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Pheonix and Tokyo, (February 2, 2010) – Kovio, Inc., a privately held leader in printed silicon electronics, and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., (NCI) a Japanese chemical company supplying cutting-edge products in fields including electronic materials, today announced a joint collaboration and development agreement. NCI will commercially produce Kovio's proprietary silicon ink technology and supply Kovio with silicon ink products for its RF products and other strategic applications. In addition, NCI intends to commercialize silicon ink products based on Kovio's technology in the Asian display industry. This announcement was made during a presentation today by Kovio at the 2010 Flexible Electronics & Displays Conference. "Securing an industry-leading chemical supplier such as NCI to commercially produce and supply silicon ink to Kovio ensures that Kovio can meet its customer demands for silicon ink-based RF barcodes going forward," said Amir Mashkoori, chairman and CEO, Kovio. "The availability of silicon ink in commercial quantities also allows for the commercialization of Kovio's silicon ink in new and expanded applications across a variety of industries."  more...

Vancouver, B.C. (January 14, 2010) – SWITCH Materials Inc., an advanced materials company developing energy saving SMART window solutions, has raised $7.5M in Series B financing. The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC Venture Capital) led the investment, with participation from existing investors GrowthWorks, Pangaea Ventures and Ventures West. Proceeds will be used for continuing R&D and to complete product commercialization.  more...

Ottawa, Canada – December 15, 2009 – Cyrium Technologies Inc. announced today the introduction of the company's first commercial product line:   QDEC (Quantum Dot Enhanced Cell), a line of high‐efficiency concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) cells for land‐based, commercial solar applications.  more...

OTTAWA, Ontario (August 31, 2009)—Cyrium Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of high efficiency concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) cells for the solar industry, today announced the appointment of Harry R. Rozakis as Chief Executive Officer & President.  more...

Santa Clara, CA, (August 18, 2009) – CNano Technology Limited (CNano) announced that it has received regulatory approval from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) through its subsidiary in the USA. This approval of consent order places CNano on the short list of manufacturers approved to supply MWNTs in the United States under the strict nanotechnology regulations of the EPA. The approval results from the Pre-Manufacturing Notice (PMN) filed by CNano for the MWNTs produced at its 500 tons per year facility in Beijing, China.  more...

Santa Clara, CA, (June 22nd, 2009) - CNano Technology (CNano) announced today at NT09: Tenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes, that it has successfully scaled up its manufacturing technology to reach the world’s largest production capacity of 500 tons per year for multiple wall carbon nanotubes. The carbon nanotube products are already in evaluation with selected customers in several markets that include electronics, automotive and energy storage.  more...

OTTAWA, Ontario (May 21, 2009)—Cyrium Technologies Inc., a designer and producer of high efficiency photovoltaic solar cells, announced today that multi-junction solar cells produced by the company now exceed the performance of all commercially manufactured solar cells.  more...

Hillsborough, New Jersey, May 7, 2009. InMat®, the leader in environmentally friendly, high barrier nanocomposite coatings, announces its new Nanolok™ PT ADV-7 water-based coating formulation providing a more sustainable, cost effective option for transparent, high oxygen and/or moisture barrier food packaging. By reducing the amount of barrier material needed and using only non-hazardous materials, this technology enables food companies to produce long shelf life products with reduced carbon footprint and environmental impact.  more...

CAMBRIDGE, MA – December  11, 2008 – SEMPRUS BioSciences, Corp. (SEMPRUS), a privately held biomedical company,  announced today that it has secured $8 million in Series A financing co-led by 5AM Ventures and Pangaea Ventures. Semprus is the developer of an innovative technology platform aimed at reducing medical device complications in areas of infections, thrombus, restenosis and bone integration. The company had previously raised $2.5M in seed financing from private investors and 5AM Ventures.  more...

Vancouver BC:  Pangaea Ventures Ltd. announced today that Asahi Glass, Umicore and Bekaert have invested in Pangaea Ventures Fund II, LP. These strategic Limited Partners join existing strategic investors BASF Venture Capital, Solvay, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Toyota Tsusho America.  The fund is focused on cleantech and advanced materials and has closed with US$32 million in commitments.  more...

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