BLOG: Baking Opportunities in Nanotechnology – World Bakers (blog)

Nanotechnology sounds all new-fangled and modern. But it is not. According to Jos Miguel Aguilera of Universidad Catlica de Chile, Santiago, nano has been part of food processing for centuries, since many food structures naturally exist at the nano-scale.

And, writes Andre Erasmus, until very recently, most of what has been done with nano-sized food materials has occurred in a largely uncontrolled way, and there is still a lot to be learned about the natural nano-structure of foods (like how foods are constructed and how they break down during digestion).

But modern science is now looking at using nanotechnology more and more.

Small changes in a recipe can make a huge difference. The ingredients, types, amounts, and manners in which they are combinedthey all matter. Even when using the exact same ingredients, the slight differences in processing can produce drastically different results and nanotechnology, say experts, can even determine when and how flavors are released.

But, as nanotechnology grows in importance and usage, so will the regulations concerning how it is used. In the United States, for example, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) describes nanotechnology as an evolving technology that allows scientists to create, explore, and manipulate materials on a scale measured in nanometers … that has a broad range of potential applications.

In the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) says it routinely provides advice to industry and food business operators on regulatory aspects relating to novel foods.

This can include foods or ingredients intentionally produced using nanotechnologies that will fall within the scope of the Novel Foods Regulation, says the FAS, Advice can be offered at any stage, from initial ideas and early product development through to near market, and is intended to prevent regulatory hurdles for applicants at later stages of risk assessment and authorization.

So, is nanotechnology the way forward?

At the same workshop of food technology as Aguilera, FransKampers of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, said nanotechnology held tremendous promise to provide benefits not just within food products but also around food products.

In other words, he continued, not only can nanotechnology be used to structure new types of food ingredients, it can also be used to build new types of food packages, food quality detection tools, and other types of measurement and detection systems.

Aguilera is professor in the department of chemical and bioprocess engineering, while Kampers coordinates research on nanotechnology in food, and serves as director of BioNT at Wageningen – one of the largest food and nutrition research organizations in the world, so I would say they know what they are talking about.

Overall, it appears the benefits ofnanotechnology,for the food industry in general and for baking in particular, are many and can only grow with time.

This new, rapidly developing technology will impact all facets of the food system, from cultivation to food production, to processing, packaging, transportation, shelf life and bioavailability of nutrients.

Commercial applications of nanomaterials will continue to impact the food industry because of their unique and novel properties.But public acceptance of food and food-related products which use nanotechnology will depend on their safety and a global framework of regulations governing this seems to be essential.

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Nanotechnology among us but regulators aren’t doing enough to protect humans, experts warn – Express.co.uk


Nanotechnology is a hot topic in the world of science at the moment, with keen interest in the application from the food industry, waste industry, and medical industry.

By definition, nanotechnology is technology that deals with dimensions of less than 100 nanometres 10,000,000.00 nanometres is the equivalent to one centimetre.

The technology is essentially the manipulation of atoms to help a specific cause, such as fighting cancer.

It can also be used by the food industry to modify the composition of the products and to help create stronger packagings.


However, there are dangers associated with nanotechnology, which has prompted calls for more regulation.

Andrew Maynard, science advisor for the Woodrow Wilson International Center which has been calling for increased studies into the potential toxicity of nanoparticles, outlined the potential dangers.


In an interview with Technology Review, Mr Maynard said: Individual experiments have indicated that if you develop materials with a nanostructure, they do behave differently in the body and in the environment.

We know from animal studies that very, very fine particles, particles with high surface area, lead to a greater inflammatory response than the same amount of larger particles.


We also know that they can enter the lining of the lungs and get through to the blood and enter other organs.

There is some evidence that nanoparticles can move into the brain along the olfactory nerve, so this is completely circumventing the blood-brain barrier.

When asked if there was a need for more research, Mr Maynard responded: Clearly there is joint responsibility between government and industry.

Theres a fairly strong argument for governments around the world to invest in research on the basics: what makes these harmful, what makes them safe?

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IBM Research Nanotechnology Could Revolutionalise Data Storage – The Quint

IBM Research scientists have stored a single bit of data on the worlds smallest magnet, which consists of a single atom.

The scientists used a Nobel prize-winning scanning tunneling microscope (invented by IBM) to demonstrate technology, that could someday store infinite amounts of data, onto the size of a debit card.

At present, conventional hard drives use about 1,00,000 atoms to store a single bit of data. The ability to read and write one bit on one atom creates a wealth of possibilities for developing smaller, denser storage devices, that could significantly reduce the amount of hardware needed for heavy data storage.

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Internet of Nanoscale Things: Global Nano IoT Market Outlook and Forecasts Report 2017-2022 – Identify Emerging … – Yahoo Finance

Dublin, March 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Internet of Nanoscale Things: Nano IoT Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022” report to their offering.

