- Bringing Nanotech To Market [NTI cited]
- BioAdvance funds seven startups, seven follow-on firms
- Nanobiotech Novan raises $5.1M; acne treatment in trials, competition looms [cited competitor: Makefield Therapeutics, Newtown, PA]
- Solid State Equipment LLC Joins SEMATECH’s 3D Interconnect Program at UAlbany NanoCollege [Horsham, PA]
- Biotech Firm Spun Off from Children’s Hospital Raises $7 Million to Advance Magnetic-Based Vascular Treatment [Vascular Magnetics]
- Penn researchers hone nanocarrier design
- White House Report Highlights Penn State’s Role in Nanotechnology Education and Personnel Development
- Nanotech paint can show stress and strain
- US Government Accountability Office releases report on nanotechnology EHS research performance
- The Nanotechnology Institute is pleased to announce its 2012 funding opportunity to support Translational Research!
- Pittcon Call for Papers for Pittcon 2013
Bringing Nanotech To Market
Britt E. Erickson
Chemical & Engineering News, 90(23), June 04, 2012, pp. 24-25 [Restricted]
The number one issue for states right now is job creation, said Mary Jo Waits, director of the Economic, Human Services & Workforce Division of the National Governors Association. Not surprisingly, many regional, state, and local nanotech initiatives have also made job creation a top goal. Federal officials look to regional, state, and local initiatives to spur job creation, economic development. Dozens of regional, state, and local initiatives have popped up over the past decade to help commercialize nanotechnology-based products and build a nanotechnology workforce for the future. NNI began in 2001 as an attempt to coordinate nanotech R&D across 25 federal agencies. …
Oregon also has a successful state-funded nanotechnology effort. Established in 2004, the Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) uses state economic development funds to provide commercialization money for companies in Oregon. Each of the initiatives has different goals and funding sources. “If you have seen one of these initiatives, you’ve seen one,” Jim Mason, executive director of the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative (ONI), said last month in Portland, Ore., at a workshop sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative The Portland workshop aimed to map the current landscape of such initiatives, determine what resources are available to drive nanotechnology commercialization, and identify the role nanotechnology can play in future economic growth. …
Pennsylvania has one of the oldest and most successful nanotech initiatives, the Nanotechnology Institute, which dates back to 2000 (C&EN, April 2, 2001, page 17). The effort is southeastern Pennsylvania’s first multi-institutional partnership, and it was created by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Business Journal by John George, Senior Reporter
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 1:15pm EDT
BioAdvance, operator of the Biotechnology Greenhouse Corp. of Southeastern Pennsylvania, said it made commitments of $2.4 million to seven new life science companies, two academic technologies and seven current portfolio companies during its 2012 fiscal year which ends June 30. …
Imiplex of Newtown, Pa., which is developing the TriPol platform, engineered from proteins, designed to provide a flexible system for constructing diverse nanostructures.
Makefield Therapeutics, a Newtown, Pennsylvania company, is pursuing many of the the same applications as Novan. The company’s nanoparticle drug delivery platform technology was licensed from Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2009 — right around the same time that Novan was getting started. Makefield says its nitric oxide-containing nanoparticles hold potential for microbicidal wound dressings, wound treatments and acne.
Posted: Jun 11th, 2012
Solid State Equipment LLC Joins SEMATECH’s 3D Interconnect Program at UAlbany NanoCollege (Nanowerk News) Solid State Equipment LLC (SSEC), a manufacturer of single wafer wet processing equipment for the semiconductor industry, has joined SEMATECH’s 3D Interconnect program at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany, and will partner with SEMATECH to develop robust, cost-effective process and metrology solutions for readying high-volume via-mid through-silicon via (TSV) manufacturing.…
Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Solid State Equipment LLC dba SSEC, is a leading manufacturer of single wafer wet processing equipment for the Advanced Packaging, Compound Semiconductor and Silicon Semiconductor Industries.
Contact: John Ascenzi, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Phone: (267) 426-6055, email@example.com
Vascular Magnetics, the first start-up company spun off by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has raised $7 million to advance development of an innovative drug delivery system using magnetically targeted nanoparticles to treat peripheral artery disease.
May 30, 2012 | By Damian Garde
In the world of nanotechnological drug delivery, your API-containing molecule is only useful if you can get it to bind to its target. To do so, scientists use external nanocarriers, patterned after antibodies, to lead treatment to afflicted areas and help capsules stick to tissue.
Published on June 1, 2012 at 4:06 AM
By Will Soutter
A latest report presented to President Barack Obama and Congress has emphasized the efforts taken by the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in nanotechnology education and personnel development.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:48:27 GMT
U.S. researchers say a nano-infused “strain paint” can reveal stress in materials and holds promise for detecting strain in aircraft, bridges and buildings.
Nanowerk LLC (Nanowerk News)
Posted: Jun 22nd, 2012
From fiscal years 2006 to 2010, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) reported more than a doubling of National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) member agencies’ funding for nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research – from approximately $38 million to $90 million.
The Nanotechnology Institute is pleased to announce its 2012 funding opportunity to support Translational Research!
19th Jun 2012
The Nanotechnology Institute™ (NTI) is a multi-institutional, non-profit organization whose unique mission is to accelerate nanotechnology commercialization through interdisciplinary translational research that flows from academic laboratories to industry through company formation and product development.
Azom.com Published on May 30, 2012 at 1:12 PM
The Pittcon Program Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for a contributed oral or poster presentation for Pittcon 2013.
To be held in March 17-21, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. For full consideration, abstracts must be received by August 10, 2012, to be included in the first round of reviews. Abstracts may only be submitted electronically via the Technical Program link at www.pittcon.org.
The Program Committee is soliciting abstracts of original, previously unpublished findings in all areas of analytical chemistry, applied spectroscopy, life sciences, bioanalysis, food sciences, and related disciplines such as, but not limited to chromatography, electrochemistry, portable instruments, mass spectrometry, lab-on-a-chip, molecular spectroscopy, atomic spectroscopy, nanotechnology, biomedicine, genomics, proteomics, forensics, informatics, pharmaceutical, metabolomics, environmental and polymer.
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The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community of Economic Development and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.