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December 2010 Issue

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

  Event News

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  Innovation & Investment:

Businessman Mukesh Ambani to Start New Venture Capital Firm in India - Approximately $250 Million US will be provided by Mr. Ambani to invest in innovative ideas in the areas of biotech, healthcare, and energy.....Read more


UK Government Launches Funding Competition for Micro Companies - Funding project is for companies with less than 50 employees; industrial areas of interest include advanced materials and nanotechnology...Read more

  Chemicals, Materials & Energy

Back in Black: NASA Developing New Nano-Based Black Material- Engineers are creating a blacker-than pitch material to help gather scientific measurements and observe currently unseen objects in the universe....Read more


Iowa State and Ames Lab Discover Way to Develop More Efficient Polymer Solar Cells - Process involves producing a thin and uniform light-absorbing layer to increase light absorption...Read more

  Electronics & Microsystems

LG Display and QD Vision to Develop QLED-Based Displays- Korean electronics giant will join forces with US-based QD Vision to create next generation display technology...Read more


UCLA Receives DARPA Grant for Non-Volatile Logic - Engineering researchers to receive $8.4 M to study novel non-volatile electronic technology..Read more

  Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Aphios Receives Federal Grant to Develop Alzheimer’s ‘Nanodrug’ - Company is receiving Fast Track SBIR Grant for Phase I of its R&D..Read more


UK Sport to Use Hand-Held Device to Track Biomarkers in Elite Athletes - Argento Diagnostics created the portable device, which uses nanotechnology to analyze the sample....Read more

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