Toxic Food Nano Poison and a Slow Lingering Death for the Human Race?

A scientist injecting fruit with toxic nanoparticles before feeding it to your children to make lots of money? Friends of the Earth in Australia, who have been running a long anti nanotech campaign have just released a new report prompting sensationalist and confused headlines headlines like this – “Is nanotechnology a toxic food nano poison in Australia?“As always, it’s a …

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No Nanodynamics IPO – Again!

According to numerous reports, “U.S.-based NanoDynamics, which cancelled a Nasdaq IPO last November, has pulled out of a planned listing in the Middle East.” Cue the chorus of angry and desperate investors and a rash of obituaries for the “nanotech industry.” 

Nanodynamics Files For IPO, Ignores Global Stock Market Metltdown

If at first you don’t succeed….Nanodynamics, one of the raft of diversified nanotechnology companies under pressure from investors to get an exit of any kind, have announced that they will be the first nanotechnology US company to be listed on the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX). You have to question the sanity of both the management and their advisors as …

The Tata Nano

I’m in Pune, India this week enjoying subjee in the sun while lecturing on entrepreneurship with a team put together by the British Council. Coincidentally, Tata Motors chose today to unveil their new car, and the world’s cheapest, the Tata Nano which although not containing much nanotechnology provides a metaphor of sorts for what we are attempting to do in …

No New Regulation or Labeling for Nano Products

A somewhat predictable disappointment came today for the environmental lobby who had been campaigning to have all products containing nanomaterials labeled, and a common sense approach to regulation from the FDA’s nano department. However, as a consumer who spends a lot of time talking to toxicologists I still harbour a few worries, something shared by our Singapore Office general manager …

Taiwan Nano

This weeks carbon footprint was spread from London to Hong Kong and Taiwan for the Taiwan Nano 2007 conference (seen here being opened by president Chen Shui-bian) where we spent most of the day discussing the relationship between cleantech and nanotech. Taiwan takes its nanotech very seriously, perhaps more so than any of the other “tiger” economies, and has had …