Bio-Nano Power Receives Loan to Develop Nano-Scale Biosensors
The future of glucose monitoring for diabetes is brighter today, as biochemist Nathan Long has received a State of Michigan Strategic Economic Investment & Commercialization loan to continue promising research to harness bio-nano power for nano-scale bio-sensors and other exciting medical and industrial applications.
Bio-Nano Power LLC, a Central Michigan University Research Corp. tenant led by Long, is developing smaller and faster biosensors so that diabetes patients can better monitor their glucose levels.
“The financial support of our research is vital to reaching the point where we can fully commercialize this unique technology to harness bio-nano power," Long said. "Our ability to prove the chemistry is key to our success.”
Bio-Nano Power Cells are nano-scale sized particles that are activated by enzymes to generate power; these particles can be aggregated or polymerized to form larger systems to generate high density power, yet are biocompatible in biological systems without additional fabrication steps and can carry materials such as pharmaceuticals for targeted sensed delivery.
“This is the prime time for entrepreneurs and start-ups to get the support – funding, expertise, and visibility – to be successful," said CMURC president and CEO Ken Van Der Wende. "At CMU-RC, we have the connections and ability to help others, as we have Bio-Nano Power, as well as the state of Michigan as businesses emerge to meet the needs in our state. We have over 25 companies being launched today with another 30 in the earlier stages of our pipeline development.”
For companies and entrepreneurs that want to accelerate growth, secure funding, access technology and much more, CMURC has the connections needed. For more information CMU-RC’s services, contact Van Der Wende at (989) 774-1574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formed in 2002, CMURC is a designated Michigan SmartZone -- one of 11 technology-oriented centers across Michigan -- established to offer tax incentives while supporting research, development and commercialization of new technology to promote economic growth.
Bio-Nano Power LLC is an early stage biomedical nanotechnology company founded in 2008 to invent and commercialize products that generate power from biological energy sources for medical and industrial applications.
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Posted: Thursday, 09 April 2009 10:50PM
WWJ, University Program Tackles Michigan Job Growth In Energy, Life Sciences
WWJ Newsradio 950 and the Michigan University Research Corridor will present "Sectors of Promise for the Michigan Economy: Life Science and Energy," a free morning business conference, on April 22.
The event will be held at the Michigan State University Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road in Troy. It begins with registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the program from 8:30 to noon.
Advanced registration is required. Click here to register. For additional information, please call (248) 455-7360
WWJ Technology Editor Matt Roush will be moderate two panel discussions outlining the sectors showing the most promise of growth, new businesses and new jobs for Michigan's economy.
Energy panelists will include Soji Adeleja, director of the MSU Land Policy Institute and a professor in the department of agricultural economics, geography, and community, agriculture, recreation and resource studies; Simon Ng, director of the National Biofuels Energy Lab at Wayne State's TechTown; and Anne Marie Sastry, director of the energy systems engineering program at the College of Engineering at the University of Michiggan.
The life sciences panel will include Eva Feldman, professor of neurology at the University of Michigan and director of the JDRF Cetner for the Study of Complications in Diabetes, Director of the Program for Understanding Neurologic Diseases; Randal Charlton, CEO of Wayne State's TechTown and serial life sciences entrepreneur; and Stan Trelecky, a professor of pharmacology at Wayne State and the developer of several novel medical products.
The two panel discussions will explore the following concepts:
Emerging technologies form the laboratory that are transforming patient care.
Why healthcare could be Michigan’s new economic growth engine.
New skills that are needed for new medical technologies.
The work that's being done in Michigan to develop new technologies and thinking about energy.
The infrastructure to support and grow new companies and new jobs.
The areas of true promise and unique capabilities.
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