This research examines nanotechnology trends and assesses the future IoNT including integration of IoT systems with nano-sensors, nano-actuators, nano-devices, nano-machines, and other nano-components as part of a nano-system architecture for commercial solutions, services, and applications.

The report evaluates current and anticipated nanotechnology use cases within the IoT ecosystem and assesses the market potential globally, regionally, and segmented by communication network, nano-device, nano-component, and industry vertical for the period 2017 to 2022.

Nanoscience is a field of study concerned with manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supra-molecular scale. Nanotechnology refers to the application of nanoscience to build nano-components based on the manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology has been slowly progressing for decades and is anticipated to make a big impact in certain key industry verticals including aerospace, clothing, construction, energy management, healthcare, electronics, manufacturing, packaging, and more.

Leveraging computing and telecommunications technologies represents a substantial opportunity for nano-devices and nano-sensors to communicate as part of a nano-network. Autonomous nano-communications, supported by Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, will create the opportunity for signaling, monitoring, and control of nano-systems for the benefit of many industry verticals. Internet of Nanoscale Things (IoNT) networks represents nanotechnology embedded with physical things, leveraging IoT to form an interconnected system.

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2 Nano Technology in IoT Value Chain and Market Impact Analysis 2.1 IoNT Value Chain 2.2 Nanomachine Communication Structure 2.3 IoNT Network Architecture 2.4 Nanoscale Device Challenge 2.5 Enabling Technologies for IoNT 2.6 Market Advancement in Nanoscale Technology 2.7 Potential Application of Nanoscale Technology 2.8 Blockchain Technology and IoNT Network 2.9 IoNT Market Competitive Landscape

3 Nano IoT Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 3.1 Global Market Forecast 2017 – 2022 3.2 Regional Market Forecast 2017 – 2022

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Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 057201 (2017 )

Thermal gradients along a material may imply the generation of a spin current via the spin Seebeck effect. In magnets, the bulk nature of this effect has been explained based on how thermal gradients affect the characteristic spectrum of magnons. In metal/magnet bilayers, a

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DUBLIN, Mar 01, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Nanotechnology Market Outlook 2024” report to their offering.

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The global nanotechnology market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 17% during the forecasted period of 2017-2024.

Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing technology with potential applications in many sectors of global economy namely healthcare, cosmetics, energy and agriculture among others. The technology is revolutionizing every industry while tremendously attracting worldwide attention.

Thus, there lies a great opportunity for industry participants to tap the fast growing market which would garner huge revenue on the back of commercialization of the technology.

In 2016, the global nanotechnology market has shown impressive growth owing to factors, like increase in government and private sector funding for R&D, partnerships & strategic alliances between countries and increased in demand for smaller and more powerful devices at affordable prices. At present, the healthcare industry is one of the largest sectors where nanotechnology has made major breakthrough with its application for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases like cancer, heart attack etc. Further, significant developments are also being done in other sectors like electronics, agriculture, and energy.

In this report, the analysts have studied the current nanotechnology market on segment basis (by application, by component and by region) so as to provide an insight on the current market scenario as well as forecasts of the aforementioned segments till 2024. The report provides an in-depth analysis of all the major segments, taking into account the major developments taking place at global level in the respective segments that will further boost the growth of nanotechnology market.

Further, the application section covers the use of nanotechnology in electronics, energy, cosmetics, medical, defence, and food and agriculture sectors while the component section covers the segregation of nanotechnology market into nanomaterials, nanotools, and nanodevices.

Additionally, the report covers the country-level analysis of 13 major countries like the US, France, UK, Germany, and Russia among others in terms of R&D, nanotechnology patent analysis, funding and regulations, to provide an in-depth understanding about the investments and recent research & developments done in the field of nanotechnology.

Besides, the report covers the profiles of key players like Altair, Nanophase Tech, Nanosys, etc. with the key financials, strength & weakness analyses and recent activities, providing a comprehensive outlook of global nanotechnology industry. Overall, the report provides all the pre-requisite information for clients looking to venture in this industry, and facilitate them to formulate schemes while going for an investment/partnership in the industry.

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Focused national strategy, sustainable funding can make Pakistan leaders in nanotechnology: Dr Nayfeh – The News International


Pakistan has the right level of expert human resource and scientific activity in the field of nanotechnology. A focused national strategy and sustainable funding can make Pakistan one of the leaders in this sector.

These views were expressed by Professor of Physics in University of Illinois and Founder and President of NanoSi Advanced Technology, Inc. Dr Munir H. Nayfeh. Dr Nayfeh, along with Executive Director, Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and Research Faculty, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois, Dr. Irfan Ahmad and Associate Professor and Director of Medical Physics Programme, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Dr. Bulent Aydogan were invited by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) to deliver lectures on nanotechnology research and entrepreneurship with special focus on cancer nanomedicine.

