Hanging hundreds of feet off the ground to wash a skyscraper’s windows or pumping water out to a desert solar array to keep its panels and mirrors clean is more than just a hassle—it’s an expensive problem with serious ecological implications. more»
The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center Awards $520K to Fund Seven Advanced Materials Research Projects
07/02/2013, Pittsburgh, PA: The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center (PA NanoCenter) with the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development awarded $520K to fund seven new projects that accelerate the early stage technology development and commercialization of advanced materials research using nanotechnology. more»
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Congratulations to Graphene Frontiers, winner of a 2013 TechConnect National & Global Innovation Award. The Nanotechnology Institute™ is proud to fund and support Graphene Frontiers.
Anthony P. Green, Ph.D. Vice President, Technology Commercialization Group, Life Sciences, BFTP/SEP; and Ben Franklin Director, The Nanotechnology Institute™, will moderate the morning plenary session at the 2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop, focused on Commercializing Nanotechnology, June 11, 2013.
Regenerative Medicine Company, Eqalix, Announces Grant from Nanotechnology Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Eqalix, Inc. (Eqalix), an emerging regenerative medicine development company, announced that it has received a $50,000 grant from NTI to advance their development of alimentary protein scaffolds (APS) for wound healing and aesthetic dermatology. more»
PHILADELPHIA, PA (www.nanotechinstitute.org) – The Nanotechnology Institute™ (NTI), the region’s first multi-institutional partnership created to accelerate nanotechnology commercialization and company formation, awarded a total of $375K to five university-based technology commercialization projects. more»
Fabrication of Flexible and Porous Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Substrates Using Nanoparticle Inks
Manuel Figueroa, Kambiz Pourrezaei, and Somdev Tyagi
AIP Conf. Proc. 1461, 47 (2012)
Click here to read more: http://proceedings.aip.org/resource/2/apcpcs/1461/1/47_1?isAuthorized=no
New Tissue Engineering Technology Moves From Lab Toward Operating Room With Help From Virginia-Based Start-Up Eqalix, Inc.
PHILADELPHIA (June 4, 2012) – A trio of tissue engineering technologies developed by researchers and clinicians from Drexel, Penn and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are moving one step closer to becoming viable options for vascular surgery, skin replacement and tissue regeneration. Eqalix, Inc., a start-up company from Reston, Va., has recently acquired the exclusive licenses for these three technologies and plans to develop them for commercial use. more»
Why Is Small So Big?
Nanotechnology deals with products and processes that are measured in almost unbelievably small increments called “nanometers”—one billionth of a meter.
At the nanoscale, materials differ from larger objects in their physical, chemical and biological properties; therefore, they lend themselves to new and improved materials, systems and devices. Nanotechnology is behind the development of such diverse advancements as:
- Drug Delivery
- Biofiltration and Separation sciences
- Improved coatings for medical devices
Thanks to rapid advances in this exciting new field, we now have the tools and talents to manipulate materials on the molecular scale—a technology literally changing the world as we know it.