Keeping the Workplace Odour Free

Samsung India announced the launch this month of its health-friendly `MagicGreen’ monitor, which emits far-infrared rays and anion rich radiation that improves the user’s metabolism and makes the working environment bacteria-free. It does make us wonder whether there is a better way to “remove odours from the environment, making the air fresh and clean” than buying a new LCD monitor. …

Nano-dwarves as environmental angels?

According to Nanotechwire, someone at BMW has been looking closely at the applications of nanotechnologies (or at least reading some of the Drexlereian side of it) in the automotive industry and came up with the following scenario… ” Purchasing a new car in 2020 – the scenario: the showroom dealer, in addition to exhibiting BMW’s latest shiny new models, also …

Nano Vehicles

nanoBot fans will be heartened by the news that Chinese researchers claim to have created a “tiny vehicle which can carry drugs in human blood vessels and unload drugs only at therapeutic targets.” A closer inspection reveals that the word vehicle is used in the sense of “an inactive substance with which a drug is blended to make it easier …

Real World Applications of Nanotechnologies

Our current swing through Asia has thrown up a few interesting nanoproducts for anyone tired of nanopants to cite. Here are a few of our favourites. Shantou Tongsheng Co., Ltd produces nanotech toothbrushes claiming they are: Capable of cleaning the inner side of teeth more effectively, it is toothbrushes upgradeable from the traditional. Usage the Nano technology, prevent the toothbrush …

And There’s More…

Biophan were still at it late on Friday afternoon, filing patents and press releases even after the markets closed. We are not sure whether the filing of a patent is newsworthy, the issuing perhaps is, but any IP lawyers or PR companies wanting to earn a quick buck should probably get in touch with Biophan, pronto. Share

The Verdict

The UKs NanoJury finally reported back (or least four out of the sixteen did) so we trekked across town to The Guardian Newsroom to see what they had to say. It was very very refreshing to hear the views of people not closely associated with field. Having spend several weeks hearing both sides of the argument, the jury seemed to …

Biophan Has a Brainstorm?

We seem to be bombarded almost daily by press releases from Biophan covering everything from their plans for the future to the CFO’s bowel movements (well, fortunately not quite). Since the onslaught began on August 11th we have received 14 releases though Business Wire (sometimes twice a day) and the companies stock price has plummeted by almost 20%. Whether the …

Miaow!

There’s something about the combination of molecular and nanotech that makes people adopt all kinds of highly entrenched and xenophobic positions, as in this blog piece and subsequent comments at the Foresights nanodot site. Richard Jones, usually a paragon of diplomacy is provoked into asking with regard to MNT: “Even in Silicon Valley, I can’t believe that there was ever …

Here Comes India

Small Times carries an overview of Indian nanotechnologies. We were amused to see reports of private equity companies bemoaning the lack of, er, private equity – ‘physician, heal thyself’ is the phrase that springs to mind, although along with our Mumbai partners Yash Nanotech we are always happy to receive sensible nano related business plans in the $0.5 to 5 …

The Economic Impact of Nanotechnolgies on Japan

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation-Information Service is holding a nanotech seminar in Tokyo on the 29th September. Cientifica, Mitsubishi, and 3i will all be presenting their views on the economic impact of nanotechnologies, both in Japan and the EU. Registration and more details can be found here. Share