The objective of the visit was to motivate and mentor faculty and students at COMSATS and also to provide feedback to campus administration and the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology on strategic initiatives to help develop the next generation of science and engineering workforce in Pakistan.

A story of success for the Muslim youth from areas affected by conflict and war, Dr Nayfeh, a Palestinian by origin, was brought up in a conflict area by a mother who did not know how to read and write. For him, the environment was actually a motivator to work hard and study. My mother was uneducated but she always wanted her children to get the highest degree possible and both my parents supported us in whatever way possible to achieve our dreams, he recalled.

Comparing Pakistan with other developing countries in scientific research enterprise, he said that despite lack of resources, he has observed some decent amount of research outcome from the existing setups. About their visits to different labs, he said that they found faculty members and researchers in need of for more and more funds. I dont blame them as I am also looking for more and more fund even in America. This is a positive sign which shows that these set ups are alive and want to do more.

Sharing his experience of visiting countries such as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Emirates, Libya, Algeria and Tunisia, Dr Nayfeh said that he witnessed similar setups but in most of the cases, the countries had high-level of resources but lack of expert human resources.

Sometimes, they had more instrumentations than researchers. Again, a lot of instrumentation without ample resources is not sufficient. On the contrary, it might be disadvantage, he said.

Dr. Nayfeh is greatly impressed with the number of women researchers and students in Pakistan. In Tunisia and Algeria, there were decent number of women in this field but Pakistan has the most and there are more publications coming out of Pakistan as compared to other developing countries.

He said that they currently have an agreement of cooperation with COMSATS University which will be taken to the next level in coming years. The current agreement has been successful and secured positions for more than a hundred advanced graduate students to take their degrees from the University of Illinois. At this time, there are around 25 degree seeking researchers from Pakistan in the Illinois University. We believe that it is time to move to the phase where we get to do research together.

He said they would like to see some researchers from Pakistani campuses to come to the Illinois University as visiting researcher or scholar and team up with the working lab there.

We would like them to be involved in the actual research of the cutting edge of science and technology. This partnership could be of six months or may be extended to a year. If the involvement is strong, we can have a joint pact or ownership.

He said that another model would be to have students who could have involvement in research in Illinois University and the research here. They can also have two advisers, one in Illinois and other in Pakistan. This model could be elevated to have a joint degree.

Finally, he said that they would like to see localisation of research in Pakistan. We want to transfer the knowledge and technology and these could be the steps. We are taking steps one at a time as small successes bring more support and more confidence and recognition by the country which hopefully ends into more funding. Without appropriate funding, nothing will move.

The visiting groups met and briefed top officials in Pakistan about their plans including President and Federal Secretary for Science and Technology Fazal Abbas Maken. We are pleased to know that we are on the same page. All of them agreed to lend us support and pledged to do the best to help make this happen at all level whether it is about support, open channels, funding and financial support etc to take initiative to the next level.

About areas of nanotechnology that are in the best interest of Pakistan, he said the best areas are areas which are of importance to Pakistans economy. We would like to see if we can develop the research in prototyping and device construction of low cost devices for example solar devices and water filtration. Particularly, the solar devices are more useful in remote and poor areas. These devices are not very expensive.

He said that nanotechnology is equally useful in medical field. But medical is the hardest in the world so far. Medical applications require all sort of testing with humans which involves long list of approvals.

Our themes for the last number of years, including Dr Irfan from Pakistan, Dr Buland from Turkey, myself and few other scientists from different disciplines and different origins, are the same areas. We have visited OIC and talked to General Secretary to assess how an activity can be generated which would be helpful for the region. Fortunately, this idea has also found some encouragement and acceptance by Pakistan and Pakistan as a country could spearhead this activity.

He said that Pakistani universities might not be equipped fully with latest instrumentation but it is never too late. Sustainable funding and human resource is a recipe of success.

Dr Nayfeh suggested that a national directive at university level, ministry level and even at higher level would accelerate the process. It could take some time but the elements are there. If science and technology becomes one of the priorities, no doubt it can happen.

He said that they didnt only see the research but also the right scientific activity in the country. The question is that how do we translate the effort of all these trained people and scientists making them useful beyond teaching and training. We have seen incubators here where people are trying to have start ups to take the research out of the lab and built devices and products that could bring recognition to the university as well as the country. That is very promising for the future of science and technology.

He said that funding is a major issue but it is not the only issue. Vision, national strategy, will to take the next step and guidance are equally important. In Pakistan, we think that two things might be lacking. One is generous funding as in the beginning of any scientific activity, you might think it is a black hole and money is going to waste but when the pipe starts to flow, it comes like rain coming down and everyone benefits. A lot of funds are required. And second thing is national strategy. When everybody knows that it s a priority field, they chip in.

