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gold nanorods

Nova Scotia life sciences firm opens new Halifax lab after rapid growth

Sona Nanotech Inc., an innovative Nova Scotian life sciences company, has opened new laboratory facilities in Halifax after a year of rapid growth. The company manufactures unique gold nanoparticles shaped like rods for use in diagnostic tests and other healthcare … Read More

NanoAtlantic: The start of a nanotech cluster in Atlantic Canada?

This week our Chief Technical Officer Kulbir Singh attended the NanoAtlantic Academic-Industry Workshop at Dalhousie University, where he gave a presentation on Sona’s technology. It was my great pleasure to meet local experts in nanotechnology and to speak about our … Read More

Meet The Board: Questions And Answers With Dr. Marangoni

Dr. Gerrard Marangoni is a tenured professor of chemistry at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. With 25 years experience in surfactant and colloidal chemistry, he is named author on 75 research papers and 6 patents and … Read More

Gold Nanorods and their applications: An interview with Darren Rowles

What are gold nanorods? Gold nanorods are microscopic gold nanoparticles that are have been elongated to resemble rods, rather than the traditional spherical shape. Since the early 2000’s they have received a lot of attention from researchers because of their … Read More

Sona launches new VR experience to showcase the potential of its products

Sometimes it’s much easier to explain how something works using images, rather than a spoken or written description – after all, a picture paints a thousand words. This is particularly true in science, where complicated concepts and processes can often … Read More