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Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health

Feb. 2014- The forum's participants described nanomanufacturing as a future megatrend that will potentially match or surpass the digital revolution's effect on society and the economy. They anticipated further scientific breakthroughs that will fuel new engineering developments; continued movement into the manufacturing sector; and more intense international competition. Although limited data on ...

Alternative Test Strategies, Predictive Models to Assist Nanomaterials Safety Assessment

Aug. 2013- With the exponential growth of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) extending from research and development to commercial products, the daunting challenge of conducting effective risk assessment and life-cycle analysis for these materials is presented. Of primary concern is the potential for human exposure that may lead to adverse outcomes, which traditionally utilizes animal studies and specific ...

Where Nanotechnology is Going in 2013

Feb. 2013- Simply smart solutions to a complex world of challengesEach New Year is the start of another journey, isn’t it?  As 2013 begins, I’m seeing a converging path, one where innovation meets advanced manufacturing meets environmentalism.  Best of all, it’s leading across a wide open landscape of a growing economy.  Let’s take the indicators one by one.

Greener Nano 12: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop

May. 2012- July 30, 2012Courtyard Marriott Portland City CenterPortland, Oregon  The quantity of information on nanomaterial properties and behavior continues to grow exponentially. Without a concerted effort to organize and mine disparate information coming out of current research efforts, the value and effective use of this information will be limited at best.  At worst, erroneous conclusions ...

FDA Continues Dialogue on 'Nano' Regulation

Apr. 2012- The first draft guideline, “Draft Guidance for Industry, Considering Whether an FDA-Regulated Product Involves the Application of Nanotechnology”, was published in the Federal Register in June, 2011.  The FDA is still reviewing and receiving comments on this document from the public.In April 2012 the FDA is issuing two new draft guidelines for manufacturers of food substances and ...

NIST/UMass Study Finds Evidence Nanoparticles May Increase Plant DNA Damage

Apr. 2012- Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) have provided the first evidence that engineered nanoparticles are able to accumulate within plants and damage their DNA. In a recent paper,* the team led by NIST chemist Bryant C. Nelson showed that under laboratory conditions, cupric oxide nanoparticles have the capacity ...

NanoBusiness Interview: Andrew Maynard, Ph.D.

Feb. 2012- I have known Andrew Maynard for over 10 years. We have agreed and disagreed on various EHS issues concerning the Nanotechnology Community during our relationship. Even though we have disagreed from time to time I have always found his opinions valuable and thought provoking.Andrew previously co-chaired the NNI’s Nanotechnology Health and Environment Implications group while working at the ...

NanoBusiness Provides Insight on National Research Council Report

Feb. 2012- The National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies has been working for several years on the development of a Research Strategy for Environmental, Health, and Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials. On January 25th they released a draft of this strategy, which is available from the National Academies website. This work was commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency. A ...

Responsible Development of Nanotechnology: Maximizing Results while Minimizing Risk

Oct. 2011- Nanotechnology holds the promise of new materials and devices that can be designed and engineered to solve critical questions in almost every sector of our economy – from treating cancer, to cleaning contaminated water, accelerating advanced manufacturing, meeting energy needs, and fixing our roadways and bridges. That’s why, for the last 10 years, the United States has engaged in an ...

SWeNT is currently the Only U.S. Manufacturer Permitted to Commercially Distribute Both Multi-Wall and Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Sep. 2011- NORMAN, OK – Sept. 21, 2011 -- SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality carbon nanotubes (CNT), recently received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent order which will permit the company to manufacture and distribute Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT) for commercial applications.  SWeNT’s Multi-Wall products are sold under the SWeNT ...

Informing Selection of Nanomaterial Concentrations for ToxCast In Vitro Testing based on Occupational Exposure Potential

Aug. 2011- "Informing Selection of Nanomaterial Concentrations for ToxCast In Vitro Testing based on Occupational Exposure Potential" is now available through the InterNano Nanomanufacturing Library. The full article is available here. Abstract Background: Little justification is generally provided for selection of in vitro assay testing concentrations for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). ...

