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Use of Ceramic based biomaterials for their application in vitro osteogenic differentiation
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30 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gopal Pande
The use of bioceramics for preparation of implants and prosthesis for applications in orthopedic surgery has been done over several years. Recently new formulations for making substrates and coatings using ceramic material such as alumina, bioglass or zirconia have been done for improved...
<i>In Vivo</i> Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopic Investigations of Structure and Function of Rodent Brain
30 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Anant B. Patel
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful and a versatile imaging modality for non-invasive characterization of host structure and function. MRI has grown in many directions such as functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, chemical shift imaging, which is used to detect single...
Nanohybrids as Sensors and Superstructures
30 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: K. George Thomas
We have recently initiated a detailed research program on the design of nanoparticle conjugates of organic/inorganic molecules which enable the coupling of the intrinsic functionalities of molecular systems (binding, self-assembly, switching etc.) with the size and shape dependent optoelectronic...
Nanobiotechnology – a different perspective
22 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Murali Sastry
The study of the synthesis, exotic properties, assembly/packaging and potential commercial application of nanomaterials is an extremely important topic of research that is expected to have far-reaching global impact. The focus of my talk will be on an emerging branch of nanotechnology that...
Transforming Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in the 21st Century – Indiana as a Center for Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing
21 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Craig K. Svensson
The pharmaceutical industry is moving from a model of fully integrated pharmaceutical companies to fully networked pharmaceutical companies. In this latter model, major pharmaceutical companies are increasingly relying on partnerships for critical elements in the drug development process. This...
Quality by Design and Process Analytical Technology for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in the 21st Century
21 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen R. Byrn
PAT or Process Analytical Technology is an initiative and guidance from the U.S. FDA to encourage modernization of pharmaceutical manufacturing. In reality, PAT is a subset of the larger concept of Quality by Design which is the implementation of design concepts for pharmaceutical dosage forms...
Strategies for Preparation and Manufacture of Polymer-based Nanoparticulate Formulations
Nanoparticles hold great promise for drug delivery applications. Several polymer-based formulations containing nanoparticles are in late phase development or on the market. In fact, polymer dispersions provide one of the best methods to prepare nanoparticles of small-molecule organic drugs....
Multiplex Detection of Cell Surface Markers using Plasmonic Sensors
21 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph M K Irudayaraj
Gold nanorod molecular probes (GNrMPs) were designed and fabricated for multiplex identification of cell surface markers in HBECs. Cells were probed directly using dark field microscopy integrated with a spectral imager for simultaneous detection of up to three surface markers. The...
Discovery Park at Purdue University: Engine for Academic and Commercial Growth
10 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Charles Buck, Pankaj Sharma
The Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center at Discovery Park blend life sciences and engineering research to cultivate and support innovative, multi-investigator, interdisciplinary research teams. Discovery Park engages researchers in a broader perspective with applications of...
Funding Opportunities for Bilateral Activities between USA and India
09 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Arabinda Mitra
Today's Scientific Scenario and Tomorrow's Challenges: The Case for India
09 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: C.N.R. Rao
It is instructive and useful to examine the state of science in the country after 60 years of independence. What one sees is a curious mixture of successes and disappointments, and yet, one cannot but marvel at the great imagination of Pandit Nehru and the Parliament for having committed India...
Some Important Aspects of the Chemistry of Nanomaterials
01 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: C.N.R. Rao
Keynote address for the launch of the Center for Analytical Instrumentation Development.
NCN Nanophotonics: Research Seminars
20 Jun 2008 |
Many research seminars are available on the nanoHUB. Listed below are a few that discuss new optical properties and metamaterial device possiblities.
NCN Nano-Devices for Medicine and Biology: Research Seminars
19 Jun 2008 |
Many research seminars are available on the nanoHUB. Listed below are a few that discuss new device possiblities.
NCN Nano-Devices for Medicine and Biology: Simulation Tools for Research
Many simulation tools are available on the nanoHUB. The tools have been well-tested and here include supporting materials so that they can be effectively used for research. The research tools include a first time users guide and supporting publications and theses.
High-Aspect-Ratio Micromachining of Titanium: Enabling New Functionality and Opportunity in Micromechanical Systems Through Greater Materials Selection
18 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Masa Rao
Traditionally, materials selection has been limited in high-aspect-ratio micromechanical applications, due primarily to the predominance of microfabrication processes and infrastructure dedicated to silicon. While silicon has proven to be an excellent material for many of these applications, no...
BNC Annual Research Review: Thin-Film Electronics using Nanowire Transistors
06 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: David Janes
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the upcoming year.
Ionic Selectivity in Channels: complex biology created by the balance of simple physics
05 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Bob Eisenberg
An important class of biological molecules—proteins called ionic channels—conduct ions (like Na+ , K+ , Ca2+ , and Cl− ) through a narrow tunnel of fixed charge (‘doping’). Ionic channels control the movement of electric charge and current across biological membranes and so play a role in...
BNC Annual Research Review: An Introduction to PRISM and MEMS Simulation
04 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Jayathi Murthy
BNC Research Review: Carbon Nanotubes as Nucleic Acid Carriers
04 Jun 2008 |