Nanologica is shortlisted
as the top 5 most interesting material development company in the world by the
World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, and Science magazine.
The World Technology Network, consists of approximately 1,000 members from
60 countries. The theme for this year's nominations is "How to save the
future". The purpose of the ceremony is to reward the world's most innovative
individuals and companies. At this year's World Technology Summit & Awards
Nanologica was nominated in the category: Materials (corporate). Past winners
in this class are Dow Chemical, IBM, Molecular Inprints and Nanosys. In the
past year, Nanologica won numerous prestigious prizes for its technology, including
Sustainable 100 Award and New Materials Forum Best Presentation Award. Other
finalist were Virgin Galactic, Wired magazine, Barack Obama, Apple, Oracle and
"It is highly honorable that our work gets attention internationally.
We have for several years worked with leading international academic and industrial
partners and customers and it feels good that this work is now recognized by
the World Technology Network", says Krim Talia, CEO Nanologica Nanologica
is a materials development company specializing in developing innovative nano-porous
materials for a variety of applications (from Diagnostics and Drug Delivery
to Solar cells). The company was founded in Uppsala in 2004 and its unique technology
is based on nanotechnology research from Stockholm University and the Ångström
Laboratory at Uppsala University. Nanologica's technology enables the creation
of nano-porous materials with new properties as a function of material composition,
size, and structure.
The importance of materials stuctures can be observed around us every day.
An interesting example is carbon, depending on the atomic structure it can take
the form of graphite (which is one of the softest existing substances) or diamond
(which is one of the hardest). Achievements in nanotechnology allows scientists
to, by intelligent design of materials on an atomic level, create materials
with superior properties for specific target applications.
"We have with the support from Vinnova, Innovationsbron and a number of
bold business angels taken our fundamentally new research from innovation to
commercially viable products - a process that requires both research excellence
and business sustainability. We have now reached a commercial breakthrough in
a number of our application areas, and this nomination is proof that we draw
attention far beyond the borders of Sweden", says Krim Talia, CEO Nanologica
Nanologica is developing materials for applications for the health-care and
energy sectors. Nanologica's materials are used in diagnostic applications where
nano porous particles have been functionlised with different fluorescent molecules
that are then conjugated with antibodies to act as markers in diagnostic tests
and analysis. Nanologica's material is also used as substrate for drug delivery
in a collaborative project with one of the world's five largest pharmaceutical
companies. The specific Nanologica material that is used in this process is
called In vivo, and is now tested for constructing molecules that require a
controlled delivery over a longer period than one week.
For the energy sector Nanologica has developed and patented materials and technology
that significantly increases the efficiency of third generation solar cells.
Nanologica material creates a turbo efficient in transparent DSSC solar cells
which opens up new opportunities for integration of solar cells in for example
skyscrapers and translucent windows applications. This technology has an important
role to play in the overall trend towards environmentally sustainable buildings.
The technology is commercialised by the Nanologica subsidiary NLAB Solar. For
more information visit http://www.nlabsolar.com
World Technology Network (WTN) works in association with TIME magazine, Fortune
magazine, Science magazine, the NASDAQ / OMX, Mayo Clinic, Advance Science Serving
Society and the New York Academy of Sciences. WTN consists of 1,000 members
from 60 countries. Its members are focused on the business and science of bringing
important emerging technologies of all types (from biotech to new materials,
from IT to new energy sources) into reality. WTN was created to encourage serendipity
and is an elite network of people working to change the world. For more information
Top 5 in the materials category: Nanologica, CNRS, Hycrete Inc, Imagel Ltd
& National Institute for Materials Science, (Tsukuba, Japan)