BioNanomatrix, Inc., a company developing breakthrough nanoscale whole genome imaging and analytic platforms, and Complete Genomics Inc. (CGI), a high- performance genome sequencing company, today announced that they have formed a joint venture that has received an $8.8 million grant award from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program (NIST-ATP) to develop a system capable of sequencing the entire human genome in eight hours at a cost of less than $100.
Nanomaterials have established an appreciable market presence - $1 billion - mainly in the United States, Western Europe and Japan. By 2011, world demand for nanomaterials is forecast to reach $4.2 billion.
Surrey NanoSystems, a spinout from The University of Surrey which has developed a tool for manufacturing carbon nanotubes, has been recognised by an awards scheme that follows ground-breaking research by UK universities and technology companies.
The Nanomaterials Application Center at Texas State University-San Marcos announced that it will present "NanoBusiness 101" at the Dallas Convention Center on October 2 in Dallas, Texas as a kickoff to nanoTX'07.
BioForce Nanosciences, Inc. announced today that its Nano eNabler(tm) system has been named one of the 25 most innovative products of 2007 by the editors of the MICRO/NANO newsletter in the inaugural competition for products dedicated to micro and nanotechnology.