About the experience of his visit to Islamabad, he said that it was wonderful to be in the pleasant sunny weather of Islamabad from the cold of Chicago. Islamabad is more like a high tech region with several universities, good hospitals, and information technology expertise. It could not be called a Silicon Valley, but soon I will give a name to this scientifically advanced valley, he said.

For young graduates in Pakistan, he said that to succeed, they need to make sure that they have to be focused on education, sports and reading above and beyond the school work. They have to believe in themselves and sky is the limit. Nothing is impossible. Complaining blocks the thinking. We have a cause as scientist and it is a logical one and eventually it will work.

Dr Nayfeh said that nanotechnology is not solution to all problems. Sometimes, with research in nanotechnology, we improve existing products and sometimes we even waste money but in other instances, we might gain a lot. But we cannot let this opportunity go by without being involved in it as a country. The age of nanotechnology is effectively only 15 years. There is no more time to delay otherwise, we will be way behind.

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Big Nanotechnology Advance Could Spell End of Deadly Organ Shortage – NBCNews.com

A transmission electron microscopy (TEM) image shows the iron oxide nanoparticles coated in a mesoporous silica that are used in the tissue warming process. Haynes research group, University of Minnesota

Previous research successfully thawed tiny biological samples that were only 1 to 3 milliliters in volume. This new technique works for samples that are up to 50 milliliters in size. The researchers said there is a strong possibility they could scale up their technique to even larger systems, such as organs.

“We are at the level of

However, this research will likely not make it possible to return


Since the first successful

Right now, the majority of organs that could potentially be used for transplants are discarded, in large part because they can only be safely preserved for 4 to 36 hours. If only half the hearts and lungs that are discarded were successfully transplanted, the waitlists for those organs could be eliminated in two to three years, according to the Organ Preservation Alliance.

One way to save donated organs for transplantation is to freeze them.

Unfortunately, ice crystals can also form during the reheating process. Moreover, if thawing is not uniform across samples, fracturing or cracking may occur. Although scientists had developed methods to safely use freezing-cold temperatures to


In future research, scientists will attempt to transplant thawed tissues into living animals to see how well they do. “From my perspective and my collaborators’ perspective, there is no reason why that should not work,” Bischof told Live Science.

However, the researchers stressed that it was unlikely these findings would apply to the

“Even if you preserved the whole body, the chances that neural pathways established during life were maintained during and after cryopreservation are probably remote,” said study co-author Kelvin Brockbank, chief executive officer of Tissue Testing Technologies in North Charleston, South Carolina. “I don’t think we’ll see success for rewarming whole bodies within the next hundred years.”

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Program Description The Georgia Tech IEN is an Interdisciplinary Research Institute (IRI) comprised of faculty and students interested in using the most advanced fabrication and characterization tools, and cleanroom infrastructure, to facilitate research in micro- and nano-scale materials, devices, and systems. Applications of this research span all disciplines in science and engineering with particular emphasis on biomedicine, electronics, optoelectronics and photonics, and energy applications. As there can be a learning curve associated with initial proof-of-concept development and testing using cleanroom tools, this seed grant program was developed to expedite the initiation of new graduate students and new research projects into productive activity. Successful proposals to this program will identify a new, currently-unfunded research idea that requires cleanroom access to generate preliminary data necessary to pursue other funding avenues.

Georgia Tech Applicants This program is open to any current Georgia Tech or GTRI faculty member as project PI. The graduate student performing the research should be in the first 2 years of his/her graduate studies, and preference will be given to students who are new users of the IEN facilities. The students research advisor (project PI) does not need to be a current user of the IEN cleanroom/lab facilities.

External (non-Georgia Tech) Applicants Recent funding from the NSF to create the Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor,SENIC (http://senic.gatech.edu/) as part of the NNCI has allowed IEN to open this program to external (not affiliated with Georgia Tech) users currently at an academic institution in the southeastern US. The graduate student performing the proposed research cannot be a current user of the IEN facilities. The students research advisor (project PI) may have a current project in place for use of the IEN cleanroom/lab facilities, but this is not a requirement. If awarded, a specialized service agreement will need to be arranged with the users home institution. Past awardees of a seed grant may submit additional proposals for different students/projects, but not in consecutive funding cycles. It is the responsibility of the project PI and student to determine their ability to make use of the awarded time during the grant period. Extensions requested once the project has begun will not be granted.

Award Information Each seed grant award will consist of free cleanroom access to the student identified in the proposal for 2 (consecutive) billing quarters. Based on current access rates and the academic cap on hourly charges (https://cleanroom.ien.gatech.edu/rates/), this comprises a maximum award of $6000 for the 6 month period. This maximum award amount is still in effect even if IEN non-cleanroom (lab) equipment, electron beam lithography (EBL), or tools in the Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) are required. The designated student user is expected to only utilize the cleanroom/tool access while working with the PI on the proposed project. Members of the IEN processing staff will be available to consult during the project period. The number of awards for each proposal submission date will depend on the number and quality of the proposals. A short report describing the research activities is required midway and at the completion of the award period.