ISO Publishes New Nanotechnology Standard: Nanomaterial Risk Evaluation

May. 2011- ISO/TR 13121:2011 describes a process for identifying, evaluating, addressing, making decisions about, and communicating the potential risks of developing and using manufactured nanomaterials, in order to protect the health and safety of the public, consumers, workers and the environment.ISO/TR 13121:2011 offers guidance on the information needed to make sound risk evaluations and risk management ...

National Nanotechnology Initiative Issues New EHS-Strategy Document

Dec. 2010- On December 6, 2010, the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology released the draft "National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Strategy" (2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy).  The document is intended to replace the National Nanotechnology Initiative's ...

ONAMI Fellow Studies Safety, Toxicology of Nanoparticles

Dec. 2009- Stacey Harper, a nationally recognized leader in the interactions of nanomaterials with biological systems, has been named as the sixth “signature research faculty fellow” of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute, or ONAMI.

NIEHS Call for Applications to Study Engineered Nanomaterials Interactions with Biological Processes

Nov. 2009- The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) announced a new funding opportunity to understand how physical and chemical characteristics of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) influence their molecular  interactions with biological matrices and elicit biological responses. Letters of intent are due by December 22, 2009. 

NNI nanoEHS Workshop Brief: Nanomaterials and Human Health & Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods, November 17-18, 2009

Nov. 2009- On November 17 and 18 the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) held the third of four workshops in its nanoEHS series. The series is an effort to review the state of research in what is now the NNI’s fastest growing program component area: Environmental, Health, and Safety Research.

Hazardous Substances Data Bank Adds First Set of Nanomaterials Records

Nov. 2009- In October, the National Library of Medicine's Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSBD)—a comprehensive, peer-reviewed database of toxicology information for over 5,000 chemicals—added seven nanomaterials records, the first set of such records in the datafile.

Nanotechnology Changing the Status Quo in the Healthcare Industry

Oct. 2009- As the debate on healthcare reform has progressed over recent years, approaching the brink of sweeping change for better or worse, one key aspect that has not entered into these discussions is the impact of high technologies on healthcare, specifically those associated with nanotechnology. While the notion exists that one key factor to rising healthcare costs is the expense of research and ...

Study of Chinese Print Workers Claims to Provide the First Human Evidence of the Clinical Toxicity of Long-term Nanoparticle Exposures

Oct. 2009- A recent study published in the well-known medical journal, the European Respiratory Journal, has been receiving significant publicity as the authors have claimed their findings support an apparent linkage between workplace exposures to nanoparticles and severe respiratory disease.  Specifically, in this study, investigators at China's Capital University of Medical Science related ...

Third NNI Workshop in nanoEHS Series to Be Held November 17 - 18

Oct. 2009- The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will hold their third nanoEHS workshop on November 17-18 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, Arlington, Virginia. The workshop, Nanomaterials and Human Health & Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods, will continue the dialogue on some of the most crucial scientific questions of the day.

High Speed Proteomics

Sep. 2008- University of Arizona: Researchers recently presented promising results on a method for high speed separation of proteins.

Environmental Fate of Buckyballs

Sep. 2008- Purdue University: New research by Purdue University researchers sheds light on the potential risk and fate of buckyball nanomaterial.

Lower-Energy Treatment of Air Contamination using Gold Nanoparticles

Sep. 2008- Researchers from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia; Nankai University in Tianjin, China; and The Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, China have discovered that gold nanoparticles can be used as catalysts at ambient temperatures in light-driven oxidation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

Safety of Nanomaterials in Food Packaging

Aug. 2008- The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have released a report addressing the safety of nanomaterials in food packaging.

Exposure to Diesel Exhaust Induces Changes in EEG in Human Volunteers

Apr. 2008- This study examines changes in brain activity, particularly in the frontal cortex, that result from exposure to diesel exhaust (DE), which is a mixture of non-engineered nanoparticles and exhaust compounds.  Further human studies are necessary to determine whether nanoparticles in DE are responsible for these effects and if so, by what mechanism.  

