Nano Food -Twisting My Melon?

Every few years there is a call for nano materials and food to be labeled and the rationale is that in the case of GMO’s it allowed consumers to make an informed choice. An article GM a “cautionary tale” for nanotechnology  caught my eye: However, the author states:“The GM food rejection in OECD countries provides an illustration of what needs to …

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Nanotech & Medical Diagnostics – Changing The Way We Live and Die?

Medical diagnostics are a subject close to my heart, and not simply because it we have a medical diagnostics company under the Cientifica umbrella. I have an elder brother who died last month as a result of undiagnosed cancer metastasizing until by the time symptoms appeared there were no treatment options left.  My father, currently in the last stages of …

The New iPad3 and Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology was touted as being a ‘trillion dollar market by 2015’ back in the late 90’s, and since then we have all spent a lot of time trying to figure out whether that will be true,  or whether it will be a two, three or zero trillion dollar market. Perhaps we needed’t have bothered. A lot of the discussion about …

The Challenge Will Not Just Be The New Ideas But Leaving The Old Ones Behind

It’s nice to see some constructive criticism of the plethora of technology roadmaps which governments commission and then ignore. One of the latest comes from the Australian Enabling Technologies Roadmap – or at least the consultation stage for it. The roadmap is focused on new forms of nanotechnology and biotechnology (including synthetic biology). Matthew Kearnes, of the University of New South Wales, …