Submission Schedule This Seed Grant program is offered in two competitions each year with due dates on April 1 and October 1. While it is expected that research activity will begin on June 1 and December respectively, there is flexibility in scheduling the 2 quarters of research work, as long as they conform to the IEN billing quarters.

Proposal Requirements (2 pages max) The proposal (submitted as a PDF file of no more than 2 pages) should do the following:

1. Provide a project title. 2. Identify the research problem and specify the proposed methods. 3. Indicate the IEN research tools necessary to conduct the research. If assistance is needed with this component, staff members of the IEN are available for consultation. 4. Describe the relationship of this research to the PIs other research activity. 5. Identify the PI and the graduate student involved (including year of graduate work), and if there will be a mentoring relationship with the PIs other students. Note if there are collaborative relationships with Georgia Tech faculty that bear on this research project. 6. Specify the potential for follow-on funding based on the results of this initial work.

Submit the PDF file by the specified due date to Ms. Amy Duke (amy.duke@ien.gatech.edu).

Review Criteria Proposals will initially be reviewed by IEN staff for technical feasibility within the 6-month time frame.Rating of proposals will be done by a review committee of Georgia Tech faculty, with final selection of awardees by IEN staff.

For more information, please contact Dr. David Gottfried, dsgottfried@gatech.edu, (404)894-0479.

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Nanotechnology: An Epic Revolution of Tiny Proportions – Big Think

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Scientists can soon thaw cryopreserved human organs using nanotechnology – The Indian Express

By: AP | Published:March 2, 2017 6:42 pm Researchers call their approach nanowarming, and they reported that it safely and rapidly thawed larger amounts of animal tissue than todays tools can.(Source: AP)

Deep-freezing donated organs might one day help improve the transplant supply but scientists must first figure out how to thaw the delicate tissue without it cracking. Now researchers are taking a first step toward that goal, using nanotechnology to create super heaters for preserved tissue.

University of Minnesota researchers call their approach nanowarming, and they reported Wednesday that it safely and rapidly thawed larger amounts of animal tissue than todays tools can.

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The trick: Bathe pieces of tissue in magnetic nanoparticles and then beam radiofrequency energy to activate them. The nanoparticles act like microscopic heaters, evenly warming the tissue surrounding them, concluded the research published in Science Translational Medicine.

Years of additional research are needed before attempting to thaw human organs. We are cautiously optimistic that were going to be able to get into a kidney or maybe a heart. But we are not, in any way, declaring victory here, said University of Minnesota mechanical engineering professor John Bischof, who led the research team.

Doctors have longed to create an organ bank much like sperm or heart valves can be frozen and preserved for long periods, and specialists say the new research is an important proof of concept. If you could pull this off, it would really be transformational, said Dr. David Klassen, chief medical officer at the United Network for Organ Sharing, which oversees the nations transplant system.

About 119,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ transplant, and last year there were 33,599 transplants performed. One of the many challenges is that organs cant be stored for long outside the body about four to six hours for a heart or lung, for example.

And theyre stored in a decidedly old-fashioned way for the race to a needy recipient, infused with a cold preservation solution and set with ice inside a cooler, Klassen noted. Thats cold enough to slow cellular activity but theyre not frozen. A kind of cryopreservation that uses such a fast, deep freeze that tissue looks glass-like potentially could allow organs to be stored for longer periods.

But todays thawing technology only works well with small or simple types of tissue. Try it in larger, more complex tissue and damaging ice crystals form, even cracking frozen tissue much like an ice cube cracks when its dropped into water, Klassen explained. Bischofs team turned to metallic nanoparticles iron oxide for their new approach. To keep the tissue stable, warming would have to be super-fast and evenly dispersed.

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The nanowarming could heat 10 to 100 times faster than previously attempted methods, Bischof said. After nanowarming, small samples of human skin cells and pig arteries were as healthy-looking as those thawed by todays standard heating. Larger samples of pig heart tissue too big for todays heating tools also were thawed by the new technology without signs of damage, the researchers reported.

Afterwards, the researchers were able to wash away the nanoparticles. Working with entire organs will require infusing the nanoparticles deeper into nooks and crannies. Already the researchers are testing the approach with frozen rabbit kidneys. A heart may be easier, Bischof said, because of its hollow chambers.

The research was partly funded by the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Army.

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Size Matters – Georgia State University News (press release)

That means the titanium dioxide that is safe when you smear it on your nose as a sunblock could be dangerous when it is broken down into super tiny bits that can interact with the human body at a cellular level.

The impact could be greater for populations that are already vulnerable, such as people with inherited disorders, especially with long-term exposure.

In one study, Wright found that certain metal-based engineered nanoparticles, widely used in cosmetics and sunscreens such as zinc oxide, could cause DNA damage in human cells.

