Companies / Markets

Brewer Science (Rolla Missouri), a global technology leader, is now a Certified B Corporation. As a B Corp, Brewer Science is committed to achieving the highest standards of corporate, social, and environmental performance, along with transparency and accountability.

 


Companies / Markets

Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) has signed a joint marketing and development agreement with Smartz AG. This allows the partners to offer hygiene product manufacturers new, market-ready digital health products, enabled by printed electronics. The partnership brings together conductive inks from Henkel´s printed electronics portfolio with Smartz’ existing adult care Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and software solutions. Together, both companies are able to create smart hygiene products that can sense when a wearer needs to be changed or moved, supporting and unburdening medical personnel. With an ageing population and increasing demands for adult care, such solutions provide an effective way to offer improved performance that simplifies the tasks of caregivers. At the same time, it provides dependent people with a less intrusive service and further protection. For Henkel, this is a pillar in its growth strategy for the smart solutions and data-driven services market.

 


Companies / Markets

Nuclera (Cambridge, UK), a fast-growing biotech company developing enzymatic protein and gene synthesis technologies, and E Ink (Billerica, Massachusetts), a leading innovator of electronic ink technology, have announced the acquisition of E Ink’s digital microfluidics unit into the newly formed US subsidiary of Nuclera. Combining the technologies of the two companies will enable the delivery of a revolutionary desktop protein and gene “bioprinter” with breakthrough speed and convenience for researchers in human health, agriculture, and other markets of global importance.

 


Companies / Markets

The global semiconductor market is growing rapidly. The growth is driven by advancements in IoT, automotive and 5G requiring faster chips that use less power. EUV lithography is a giant leap forward, yet defects in printing remain the greatest constraint to EUV uptake. Silicon is reaching its physical limits too, calling for new material innovations to keep Moore’s Law on track.

 


Products

Epishine (Linköping, Sweden) and Optiqo (Linköping, Sweden) are cooperating to optimise Optiqo's QlvrBox, which currently operates on batteries, enabling the device to be installed independently of the facility’s infrastructure. This feature offers a great benefit when installing the boxes, however the batteries need to be replaced every 1-3 years. The new version of QlvrBox is developed using Epishine's light energy harvesting solution, and is thus powered by ordinary indoor lighting.