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Antibody orientation enhanced by selective polymerprotein noncovalent interactions

A unique interaction has been found between protein G' (a truncated recombinant bacterial "alphabet" protein which aligns by noncovalent attachment to the antibody stem) and poly(methyl methacrylate), a thermoplastic polymer substrate, which can be easily fabricated using high-rate processes. Significantly improved orientation efficiency with traditional passive adsorption for this system (termed ...

Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology: Managing the Health and Safety Concerns Associated with Engineered Nanomaterials

NIOSH has developed this document to provide an overview of what is known about the potential hazards of engineered nanoparticles and measures that can be taken to minimize workplace exposures.

Carbon Nanotubes Introduced into the Abdominal Cavity of Mice Show Asbestos-like Pathogenicity in a Pilot Study

Carbon nanotubes have distinctive characteristics, but their needle-like fibre shape has been compared to asbestos, raising concerns that widespread use of carbon nanotubes may lead to mesothelioma, cancer of the lining of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos. Here we show that exposing the mesothelial lining of the body cavity of mice, as a surrogate for the mesothelial lining of the chest ...

Considerations on Occupational Medical Surveillance in Employees Handling Nanoparticles

The use of engineered nanoparticles not only offers new technical perspectives but also raises questions regarding possible health aspects for producers and users. Nanoparticles may, just by virtue of their size, exert biological effects unrelated to the chemicals they are composed of. These considerations, and results from experimental animal studies suggesting that engineered nanomaterials may ...

Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity of Silver Nanoparticles in Human Cells

Silver nanoparticles (Ag-np) are being used increasingly in wound dressings, catheters, and various household products due to their antimicrobial activity. The toxicity of starch-coated silver nanoparticles was studied using normal human lung fibroblast cells (IMR-90) and human glioblastoma cells (U251). The toxicity was evaluated using changes in cell morphology, cell viability, metabolic ...

EPA Perspectives on Nanoinformatics: Prioritization Based on Potential for Exposure and ToxicityNanoinformatics

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) is investigating the environmental health and safety implications of engineered nanomaterials. Research activities as outlined in ORDs Nanomaterial Strategy address four main themes in: 1) identifying sources, fate, transport, and exposure; 2) understanding human health and ecological effects; 3) developing ...

EPA Whitepaper on Nanotechnology

The EPA Nanotechnology White Paperwas issued in February 2007 by the EPA's Science Policy Council and includes discussion of risk assessment, responsible development, and research needs for environmental applications.

EPA and Nanotechnology: Oversight for the 21st Century

This paper focuses on the need for an oversight system for nanotechnology that will identify any potential adverse health or environmental effects of the technology and prevent them from occurring. It analyzes the steps that must be taken to create such a system, particularly emphasizing the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Effect of pharmaceuticals on thermoreversible gelation of PEOPPOPEO copolymers

Pluronic F127, a triblock copolymer of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) and poly(propylene oxide) (PPO), has generated considerable interest as a drug delivery vehicle due to its ability to gel at physiological temperatures. This work examines the gelation behavior of Pluronic F127 in the presence of a series of hydrophobic pharmaceuticals, to determine whether there is any correlation between gelation ...

Engineered Nanomaterials: Linking Physiochemical Properties with Biology

Serious concerns over potential toxicity of new engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) require the development of reliable and high throughput screening assays that impart critical information regarding potential toxicity, guide in-depth toxicity evaluations, justify exposure controls, and aid in the development of sustainable nanomanufacturing. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation or biological ...

Environmental Health and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials

A report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, identifying the information needed to enable sound risk assessment and risk management of engineered nanoscale materials and the products that incorporate them.

Exposure to diesel exhaust induces changes in EEG in human volunteers

Background: Ambient particulate matter and nanoparticles have been shown to translocate to the brain, and potentially influence the central nervous system. No data are available whether this may lead to functional changes in the brain. Methods: We exposed 10 human volunteers to dilute diesel exhaust (DE, 300 ?g/m3) as a model for ambient PM exposure and filtered air for one hour using a double ...