People who work in the recycling and waste disposal industries may also face an increased risk due to exposure to nanomaterials.

In a recent study, Wright found that high-temperature incineration, a common disposal method for thermoplastics that contain nanoparticles, can result in a nanofiller effect where higher toxicity was observed in the particles released during burning of nano-enabled plastics than particles emitted from burned regular materials (plastics containing no nanomaterials).

About 20,000 metric tons of nanocomposite materials (such as vinyl siding) are sent to U.S. recycling facilities, landfills or disposed of through incineration each year.

As with products sold directly to consumers, there is no requirement that these materials be labeled and no guidelines for safe disposal of nano-enabled products.

Were not trying to demonize any particular material, Wright said. There are numerous benefits of nanomaterials across various industrial and research sectors. However, by understanding the material properties and how they behave in biological systems, we can minimize adverse human health outcomes while capitalizing on their unique properties, thereby increasing sustainability of the nanotechnology industry.

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Top 3 Emerging Trends Impacting the Global Aerospace Nanotechnology Market from 2017-2021: Technavio – Business Wire (press release)

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavios latest report on the global aerospace nanotechnology market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.

The research study by Technavio on the global aerospace nanotechnology market for 2017-2021 provides a detailed industry analysis based on applications (space and defense and commercial aviation) and geography (the Americas, EMEA, and APAC).

The global aerospace nanotechnology market size is projected to grow to USD 5.95 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of close to 6% over the forecast period. The use of nanotechnology or nanomaterial in aerospace components ensures operational superiority, enhances the physical properties of structural and non-structural polymers, and deliver efficient nano- and micro-sensors used in spacecraft.

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Technavios sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple sections of the report including the market size and forecast, drivers, challenges, trends, and more.

The top three emerging trends driving the global aerospace nanotechnology market according to Technavio aerospace and defense research analysts are:

Emergence of zero-fuel aircraft

Zero-fuel aircraft use photovoltaic panels to utilize solar energy to provide necessary thrust to the engines. The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered prototype had nano carbon fiber reinforced structural components to reduce the overall weight of the body, says Avimanyu Basu, one of the lead analysts at Technavio for aerospace research.

Currently, there is an increasing interest in the commercial and civil sectors for using zero-fuel aircraft in applications such as agriculture, aerial photography, 3D mapping, wildlife protection, and provision of internet access in remote places. The initiative is nurturing the global aerospace and defense industries to embrace a long-term development strategy of zero-fuel aircraft concept, thereby driving market growth.

Nanotechnology in maritime warfare systems

Many governments are emphasizing on employing nanotechnology to improve the capabilities of submerged and marine combat platforms. Nanotechnology provides freedom to the developers in terms of design and lets them produce micro-sensors that can be scattered on the ocean floor for detecting enemy submarines. Shortly, nanostructured materials will play a vital role in producing a new class of energetic materials and be a key enabler of most advancements that marine combat environment will experience in the coming two decades.

Advancements in stealth technology used in airborne platforms

Stealth technology promotes the use of passive electronic countermeasures to make aircraft, submarines, ships, missiles, and satellites less visible or undetectable by detection platforms. Currently, the most popularly used radar-absorbent material is the iron ball paint containing nanoscopic spares, says Avimanyu.

India is expected to enter into a co-development agreement with Russia to implement the design and development of fifth-generation stealth aircraft in the coming years. Similar R&D efforts towards the improvement of stealth platform during the forecast period will have a positive impact on the adoption rate of nanotechnology.

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PSG gets country’s first nanotechnology business incubator – Times of India

COIMBATORE: The country’s first business incubator for nanotechnology was inaugurated at the PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore on Monday. Adviser and head of the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) H K Mittal inaugurated the centre.

“About 30% business ideas come from niche fields like biotechnology and nanotechnology. So, it is good to see a dedicated incubator for nanotechnology being set up in an educational institute, that too in an industrial city like Coimbatore,” said Mittal.

PSG is also the only institution to have five technology business incubators in the country. “IIT-Bombay has three incubators,” he said.

Set up with an investment of Rs 15 crore, 50% of the fund was provided by the department of science and technology, Government of India. “We are looking at a total of 33 incubatees in the next five years. And, we aim at developing 13 prototypes in four years,” said the director of PSG Institute for Advanced Studies P Radhakrishnan. To start with, PSG is looking at roping in 10 incubatees, said the director of PSG- Science and Technology Entrepreneurial Park (PSG-STEP).

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Global Market for Nanotechnology in Smart Textiles and Wearables 2017 – Research and Markets – Yahoo Finance


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “The Global Market for Nanotechnology in Smart Textiles and Wearables” report to their offering.

