Tag Archives: Nanotechnology

Putting the Fun Back in Functional Nanomaterials

Research prototype of transparent clear glass or plastic material

Sometimes it can be hard to really conceptualize the breadth of research work that’s coming out of our contamination-controlled environments. In Class 100/1000 cleanrooms from coast to coast, unless you work directly in the field, it is a challenge to keep up with the multitude of advances in technology and process. With that said, if [Read More…]

Ancient and Futuristic – What is the Role of the Cleanroom in Advanced Sericulture?

Silk Cocoons with Worm

We have a riddle for you: what is both ancient and futuristic, biodegradable and naturally sustainable, is delicately engineered in a cleanroom with a tensile strength five times that of steel, is a simple formulation but has applications in materials science, medicine, and reforestation? Need some more clues? It is edible, reintegrating into the human [Read More…]

Can a Microneedle Patch Delivering Nanoparticles of Drugs Revolutionize Body Sculpting?

Chubby woman hand holding her own belly fat at outdoor under the sunlight.

Given the number of food-related articles we’ve published in recent months, you may be forgiven for thinking we are somewhat obsessed. While researching topics like activated charcoal in ice cream to wine-infused coffee beans to last month’s unveiling of the all-new ruby chocolate, we at Berkshire have enjoyed feasting our eyes on some exciting new [Read More…]

How 2D Graphene Exists in a 3D World

Scientific showing a piece of graphene.

Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimensions is a novella exploring the world through the eyes of ‘A Square,’ a character who exists in only two dimensions. A Square lives in Flatland, a world conceptualized by writer Edwin A. Abbott in 1884 as a critical commentary upon the hierarchical nature of the rigidly stratified society of [Read More…]

Satellite Images – Doves Made In Home-Made Cleanrooms?

White Dove isolated

Here at Berkshire, we love technology. From the AI of semi-autonomous cars to the bug-zapping power of the IV hospital robots, we are inspired and motivated by the creative ways in which technology is positioned to improve our lives. And it’s not just in industrial settings. We also have a passion for technology in the [Read More…]

The Space Between – How is Quantum Tunneling Pushing the Limits of Magnetic Data Storage?

floppy disks

In a world of magnets and miracles, step back in time with us for a moment as we return to America of 1956. The Eisenhower Administration had just entered into what was to become the Vietnam War; it was a time of mounting political turmoil but of economic surety. Society was re-emerging from its post-war [Read More…]

Regulatory Limits – What Is the Role of the FDA in International Trade?

Black Spiders

Quick question: When are ‘highly purified phospholipids’ not highly purified phospholipids? Short answer: Perhaps when they are manufactured by Nippon Fine Chemical of Hyogo, Japan. There is much talk within the regulated industries of the critical importance of contamination control, purity, and sterility for pharmaceutical or food-related substances. Anything that eventually becomes part of our [Read More…]

Nanoparticles: What the Eye Doesn’t See…

Baby Milk Formula

There is little that’s more central to human health than the food that we eat. With each bite, we ingest the vitamins, minerals, fiber, starches, proteins, and fats that we need to fuel, re-build, and maintain our bodies. Each meal provides us with an opportunity to either nourish ourselves or to stress our systems with [Read More…]

The Truth About “LINT-FREE” Wipes

Lint Free Wipes

“Lint Free Wipes” is a term that evolved with the semiconductor industry since it’s infancy and is a descriptive way of saying the application requires a low-linting solution. A search on the internet returns a plethora of web related searches for Lint Free Wipes. The only problem is that there is technically not such thing [Read More…]

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