Induction of mesothelioma in p53+/? mouse by intraperitoneal application of multi-wall carbon nanotube

Nanomaterials of carbon origin tend to form various shapes of particles in micrometer dimensions. Among them, multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) form fibrous or rod-shaped particles of length around 10 to 20 micrometers with an aspect ratio of more than three. Fibrous particles of this dimension including asbestos and some man-made fibers are reported to be carcinogenic, typically inducing ...

Informing Selection of Nanomaterial Concentrations for ToxCast In Vitro Testing based on Occupational Exposure Potential

Background: Little justification is generally provided for selection of in vitro assay testing concentrations for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). Selection of concentration levels for hazard evaluation based on real-world exposure scenarios is desirable. Objectives: Our goal is to use estimates of lung deposition following occupational exposure to nanomaterials to recommend in vitro testing ...

Nanoinformatics 2011 Supports Updated NNI EHS Research Strategy

The responsible development of nanotechnology has an impact across essentially all economic sectors, including advanced manufacturing. As core research areas of the recently released 2011 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy include a nanomaterials measurement infrastructure, as well as informatics and modeling, it has become evident ...

Nanomaterials properties vs. biological oxidative damage: Implications for toxicity screening and exposure assessment

Biological oxidative damage (BOD) has been recognized as a key toxicity mechanism with potential as a novel global metric for nanomaterial (NM) exposure and rapid toxicity screening. A 'Ferric reducing ability of serum (FRAS)' assay, recently optimized by our group, was used to quantitate the degree of BOD induced by 19 diverse, commercially important NMs, including carbon blacks, fullerenes, ...

Nanostructured Sensors for Homeland Security Applications

An important beneficiary of emerging nanomanufacturing techniques has been in the area of detection and sensing for homeland security and defense applications. Also: Organic Electrophoretic Inks Utilizing Encapsulated-Dye Nanoparticles; NIEHS Call for Applications to Study ENM Interactions with Biological Processes; and NNN Welcomes Hyung Gyu Park, J. Alexander Liddle to Editorial team.

Nanotechnology Changing the Status Quo in the Health Care Industry

Nanotechnologies have the potential to create a paradigm shift in the doctor-patient relationship and ultimately change the status quo for health care as we know it. Also: Nanoparticle-Polymer Array-Based Sensors for Biomedical Applications; Hazardous Substances Data Bank Adds First Set of Nanomaterial Records; Study of Chinese Print Workers Claims Evidence of Nanoparticle Toxicity.

Nanotoxicology as a Predictive Science That Can Be Explored by High Content Screening and the Use of Computer-assisted Hazard Ranking

I will discuss the use of high throughput screening for in vitro toxicological assessment and hazard ranking that can be used for planning and following in vivo outcomes. I will demonstrate the use of engineered nanomaterial libraries and the use of an oxidative stress paradigm to establish a multi-parametric, rapid throughput screening procedure that can be used to screen for potentially ...

National Nanotechnology Initiative: Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy

Nanotechnology safety benefits everyone, from lab researchers and factory workers to the consumers of products enabled by this emerging technology. Accordingly, the Federal Government has developed the 2011 NNI Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy, a comprehensive approach to ensuring the safe, effective, and responsible development and use of nanotechnology. The NNI 2011 ...

Novel fluoroimmunoassay for ovarian cancer biomarker CA-125

Cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) is a glycoprotein biomarker that denotes the presence of ovarian and reproductive cancers in women, with serum concentrations of CA-125 greater than 35 U/ml considered indicative of potential malignancies. A fluorescent immunoassay recently developed in our laboratory employing the ALYGNSA antibody-orientation system has been used to measure CA-125 levels. This system ...

Rapid Environmental Impact Screening for Engineered Nanomaterials

This project explores the application of genomics technologies to nanotechnology, to provide faster, cheaper, and more sophisticated ecotoxicity testing.... The goal was to demonstrate the potential of this [microarray] approach for ecotoxicity screening by collaborating directly with a company that had developed an engineered nanomaterials. The company, Toda, manufactures Reactive Nano-Iron ...

