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Collaboration with Pharma Will Introduce Nanotechnologies in Early Stage Drug Development

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The Frederick National Lab has begun to assist several major pharmaceutical companies in adopting nanotechnologies in early stage drug development, when the approach is most efficient and cost-effective.

For some time, the national lab’s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL) has worked with pharmaceutical companies on reformulating cancer drugs that failed in human clinical trials because of toxicity or other issues...

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New Nanomaterial Offers Promise in Bendable, Wearable Electronic Devices

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An ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly conductive to electric current has been produced by a cheap and simple method devised by an international team of nanomaterials researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University...

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Canadian Metamaterial Technologies Inc. Eyes Silicon Valley Expansion Through the Acquisition of Rolith’s Business

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Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI), a global leader in smart materials and photonics headquartered in Canada announced today, that it has acquired Rolith’s business, including its proprietary manufacturing technology, Rolling Mask Lithography (RML®) and its NanoWeb® products. Rolith is a Silicon Valley based nanofabrication company...

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Engineers Take First Step Toward Flexible, Wearable, Tricorder-like Device

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Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body. The Chem-Phys patch records electrocardiogram (EKG) heart signals and tracks levels of lactate, a biochemical that is a marker of physical effort, in real time. The device can be worn on the chest and communicates wirelessly with a smartphone, smart watch or laptop...

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