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FEI Opens China NanoPort

FEI Company today opened a NanoPort in Shanghai, China. FEI NanoPorts are centers of technical and applications excellence where FEI customers and partners can collaborate with FEI specialists on the ongoing development of new ideas and innovative solutions for advancing nanoscale technology. The new facility is the fourth such location joining those already in operation in North America, Europe and Japan.

Posted: Jan 18th, 2008

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Malvern Instruments Acquires Viscotek Corporation

Materials characterization company Malvern Instruments has acquired Viscotek Corporation, a leading provider of chromatography solutions for the characterization of natural and synthetic polymers and proteins.

Posted: Jan 17th, 2008

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Sigma-Aldrich Signs Agreement With Nanoco to Distribute Quantum Dot Nanocrystals

Sigma-Aldrich announced the signing of an agreement with Nanoco Technologies, Ltd., a nano-materials company based in Manchester, UK, to distribute luminescent quantum dot nanocrystals globally. Under the terms of the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich will distribute research quantities (less than 1 g) of seven core-shell semiconductor quantum dots through the Aldrich Materials Science initiative of its Research Specialties business.

Posted: Jan 17th, 2008

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Piezo Ceramic Linear Actuators & High-Voltage Amplifiers Provide Higher Forces, Dynamics

Piezo specialist PI has introduced 4 new series of high-force, high dynamics piezoelectric stacked actuators and a new line of linear amplifiers. While most low and medium force actuator applications are covered by the company’s patented PICMA multilayer technology, the PICA stacked actuator technology enables applications where extremely high forces and dynamics are required or high levels of customization are needed.

Posted: Jan 17th, 2008

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Nanotechnology Additive Reduces Tire Wear

Specialty chemicals group LANXESS has developed a new high-performance rubber additive - Nanoprene. This material additive for the rubber mixture of the tire tread significantly cuts wear in automobile tires.

Posted: Jan 17th, 2008

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Quickstep Commences Aircraft Parts Manufacturing at Australian Headquarters

International advanced composites group Quickstep Holdings Limited has hit the ground running in 2008, today announcing the commencement of aircraft parts manufacturing at its Australian headquarters located in Fremantle, Western Australia - marking the first stage in establishing the site as a fully equipped, world-class aerospace manufacturing facility.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2008

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Liquidia Founder Receives Impact Entrepreneur Award

Professor Joseph DeSimone, Liquidia Technologies founder and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named a Triangle Impact Entrepreneur for his contributions to innovative nanoparticle therapeutics and a targeted drug delivery platform at Liquidia Technologies.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2008

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Freescale Selects 200mm SUSS Tool Set for MEMS Facility

SUSS MicroTec, a leading supplier of precision manufacturing and test equipment for the semiconductor and emerging markets, announced today it has shipped and successfully installed several microelectromechanical systems production tools at Freescale Semiconductor.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2008

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