Nanotechnology power source for implantable medical devices wins award
11 November 2005
Rochester N.Y., USA. Biophan Technologies has been awarded a "Best of the
Best" award from Nanotech Briefs magazine in its first annual Nano 50
Awards contest to recognize superior scientific achievement and innovation.
Biophan is being recognized for an innovative nanomaterial-based
biothermal power source being developed by Biophan subsidiary TE-Bio. The
biothermal power source converts body heat into electricity to power
implantable medical devices.
The award ceremony will take place at an awards dinner during the NASA
Tech Briefs Nano 2005 conference November 10-11, to be held at the Marriot
Boston Newton in Newton, MA.
"Biophan's research includes cutting-edge development in biomedical
applications of nanotechnology," said Mr. Weiner. "The Nano 50 "Best of the
Best" award recognizes one of our important development programs. We believe
the Company will continue to demonstrate leadership in other market
segments, such as MRI imaging and drug-delivery systems, through our
Biophan's TE-Bio subsidiary has an agreement with NASA for
characterization and joint development of high-density, thermoelectric
nanomaterials for use with implantable medical devices. Research is being
jointly conducted by Biophan and NASA personnel at the NASA Ames Research
Center for Nanotechnology in Moffett Field, CA.
The nominations for the Nano 50 were judged by a panel of nanotechnology
and MEMS experts. The technologies, products, and innovators receiving the
50 highest scores were named winners of the Nano 50 "Best of the Best"
awards. Presented by Nanotech Briefs magazine, a digital publication from
the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs, the Nano 50 recognizes the top 50
technologies, products, and innovators that have significantly impacted, or
are expected to impact, the state-of-the-art in nanotechnology.
Information on the biothermal power source:
Information on the NASA Tech Briefs Nano 2005 conference (Boston Nov