Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a hallmark effect triggered by effective anticancer drugs. Now, researchers have developed a biocompatible, fluorescent nanoparticle that could provide an early sign that apoptosis is occurring as a result of anticancer therapy.
An initiative to develop a "Responsible NanoCode" for businesses working with nanotechnologies has been launched by the Royal Society, Insight Investment, the Nanotechnology Industries Association and the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network today.
Wake Forest University has launched two startup companies, FiberCell and PlexiLight, to turn breakthrough technologies developed at the university‚??s Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials into products for the commercial marketplace.
Scientists have succeeded in observing a quantum state that represents a pure superposition of atoms and molecules. Instead of being either two single atoms or two-atomic bound molecules the pairs oscillate between both states.
In order to promote safe and responsible nanotechnology research and pave the way to its safe and responsible application and use, the European Commission is planning to adopt a voluntary Code of Conduct for Responsible Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies Research.
Institute of Nanotechnology invites abstracts for poster presentation at the second annual "Nanoparticles for the European Industry" conference and exhibition to be held at the Olympia Conference Centre, London on October 24-25, 2007.
It is important to consider how various forms of nanomaterials will be disposed of and treated at the end of their use, and how the regulatory system will treat such materials at the various stages of their lifecycle.