Regulating the Products of Nanotechnology

An examination of the FDA's ability to regulate products containing nanotechnology

Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related EHS Research

This report describes the NNI strategy for prioritizing research on the environmental health and safety aspects of nanomaterials that have been identified in previous NNI reports.

What! EPA is Regulating Me? Approaches to Managing Industrial Nanoscale Materials

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulates the manufacture and use of industrial chemicals to control potential unreasonable risks to human health and the environment from the workplace to the consumer. Identifying the implications and avoiding additional unintended consequences of nanoscale materials (NMs) is challenging, ...

Why a Prevention-Based Approach to Managing the Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials Makes Sense and How To Get There

The existing toxicology literature on ultrafine particles and engineered nanomaterials suggest that nanomaterials may pose a threat to human health and the environment. A major challenge for the companies that produce and use these materials and for regulatory agencies is the issue of how to manage the risks of these materials while simultaneously leveraging the technological advantages that ...

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Ablynx

Ablynx

Ablynx is focused on the discovery and development of Nanobodies®, a novel class of antibody-derived therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, for a range of serious life-threatening human diseases. Ablynx is developing a portfolio of Nanobody®-based therapeutic programmes in a number of major disease areas, including inflammation, thrombosis, oncology and Alzheimer's ...

Abraxis BioScience

Abraxis BioScience

Abraxis BioScience is a fully integrated biotechnology company dedicated to delivering progressive therapeutics, such as ABRAXANE, and core technologies that offer patients and medical professionals safer and more effective treatments for cancer and other critical illnesses.

Abraxis Oncology

Abraxis Oncology

Abraxis Oncology® is the proprietary pharmaceuticals division of Abraxis BioScience, LLC, an integrated global bio-pharmaceutical company. Abraxis Oncology® is dedicated to the discovery and development of novel cancer therapies that target tumor biological pathways. Our focus is to challenge current standards and develop next-generation therapies that revolutionize the treatment of cancer.

Accelrys, Inc.

Accelrys, Inc.

Accelrys (NASDAQ:ACCL), a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, supports industries and organizations that rely on scientific innovation to differentiate themselves. Accelrys’ Enterprise R&D Architecture, built on the industry leading Pipeline Pilot™ platform, enables customers to access, organize, analyze and share scientific data in unprecedented ways, ultimately ...

Acron Genomics

Acron Genomics

We were the first to identify the combination of microfluidics and light responsive polymers being developed by Molecular Vision in London as having the potential of completely revolutionising the Point of Care (PoC) diagnostics market. This lab on a chip diagnostic platform has the potential to produce simple to use compact, low cost, hand held device where the analytical capabilities of a ...

AcryMed

AcryMed

AcryMed is a pioneering innovator at the forefront of discoveries in the fields of infection control and wound healing. The company’s SilvaSorb® products for advanced wound care and SilvaGard® antimicrobial surface treatment for medical devices are among the breakthrough technologies that have distinguished AcryMed as an industry leader. AcryMed's latest product line is OxygeneSys™ ...

Active Surface Technologies, Inc.

Active Surface Technologies, Inc.

Active Surface Technologies, Inc is a private company categorized under Laboratories-Research and Development and located in Boylston, MA. It was established in 2005 and incorporated in Massachusetts.

Advanced Sensor Technologies

Advanced Sensor Technologies

ASTI manufactures customized application oriented solid state long lasting pH, ORP and Ion Selective replacement sensors for difficult process and wastewater measurements

Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies

Agilent Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis is a leading global provider of instrumentation, supplies, software and services to the life science and chemical analysis markets. Agilent provides the worlds most complete, most reliable laboratory productivity solutions, optimized for your applications and workflows. Agilent's complete menu of services includes instrument maintenance and ...

Alkermes Inc

Alkermes Inc

Alkermes focuses on therapies for widespread, chronic diseases, such as central nervous system disorders, addiction, diabetes and autoimmune disorders, where we feel we have the opportunity to make the greatest impact.

Aphios Corp.

Aphios Corp.

Aphios is developing enabling technology platforms and enhanced therapeutics for health maintenance, disease prevention and the treatment of certain infectious diseases, cancers and CNS disorders.

