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A Lightbulb Moment for Graphene

March 30, 2015 | News | Comments

A graphene lightbulb with lower energy emissions, longer lifetime, and lower manufacturing costs has been launched thanks to a University of Manchester research and innovation partnership. It is expected that the graphene lightbulbs will be on the shelves in a matter of months, at a competitive cost.

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SPIE Photomask Technology 2015

September 29, 2015 12:00 am | Events

The SPIE Photomask Technology Symposium, organized by SPIE and BACUS, the International Technical Group of SPIE, provides the world’s largest forum to discuss the latest mask technologies and how they can meet the needs of the rapidly moving semiconductor industry. It will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2015.

EOS/ESD Annual Symposium

September 27, 2015 12:00 am | Events

The EOS/ESD Annual Symposium will be held from Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2015 in Reno, Nev. Founded in 1982, the ESD Association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance.

Graphene is Key to Faster DNA Sequencing

March 30, 2015 11:11 am | News | Comments

An unusual and very exciting form of carbon — which can be created by drawing on paper — looks to hold the key to real-time, high-throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionize medical research and testing.

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Nanoparticles Target Breast and Ovarian Cancer

March 30, 2015 10:12 am | News | Comments

Nanotechnology at Dartmouth studies xenograft models of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

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SPD Vent for Capsule Filter

March 30, 2015 12:00 am | by Meissner Filtration Products | Meissner Filtration Products | Product Releases | Comments

Meissner’s SPD (Sanitary Process Design) vent option has been purpose designed for use within single-use systems applications. The vent features a full size 1/8” hose barb, compatible with tubing and affixment methods typically used in single-use systems, to support robust closed system sampling operations.

2015 PDA Pharmaceutical Packaging Course Series

March 27, 2015 4:37 pm | Events

The 2015 PDA Pharmaceutical Packaging Course Series will be held on May 20-21 in Baltimore. Available courses include "Selection and Utilization of Glass Containers in Pharmaceutical Packaging," and "Implementing Quality Risk Management for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Manufacturing Operations: Case Studies in the Packaging and Labeling of Drug Products."

2015 PDA Pharmaceutical Packaging Conference

March 27, 2015 4:23 pm | Events

The 2015 PDA Pharmaceutical Packaging Conference will be held on May 18-19 in Baltimore. The state of pharmaceutical packaging is evolving as quality expectations, complex dosage forms and patient outcomes have become powerful driving forces of change. Are you aware of the challenges facing industry today in light of these advancements? 

Chemists Create Silicon-based Semiconducting Nanomaterials

March 27, 2015 11:07 am | by Kevin Stacey, Brown University | News | Comments

A new process uses silicon telluride to produce multilayered two-dimensional semiconductor materials in a variety of shapes and orientations.

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Healing Wounds with Nanoparticle Therapy

March 27, 2015 10:56 am | News | Comments

An experimental therapy has cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no treatment at all. The nanoparticle therapy could be used to speed the healing of all sorts of wounds, including everyday cuts and burns, surgical incisions, and chronic skin ulcers.

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Arm-waving Nanorobot Shows Flexibility for DNA Origami

March 27, 2015 9:49 am | News | Comments

The latest DNA nanodevices created at the Technische Universität München – including a robot with movable arms, a book that opens and closes, a switchable gear, and an actuator – demonstrate a breakthrough in the science of using DNA as a programmable building material for nanometer-scale structures and machines.

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Glassy Carbon Coating

March 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials’ Specialty Graphite business is helping customers within the semiconductor industry to operate in challenging environments with its Glassy Carbon Impregnation™ and Glassy Carbon Coating™ for custom-machined pure graphite products. Both options significantly reduce contaminants that can be shed by graphite parts.

Handheld Formaldehyde Meter/Monitor

March 27, 2015 12:00 am | by New Star Environmental, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Formaldehyde (HCHO) is one of the most commonly used poisonous substances found in daily life and industry. New Star is pleased to offer the HFX205 Formaldehyde Monitor designed for use in a wide variety of applications such as furniture, floorboards, wallpapers, paint, gardening, indoor decorations, construction, dye stuffs, paper manufacture, pharmaceutical, medical, food, cleaning, etc.

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Flow Indicator

March 27, 2015 12:00 am | by Clark-Reliance | Product Releases | Comments

The Clark-Reliance Corporation has announced two new lines of hygienic sight flow indictors. The Jacoby-Tarbox® Hy-Sight™ and Hy-Sight Full View flow indicators are designed to shorten cleaning cycles while maximizing the view of flow in sterile or hygienic processes.

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2015 PDA Drug Delivery Combination Products Workshop

March 26, 2015 4:16 pm | Events

The 2015 PDA Drug Delivery Combination Products Workshop will be held on May 20-21 in Baltimore. This 2-day program will provide advice from leading experts in this field, real-life experiences from leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies and updates and recommendations from the U.S. FDA. At this workshop, you will become informed of the challenges that your company may face, aware of efficient and effective methods to approach them, benefit from the lessons companies have learned from their experiences and understand FDA's expectations.

Graphene Helps Snowflakes Become Square

March 26, 2015 11:05 am | by Daniel Cochlin, University of Manchester | News | Comments

An atomically thin layer of water freezes at room temperature to form square ice with symmetry completely alien to water molecules. The breakthrough findings allow better understanding of the counterintuitive behavior of water at the molecular scale and are important for development of more efficient technologies including filtration, desalination, and distillation. 

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