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Posted: June 24, 2008
Selah Technologies and University of South Carolina Forge Collaboration to Advance Cancer Detection
(Nanowerk News) Selah Technologies, an advanced materials
manufacturer, and the University of South Carolina (USC) announced today the
signing of a definitive cooperative research agreement to investigate the use of
Selah’s carbon quantum dots in biological diagnostic applications. The
collaboration will permit USC access to Selah’s proprietary Selah Dots™ while
allowing Selah access to world class research at the USC NanoCenter.
“Since the creation of Selah Technologies as a consequence of licensing two
platform nanotechnologies from Clemson University, we have focused on the
need to expand the breadth of our technologies through partnerships and
collaborations. The NanoCenter at USC offers a distinctive opportunity to
leverage our joint expertise to do just that. Selah is thrilled to be advancing
Clemson technologies via this collaboration with USC,” said Michael Bolick,
President & CEO of Selah Technologies.
Dr. Chris Przirembel, Vice President for Research & Economic Development at
Clemson University, added, “With the recent groundbreaking for the innovation
center at the Clemson University Advanced Materials Center, the Upstate is
rapidly expanding its emphasis on advanced materials technologies. We applaud
Selah’s commitment to advancing this important Clemson discovery from the
laboratory to the marketplace. This agreement sends a strong message of
collaboration among the research universities and the private sector for
economic development and, in this particular case, for application in critical
health care issues.”
”USC is excited by our collaboration with Selah. Combining Selah’s unique
nanomaterials with the outstanding researchers at the USC NanoCenter creates a
win-win situation for USC, Selah and indeed, the State of South Carolina.
Collaborations such as this one are a primary objective for USC and a driving
force behind the development of Innovista,” says Dr. Harris Pastides, Vice
President of Research & Health Sciences at USC.
Selah Dots™ are carbon-based quantum dots that can be used for various
applications, including life sciences, solar cells and anti-counterfeiting, among
others. Selah Tubes™, enriched carbon nanotubes, have a number of
applications due to their impressive electrical conductivity properties.
About Selah Technologies
Located near Greenville, SC, Selah Technologies, LLC is a privately held
advanced materials manufacturing company founded in 2006. Selah’s mission is
to consistently deliver high quality nanomaterials and nanotechnology enabled
products to the global marketplace. For more information, visit
About the University of South Carolina NanoCenter
The USC NanoCenter is the University’s focal point for science and engineering
studies of nanometer-scale structures, their unique properties, and their
integration into functional units. It fosters multidisciplinary research and
education efforts involving faculty whose combined expertise spans the
disciplines of a comprehensive research university, including the arts and
sciences, engineering, and medicine, as well as other professional schools. For
more information, visit www.nano.sc.edu.