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Cement and concrete haven't changed much as technology in over a hundred years, but researchers in Colorado are revolutionizing building materials by literal...

Bacteria and sand engineered into living concrete

Material developed which is heat-insulating and heat-conducting at the same time

Miniature double glazing

Complex porous, chiral nano-patterns arise from a simple linear building block

Pretty with a twist

Quicker is not always better, especially when it comes to a 3D sensor in advanced technology. With applications in autonomous vehicles, robots and drones, se...

Slow light to speed up LiDAR sensors development

Magnetic liquid metals used to develop bacteria-destroying technology

Fighting drug-resistant superbugs with bacteria-shredding nanoparticles

A 50-year-old puzzle in statistical mechanics has been solved by an international team of researchers who have proved that two-dimensional (2D) liquids have ...

Physicists prove that 2D and 3D liquids are fundamentally different

Just like a chameleon changes its skin color in response to its environment, engineers have found a way for liquid metal - and potentially solid metal - to c...

Engineers develop 'chameleon metals' that change surfaces in response to heat

Method has ramifications for quantum computing, communications and more

Tuning optical resonators gives researchers control over transparency

A nanopore is a tiny hole in a thin membrane with a diameter of around a billionth of a meter, or about the width of a single DNA molecule. The potential app...

University of Ottawa tool to democratize nanopore research

Tiny 'xenobots' assembled from cells promise advances from drug delivery to toxic waste clean-up

The first living robots

Scientists established a new nanofabrication platform for directing nanomaterial components of different natures into 3-D arrays

Nano-objects of desire: Assembling ordered nanostructures in 3D

Graphene-based heterostructures of the van der Waals class could be used to design ultra-compact and low-energy electronic devices and magnetic memories. Thi...

Generation and manipulation of spin currents for advanced electronic devices

Researchers from NUS have synthesised the world’s first one-atom-thick amorphous material. Previously thought to be impossible, the discovery of monolayer am...

NUS scientists create world’s first monolayer amorphous film

Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MP...

Laserphysics: At the pulse of a light wave

Proteins are often called the working molecules of the human body. A typical body has more than 20,000 different types of proteins, each of which are involve...

Deep learning, 3D technology to improve structure modeling, create better drugs

Metal-organic framework-based composites don't need liquid water to work

Nanomaterial fabric destroys nerve agents in battlefield-relevant conditions

The combination between nature and chemistry is functional

Color reaction in molecular factories

Expected to be applied in various fields such as bio-diagnosis, smart skin, clothes, and livestock diagnosis

Developed a band-aid-like sensor to detect human body conditions in real-time

NIH grant helps researchers develop new ways to study eye's repair mechanisms

Nanofabricated corneal tissue allows closer look at how eyes heal

"We did not actually plan this, but that is just how science works sometimes: you start researching one thing and end up somewhere else," says ETH Professor ...

Bandage material helps stop bleeding without adhering to the wound

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Nicoya has secured $10 million in Series A financing through Toronto-based Whitecap Venture Partners, along with Garage Capital, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund, the Laurier Startup Fund, the University of Waterloo Student Venture Fund, and others. Nicoya's product, OpenSPR, is a nanotechnology-enabled biosensor that measures how molecules interact in real time and gives scientists and researchers far more insight into how diseases work, allowing them to design and develop better treatments.

Jan 14, 2020

Kitchener medical technology firm Nicoya secures $10 million in funding

Nanox is bringing nanotechnology to medical imaging and hoping to expand access to healthcare at the same time.

The Israeli company is developing the Nanox.ARC and Nanox.CLOUD, a X-ray system that can take a full-body scan and then send the image to the cloud. The fully digital X-ray machine updates technology that was first discovered in 1895 by German physicist, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who won the first Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of X-rays.

Jan 17th, 2020

Israeli company modernizes X-ray machines with nanotechnology

The investment round was led by Imec.Xpand, the independent venture capital arm of Imec that specializes in hardware and nanotechnology out of the innovation hub. Additional support comes from Fidimec, which focuses on seed investments for startups, and the Flanders investment company PMV.

Jan 9th, 2020

Imec spinoff perceives 4.5 million for microLEDs in AR glasses

We use nanotechnology to try to increase the viability of vitamins A, D and E or other healthy ingredients in food, like carrots and peppers, that often have low viability,” McClements said in a recent interview. “Only a little gets absorbed by the human body and we are trying to design food matrix to increase the amount absorbed by the body.

Jan 07 2020

Designing healthier foods — particle by particle: UMass scientist works at the nanoscale to fortify foods with vitamins and probiotics

Biotech company Emergex Vaccines Holding Limited has raised over $11 million in a Series A round led by Singapore-based venture capital firm Vickers Venture Partners, according to a statement. Founded in 2016, Emergex, a UK-based biotechnology company, claims to have developed vaccines to address some of the world’s most immediate health threats such as Dengue Fever, Zika, Ebola, pandemic flu and serious intra-cellular bacterial infections.

Jan 09 2020

SG’s Vickers Venture leads $11m funding in biotech firm Emergex Vaccines

Imbed Biosciences Inc., a privately held biotech company emerging as a leader in the development of advanced therapies for burns, chronic ulcers and surgical wounds, has closed its Series A Preferred Stock equity financing, which was expanded to $4 million due to investor demand. The funding will be used to commercialize the company’s FDA-cleared Microlyte Matrix wound dressing indicated for the management of chronic ulcers, burns, and surgical wounds. Microlyte Matrix is an ultrathin bandage made with bioresorbable polymers and a patented antimicrobial silver nanotechnology.

Dec 14 2019

Business Briefs: Imbed Biosciences Extends Series A Financing to $4M

The Fortum-Rusnano wind power investment fund has announced it has taken the investment decision to launch a 50 MW wind farm project in the Russian region of Rostov.
Fortum-Rusnano, a 50/50 partnership between Finnish utility Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM) and Russian nanotechnology company Rusnano, won 1,823 MW of wind power capacity in Russia’s wind auctions held in 2017 and 2018. This 50 MW project is the partnership’s fifth of the awarded lot.

Dec 12 2019

Wind energy in Russia, Fortum, Rusnano to go ahead with 50 MW wind farm

BioConnect is pleased to announce our new innovation hub, BioConnect Labs. For the past decade, BioConnect has been a leader in creating world-class biometric solutions for over 900 customers and 60 partnerships. Our mission is to enable trust in the connected world – using biometrics to secure people, spaces, and digital transactions for the companies we serve. BioConnect Labs has been 2 years in the making, backed by our customers and supported by Canadian FedDev investment of 3.9 Million dollars.

Nov 26 2019

BioConnect Announces New Innovation Initiative – BioConnect Labs

The Los Angeles-based company leverages advanced carbon research conducted at UCLA, KACST and USC and is backed by a $5.5 million investment from TAQNIA International. Carbonics intends to incorporate carbon nanomaterials into semiconductor radio frequency (RF) components to reduce battery demands and increase device efficiency.

Nov 19 2019

Carbonics, Inc. launches with $5.5M investment