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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 19, 2013

Onyx: A brand new colorful source of energy Onyx Solar has rolled out a complete new full range of colored photovoltaic glass. The new product, which allows any sustainable project to configure a customized design in any color (or combination of colors) while generating clean and free energy. The wide range of tones and colors…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / April 2, 2013

Strategic Materials Advisory Council cautions DOD against stockpiling Chinese rare earths The Strategic Materials Advisory Council has cautioned the Department of Defense to avoid the risky mitigation strategy of stockpiling strategic and critical materials from China. The DOD recently completed its biannual “Strategic and Critical Materials 2013 Report on Stockpile Requirements,” which recommended stockpiling $120.43…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / January 29, 2013

Lots of interesting research occurring: Researchers create glexible, nanoscale ‘bed of nails’ for possible drug delivery Researchers at North Carolina State University have come up with a technique to embed needle-like carbon nanofibers in an elastic membrane, creating a flexible “bed of nails” on the nanoscale that opens the door to development of new drug-delivery…

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DOD looking proposals for next-gen nanostructured smart drug delivery materials

By / October 25, 2012

Artist’s rendering of example of nanostructured silica (orange) as a drug delivery vehicle. Credit: PNNL, Univ. of Washington. Viktoria Greanya is the senior manager for nanomaterials research for a part of DOD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency that focuses on chemical and biological technologies (DTRA CB). Greanya’s group is looking for proposals related to developing what she terms…

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Protocells: A versatile drug delivery platform using peptide-targeted mesoporous silica nanoparticle-supported lipid bilayers

By / September 25, 2012

Credit: Katharine Epler et al.; Advanced Healthcare Materials. In traditional drug delivery approaches, only a small amount of the drug reaches the part of the body where it is actually required. It is therefore of the utmost importance to better predict and influence the degree of specificity in targeted drug delivery concepts. For example, the…

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Biocompatability tests for nanoscale Ormosil particles raises hopes for use as neuro drug delivery agent

By / January 10, 2012

Ormosil particles in axons of fruit fly neurons appear as bright red spots. Even after long-term exposure, the cells and the flies themselves remain unharmed. (Credit: Shermali Gunawardena; PLoS One). Medical researchers and materials scientists have been collaborating in many places to develop novel micro-targeted drug delivery systems, often with multiple functions in mind. For…

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Materials stories that may also be of interest

By / July 29, 2011

Sun-free photovoltaics: Silicon chip micro-reactors contain photonic crystals on both flat faces, with external tubes for injecting fuel and air and ejecting waste products. In use, these reactors would have a photovoltaic cell mounted against each face to convert the emitted wavelengths of light to electricity. Credit: Justin Knight, MIT. Check ’em out: • Uh oh,…

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Mesoporous silica honeycomb carries antibodies, kills tumors

By / May 26, 2010

Like bees and their honeycomb, a team of PNNL and University of Washington scientists have figured out a way to pack tumor killing antibodies into the cavities of porous silica particles, hopefully creating a superior transport system for anti-cancer agents. They have demonstrated that they can embed antibodies into the structure of chemically modified silica…

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Video of the week: Nanotubes and other nanoparticles for drug delivery systems

By / February 24, 2010

[flash mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/drug_delivery1.jpg}] Robert Pazik and Constanze Lamprecht are two young researchers who separately work on methods of using nanoparticles as multifunctional drug delivery systems for diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Pazik, who works in chemistry at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Uppsala, uses nanoparticles that can be coated with therapeutic…

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