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Physicist building nanotech sensor to track your health through your breath

September 10, 2013 10:13 am by | 0 Comments

In addition to reminding you to take your meds and tracking your steps, your smart phone may soon be able to tell you if that scent in your breath is…


Israel and China turn to each other (and offer up $300M) to spur nanotech, IT innovation

Israel and China turn to each other (and offer up $300M) to spur nanotech, IT innovation

June 24, 2014 9:35 am by | 0 Comments

Israel and China are now BFFs — at least when it comes to the subjects of nanotechnology, computer science, and other high-tech fields. Two prominent tech universities from both countries…


AADi’s snaps up Celgene’s nanotechnology drug candidate for cancer & heart indications

AADi’s snaps up Celgene’s nanotechnology drug candidate for cancer & heart indications

May 21, 2014 9:13 am by | 0 Comments

Biopharmaceutical company AADi stated on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to license the nanotechnology drug candidate ABI-009 from Celgene (NasdaqGS:CELG). According to the company, ABI-009 is the…



Nanomedicine – A Key Component to the Future of Medicine

Nanomedicine – A Key Component to the Future of Medicine

October 29, 2013 11:51 am by | 0 Comments

Nanotechnology is making fast advances in medicine. I have written about it before here and in “The Future of Medicine – Megatrends in Healthcare.” A nanometer is one billionth of…


5 more must-know emerging tech trends for healthcare innovators (readers’ version)

5 more must-know emerging tech trends for healthcare innovators (readers’ version)

August 30, 2013 3:01 pm by | 0 Comments

Once the healthcare innovator’s guide to must-know tech terms for the next decade of medicine hit on Monday, the feedback started coming in. It’s continued to trickle in via email,…


Beware the Blob: Biotech building tiny death traps that bind to viruses at cellular level

Beware the Blob: Biotech building tiny death traps that bind to viruses at cellular level

August 12, 2013 2:35 pm by | 0 Comments

NanoViricides Inc., is working on a platform technology that uses “nanoviricides” to trap and destroy pathogenic viruses. These nanoviricides are nano-sized flexible structures comprised of polymeric lipids that have the…


AbbVie, angel investors restock nanomedicine leader Chad Mirkin’s pharma venture

AbbVie, angel investors restock nanomedicine leader Chad Mirkin’s pharma venture

August 5, 2013 10:44 am by | 0 Comments

For a Northwestern University biopharmaceutical spinoff, a second tranche of series B funding will push along preclinical development of gene-regulating therapies for multiple diseases. AuraSense Therapeutics isn’t disclosing how much…


New biosensor takes the form of a temporary tattoo for athletes

New biosensor takes the form of a temporary tattoo for athletes

July 24, 2013 5:30 pm by | 0 Comments

Researchers at UC-San Diego‘s Department of Nanoengineering report to have created a new biosensor can warn athletes when they’re “about to hit the wall” but is also reminiscent of Fruit…



Wow of the Week: Implantable blood-test-on-a-chip sends continuous readings to a cellphone

Wow of the Week: Implantable blood-test-on-a-chip sends continuous readings to a cellphone

May 4, 2013 8:00 am by | 2 Comments

The nano movement in medical devices has produced some pretty promising inventions, and here’s another to add to the list. Scientists in Switzerland have built an implantable blood testing chip…


New blood test may predict risk of premature birth as early as 15 weeks

New blood test may predict risk of premature birth as early as 15 weeks

February 19, 2013 8:35 am by | 2 Comments

A new high-tech blood test may be able to help doctors identify pregnant women at risk for having their babies too soon. Pre-term birth is an expensive and traumatic problem….


3 smart iPad accessories for anyone in a hospital

3 smart iPad accessories for anyone in a hospital

January 11, 2013 7:30 am by | 2 Comments

There are about eight halls of exhibitors at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show and I swear at least one of them was full of iPhone cases and nothing else. I…


Startup uses nanotech to make organic makeup with Brazilian partner

Startup uses nanotech to make organic makeup with Brazilian partner

December 31, 2012 5:04 am by | 0 Comments

Laudiss Labs LLC is using proprietary nanotechnology and a manufacturing plant in Brazil to create cheaper, OTC products for the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and veterinary industries. The secret ingredient is one that for laypeople may remain mysterious even when they know what it is: a proprietary micro/nano-technology platform to encapsulate natural organic plant lipophilic and hydrophilic bioactive molecules.


Improving cancer drug research technology wins nanotechnology startup $300K grant

Improving cancer drug research technology wins nanotechnology startup $300K grant

November 13, 2012 12:30 pm by | 0 Comments

As innovative new cancer therapies become more advanced and targeted, the tools used in researching and developing them should be improved and innovated too. Indiana-based Tymora Analytical Operations LLC is…


Nanobiotech Novan raises $5.1M; acne treatment in trials, competition looms

Nanobiotech Novan raises $5.1M; acne treatment in trials, competition looms

June 1, 2012 1:59 pm by | 0 Comments

Nanotechnology company executives tell me one of their biggest challenges is finding the right application. At the nanoscale, particles take on properties different than they do at the macroscale, which…


All-in-one diabetes testing device combines lancet, nanotechnology

All-in-one diabetes testing device combines lancet, nanotechnology

May 2, 2012 11:50 am by | 1 Comments

UPDATED 5/3/12 A startup hoping to redefine “all-in-one glucose meter” is looking for a $3 million boost for its one-click diabetes testing device that combines a lancing device with nanotechnology…


Nanotechnology makes big splash at nanotech commercialization conference

Nanotechnology makes big splash at nanotech commercialization conference

April 6, 2012 3:40 pm by | 0 Comments

The American Tobacco Campus was the site of this year’s Nanotech Commercialization Conference. Bay 7, a former tobacco warehouse, hosted most of the conference events. Stephen Waite, managing partner of SoundView Advisory, noted that 30 to 40 years ago, the warehouse was a busy place for rolling tobacco. “Now we’re sitting here talking about rolling carbon nanotubes,” he said.