.
A new manufacturing approach holds the potential to overcome the technological limitations currently facing the microelectronics and data-storage industries, paving the way to smaller electronic devices and higher-capacity hard drives.