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NanoBusiness NYC Conference, April 6-7 Agenda

Mar. 2011- The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association has announced their updated program for the 2nd Annual NanoBusiness NYC Conference, which will be held will be held April 6 & 7 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. The theme of the 2011 Conference is The Next Decade of Nanotechnology. The NYC Event brings together New York's investment community to analyze the ...

New Challenges Face Nanotechnology Investments to Simultaneously Stimulate Research and Innovation

Jan. 2011- At a time when both public and private stakeholders are evaluating the impact of the last decades’ investments in nanotechnology research and development, numerous indicators provide a positive outlook for both short and long term strategies for future investments. The indicators and data providing a positive outlook for increased future opportunities are predominantly derived from the ...

USEPA Levies $82,400 Fine Against Nano-Silver Consumer Product

Dec. 2010- Over the past few years, USEPA's California office has levied fines against manufacturers of products incorporating nanoscale materials when the companies have made unsubstantiated claims that their products kill germs, mold, bacteria, and other household pathogens.  For example, in 2008, USEPA fined a California computer peripherial manufacturer -- IOGEAR -- $208,000 for selling a ...

SouthWest Nanotechnologies Receives Consent Order Permitting the Manufacture and Commercial Distribution of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes

Dec. 2010- SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality carbon nanotubes (CNT), has received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent order which will permit SWeNT to manufacture and distribute Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) for commercial applications. Previously the Company distributed its SWCNT via a Low Release, Low Exposure (LOREX) PMN exemption from the ...

NanoBusiness Alliance Interview with Lynn L. Bergeson

Nov. 2010- The NanoBusiness Alliance continues its interview series with Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C).  Lynn is one of America's top EH&S practitioners and is the Chairman of the NanoBusiness Alliance's EHS Committee.  B&C is a Washington, D.C. law firm concentrating on conventional and engineered nanoscale chemical, pesticide, ...

NCMS Releases Findings from 3rd Study of Nanotechnology in the U.S. Manufacturing Industry

Sep. 2010- The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences has released the report from its third, NSF-funded, nation-wide survey gauging the momentum of  nanotechnology develoment and depoloyment in the U.S. manufacturing industry. The survey targeted senior executives in U.S.-based manufacturing and research organizations and addressed pre-competitive and strategic issues influencing their ...

NanoBusiness Alliance Interview with David Arthur

Aug. 2010- David J. Arthur is President and CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. and has more than 30 years experience commercializing products utilizing advanced materials, including work at such companies as Rogers Corporation, A.T. Cross Co., TPI Composites, Helix Technologies, and Eikos. In this interview, Steve Waite talks to Mr. Arthur about SouthWest NanoTechnologies’ carbon nanotube ...

NanoBusiness Alliance Interview with Ajay Malshe

Jul. 2010- Ajay P. Malshe is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NanoMech LLC. NanoMech LLC is a nanotechnology innovations platform company with major current nanomanufacturing and product foci in four application sectors. These sectors are Machining (ex. TuffTek®) and Lubrication (NanoGlideTM), Sustainable Retail Packaging (Guard-In-FreshTM), Biomedical and Defense. NanoMech is creating ...

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 Clears the House With Bipartisan Support

Jun. 2010- On Friday, May 28th at 3:00pm, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5116, America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, by a vote of 262 to 150. Included in H.R. 5116 is the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2010. The bill, which has over 100 cosponsors and more than 750 endorsers, makes investments in science, innovation, and education to support employers today while ...

Nano Renewable Energy Summit

May. 2010- The 3rd Annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit is rapidly approaching. May 24 - 25, 2010, in Denver Colorado. Reserve space today for the VIP Tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) , located in Golden, CO.  The fee for the Conference is $200 for non-members and complimentary for NanoBusiness Alliance Members.

NanoBusiness Spring Event, April 20th

Apr. 2010- Next Tuesday, April 20th, the NanoBusiness Alliance, the world's leading nanotechnology trade association, will hold a special one-day event, NanoBusiness Conference/NYC being held on the 5th floor of the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square.