The number and variety of smart textiles and wearable electronic devices has increased significantly in the past few years, as they offer significant enhancements to human comfort, health and well-being. Wearable low-power silicon electronics, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) fabricated on fabrics, textiles with integrated Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and electronic devices such as smart glasses, watches and lenses have been widely investigated and commercialized (e.g. Google glass, Apple Watch).

There is increasing demand for wearable electronics from industries such as:

– Medical and healthcare monitoring and diagnostics

– Sportswear and fitness monitoring (bands)

– Consumer electronics such as smart watches, smart glasses and headsets

– Military GPS trackers, equipment (helmets) and wearable robots

– Smart apparel and footwear in fashion and sport

– Workplace safety and manufacturing

However, improvements in sensors, flexible & printable electronics and energy devices are necessary for wider implementation and nanomaterials and/or their hybrids are enabling the next phase convergence of textiles, electronics and informatics. They are opening the way for the integration of electronic components and sensors (e.g. heat and humidity) in high strength, flexible and electrically conductive textiles with energy storage and harvesting capabilities, biological functions, antimicrobial properties, and many other new functionalities.

The industry is now moving towards the development of electronic devices with flexible, thin, and large-area form factors. Electronic devices that are fabricated on flexible substrates for application in flexible displays, electronic paper, smart packages, skin-like sensors, wearable electronics, implantable medical implements etc. is a fast growing market. Their future development depends greatly on the exploitation of advanced materials.

Nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), silver nanowires graphene and other 2D materials are viewed as key materials for the future development of wearable electronics for implementation in healthcare and fitness monitoring, electronic devices incorporated into clothing and smart skin’ applications (printed graphene-based sensors integrated with other 2D materials for physiological monitoring).

Features of the Report:

– Market drivers and trends for smart textiles and wearables

– How nanomaterials are applied in smart textiles and wearables

– In-depth analysis of current state of the art and products in smart textiles and wearables

– Product developer profiles

– Market revenues for smart textiles and wearables across all markets

– Nanotech opportunity and market revenues

– Market challenges

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Research Methodology

3 Nanomaterials

4 Nanomaterials In Textiles

5 Wearable Sensors And Electronic Textiles

6 Medical And Healthcare Smart Textiles And Wearables

7 Smart Clothing And Apparel Including Sportswear

8 Wearable Energy Storage And Harvesting Devices

9 References

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New trial examines use of nanotechnology to improve delivery of drugs to HIV patients – News-Medical.net

February 24, 2017 at 6:44 PM

Successful results of a University of Liverpool-led trial that utilised nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients has been presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, a leading annual conference of HIV research, clinical practice and progress.

The healthy volunteer trial, conducted by the collaborative nanomedicine research programme led by Pharmacologist Professor Andrew Owen and Materials Chemist Professor Steve Rannard, and in collaboration with the St Stephen’s AIDS Trust at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London, examined the use of nanotechnology to improve the delivery of drugs to HIV patients. The results were from two trials which are the first to use orally dosed nanomedicine to enable HIV therapy optimisation.

Manipulation of matter

Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology to the prevention and treatment of disease in the human body. By developing smaller pills that are better for patients and less expensive to manufacture, this evolving discipline has the potential to dramatically change medical science and is already having an impact in a number of clinically used therapies and diagnostics worldwide.

Currently, the treatment of HIV requires daily oral dosing of HIV drugs, and chronic oral dosing has significant complications that arise from the high pill burden experienced by many patients across populations with varying conditions leading to non-adherence to therapies.

Developing new therapies

Recent evaluation of HIV patient groups have shown a willingness to switch to nanomedicine alternatives if benefits can be shown. Research efforts by the Liverpool team have focused on the development of new oral therapies, using Solid Drug Nanoparticle (SDN) technology which can improve drug absorption into the body, reducing both the dose and the cost per dose and enabling existing healthcare budgets to treat more patients.

The trial results confirmed the potential for a 50 percent dose reduction while maintaining therapeutic exposure, using a novel approach to formulation of two drugs: efavirenz (EFV) and, lopinavir (LPV). EFV is the current WHO-recommended preferred regimen, with 70% of adult patients on first-line taking an EFV-based HIV treatment regimen in low- and middle-income countries.

The trial is connected to the University’s ongoing work as part of the multinational consortium OPTIMIZE, a global partnership working to accelerate access to simpler, safer and more affordable HIV treatment. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, OPTIMIZE is led by the Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa, and includes the interdisciplinary Liverpool team, Columbia University, Mylan Laboratories and the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). OPTIMIZE is supported by key partners including UNITAID and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).

Potential applications

Benny Kottiri, USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS Research Division Chief, said: “The potential applications for HIV treatment are incredibly promising. By aligning efforts, these integrated investments offer the potential to reduce the doses required to control the HIV virus even further, resulting in real benefits globally. This would enable the costs of therapy to be reduced which is particularly beneficial for resource-limited countries where the burden of disease is highest.”

