Nanoscience Institute CRANN Receives €8 Million of Private Sector Funding

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

CRANN, a nanoscience institute based at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), has announced that it has received €8 million of private sector funding for nanoscience research in 2012, an investment that has created 50 full-time research jobs, according to a press release from TCD. The research institute, which is primarily supported ...

NanotechItaly to Highlight Applications in Healthcare, Materials and Electronics

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

NanotechItaly, an international conference to promote nanotechnology, will take place 21 to 23 November 2012 in Venice. The event will present the latest developments and trends in R&D, applications and worldwide governance, and will provide the opportunity for discussion among representatives of industry, public research and governmental bodies. During the convention, Italian and ...

Nanohealth Programme Links UK and Irish Academic Institutions with Companies

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

An EU-funded programme pools the resources of four Irish universities and Swansea University in the United Kingdom to help businesses explore opportunities in nanohealth. The Celtic Alliance for NanoHealth (CAN) combines the resources at University College Dublin’s Centre for BioNano Interactions, Trinity College Dublin’s Institute of Molecular Medicines and Centre ...

Medtech Week Recap: Cordless Portable Device Developed by Fraunhofer Researchers Could Power Medical Implants

Monday, April 9th, 2012

A cordless portable device developed at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems can supply power to medical devices without touching them. The device can be attached to a belt and carried by the user.

Medtech Week Recap: EU Project to Investigate Risks of Nanomaterials

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Researchers from the University of Limerick in Ireland have joined the Sanowork research project, a nanomaterial project funded by the European Commission. The project is a collaboration between eight academic and public research institutions and five nanomaterial manufacturers. It will look at the environmental and health risks of nanomaterials. On the ...

Nano Loudspeaker Could Improve MRI Technology

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

If a theory about detecting extremely faint electrical signals by means of a nanomechanical loudspeaker can be shown to work in experiments, it could result in much simpler MRI procedures, reports Nanowerk News. A team of physicists from the Joint Quantum Institute and Harvard University in the United States and the ...

Technique Introducing Nanosensors to Living Cells Could Reduce Need for Animal Research

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_26484" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The yellow nanosensor signal in the overlay image (right) shows that the cells are active. If they were unhealthy, they would appear much redder. Center: the indicator dye signal. Left: the reference dye signal."][/caption] Animal research continues to be a controversial topic in medical research. In Germany ...

Free Report on European Nanotechnology Landscape Available

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Bax & Willems, a specialised consultancy firm, has just release a free-to-download European Nanotechnology Landscape Report that provides an overview of the nanotechnology landscape in Europe targeted at policy makers on all levels (local, regional, national and European). It also examines how nanotechnology developments, and the solutions they enable, can help ...

Thermo-Electric Material May Power Battery-free Cardiac Pacemaker

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Japanese researchers have developed a material that can generate power after implantation by absorbing light from outside the body. The technology is being applied to the development of a battery-free cardiac pacemaker. Currently, the lithium-ion batteries that power pacemakers need to be replaced every five to 10 years, requiring users to ...

Researchers Develop New Technique to Visualise Live Cancerous Cells

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have developed a new technique to visualise live cancerous cells using luminescent metal-based nanotechnology, according to a university press release. The research is a collaboration between the School of Chemistry and the School of Biochemistry and Immunology and was recently published in the Journal of ...

Heart of Gold: Electrically Conductive Nanowires Improve Efficacy of Cardiac Patches

Monday, September 26th, 2011

By adding tiny gold wires to engineered heart tissue, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are making cardiac patches more conductive, reports Nanowerk News.

UK Organises $15 Million Grant Competition for Nanotechnology-Enabled Healthcare Projects

Friday, September 16th, 2011

UK's Technology Strategy Board in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is going to invest up to £9 million in grant funding to support innovative, business-led collaborative research projects focussed on nanoscale technology-enabled solutions for the healthcare sector. The competition encourages applications for business-led projects focussing on the ...