The term 'start-up' can bring to mind thoughts of economic bubbles and busts. But out of many company starts, a few will go on to succeed and even flourish. For the second year, Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, places its bets on young companies in the field of chemistry that may beat the odds in its '10 Start-ups to Watch' feature.
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by biologist Duncan Irschick who created the Beastcam Array, a rapid-capture, field portable tabletop system for making high-resolution, full-color 3-D models of living organisms, now plan to use it in an ambitious effort to create 3-D models of all living organisms.
The Ottawa Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the University of Ottawa and McMaster University congratulate Turnstone Biologics Inc. on securing US$ 41.4 million in new private investments.
The Institute for In Vitro Sciences welcomes the news from China Food and Drug Administration officials that -- for the first time in China -- data from a non-animal test method will soon be recognized for safety evaluations of cosmetics.
Tecnalia leads EFFIPRO (Energy EFFIcient PROcess of Engineering Materials) project, which shows a new manufacturing process using powder metallurgy. The main aim of this project is to develop a significantly shorter PM process using a new concept of hybrid electrical current assisted sintering and hard materials with improved properties, thus resulting in a more energy efficient and cost effective process.
Lund University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark and the University of Bologna jointly announce the addition of DTU and Unibo as new partners in the establishment of a Joint Centre of Excellence in Food Safety (Joint Centre). The four parties will achieve greater synergy in advancing global food safety with this exciting alliance.
Autumn leaves contain a range of interesting substances such as pigments, carbohydrates, proteins and compounds that inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing leaf-processing technologies, which could be used by the cosmetics, textile and feed and food industries.
The Coalition for Accelerating Standards and Therapies (CFAST), with TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc., announce the availability of a new Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Therapeutic Area Standard for Kidney Transplantation -- the first CDISC standard to address a therapeutic area in the field of solid organ transplant. CFAST, a joint initiative of CDISC and Critical Path Institute, was formed to create and maintain data standards and tools for research in therapeutic areas important to public health.
Crossref has completed work to begin accepting preprints. This enables Crossref to maintain a clear and comprehensive citation record and lets researchers more easily identify when different documents are related. Preprints.org is the very first to integrate the Crossref schema for preprints.
The state's three largest public research institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which expresses the intent of the parties to increase research collaborations on complex challenges and provide additional research and training opportunities for students in the state. The memorandum was signed recently by leaders at the University of Washington, Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.