Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Owlstone Nanotech receives R&D100 Award

Abstract:
Owlstone Nanotech, Inc., in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been selected as one of the 2010 R&D100 Award winners.

Owlstone Nanotech receives R&D100 Award

Suffern, NY | Posted on July 19th, 2010

The Awards, sponsored by R&D Magazine, are widely recognized as the ‘Oscars of Innovation', and identify and celebrate the most innovative technological breakthroughs of the year. Based on collaborative research involving Owlstone's innovative microchip based Ion Mobility Spectrometer, the R&D100 Award acknowledges the potential of the technology to provide unprecedented analysis speed and sensitivity as a stand-alone sensor, and to be seamlessly integrated into other analytical stages to enable more accurate measurements.

Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS), relies on the manipulation of electrically charged molecules, or ions, by an applied electric field. The separation of these ions as they traverse the electric field is critical to the chemical detection process.

In previous FAIMS systems, the distance ions travelled ranged from as little as 15 to 55 millimeters although this took too long for the desired performance. ‘We needed to shorten the racetrack,' said PNNL chemist Alex Shvartsburg. But a shorter racetrack requires more intense electric fields to separate the pack of ions. So the team developed a FAIMS microchip with 0.3 millimeter-long channels that were only 35 micrometers wide. The short, narrow channels allow ion separation 100 to 10,000 times faster than previous instruments.

Bret Bader, CEO of Owlstone Nanotech commented, ‘It has been a great privilege for us to work with PNNL during this further exciting development of our FAIMS technology. We are thrilled to have been chosen for this Award and look forward to continuing our research activities with PNNL'

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Owlstone Nanotech

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

Spintronics for future information technologies: Spin currents in topological insulators controlled May 2nd, 2016

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops May 1st, 2016

Searching for a nanotech self-organizing principle May 1st, 2016

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Announcements

Spintronics for future information technologies: Spin currents in topological insulators controlled May 2nd, 2016

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops May 1st, 2016

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production April 30th, 2016

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

Brookhaven's Oleg Gang Named a Battelle 'Inventor of the Year': Recognized for work using DNA to guide and regulate the self-assembly of nanoparticles into clusters and arrays with controllable properties April 25th, 2016

Zip software can detect the quantum-classical boundary: Compression of experimental data reveals the presence of quantum correlations April 21st, 2016

Making electronics out of coal: Instead of burning up this complex hydrocarbon, let's make devices from it April 20th, 2016

Nano-magnets produce 3-dimensional images: Wide-view 3-dimensional holographic display composed of nano-magnetic pixels April 20th, 2016

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







Car Brands
Buy website traffic