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions for consumer products and label materials.

Bayer Material Science LLC

Bayer Material Science LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life.

Berkley Advanced Biomaterials, Inc.

Berkley Advanced Biomaterials, Inc.

Berkeley Advanced Biomaterials Inc. (BAB) specializes in developing and manufacturing hydroxyapatite (HAP), tricalcium phosphate (TCP), and other calcium-based products.

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Bio-Rad Laboratories

The Group's principal activities are to manufacture and develop chemicals used in biochemical, pharmaceutical and other life science research applications.

BiosPhere Medical

BiosPhere Medical

BioSphere Medical is pioneering the use of bio-engineered microspheres in embolotherapy, which is the minimally invasive treatment of tumors and vascular malformation by inhibiting blood flow. BioSpehere Medical's patented platform technology also has potential applications in tissue bulking, tissue repair, and drug delivery.

BioTrove Inc.

BioTrove Inc.

BioTrove, Inc. provides micro and nano-scale technology platforms for life science and drug discovery research applications. The company offers OpenArray, a technology platform for relative gene expression analysis that advances genomic research in various life science fields, including agriculture, disease research, and public health; RapidFire, a technology platform that enables the ...

Birck Nanotechnology Center

Birck Nanotechnology Center

Purdue University
The Birck Nanotechnology Center leverages advances in nanoscale science and engineering to create innovative nanotechnologies addressing societal challenges and opportunities in computing, communications, the environment, security, energy independence, and health. In turn, the Birck Nanotechnology Center exploits the accelerating progress in nanotechnology utilizing the most ...

Cabot Corporation

Cabot Corporation

Cabot Corporation is a global performance materials company. Our primary products are rubber and specialty grade carbon blacks, inkjet colorants, fumed metal oxides, aerogel, tantalum and related products, and cesium formate drilling fluids, among others.

Calando Pharmaceuticals

Calando Pharmaceuticals

Calando is a clinical stage nanobiotechnology company at the forefront of RNAi therapeutics.

Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.

Caliper Life Sciences, Inc.

Caliper Life Sciences is a leading provider of cutting-edge technologies enabling researchers in the life sciences to create life-saving and enhancing medicines and diagnostic tests more quickly and efficiently. Caliper has compiled numerous best-in-class solutions and is aggressively innovating new technologies to bridge the gaps that exist in bringing in vitro assays to in vivo results ...

CardioMEMS, Inc.

CardioMEMS, Inc.

CardioMEMS is a medical device company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology for the human body. Our technology platform is designed to improve the management of severe chronic cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure and aneurysms. Our miniature wireless sensors can be implanted using minimally invasive techniques and ...

Celgene Corporation

Celgene Corporation

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients worldwide. At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our mission as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer ...

CeloNova BioSciences, Inc.

CeloNova BioSciences, Inc.

CeloNova Biosciences, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets a family of products based upon the unique properties of Polyzene®-F; pairing polymer science innovation with cutting edge devices. The Company's products are used by Physician’s across the globe to improve patient outcomes in the fields of vascular intervention and embolization.

Center for Risk Science Innovation and Application

Center for Risk Science Innovation and Application

International Life Sciences Institute
The ILSI Center for Risk Science Innovation and Application (RSIA) contributes to enhanced human health and well-being by developing new and improving existing methods and evaluations used in risk management. RSIA is currently engaged in projects on timely issues such as nanomaterial release and characterization, dose-response relationships, and ...

Clare, Inc.

Clare, Inc.

Clare, an IXYS Company, designs, manufactures, and markets high-voltage integrated circuits (ICs) and optically isolated Solid State Relays (OptoMOS®) for the communication, industrial, power, and consumer markets.

Eksigent Technologies, LLC

Eksigent Technologies, LLC

Eksigent serves the life science, drug discovery and pharmaceutical industries, expanding customer possibilities with low–flow fluid delivery solutions

Electric Power Research Institute

Electric Power Research Institute

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.

ENVIRON International Corporation, Inc.

ENVIRON International Corporation, Inc.

