Home > News > Taking the NanoPulse -- Nano-boom? Or Nano-bust?
August 26th, 2009
Taking the NanoPulse -- Nano-boom? Or Nano-bust?
Scott E. Rickert: Times are tough all over. Banks, carmakers, retailers -- they're all taking body blows in this economy. And everyone in my business knows a nanotechnology company or two that's struggling. Still, it was a punch in the stomach when I read six news stories in one afternoon about seemingly healthy nano-companies being suddenly in trouble. Deep trouble. Chapter 11, Chapter 7, delistings, layoffs, locked doors.
Some media pundits were quick to announce the death of nanotechnology. And there were shock waves that rolled through the industry.
But these are companies whose technology and leadership I know. The sound bites weren't enough. Is it any wonder I wanted to get to the bottom of the story?
News and information
Radiation-guided nanoparticles zero in on metastatic cancer July 1st, 2016
Synthesized microporous 3-D graphene-like carbons: IBS research team create carbon synthesis using zeolites as a template July 1st, 2016
No need in supercomputers: Russian scientists suggest a PC to solve complex problems tens of times faster than with massive supercomputers June 30th, 2016
Surprising qualities of insulator ring surfaces: Surface phenomena in ring-shaped topological insulators are just as controllable as those in spheres made of the same material June 30th, 2016
SUNY Poly Welcomes DPS as the Global Engineering Firm Opens Its U.S. Advanced Technology Group Headquarters at Cutting-Edge ZEN Building November 20th, 2015
SUNY Poly CNSE Announces Milestone as M+W Group Opens U.S. Headquarters at Albany Nanotech Complex and Research Alliance Begins $105M Solar Power Initiative October 20th, 2015
Global Engineering Firm DPS to Establish U.S. Advanced Technology Group Headquarters at SUNY Poly CNSE and Create 56 New Jobs Under STARTUP-NY Initiative October 6th, 2015
SUNY Poly Announces Joint Development Agreement with INFICON to Establish Cutting Edge R&D Partnership Supporting New York State’s Rapidly Expanding Nanoelectronics Industry September 23rd, 2015
New 'ukidama' nanoparticle structure revealed June 14th, 2016
Rice wins award to recruit cancer researcher: $2 million CPRIT grant aims to bring MIT researcher Omid Veiseh to Houston June 7th, 2016
Nanobiotix receives US$1m milestone payment from PharmaEngine: First patient injected with NBTXR3 in soft tissue sarcoma registration phase in Asia May 31st, 2016
Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition May 23rd, 2016