SWeNT To Exhibit Carbon Nanotube Fabrics and Inks at MRS Spring Meeting

Apr. 2010- SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality, Single-Wall and Specialty-Multi-Wall carbon nanotubes (CNT), will demonstrate innovative, new CNT inks and nano fabrics at the 2010 Material Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, April 5-9 at the Moscone West and San Francisco Marriott. (Booth #526).

An Interview with Scott Rickert

Mar. 2010- Dr. Scott Rickert—President, Co-founder, and CEO of Nanofilm —is one of the the top leaders of the Nanotechnology Community today. He was responsible for the original concepts that launched Nanofilm into the nanotechnology arena; was instrumental in the development of the company's first coating called "Clarity"; and continues to set the vision for the company's ...

R&D 100 Awards Call for Entries

Mar. 2010- R&D Magazine is accepting submissions for its 48th Annual R&D 100 Awards. For 47 years, the prestigious R&D 100 Awards have been helping companies provide the important initial push a new product needs to compete successfully in the marketplace. Submission Deadline is April 16th!

Nanowerk Adds nanoJOBS

Mar. 2010- Nanowerk, the leading information provider for all areas of nanotechnologies, added a new, free job posting service to its nanotechnology information portal.

SME Innovations List for 2010 Includes Three Nanotechnologies

Mar. 2010- The Society of Manufacturing Engineer's Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture program highlights emerging technologies that are currently impacting manufacturing procedures.

SWeNT Receives Innovation Award for Carbon Nanotubes

Mar. 2010- SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT) has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2010 North American Technology Innovation Award in Carbon Nanotubes.  The company was honored with this highly coveted award for its innovative CoMoCAT® nanotube production process by this global research organization, which monitors more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies with more than ...

Molecular Imprints Introduces First Nanopatterning Solution For Hard Disk Drive Volume Manufacturing of Patterned Media

Feb. 2010- Molecular Imprints, Inc., the market and technology leader for nanopatterning systems and solutions, introduced the NuTera HD7000—its next-generation Jet and Flash™ Imprint Lithography (J-FIL™) platform for the hard disk drive (HDD) industry.  Representing the industry's first nanopatterning system specifically designed for patterned media pilot- and ...

Nanowerk Introduces nanoBIDS

Feb. 2010- Nanowerk, the leading information provider for all areas of nanotechnologies, added to its nanotechnology information portal a new free service for buyers and vendors of micro- and nanotechnology equipment and services. The new application, called nanoBIDS, is now available. nanoBIDS facilitates the public posting of Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for equipment and services from procurement ...

Nanotechnology Prevalent Among 2009 R&D 100 Competition Winners

Jan. 2010- Nanotechnology was a common theme contributing to many of last year’s R&D 100 competition winners. The competition, sponsored by R&D Magazine, considers technologies transitioning from research laboratories to commercialization, and selects winning submissions based on several figures of merit including intellectual innovation, market application, and technical maturity. This years ...

New England Manufacturing and Nanotechnology

Jan. 2010- An article published online today in Mass Higher Tech highlights the impact that nanotechnology can and likely will have on manufacturing in New England. In fact, the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies' Nanotechnology Map already lists Boston as the top Nano Metro, with more than 30 nanotecnology organizations in the city alone.

$6.5 Million NIST TIP Award For Low-Cost, High-Quality Metallic and Semiconducting SWCNT Inks

Dec. 2009- Brewer Science, ® Inc., and SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), announced that they have received a $6.5M award under NIST’s Technology Innovation Program (TIP). The funding is in support of research and development programs that focus upon methodologies to attain the cost-effective production of high-purity, high-quality metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotube (CNT) inks. ...

Nanotechnology Enabled Products Fare Well in First ARPA-E Funded Projects

Dec. 2009- Nanotechnology researchers fared very well when the Department of Energy announced the first-ever projects funded by the new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in late October, utilizing money DOE received through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. As a direct example of the private-public partnership model, thirty-seven projects totaling $151 Million were funded from a ...

