Wednesday, December 22, 2004

When nanotubes meet buckyballs ...

Two nanotechnology companies merge (Houston Chronicle)

    Two Houston companies that focus on different areas of nanotechnology have joined forces to better explore a combination of their research.

    Carbon Nanotechnologies, a maker of carbon-based nanotubes, and C Sixty, a nanomedicine company that focuses its efforts on buckyballs, completed a merger Tuesday.

    ... C Sixty's research focuses on using buckyballs, tiny carbon molecules shaped like soccer balls, to deliver medicines in precise amounts to exactly the right location. The research has broad implications for treatments of cancer and Alzheimer's.

    ... Carbon Nanotechnologies, which will operate C Sixty as a wholly owned subsidiary, said the move provides it with a gateway into the medical applications of nanotechnology. More here

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