Integration of Resources as a Necessary Condition for Success Interbranch Association of Nanoindustry (IAN) is a new structure, intended to represent the interests of the enterprises which manufacture nanotechnological products. In half a year of its operation IAN became known: united more than 100 companies and organized the Second Congress of the Enterprises of Nanoindustry. The aims of the association are very ambitious, and, which is most important, are focused on the solutions for the most topical problems of innovative companies.
Bionanoscopy in Biology and Medicine Tools of nanoanalytics open opportunities for observation of the wildlife at the level of separate molecules. Ultrahigh spatial resolution and possibilities of measurements in the air and in liquid environments open wide prospects for practical applications of these methods in medicine. In the modern equipment for the scanning probe microscopy and cantilever biosensors is discussed. The substrates for work with bioobjects are considered, data on observation of the nucleic acids, fibers, bacteria, cells and tissues of animals are generalized.
The Second Congress of the Enterprises of Nanoindustry: Synergy is on the Agenda The Second Congress of the Enterprises of Nanoindustry brought together more than 300 representatives of the enterprises of the innovative sphere. The organizer of the event was IAN, established by the decision of the first congress for protection of interests of the nano-technological companies and promotion of their products in the market.
Flexible Electronics Among the scientific and technical priorities of the innovative system for transfer of knowledge and technologies a special place is occupied by flexible electronics and photonics. The article presents a review of the activity of a specialized scientific and technical conference and youth school in this direction.
At the Sources of Nanotechnology Some scientists believe that nanotechnology began with the invention of a scanning probe microscope, the history of which has already been discussed in this journal. This article contains an attempt to track development of the technology, on which the scanning probe microscopy is based,
and also gives examples of its patenting.
Nanophosphors for Rentgenophotodynamic Therapy of Oncological Diseases Roentgenophotodynamic therapy with the use of a pharmacological preparation containing a photosensitizer and nanophosphor is a complex method for treatment
of oncological diseases. Phosphors have been synthesized
and transform an X-ray radiation into a light with
the necessary lengths of waves. It was demonstrated that
the use of a preparation containing 12 - 16 times
increases the efficiency of destruction of the tumor cells subjected to an X-ray radiation.
Electric and Magnetic Properties of a Multilayered Nanocomposite Control of a state of environment demand inexpensive, economical and reliable sensors of toxic and explosive gases. High-sensitivity materials with the given properties are necessary for their development. Active scientific and technological research of various gas sensors are stimulated, in particular, by development of environmental monitoring and automated control of technological processes.