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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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Carigent Awarded Grant for Development of Targeted, Long-Circulating Nanoparticle Therapeutic

Carigent Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Carigent a one-year, $153,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant to advance preclinical development of an innovative, long-circulating nanoparticle therapeutic that targets the specific molecular lesions in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2008

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GE Global Research Demonstrates Scalable Low Cost, Nano-based Solar Cell

GE Global Research, the centralized research organization of the General Electric Company, announced that scientists on their Nano Photovoltaics team have demonstrated a scalable silicon nanowire-based solar cell, which has the potential to achieve up to 18% efficiency and be produced at a dramatically lower cost than conventional solar cells.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2008

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UC Davis Solar Energy Nanotechnology Licensed to Q1 Nanosystems

Making solar energy cheaper and more efficient is the aim of a new licensing deal between the University of California, Davis, and Q1 NanoSystems. The university and the company, based in West Sacramento, Calif., have agreed on terms for exclusive licensing of a package of jointly-owned intellectual property stemming from inventions both on and off campus.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2008

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