An international environmental and health sciences consultancy, ENVIRON works with clients to assess and manage the potential environmental, energy, and health issues associated with their activities and products, including nanotechnology, throughout the business life cycles. ENVIRON's efforts in nanotechnology are focused on working with companies, law firms and organizations to develop a ...

eSpin Technologies, Inc.

eSpin Technologies, Inc.

eSpin Technologies, Inc. is a high-tech manufacturing company. The company provides global leadership in polymeric nanofiber manufacturing technology applicable across the universe of emergent and traditional manufacturing sectors. eSpin's nanofibers are 20-200nm in diameter, have a very high surface area to mass ratio, and can be formed into membranes with very high porosity. As a ...

Excellin Life Sciences, Inc.

Excellin Life Sciences, Inc.

Excellin is a privately-held biotechnology company developing an award-winning consumable-driven technology for cell performance optimization in the biopharmaceutical industry.

FEI Company

FEI Company

FEI is a leading diversified scientific instruments company. It is a premier provider of electron and ion-beam microscopes and tools for nanoscale applications across many industries: industrial and academic materials research, life sciences, semiconductors, data storage, natural resources and more. FEI's imaging systems provide 3D characterization, analysis and modification/prototyping with ...

Icet Inc.

Icet Inc.

ICET (Innovative Chemical and Environmental) is a research and technology development company founded with the goal of developing technologies that benefit the environment and humanity. ICET is developing technologies in the areas of energy, environment, and biomedicine. ICET's major strength is in chemistry, organic-inorganic hybrid compositions, controlled delivery of actives from novel ...

ImaRx Therapeutics, Inc.

ImaRx Therapeutics, Inc.

ImaRx Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing and commercializing therapies for vascular disorders.

Incom, Inc.

Incom, Inc.

As the world's leading manufacturer for commercial rigid, fused fiberoptic faceplates, tapers, and microwell arrays, INCOM offers its customers both experience and expertise. Our advanced technology supports researchers, scientists, and instrument makers in the dental, medical, life science, scientific, homeland security, and defense industries.

Intel Corporation

Intel Corporation

The company - which holds about 80% of the market share for microprocessors that go into desktop and notebook computers, and also into computer servers - is still #1 in semiconductors.

Invision International Health Solutions, Inc.

Invision International Health Solutions, Inc.

Silver 100™ Ionic Silver Complex with Opti-Silver™ is the state-of-the-art technology for delivering silver ions to the body. It is designed to surpass all other forms of silver in performance and efficiency .The result of more than a million dollars in development, it has gained the reputation for being the leading-edge product in the field by health professionals, retailers and users.

JEOL USA

JEOL USA

JEOL develops instruments used to advance scientific research and technology. JEOL has expertise in the field of electron microscopy, mass spectrometry and NMR spectrometry, and e-beam lithography leadership.

JMar

JMar

JMAR, LLC is a leading innovator of laser based product solutions; specializing in microbiological detection of organisms in water.

KERDRY

KERDRY

KERDRY Thin Film Technologies studies and performs custom designed thin films for advanced technologies.

Liquidia Technologies

Liquidia Technologies

Liquidia Technologies is developing engineered particle-based vaccines and therapeutics that have the potential to dramatically improve the quality of human life. Utilizing a novel technology known as the PRINT® platform, Liquidia is creating rationally-design carriers for improved delivery of small molecule and biological cargos. By designing highly specific particles that deliver ...

Mechartes Researchers Pvt. Ltd.

Mechartes Researchers Pvt. Ltd.

CFD Simulations
Simulation services company, providing advanced CFD services using OpenFOAM solver. Incubated at Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) by alumni and professors of IIT Delhi.

Metalor Usa Refining Corp

Metalor Usa Refining Corp

Metalor's Refining Division is an industrial organisation specialized in the evaluation and refining of precious metals of both primary and secondary origin. Core competence and objective of the Refining Division is to offer its customers a professional, custom tailored and impeccable service with state of the art evaluation methods, equipments and attitude.

Micro Chips Inc.

Micro Chips Inc.