Herr and Caprio Round Out Editorial Team

Dec. 2009- The National Nanomanufacturing Network is pleased to welcome two additional Contributing Editors who will round out the NNN's Editorial Team for 2010. Daniel Herr and Vincent Caprio will bring their expertise to bear on Advanced Processes + Tools and Business + Entrepreneurship focus areas for InterNano.

Wisconsin cast-metals manufacturing benefits from $10 million federal grant

Dec. 2009- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a $10.1 million, five-year grant to an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineering professor Xiaochun Li.

Porifera Wins Prestigious ARPA-E Grant

Dec. 2009- Porifera led team will develop carbon nanotube membranes for energy efficient carbon capture.  The research and development will be funded by the newly formed Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy. ARPA-E will fund development of carbon nanotube membranes with fluxes up to 100x higher than the conventional membranes.

Deadline Approaching for Largest Commercialization Event for Nanotechnology and Clean Technologies

Dec. 2009- TechConnect World, an event bringing together the leaders in technology development and product integration in cleantech, nanotech, biotech and MEMS announced the December 11th deadline for technology abstracts and business presentations.  

PureLux Wins Grant from NC Green Business Fund

Nov. 2009- PureLux, a Winston-Salem-based nanotechnology company has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the NC Green Business Fund. A spin-out from the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University, PureLux is focused on commercializing next generation light sources that are 10 times more efficient than incandescents and three times more efficient than fluorescents. Founded in ...

Nanoengineered Concrete Wins 2009 MIT Elevator Pitch Contest

Nov. 2009- A panel of venture capitalists and industry specialists named Nanoengineered Concrete, an entry in the Energy category, the winner of the 2009 MIT Elevator Pitch Contest. This three-year-old contest, which is open to MIT students from across its five schools, neighboring colleges, and Boston-area entrepreneurs, allows competing teams 60 seconds to deliver a persuasive elevator pitch to the panel ...

The Market for Graphene

Oct. 2009- In the five years since graphene was discovered, the material's production output has jumped to 15 tons per year and is expected to exceed 200 tons per year within the next two years, according to Nature Nanotechnology Associate Editor Michael Segal.

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the School of Business of the University at Albany Develop First MBA Program with Nanotechnology Track

Oct. 2009- The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") and the School of Business of the University at Albany announced a further expansion of the pioneering Nano+MBA program, highlighted by the development of the world's first Masters of Business Administration ("MBA") program to include an elective track in nanotechnology.

Business Opportunities in Nanotechnology: Impacts of the Economic Slowdown

Sep. 2009- The economic slowdown has had its effects on high technology businesses—particularly those engaged in early stage nanotechnologies—impacting issues such as investment funding, workforce, supply chain, equipment, and revenues. Broader implications for the future economic growth and proliferation of emerging nanotechnologies and nanomanufacturing capabilities remain difficult to ...

Rice University-born Company to Ease Solar Panel Manufacturing

Sep. 2009- Natcore Technology, a New Jersey-based company which is using Rice-born research to revolutionize the manufacture of solar panels, signed a deal with the university last week to provide $100,000 to help the lab of Rice professor Andrew Barron advance the technology.

Call for Papers: Partnerships with Industry

Sep. 2009- 239th ACS National Meeting, March 21-25, 2010: As budgets tighten and resources shrink, partnerships between industry and academe become increasingly critical to the sustainability of the chemistry-based technology workforce.

RUSNANO Seeking Partners to Create an International Nanotechnology Fund

Sep. 2009- RUSNANO is considering a setup of international investment fund (Great Britain is being considered as possible location for the fund) in the form of a partnership (other legal forms are being considered) in Q4 2009 with the total fund size of up to $1bln.

