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Prof. mauro ferrari (president of the alliance for nano health, md anderson cancer research center)

The Alliance for NanoHealth (ANH) saw the opportunity to create a mechanism for collaboration through with Swansea University and in so doing created the International Affiliate Center (IAC) program. Upon visiting Swansea University in 2008, he was very excited to take at the research that was being conducted and from that decided to take preliminary steps in establishing a formal relationship with Swansea University. Dr. Ferrari also stated that he has great expectations from this developing international collaboration and hoped that the affiliation with the Alliance for NanoHealth supports the endeavours of the Centre for NanoHealth not only in the European Union but globally. Inclusive to this was stated that by linking in the global centers and training the next generation of researchers and regulatory agents, new novel Nano-therapeutics could make it into mainstream medical and healthcare, by working in partnership between Academia, the Private Sector and Government this is achievable.

Prof. john white (swansea medical school, chair of research)

The “Collaborative” gives the opportunity for not only meeting great minds in Texas but brings Wales’ minds to Texas. It also broadens the research by creating synergistic links, building on similar pathways but using different approaches. Capitalising on the knowledge bases both in Texas and Swansea has allowed Swansea University to win pivotal research funding awards and has highlighted the capabilities of the collaboration between the Schools of Medicine and Engineering. Inclusive to this is the similar mindset of creating value, whether it is by the research to better Human Heath, the ability to assist R&D of companies or the training of the next generation of researchers who value “Multidisciplinarity”.

It is also important for administration both “Institutional” and “Governmental” to realise their roles in collaboration, as facilitators to enable collaboration to flourish and not be impeded by bureaucracy. There is no room for parochialism in collaboration.

It has been proven that centers of academic excellence can help launch and grow biotech companies. The Institute of Life Science (ILS) is the new research institute for the Medical School at Swansea University. ILS is a £52 million collaboration between the Welsh Assembly Government, IBM, and Swansea University.

A major asset of the ILS is an IBM Blue C supercomputer, the largest computer dedicated to life sciences in the U.K. (2.7 teraflops power now, increasing to 30 teraflops in 2009). Blue C supports the ILS in its interdisciplinary approach to translational medicine, which covers areas like NanoHealth, health technology assessment, and health services research.

ILS has tech transfer, incubator, and business facilities and is part of the National Mass Spectrometry Service Centre. It will be at the heart of the largest NHS trust in Wales with University status and a focus on clinical delivery and commercial partnerships.

Questions & Answers

what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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