Engineering researchers have discovered that under the right circumstances, basic atomic forces can be exploited to enable nanoparticles to assemble into superclusters that are uniform in size and share attributes with viruses. (Credit: T.D.Nguyen, Glotzer Group, University of Michigan)

UM Engineers Discover Nanoscale Balancing Act In Living Systems

A delicate balance of atomic forces can be exploited to make nanoparticle “superclusters” that are uniform in size — an attribute that’s important for many nanotech applications but hard to accomplish, University of Michigan researchers say.



NanoBio, GSK Start Phase 3 Studies Of Cold Sore Treatment

Ann Arbor-based NanoBio Corp. Wednesday announced the initiation of two Phase 3 trials evaluating its drug candidate NB-001 as a topical treatment for cold sores, a step forward in its over-the-counter drug licensing agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

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This is a microscope picture of the nanotech sphere developed at the University of Michgan that's filled with living tissue and injected into hard-to-treat wounds.

UM Researcher Grows Tissue In Wounds With Nanotech

For the first time, scientists have made star-shaped, biodegradable polymers that can self-assemble into hollow, nanofiber spheres, and when the spheres are injected with cells into wounds, these spheres biodegrade, but the cells live on to form new tissue.


Event Notices From March 28

The latest meeting and event announcements from Michigan’s technology-focused institutions and businesses.


Tech Tour Day One: Michigan Tech Impresses In Many Fields

I freely admit I look forward to this every year — the 10-hour journey from metro Detroit to the rugged, remote Keweenaw. It’s wild, unspoiled beauty up here — but also, thanks to the fine […]