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European Nanotechnology receives a public 'Thumbs-Up'
The European Commission has published the result of its Public Online Consultation Towards a Strategic Nanotechnology Action Plan (SNAP 2010-2015). The report summarises the detailed contributions given by 716 respondents of various backgrounds to the online questionnaire that was largely limited to multiple-choice answers
RUSNANO and EDB announce Plans for joint financing of Nanotech Projects
The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, RUSNANO, announced plans to offer joint financing of nanotechnology projects
Nanotechnology’s Heart of Gold —The Core of Scientific and Commercial Breakthroughs
The World Gold Council (WGC) has released a report, entitled Gold for good – gold and nanotechnology in the age of innovation, aiming to demonstrate how gold nanoparticles offer the potential to overcome many of the serious issues facing mankind over the coming decades
European Commission publishes 2nd Implementation Report on the European Action Plan 2005-2009
The EC has published the 2nd Implementation Report on the European Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An action plan for Europe 2005-2009; according to the introduction, the Communication ‘outlines the key developments during 2007-2009 in each policy area of the Action Plan, identifies current challenges, and draws conclusions relevant to the...
Nanotechnologies top the European Commission’s List of Key Enabling Technologies for Society and Economy
The European Commission has published a communication entitled Preparing for our future: Developing a common strategy for key enabling technologies in the EU, which outlines the importance of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) for society and the economy
Nanotechnologies to support the Competitiveness of the European Microelectronic Industry
SEMI has published a White Paper entitled 6 Recommendations to the European Union and National Governments to Increase Europe’s Microelectronic Industry Competitiveness (SEMI White Paper). The paper identifies nanotechnologies as a core enabling technology to the advancement of the European semiconductor industries
"Nanomaterials’ use is only going to keep growing’
A new report from Lux Research revealed that $147 billion worth of nano-enabled products were produced in 2007; this figure is expected to grow to $3.1 trillion in 2015
Review of ‘Regulatory Aspects of Nanomaterials’ released by European Commission
The EC has published its long-awaited Communication on Regulatory Aspects of Nanomaterials. The review covers nanomaterials currently in production and/or placed on the market and was conducted in order to support a claim in the previous EC Communication Nanosciences and nanotechnologies: an Action Plan for Europe 2005 – 2009
Don't expect Miracle Treatments
The Royal Society of Chemistry’s online edition of Chemistry World today announced the partnership between scientists at UCLA and the private investment firm NanoPacific Holdings; the partnership will develop and market 'nanomachines' to treat cancer, explaining that ‘the first treatments could be ready for clinical trials in as little as three...
Nanomedicine — lost in a chaotic, entangled Patent Landscape
This month’s issue of Nanomedicine contains an special report entitled, Patents and nanomedicine. The author of the report urges the US PTO ‘to address problems ranging from poor patent quality and questionable examination practices to inadequate search capabilities, rising attrition, poor employee morale and a skyrocketing patent application...
France to open ‘Nano’-based Neurosurgery Clinic
A new experimental clinic specialising in nanotechnologies-based treatments will be established within the next three years in Grenoble, France