RUSNANO and Microbor Technology to launch production of CBN cutting tools

RUSNANO Supervisory Council has approved RUSNANO's participation in a project that would launch a commercial production of cutting tools using the cubic boron nitride nanopowder (CBN) which is the second hardest known material after diamond. The project products are necessary for rough and final cutting, primarily used in heavy engineering and automotive, mining, and construction.

The Project cost will total 930 million rubles.

Water quality monitoring aboard the International Space Station.

Space is not a fun place to get a stomach bug. To ensure drinking water is adequately disinfected, University of Utah chemists developed a two-minute water quality monitoring method that just started six months of tests aboard the International Space Station.

Russia moves on with the plant for manufacturing nano-vaccines

Returning to our publication we are glad to mention that this extraordinary project made it to the next phase.

The Second Nanotechnology International Forum October 6 – 8, 2009, Moscow, Central Exhibition Complex “Expocentre”

Forum Program

Forum program will consist of the plenary session, a complex of panel discussions and presentations of business program as well as scientific and technological sections, presentations of companies, devices and equipment. Exhibition and the Second International Competition of Scientific Papers in Nanotechnology for Young Researchers will also take place within the framework of the Forum.

One of the central events the Forum will become the first awarding ceremony

Russian physicists: Large Hadron Collider could help Sun studies

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could be useful in the research of processes taking place on the Sun, Russian physicists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research said. Sergei Karpov and colleagues proposed using ATLAS – one of the Сollider's detectors – for studying mysterious muonic bursts registered by the Baksan Underground Scintillation Telescope in the Caucasus in 1981–2006.

"The nature of these muon bursts and their relation to solar cosmic rays have so far remained not quite clear.

RUSNANO's visit to France goes on

On September 9, 2009, RUSNANO delegation, headed by Anatoly Chubais, Chief Executive Officer, started its working trip to France visiting the Ministry of Industry of France in Paris. Anatoly Chubais and Alexander Orlov, Russian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to France, had a meeting with Christian Estrosi, Minister of Industry of France. Anatoly Chubais also had a session with Bernard Bigot, General Administrator, Commission for Atomic Energy of France, attended by experts in sciences, technology, and space.

Kyrgystan Polysilicon Plant Opens

Silicon production in Tash-Kumyr is based on the Crystal JSC which was established in Soviet times. Several attempts to run the plant had been made, but all of them failed, the press service of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic reports. Finally, the company was recognized bankrupt. The plant was reopened in 2009, when the Crystal JSC was transformed into the Tashkumyr Silicon Productions (TSP).

RUSNANO is looking for partners to create an international nanotechnology fund

RUSNANO is considering a setup of international investment fund (Great Britain is being considered as possible location for the fund) in the form of a partnership (other legal forms are being considered) in Q4 2009 with the total fund size of up to up to $1bln.

The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies RUSNANO is seeking proposals from leading investment managers to take part in the setup and management of international nanotechnology fund.

Rusnano offers collaboration to the French

Rusnano’s CEO A. Chubais is going to conduct series of negotiations in France during his 9–13 Sept. visit to this country.

RBC Market Research to sell the new report “Industrial applications of nano-metals”

This review covers the nanotechnology market in Russian and in the world. Described are the major characteristics of this market segment including the market size estimates, investment flows structures, and investments forecasts. Major attention is given to nanotechnology developments in the US, Europe, Japan, China, and Russia.

The key trends of Russian and World nano-metals market segments are described. Deep analysis of the industries that have perspectives for nano-metals use, especially nano-titanium, is provided.

Second Russo-Franco-Indian video conference "Master in Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies. An intensive course on nanotechnologies"

The conference is running online during first week of September (1–8 of September). This videoconference introduces a new and very intensive online course of lectures for the university students, enrolled in the master nanoscience and nanotechnology programs.

Remotely Controlled Curing Agents Developed

Russian researchers from Saratov State University developed microcapsules for precise drug delivery, which can be controlled remotely, in other words move them or change their properties.

Investment to stem from biotech float

Investors will be looking for healthy returns when 25 per cent of Russia's Human Stem-Cell Institute (ISKCh) goes up for grabs in the country's first post-crisis IPO. Recently we began discussion of this issue- see our publication. We believe it could be so important for Russian biotech recovery, and then we are willing to get back to discussion with some additional information.

Chubais Predicts Big Growth in Nano Jobs

The country’s virtually nonexistent nanotechnology industry will need 150,000 specialists by 2015, Rusnano chief Anatoly Chubais told reporters at the Bauman State Technical University, where he unveiled the corporation’s educational program Wednesday.

Obducat Receives First Order for Nano Imprint Lithography System from Russia

Obducat, world-leading supplier of lithography solutions based on NanoImprint Lithography and Electron Beam Lithography, has won an order from the Russian Academy of Sciences for a NIL Eitre® 6 system worth slightly more than SEK 3 million. Nano imprint lithography creates circuits using a reverse template or stamp that is pressed against a moldable polymer that dries under UV light.