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Research Positions in Nanotechnology – Times Higher Education (THE)

1 PhD position and 1 post doc position in Anti-icing surfaces

1 post doc position in modelling and surface design for dropwise condensation (IV-78/17)

The Department of Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering (IV) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) announces one vacant PhD and one vacant post doc position in the field of anti-icing surfaces. Both positions are for a period of three years. The PhD position is financed by the Research Council of Norway FRINATEK program via the project titled Towards Design of Super-Low Ice Adhesion Surfaces (SLICE) while the post-doctoral position is financed by the Research Council of Norway PETROMAKS II program via the project Durable Arctic Icephobic Materials (AIM).

We also announce one vacant post doc position in the field of modelling and surface design for CO2 condensation. The position is for a two years period and financed by the Research Council of Norway CLIMIT program via the project titled Superlyophobic surfaces for efficient separation and droplet condensation of CO2 (NanoDrop). The project is coordinated by SINTEF energy.

The PhD candidate and the post doc fellows will work at NTNU Nanomechanical Lab (NML), which is a sub-research group at Department of Structural Engineering at NTNU. NML currently has 2 professors, 17 PhD students, 2 post docs and 1 visiting PhD student, working on diverse topics related to materials, energy and nanotechnology. Recent publications, highlights and research activities can be found from the homepage http://www.ntnu.edu/nml. We offer multicultural, multidisciplinary and stimulating working environment with weekly Friday seminars given by either internal team members or international speakers, as well as well-established national and international scientific and industry network.

The PhD position in anti-icing surfaces (P1)

The primary objective of the SLICE project is to establish and evaluate design principles towards super-low ice adhesion surfaces, by developing models which couple the ice-solid interactions at atomistic scale to the interface crack initiation at macroscopic scale. Preventing the accretion of ice on exposed surfaces is of great importance for renewable energy, electrical transmission cables in air, shipping and many other applications. Active de-icing involving chemical, thermal and mechanical methods are currently used to remove the ice that has already accumulated. These techniques, however, require periodic applications and high energy consumption, and have major detrimental effects on both the structures and environment. More information about the SLICE project can be found http://www.ntnu.edu/nml/slice. The task of this PhD candidate in the SLICE project is to experimentally realize super-low ice adhesion surfaces such that the eventually formed ice can fall off automatically by its own weigh or natural wind.

Applicants for the PhD position require a Masters degree or equivalent in nanotechnology, material science, surface science, or related fields. The successful applicants are motivated and ambitious students with excellent grades. Proficiency to carry out goal-oriented work, good skills to deliver oral and written presentation of research results, and good cooperation abilities will be emphasized.

The post doc position in anti-icing surfaces (P2)

The primary objective of the AIM project is to develop and test bio-inspired robust icephobic materials, which can survive multiple harsh environmental cycles and impacts. More information about the AIM project can be found http://www.ntnu.edu/nml/aim. The main focus of the AIM project is durability of the coatings. The task of the postdoctoral candidate is to synthesize materials with certain ice adhesion but strong durability.

In order to be considered for the postdoctoral position, the applicant must hold a PhD degree within nanotechnology, material chemistry, material physics or relevant research areas. Relevant research experience and publication record will be emphasized. Good communication capability both in written and oral English is a prerequisite.

The post doc position in modelling and surface design for dropwise condensation (P3)

The ultimate goal of the project NanoDrop is to accelerate the process necessary for reaching full-scale CO2-capture by reducing cost and increasing energy-efficiency. The specific tasks to be carried out by the postdoctoral fellow aim to understand/model the fundamental CO2 condensation mechanisms, to study the effect of nanoscale solid surface features on the condensation of saturated CO2 and to provide guidance the selection, design and optimization of substrate surfaces.

In order to be considered for the postdoctoral position, the applicant must hold a PhD degree within physics, chemistry, material technology, computational mechanics or relevant research areas. Candidates with strong experience in molecular and continuum simulations or designing surface superhydrophobicity will be preferred. Good communication capability both in written and oral English is a prerequisite.


The appointment of the Postdoctoral fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees.

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 485,700 per annum before tax. There will be a 2% deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

Engagement as a PhD Candidate is done in accordance with Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010. The goal of the positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement.

See http://www.ntnu.edu/ivt/phd for more information.

PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 430,200 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Women are encouraged to apply.

In case of questions, please contact Professor Zhiliang Zhang, zhiliang.zhang@ntnu.no, +47 73592530; Associate Professor Jianying He, jianying.he@ntnu.no, +47 73594686. No application should be directly sent to these email address.

The application

The application including a CV, the project sketch, grade transcripts (courses with grades) from the undergraduate as well as graduate studies, recommendation letters, certified copies of academic diplomas and certificates, and other enclosures should be sent electronically via this webpage at https://www.jobbnorge.no. Mark the application with IV-78/17 and specify which position you intend to apply.

Application deadline: 03. April, 2017

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

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