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Nanotechnology instrument manufacturer Izon Science will host the Inter-University Nanotechnology Measurement Championships in Cambridge, Massachusetts tomorrow. Contestants from Harvard University, MIT, Boston University and the University of Massachusetts will race each other to accurately measure a complex set of nanoparticles in real time to decide a winner.
Hans van der Voorn, Executive Chairman of Izon Science says, "The nanotech champs is a fun combination of sport and science that will pitch the top Universities against each other. The researcher who is the quickest to accurately measure a complex set of nanoparticles will receive a cup and associated bragging rights. This measurement could not have even been done two years ago so the ability to have a race demonstrates the rapid adoption of new technology in science."
The university researchers taking part in the nanotechnology measurement championships represent a broad range of research disciplines with particle characterization being the common theme. The contestants vying for the honor of first Nanotechnology Measurement Champion are:
Izon Science is the developer of the qNano and qViro instruments with unique size-tunable nanopores. The instruments offer significant improvements in accuracy and precision over previously available techniques and are helping to advance research in a number of fields including drug delivery, hematology, biomedical diagnostics, and vaccine development. Instruments have been sold in 23 countries.
The Inter-University Nanoparticle Measurement Championships will be held on September 21st, 2011 from 5.30-8.00pm at Izon Science's office and laboratory at One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. For more information see http://www.izon.com
About Izon Science:
Izon Science has developed the world's first nanopore based measurement system available for general use. Izon's instruments are used for precise measurement and analysis of individual particles across a wide range of scientific fields including bionanotechnology, nanomedicine, vaccinology, microbiology, biomedical research, environmental science, and particle based nanoscience. Izon originated in New Zealand and now sells its products in 23 countries. It has its European headquarters in Oxford, UK and US headquarters in Cambridge, MA.