Nanotechnology Now





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Vive Nano for Innovation in Nanomaterial Encapsulation Technology

Abstract:
Based on its recent analysis of the nanomaterial encapsulation technology market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Vive Nano with the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation for a unique encapsulation technology to synthesize nanoparticles. Vive Nano's current industry focus is on crop protection, with subsequent applications identified in cosmetics, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and other industrial markets. The company has several off-the-shelf products based on its technology and has established customers globally.

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Vive Nano for Innovation in Nanomaterial Encapsulation Technology

Mountainview, CA | Posted on June 21st, 2010

Pesticide formulation is a core issue in the agri-food industry. Pesticide active ingredients for crop protection need to be uniformly spread in small amounts over a large area. Towards this end, it is ideally desired that pesticide particles should not agglomerate. Furthermore, formulations of pesticides should effectively address some key industry concerns such as higher manufacturing costs, harmful environment effects, and help deliver an active ingredient which has higher initial and residual efficacy. Among the various formulation techniques, encapsulation, in which the active ingredient is encapsulated by a synthetic or biological polymer to allow for prolonged release of the pesticide over a period of time, has gained prominence in recent years due to the long term advantages it offers.

Vive Nano's unique core collapse technology addresses some of the key industry challenges. Vive Nano follows a wet chemistry process wherein nanoparticles are produced inside a charged polymer template. The term "core collapse" comes from the fact that the charged polymers are neutralized by precursor ions, making the polymers "collapse" around the "core" ions resulting in a final nanoparticle with a polymer stabilizer around it. One of the key attributes of Vive Nano's technology is that the charged polymer surrounding the core repels other "like charged" polymers thereby preventing agglomeration and helps maintain the nano size of the particle. "Vive Nano's technology offers some key advantages such as its ability to create nano particles for most chemicals on the periodic table and high scalability in manufacturing that allow it to scale to thousands of tons," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Avinash Bhaskar. "Further, the technology does not need a dedicated plant and is easy and cost-effective to implement."

Vive Nano's initial testing has successfully demonstrated that its nano technology-based formulated active ingredient is highly effective for killing weeds while avoiding the problematic chemical additives that are leading to product bans in a growing number of major markets. Vive Nano's nanoparticles have the potential to result in improved crop yield and reduced environmental impact. Its nanoparticles can load a variety of hydrophobic molecules - including those commonly used to deliver fragrance and color, as well as many pharmaceuticals - and have also shown the potential to efficiently remove hydrophobes from water.

"Competing solutions are still in their respective research stages, waiting for credible evidence on the impact of the technology in the agri-chemical sector," notes Avinash Bhaskar. "Additionally, they use a complicated process of synthesizing nanoparticles, which involves multiple solvents and cumbersome steps of drying that might result in relatively larger nanoparticles."

Using techniques like grinding, the various competing solutions are plagued with difficulty in achieving sizes less that 0.5 micro meter in particle diameter. However, Vive Nano starts with the diameter of the particle in the nano range and maintains the nano diameter of the particle throughout the process. Smaller particle size helps in achieving easier stability and dispersion. Vive Nano's nanoparticles are water-soluble, which helps in effective administration of pesticides for crop protection.

Vive Nano's technology is more economically viable when compared to competing solutions. Its cost-effectiveness coupled with various other benefits makes Vive Nano's solution highly relevant to the cost-sensitive crop protection industry, which also places huge emphasis on environmentally safe products. For these achievements, Vive Nano is the worthy recipient of the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation in the North American nanomaterial encapsulation market. The Technology Innovation Award recognizes the uniqueness of a technology, its impact on new products/applications, and their value to customer, all of which ultimately drives the overall industry.

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

####

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit www.awards.frost.com.

About Vive Nano
Vive Nano, based in Toronto, Canada, was founded in 2006 based on the unique core collapse nanoparticle technology research carried out at the University of Toronto. Vive Nano is co-developing complete solutions for crop protection and other applications with global partners, and has started generating revenues through its customers. It has successfully raised millions of dollars through private and public funding for its disruptive nanotechnology.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Jake Wengroff
210.247.3806

Copyright © PrNewswire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Researchers find the 'key' to quantum network solution May 25th, 2015

One step closer to a single-molecule device: Columbia Engineering researchers first to create a single-molecule diode -- the ultimate in miniaturization for electronic devices -- with potential for real-world applications May 25th, 2015

DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles: Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays May 25th, 2015

Engineering Phase Changes in Nanoparticle Arrays: Scientists alter attractive and repulsive forces between DNA-linked particles to make dynamic, phase-shifting forms of nanomaterials May 25th, 2015

Nanomedicine

DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles: Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays May 25th, 2015

Nanostructures Increase Corrosion Resistance in Metallic Body Implants May 24th, 2015

Iranian Scientists Use Magnetic Field to Transfer Anticancer Drug to Tumor Tissue May 24th, 2015

New Antibacterial Wound Dressing in Iran Can Display Replacement Time May 22nd, 2015

Announcements

Researchers find the 'key' to quantum network solution May 25th, 2015

One step closer to a single-molecule device: Columbia Engineering researchers first to create a single-molecule diode -- the ultimate in miniaturization for electronic devices -- with potential for real-world applications May 25th, 2015

DNA Double Helix Does Double Duty in Assembling Arrays of Nanoparticles: Synthetic pieces of biological molecule form framework and glue for making nanoparticle clusters and arrays May 25th, 2015

Engineering Phase Changes in Nanoparticle Arrays: Scientists alter attractive and repulsive forces between DNA-linked particles to make dynamic, phase-shifting forms of nanomaterials May 25th, 2015

Food/Agriculture/Supplements

Supercomputer unlocks secrets of plant cells to pave the way for more resilient crops: IBM partners with University of Melbourne and UQ May 21st, 2015

QuantumSphere Announces Production-Scale Validation of Nano Iron Catalysts for Multi-Billion Dollar Ammonia Industry: Significant Improvement in Ammonia Production for Agricultural Fertilizer, Global Food Crops May 7th, 2015

Nanoparticles in consumer products can significantly alter normal gut microbiome May 4th, 2015

Research seeks alternatives for reducing bacteria in fresh produce using nanoengineering April 29th, 2015

Industrial

Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene: Rice U. researchers flex muscle of laser-written microsupercapacitors May 18th, 2015

ORNL demonstrates first large-scale graphene fabrication May 14th, 2015

Nano-policing pollution May 13th, 2015

ORNL superhydrophobic glass coating offers clear benefits May 11th, 2015

Personal Care

Nanoparticles in consumer products can significantly alter normal gut microbiome May 4th, 2015

Application of Egg White in Production of Nanoparticles April 6th, 2015

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life August 20th, 2014

AQUANOVA receives Technology Leadership Award 2014 FROST & SULLIVAN honors NovaSOL® Technology again August 12th, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

One step closer to a single-molecule device: Columbia Engineering researchers first to create a single-molecule diode -- the ultimate in miniaturization for electronic devices -- with potential for real-world applications May 25th, 2015

What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues May 19th, 2015

Researchers build new fermion microscope: Instrument freezes and images 1,000 individual fermionic atoms at once May 13th, 2015

International and U.S. Students and Teachers Headed to Toronto for 34th Annual International Space Development Conference®: Students competed in prestigious NSS-NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest May 9th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project