Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The Tao of Dow, revisited

The karmic wheel is really shaped like a many-tendriled dendrimer. Dow Chemical at last understands what Donald Tomalia tried to tell the company 26 years ago -- dendrimers can fight disease. From Dow to Dendritic NanoTechnologies to Starpharma and back to Dow. Could there have been a shorter path?

NanoBot Backgrounder
The Tao of Dow
The Tale of Tomalia
Dendrimers could have cancer in their clutches
Dendrimer patch could stick it to the syringe
Living on nano time


Anonymous said...

Disturbingly, a phone call to Dow Corning a few weeks back for a story led me to a flack who a) had no idea what dendrimers were and b) no idea what nanotechnology was. She treated me like I was the clueless one. Then again, Dow Corning's selling off their dendrimer patents now, aren't they? -- Charles Q. Choi

Howard Lovy said...

Hmmm. You might be suffering from Dow confusion. Dow Chemical is the one you want. But, you know, either way it's all really about the Dow Jones ...