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  • Nanotechnology in the market: promises and realities

    Nanotechnology is one of the key research areas of the 21st century affecting several different disciplines and industries. Amongst leading scientists there is growing awareness about the tremendous impact this field will have on society and the economy. It is forecast to become possibly even more important than for example the invention of the steam engine or the discovery of penicillin. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Utility CO2 Mitigation Markets Report

    CO2 Mitigation Markets provides forecasts for capital equipment and consumables to mitigate CO2 emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.  A complete CO2 Decision System directs the user to technologies, products and suppliers for specific applications.  It also outlines CO2 mitigation laws and regulations, research, costs and other information.  Since CO2 mitigation ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Bonanza Creek long term ecological research - 2009

    Like many research programs, our LTER site is continually struggling to manage numerous remote sensor stations and their data . We are constantly looking to improve the quality and availability of the data they are collecting while using technician time and resources effectively. One option on the market to manage sensor network data is Vista Data Vision (VDV) and after some initial testing, we ...

  • Empirical research on the characteristics of unutilised patents based on PLDB data focusing on a leading enterprise

    According to recent surveys, the ratio of utilised patents is around 50% out of the number of patents. This situation means that the protected inventions are not utilised on the market efficiently, resulting less contribution to the innovations and economic growth. There are some researches on the causes and characteristics of unutilised patents but it is not enough to refine patent strategy. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A different technology roadmapping methodology applied to a radiopharmacy industry

    This paper describes the development of a new methodology to support strategic planning. It makes use of Technological Roadmapping (TRM) associated with a simplified technique for detecting emerging research fronts by drilling into databases of scientific publications and patents. The customisation of the TRM process to a radio pharmacy unit and its association with an Emerging Research Fronts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Philosophies for integrated product development

    Integrated product development occurs when the different disciplines in an enterprise, whether real or virtual, collaborate to design and produce parts. This paper presents a concept and architecture for an Integrated Tele-Cooperative Manufacturing (ITCM) environment. The ITCM concept is a new approach to product development, where parallel interactions among the various disciplines in an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The issue of asymmetrical growth in Specialised Biotechnology Firms in the USA and the UK

    There are over 5000 Specialised Biotechnology Firms (SBFs) in the world, out of which at least 1500 are in the USA, 400 in Canada, and a similar number in the UK. Within this group of SBFs rapid growth is concentrated in some 10% of the firms. This paper compares the growth patterns of SBFs in the USA and the UK, and with the previous results for Canada. These three countries represent nearly 50% ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The rise of the ethical consumer — implications for environmental management

    The season of goodwill is nearly upon us, but in purchasing gifts for our friends and family how many of us will make the connection between what we buy and its relationship to brand strategy, ethical consumerism and environmental management? Recent research shows that British shoppers will spend more than £2 billion in 2006 on ethical foods, eg Fairtrade, free range, and local or organic ...


    By Crowberry Consulting

  • Nutraceuticals, functional foods and botanical dietary supplements; promote wellbeing and underpin public health

    With growing consumers concern on well-being there is vast public interest in health. This interest has created market demand on foods for specified health use; nutraceuticals and botanical supplements. The increase sales trend of these food categories reflects growing levels of health consciousness throughout communities. Regulatory organisations are considering ways to show scientific basis to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Carbon footprint, benchmarks - ZBD

    ZBD’s electronic point of purchase (EPOP) device is an electronic price and information display designed as a replacement for paper labels. Its primary target market is in environments where retailers can gain sales and reduce waste by amending prices frequently, such as delicatessen counters and on other perishable items, or where prices and promotions need regular change to reflect a ...


    By Greenstone+

  • The Effect Of Diversity In People`s Eating Habits

    The Effect Of Diversity In People's Eating Habits There are thousands of foods available on the market, with thousands of brands and hundreds of potential hazards in the food chain. Where do you start? People eat different things on different days, and different people have very different eating habits, not least during holiday seasons. This is natural variability in people's habits and has ...


    By Creme Global

  • Chemical Exposure from Imported Food Products

    Chemical Exposure from Imported Food Products Requirement for Routine Monitoring Due to the large quantities of food being imported by countries in today's global markets, routine monitoring of these imported products for chemical contaminants is essential to ensure compliance with chemical safety regulations. Chemicals that have long been removed from the supply chain for products and ...


    By Creme Global

  • Environmental impact of refillable vs. non–refillable plastic beverage bottles in Norway

    This research compares the environmental impact, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, of using refillable polyethylene terephthalate (REF–PET) and non–refillable polyethylene terephthalate (NR–PET) bottles in the Norwegian soft drink and carbonated water market. A Microsoft Excel spread sheet was developed in close cooperation with Coca–Cola, Mack, Telemark Springwater, and three of the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Delivering real-time due diligence results - case Study

    Challenge: A global pharmaceutical company announced their plans to acquire another pharmaceutical company with property assets of more than 30 manufacturing, research and development and product distribution facilities operating throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. In response to strong business and market incentives, client management set an ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Creating a unique software solution to manage your day-to-day operations

    There are many different vendors providing software solutions in the marketplace today. Finding a vendor who has the capability of tailoring an application to a company’s specific needs and being able to meet their needs as they grow larger is crucial. Software is a large investment and a number of factors should be taken into consideration before purchasing. Experience, Experience, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Environmental taxation in the right place can increase business productivity

    Industry has traditionally claimed that strict environmental regulation has a negative effect on its competitiveness. However, a recent theory proposes it may actually increase productivity and innovation. This study used a large database of inter-sectoral transactions to investigate the effect of environmental taxation on manufacturing businesses across Europe. The findings show that ...


    By European Commission

  • The evolution of EHS software systems: why integrated platforms are replacing point solutions

    “No man is an island, entire of itself.” These famous words written by John Donne in 1624 ring completely true in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) software arena today.   The EHS business function is finally catching up with the rest of the enterprise in terms of adopting integrated software solutions that effectively support today’s business ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • China RoHS Phase 2: Hard data reveals a red flag

    At a time when companies are scrambling to comply with China RoHS Phase 1 requirements,  GoodBye Chain Group (GCG) has discovered an issue of high importance in regard to China RoHS Phase 2: namely, the financially risky situation that many companies will be in if a) they have used substance exemptions for EU RoHS or delayed their RoHS-conversion because their Category 8 (medical) or ...


    By The GoodBye Chain Group

  • Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

          In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Sarakasi Theatre - room acoustical measurements and modelling

    Measuring Reverberation Time and Speech Intelligibility using Balloons and an MP3 Player as External Sound Sources The non-profit organisation Sarakasi Trust owns a theatre in Nairobi Kenya, inside the former Shan Cinema. In this theatre, youths from the city slums are trained to be acrobats, so that they learn how to make a living without having to resort to crime. Shows and concerts are ...

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