MicroCHIPS is pioneering intelligent implanted devices designed to improve the health of millions of people with chronic conditions that require careful monitoring and precise therapy. Based on proprietary microreservoir technology first developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MicroCHIPS' platform incorporates long-term implant technologies and wireless communications, as ...

Microproducts Breakthrough Institute

Microproducts Breakthrough Institute

Oregon State University, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
The Microproducts Breakthrough Institute is a unique collaboration between Oregon State University and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory focused on the development and commercialization of microchannel-based technologies for energy, medical, environmental and national security applications. Formed in 2003, the MBI model is ...

Nanocerox, Inc

Nanocerox, Inc

Nanocerox, Inc develops, refines, manufactures and markets high-technology materials (nanopowders) used as raw materials for products requiring transparency, durability and heat resistance for use in industrial, military, medical and aerospace applications, as well as for use as additives in the chemical processing industry. The Company has created a proprietary development platform that ...

Nanotherapeutics, Inc.

Nanotherapeutics, Inc.

Nanotherapeutics has significant expertise in product formulation, pre-clinical and clinical development, scale-up and cGMP manufacturing, utilizing established and proprietary techniques: NanoQUAD™, NanoDRY™, and NanoCOAT™. Our specialized proprietary techniques can improve the release rate and enhance both the rate and extent of drug uptake, thus increasing bioavailability. The ...

nanoTox, Inc.

nanoTox, Inc.

nanoTox, Inc. is the premier nanotechnology safety, risk assessment and toxicology company helping companies commercialize their nanotechnology and nano-enabled products. The dedicated scientists and professional at nanoTox, Inc. understand that nanotechnology will reach its full potential only when issues of health and environmental safety are fully resolved. There are over 1,000 ...

Natural-Immunogenics Corp.

Natural-Immunogenics Corp.

Natural-Immunogenics has a special responsibility... to bring its new generation of colloids [appropriately called "hydrosols"] to those who need it for their own health, as well as to those who attend upon the health of others. Sovereign Silver® represents the most significant breakthrough in colloidal technology in the last 90 years. It is an omnipotent resource in the defense of ...

Nissan Technical Center North America, Inc.

Nissan Technical Center North America, Inc.

Engineers at NTCNA design and test vehicle systems including body, chassis, electrical, exterior trim, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, emmissions, and safety.

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

Oregon Signature Research Center
ONAMI is Oregon’s first ‘Signature Research Center’ and a multi-level collaboration among Oregon’s research universities, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and industry in the “Silicon Forest” high-tech cluster that is home to the world’s leading semiconductor, MEMS, nanotechnology tools and ...

Proctor & Gamble

Proctor & Gamble

The Procter & Gamble Company engages in the manufacture and sale of consumer goods worldwide.

SAFENANO

SAFENANO

Institute of Occupational Medicine
SAFENANO exists to help industrial and academic communities identify, assess and control the risks to their workforce, consumers, the general population and the environment, through both information provision and scientific services.

Shawmut Corporation

Shawmut Corporation

World Leader in developing high performance composities from textiles, nonwovens, and films via lamination and coating technologies.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors. Leveraging core technologies, Skyworks offers diverse standard and custom linear products supporting automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, energy management, industrial, medical, military and mobile handset applications. The Company's portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, ...

The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Rice University
The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology was originally named the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. In 2005 after the passing of Professor Smalley, the Rice University Board of Trustees renamed the Institute in his honor. In this historical account, the Institute will be referred to as the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology ...

Vax Design

Vax Design

The Sanofi Pasteur VaxDesign Campus designs, develops, and manufactures in vitro models of the human immune system. Our mission is to prevent infectious disease by forecasting vaccine responses before clinical trials, and create a competitive advantage by providing predictive in vitro immunological models and assays.

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Stacey Harper

Stacey Harper

Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Oregon State University

Angela R. Hight Walker

Angela R. Hight Walker

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Alex G. Fassbender

Alex G. Fassbender

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Don Ewert

Don Ewert

nanoTox, Inc.

Jo Anne Shatkin

Jo Anne Shatkin

Vireo Advisors, LLC