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August 2010 Issue

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In This Issue: Event News | Innovation & Investment |Chemicals, Materials & Energy |
Electronics & Microsystems | Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

  Event News

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  Innovation & Investment:

Energy Independence and Micro Grid Opportunity Focus of Second Annual Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit August 30-September 2 - As an island state, Hawai‘i’s expedited need for renewable energy and self-sufficiency makes it a perfect location for innovators to develop and implement new technologies on the state’s microgrids....Read more


National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) 2010 Conference Theme: Funding Innovation-Accelerating the New Economy - NASVF President Jim Jaffe introduces TechConnect community to organization and its mission...Read more


Ireland Announces Multi-Million Research Funding Plan - More than $47 million USD to go to country’s university research centers ....Read more


Nanostart Increases Its Stake in BioMers - BioMers is a spin-out company from the National University of Singapore ....Read more


National Nanotechnology Initiative at Ten: Nanotechnology Innovation Summit - Unprecedented showcase of U.S. breakthrough technologies through support of 25 government agencies to take place December 8-10, 2010, in Washington DC...Read more

  Chemicals, Materials & Energy

Butterfly Wings Inspire New GE-DARPA Advanced Sensors Project - Research group looks to replicate sensitivity of Morphos butterfly wings and apply to new generation of sensor technology..Read more


University-Business Partnership Look to Develop Novel Solar Thin Film - Transparent film developed by the University of Leicester could be more effective than PV panels...Read more

  Electronics & Microsystems

Fractals Make Better Superconductors - European research team discovered that optimal superconductivity was obtained when the microstructure was most ‘connected’...Read more

  Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

BioPharma Company Licenses Technology from MD Anderson Cancer Center - Mercator Therapeutics also receives $2M in seed level financing...Read more


Fujitsu and Nagoya University Develop Technology Enabling High-Speed Detection of Toxic Proteins Using DNA Aptamers - Detects toxins 100 times faster than before, holds promise for a future free of food poisoning....Read more


Nano-Transducers Hold Promise For Early Detection of Bone Cancer - UK researchers develop ultrasonic nano-enabled transducers for cellular imaging....Read more

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