Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Purdue, IU Researchers Team For Startup

Abstract:
Nanotechnology devices are the focus of a new company created by two Purdue University professors and a physician scientist at the Indiana University School of Medicine. NanoSense Inc. will design devices for health care applications.

Purdue, IU Researchers Team For Startup

West Lafayette, IN | Posted on January 14th, 2011

Two Purdue University professors and a physician scientist at the Indiana University School of Medicine have created a company dedicated to developing nanotechnology devices for medical diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

Dr. Song-Chu "Arthur" Ko, Babak Ziaie and Teimour Maleki founded NanoSense Inc. in late 2010. Ko is an assistant professor of clinical radiation oncology at the IU School of Medicine, Ziaie is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue, and Maleki is a research assistant professor at Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center. NanoSense is an affiliate of the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.

NanoSense will design and produce micro/nano devices and commercialize them for health-care applications. Micro/nano devices are tiny chips that combine physical, chemical and optical sensing with control and motion to solid-state electronics.

Ko described some of the company's nanodevices being created to enhance the efficacy of radiation therapy.

"We are developing miniaturized dosimeters for real-time dose monitoring, an implantable micro-oxygen generator to overcome hypoxia problems in radiation therapy or chemotherapy cancer treatment, and a wireless sensor for continuous tumor pressure monitoring to optimize the delivery time for chemotherapy drugs or radiation treatment," he said.

Maleki said one way patients benefit from nanotechnology devices is that they are much safer to use than conventional devices because of their smaller size.

"Essentially, all sensing and actuation in the macro-world can be miniaturized into a tiny capsule that can enter the micro-world and interact with life systems," he said. "Microdevices are much more sensitive and robust than their conventional counterparts and several sensing and actuation systems can be integrated into a single chip."

Ziaie and his colleagues affiliated NanoSense with the Purdue Research Park for several reasons.

"First, the park is physically close to Purdue University. Second, there are many unique amenities offered, including business development counseling," he said. "Finally, basing NanoSense here fosters successful interaction with Purdue and IU faculty in terms of taking concepts and intellectual property to market."

####

About Purdue Research Park
The Purdue Research Park, with four locations across Indiana, has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The parks are home to about 200 companies that employ 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.

About NanoSense Inc.
NanoSense Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company established from a collaboration between Purdue University Birck Nanotechnology Center engineering professors and Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and Medical School biomedical researchers.

Copyright © Purdue Research Park

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

Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells April 20th, 2018

New qubit now works without breaks: A universal design for superconducting qubits has been created April 19th, 2018

Observing biological nanotransporters: Chemistry April 19th, 2018

Salt boosts creation of 2-D materials: Rice University scientists show how salt lowers reaction temperatures to make novel materials April 18th, 2018

Academic/Education

Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) to Spotlight JEOL Center for Nanoscale Solutions: Renowned Materials Scientists to Present at the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS) April 18th, 2018

Lifeboat Foundation funds flying 3D-printed classroom cubesats with Perlan II April 16th, 2018

SUNY Poly’s Center for Semiconductor Research in Albany Earns World-Class TÜV SÜD AMERICA INC. ISO 9001:2015 Certification: Albany NanoTech Complex Certification Assures Top-Tier Quality in Semiconductor Test Structures; Certification a First for a SUNY Campus March 6th, 2018

Luleå University of Technology is using the Deben CT5000TEC stage to perform x-ray microtomography experiments with the ZEISS Xradia 510 Versa to understand deformation and strain inside inhomogeneous materials November 7th, 2017

Nanomedicine

Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells April 20th, 2018

Observing biological nanotransporters: Chemistry April 19th, 2018

Nanobiotix Shows NBTXR3 Nanoparticles Can Stoke Anti-Tumor Immune Response April 17th, 2018

Tiny nanomachine successfully completes test drive: Researchers at the University of Bonn and the research institute Caesar build a one-wheeled vehicle out of DNA rings April 11th, 2018

Sensors

Salt boosts creation of 2-D materials: Rice University scientists show how salt lowers reaction temperatures to make novel materials April 18th, 2018

Doing the nano-shimmy: New device modulates light and amplifies tiny signals April 12th, 2018

Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Detect Molecular Biomarker for Osteoarthritis March 13th, 2018

Graphene on toast, anyone? Rice University scientists create patterned graphene onto food, paper, cloth, cardboard February 13th, 2018

Announcements

Remote-control shoots laser at nano-gold to turn on cancer-killing immune cells April 20th, 2018

New qubit now works without breaks: A universal design for superconducting qubits has been created April 19th, 2018

Observing biological nanotransporters: Chemistry April 19th, 2018

Salt boosts creation of 2-D materials: Rice University scientists show how salt lowers reaction temperatures to make novel materials April 18th, 2018

Tools

Observing biological nanotransporters: Chemistry April 19th, 2018

Grand Opening of UC Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) to Spotlight JEOL Center for Nanoscale Solutions: Renowned Materials Scientists to Present at the 1st International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS) April 18th, 2018

Individual impurity atoms detectable in graphene April 18th, 2018

HTA to Present European Strategy for Competitive Micro- and Nanotechnologies & Smart Systems: Special Event in Brussels on April 24 Gathers Research Institutes’ CEOs, European Commissioners and Key European Industrials April 17th, 2018

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project