Nanotechnology

How “Nano” is Nanotech Security Corporation?

Nanotech Security Corporation trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (CVE:NTS) and in February 2014 listed on the over-the-counter (OTC) market (OTCMKTS:NTSFF) with a market cap of $45 million. Initially started as a company that provided home surveillance systems for criminals on probation, the company dabbled for a bit in wireless solutions in 2007. Fast forward to today and they […]

Intrexon Acquires Therapeutic Protein Biofactories

Synthetic biology, while perhaps a bit controversial, is truly an exciting field. In past articles, we’ve highlighted Intrexon (NYSE:XON), a synthetic biology IPO which debuted in 2013 led by successful biotech entrepreneur Randal Kirk. Since that IPO, Intrexon has been doing some interesting things including the acquisition of Trans Ova Genetics which may well lead to the ability […]

The Vaxxas “Nanopatch” Promises Needle-Free Vaccinations

For a majority of the people in this world who were fortunate enough to receive vaccinations, there are probably still some lingering unpleasant memories of being stuck with needles as a child. One Australian startup, Vaxxas, promises to eliminate the need for needles to be used in vaccinations by using their “Nanopatch” application method. About […]

Is Graphene Producer Xolve in Stealth Mode?

While researching the merits of graphene as an investment, we have found few viable opportunities for retail investors. The first graphene IPO, Applied Graphene Materials hasn’t fared well. Graphite miners are trying to laud their mining ventures as viable plays on graphene when this is very far from the truth. Over-the-counter companies are trying to […]

Nanocyl Commercializes Carbon Nanotubes

Nanotechnology first came across the radar of investors in the early to mid-2000s. Promises of tiny self-replicating machines that could perform pretty much any task with minimal effort and nanomaterials that had superior properties well beyond any currently known substance sounded like lucrative investments for those who “got in the door early”. One nanomaterial that […]

Graphene Bike Wheels from Directa Plus

Just like carbon nanotubes were promoted in the early 2000s, graphene is being promoted as the next miracle material that will change the playing field in many applications across a broad number of industries. Like carbon nanotubes, some of the first applications will likely be in performance materials that target very niche markets. Remember carbon […]

Graphite Miners are Not a Play on Graphene

Back in 2004, carbon nanotubes were all the rage among investors. Fast forward to today and now the buzzword is graphene. We’ve talked before about why there are few viable investments to be had in graphene at the moment. However since graphene is produced from graphite, many graphite mining companies are claiming that they are a […]

What’s Happening to Applied Graphene Materials?

We first highlighted  Applied Graphene Materials (LON:AGM) when they had their IPO just over a year ago, which was the first pure-play graphene IPO to take place. The offering was a success with shares closing up +40% on the first day of trading. In our last article, we emphasized the need for AGM to validate […]

Manhattan Scientifics and Metallicum’s Nanometals

Who is Manhattan Scientifics? Manhattan Scientifics (OTCMKTS:MHTX) is a technology incubator that seeks to acquire, develop and commercialize life-enhancing technologies in various fields, with emphasis in the areas of nanotechnology. They are currently focused on two opportunities: a nanostructured metals technology (Metallicum), and a nanoparticle-based technology that provides highly sensitive cancer detection (Senior Scientific). MHTX trades as […]

TINY: Are Shareholders About to be Rewarded?

In a July 2013 article, we highlighted Harris and Harris (NASDAQ:TINY), a publicly traded venture capital company that is focused on investing in companies that are involved in disruptive technologies. The article noted that TINY has not been a good long term investment. If you had been invested in TINY over the past 5 years, you […]