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Nanobodies Locate Cellular Source of Brain Damage

December 18, 2014 | by Joe Kullman, Arizona State University | News | Comments

Traumatic brain injury is currently revealed by using a series of physiological and cognitive tests along with standard medical imaging, such as MRI. One element missing from the diagnostic tool kit is the ability to detect signs of brain injury at the molecular and cellular levels. It may be possible to use nanoscale devices for enhanced detection and treatment of brain injuries ranging from mild to severe.

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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.

SPIE Advanced Lithography

February 22, 2015 12:00 am | Events

SPIE Advanced Lithography is the premier conference for the lithography community. For 40 years, SPIE has brought together this community to address challenges presented in fabricating next-generation integrated circuits. It will be held February 22-26, 2015.



February 4, 2015 12:00 am | Events

The semiconductor technology event SEMICON Korea will be held from Feb. 4-6, 2015.

Gold Nanorods Target Cancer Cells

December 19, 2014 12:00 am | News | Comments

Using tiny gold nanorods, researchers have demonstrated a potential breakthrough in cancer therapy. They have shown for the first time that gold nanorods can be used to inhibit cancer cell growth in cervical cancer. Tiny particles were attached to the cell receptors in HeLa cells from the first human cell line to be cloned to stop cancer cell proliferation.


Tank Cleaning Machine

December 18, 2014 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Gamajet IX Tank Cleaning Machine offers compact cleaning for small and mid-sized tanks with fewer parts, and a highly durable design.


Hand-held Transmitter

December 18, 2014 10:57 am | E+E Elektronik Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Available for the Omniport 30 hand-held transmitter from E+E Elektronik is a CO2 probe with a measurement range of 0…2000/5000/10,000ppm.


Ultrasonic Cleaning System

December 18, 2014 10:46 am | Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics, Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

NEY Ultrasonics, a division of Cleaning Technologies Group LLC, offers a modular plug and play configuration Multi-Tank Cleaning System.


Penciling Patterns in Polymers at the Nanoscale

December 18, 2014 9:49 am | News | Comments

Scientists have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time. The study provides new evidence that atomic force microscopy, or AFM, could be used to precisely fabricate materials needed for increasingly smaller devices.


Head Mount Transmitter

December 17, 2014 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mettler Toledo Process Analytics offers the M100, a 2-wire transmitter for liquid analytics in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, based on a compact head mount design and without a local interface.


Isolation Valves

December 17, 2014 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Clark Solutions MTV-R/MTV-K Series Inert Isolation Valves are designed to avoid valve seal damage often caused by aggressive media and/or particulates in the media stream.


Tracking Nanoparticles from Plants to Caterpillars

December 17, 2014 10:43 am | by Jade Boyd, Rice University | News | Comments

In one of the most comprehensive laboratory studies of its kind, scientists traced the uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves, and leaf-eating caterpillars. The study is one of the first to examine how nanoparticles move through human-relevant food chains.


Improving One of Nano Research’s Most Useful Microscopes

December 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Chad Boutin, NIST | News | Comments

Spotting molecule-sized features—common in computer circuits and nanoscale devices—may become both easier and more accurate with a sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. With their new design, NIST scientists may have found a way to sidestep some of the problems in calibrating atomic force microscopes.


Selecting and Implementing a New Cleaning System

December 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Articles | Comments

It is a good idea to put a PQ provision into the contract for a new cleaning system; make sure that the system is successfully cleaning your product in your plant before final payment is made. Think of it as “lemon” insurance. It is more than just a warranty that the equipment works—it works for the application for which it was chosen.


Cleanroom Gloves vs. Exam Gloves

December 17, 2014 12:00 am | by Dustin Deckrow | Angstrom Supply | Articles | Comments

What exactly is the difference between a cleanroom glove and an exam glove? What type of glove should you use in your facility? There is no short answer for this question and you are the best resource for making this decision. It is ultimately dependent on the size of particle or type of contamination that can cause failure in your process or product.



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