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NanoWorld Holding AG acquires NanoAndMore GmbH

Posted by RobertBradbury on January 17th, 2005

NanoWorld Group extends radius of action

Schaffhausen/Switzerland, January 7th, 2005 ñ As of January 1st 2005 NanoWorld Holding AG acquired 100% of the German based NanoAndMore GmbH.

This is a first step to extend the NanoWorld Groupís radius of action along the value added chain.

With this acquisition the NanoWorld Group gains access to the greatest end-customer base for Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) related supplies in Europe and benefits even more from the probes supermarket concept that was created and successfully implemented by NanoAndMore GmbH founder and CEO Peer Burshille.

At the same time the acquisition enables the NanoWorld Group to participate more directly in the promising tool business that NanoAndMore successfully started in 2004.

NanoAndMoreís sales expertise and NanoWorld Holdingís strong financial background will enable NanoAndMore to expand the scope of products, service and support.

Finland invests 80 million euros in nanotechnology

Posted by RobertBradbury on November 26th, 2004

Tekes writes "The Technology Agency of Finland, Tekes launches FinNano technology programme on 1st January 2005. The total duration of the programme is five years, 2005 ñ 2009. The costs of the programme are Ä 45 million, including Ä 25 million in research funding, and Ä 20 million in corporate financing.

Mirkin Receives NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

Posted by RobertBradbury on October 28th, 2004

Wendy Emanuel writes "Nanosphere Inc. Founder, Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., Wins First NIH Directorís Pioneer Award. More…

Ed. Note. We realize this is older news but readers should understand that there is a backlog of submissions to nanodot that we are slowly attempting to work through without dropping things off the front page too quickly.

European Nanobusiness Association Launches Job Center

Posted by RobertBradbury on October 28th, 2004

Pamela Bailey writes "Alameda, CA and Brussels, Belgium ñ October 28, 2004 ñ The European Nanobusiness Association (ENA), an industrial and trade organisation founded to promote the professional development of the emerging business of nanotechnology at the European level, announced today the launch of a Career Center that focuses on European jobs in nanotechnology. The job center will be hosted by tinytechjobs and can be found at: more….

OLED nanotechnology displays

Posted by RobertBradbury on October 23rd, 2004

Michael E. Thomas writes "The small size of ferroelectric transparent structures makes it possible to fabricate nano-optical devices like volume holographic storage. Both positive and negative index of refraction that will allow molecular particles of an atomic size to be modified, controlled, and changed to perform a specific function, desired task, used for low cost accurate chemical / biological matter detection, and reprogrammed to accept new non-volatile data and molecular functions. My invention and U.S. Patents, exclusively licensed to Colossal Storage Corporation on a technique for changing matter at the molecular level is one of the World's only new enabling technologies, having many hundreds of electro-optic applications, a few of which are discussed in this article: tter&func=viewpub&tid=4&pid=6."

Nanosphere Expands Multi-Million Dollar Contract

Posted by RobertBradbury on October 23rd, 2004

Wendy Emanuel writes "Nanosphere, a nanotechnology-based life sciences company, announced today it has expanded its multi-million dollar development contract with the U.S. Government Technical Support Working Group (TSWG). The company also announced the receipt of a $750,000 Phase II grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).