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February 05 2019

Weighing viruses is not as easy as it looks

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How do you weigh a bacteria-eating virus that is too light for precision scales but too heavy for mass spectrometry? Researchers from Leti and BIG developed and patented a novel “nanoscale” technique to do just that. The technique uses an array of around 20 nanomechanical resonators that are made to vibrate. The virus is then […] >>

February 05 2019

Nano 2022: €35 million earmarked for nanotechnology R&D

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In late 2018 the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional government announced that it would provide €35 million in financing for the Nano 2022 initiative. The vast majority of the funds will be invested in the Grenoble area, with stakeholders like Leti, STMicroelectronics, Soitec, Sofradir, and ULIS among the beneficiaries. The R&D conducted under Nano 2022 will focus on […] >>

February 05 2019

Technology transfer: Sylvain Colomb succeeds Alain Briand

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Sylvain Colomb took over from Alain Briand as head of the CEA Grenoble’s tech transfer and spinoff programs in January. Colomb, 41 years old, is an electronics engineer and has personal experience starting a spinoff. He is one of the cofounders of Ethera, spun off from the CEA in 2010 to develop indoor air quality […] >>

February 05 2019

Synchrotron to shut down for 20 months

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The Synchrotron’s Extremely Brilliant Source project commenced on December 10. Over the 20 months of the project, the entire X-ray source—magnets, vacuum tubes, RF cavities, cryogenics—will be replaced. The new X-ray source will be more energy efficient and will emit a beam that is ten times smaller and, therefore, a hundred times brighter than the […] >>

February 05 2019

Aryballe Technologies and INAC, a winning partnership

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Yanxia Hou-Broutin, a research scientist at INAC, and Tristan Rousselle, CEO of Aryballe Technologies, came in second in the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) European Innovation Awards in the Impact Delivered category in Brussels last fall. The award was granted for the partners’ successful collaboration on the NeOse artificial nose. NeOse leverages […] >>
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