Nanotechnology Legislation in the 111th Congress

Sep. 2009- Congress returned from it's August recess last week, so it seems like a good moment to review legislation affecting nanotechnology that has been introduced so far in the 111th Congress. (This overview was originally published on the PorterWright Nanotechnology Law Report.)

National Nanomanufacturing Network Introduces New InterNano Interface

Sep. 2009- The National Nanomanufacturing Network (NNN) will exhibit at NanoBusiness Conference 2009 in Chicago next week and, in conjuntion, will launch a new interface for InterNano – the NNN online clearinghouse of resources for nanomanufacturing.

University of Louisville Engineer Receives Honors for Entrepreneurship

Sep. 2009- “This year is one of the most exciting years of my life.” That probably is an understatement by University of Louisville postdoctoral student Mehdi Yazdanpanah, for whom 2009 has brought two significant awards that are positioning his nanomaterials research and related company — NaugaNeedles LLC — for growth.

California and Massachusetts Lead Country in Nanotechnology Activities

Aug. 2009- The Woodrow Wilson Center's Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) has issued an update to its 2007 NanoMetro Map data. Released on August 18, the data shows that California and Massachusetts are still the largest clusters of nanotechnology activity in the country.

CNano Technology Recieved EPA Approval for Carbon Nanotubes

Aug. 2009- CNano Technology Limited (CNano) announced that it has received regulatory approval from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) through its subsidiary in the USA.

Opportunity for Senior Design Engineer

Aug. 2009- Opportunity for a Senior Design Engineer to join the preeminent venture funded start-up company commercializing next-generation reverse osmosis membranes that leverage the benefits of nanotechnology.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. Garners $3 Million Investment for Carbon Nanotube Products

Jul. 2009- Press Release: SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), a leading developer and manufacturer of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes and Specialty Multiwall Nanotubes will receive up to a $3 million equity infusion from the Insight Technology Capital Partners, LP, (Insight) a Growth Capital Fund based in Troy, Michigan.

Self-Assembled Polymer Templates for Device Applications: High-Rate and Low-Cost for Roll-to-Roll Processing

Jul. 2009- NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, University of Massachusetts AmherstThe rapid generation of highly-ordered arrays of nanoscopic elements with periodicities of <30 nm render the self-assembly of block copolymers (BCPs) ideal scaffolds and templates for nanofabrication. However, several crucial limitations to enable a broad-based adaptation of BCPs in nanomanufacturing must be ...

New York Times Highlights California Nanotech Companies

Jul. 2009- National Nanomanufacturing Network: The Small Business section of the New York Times ran a July 16th article highlighting four nanotech companies which have benefited from partnerships with California's financially-strapped university research centers.

Licensed Technologies in Minnesota

Jul. 2009- National Nanomanufacturing Network: How well is University-based nanotechnology research transferring to the marketplace? The Minneapolis Star Tribune published a story on June 28th that explores the varying success of three different licensed technologies from the University of Minnesota.

Call for Papers: Nanotechnologies and the Consumer

Jun. 2009- National Nanomanufacturing Network: The Journal of Consumer Policy has put out a call for papers for a special issue on "Nanotechnologies and the Consumer." Submissions are due by August 15, 2009.

OECD Report Urges Governments and Businesses to Take the Long View

Jun. 2009- National Nanomanufacturing Network: An OECD report released this month examines its member countries’ policy responses to the economic crisis in an effort to develop strategic approaches to stimulate the economy in the areas of finance, competition, and governance and to restore long-term growth.

Nanomanufacturing Testbeds: Unique Opportunities for Industrial-Academic-Government Collaborations

Apr. 2009- Researchers involved in a broad range of science and technology enabled through nanoscale materials and phenomenon are reporting discoveries and innovations with increasing frequency.  As these breakthroughs involve academia, industry, and government researchers, the next step in many cases is to understand the range of applications that would benefit from the research results and who the ...

Economic Impact of Nanomanufacturing Initiatives

Mar. 2009- National Nanomanufacturing Network: Early projections for global market growth of nano-enabled products–which have increased by about 25% per year since 2000 and predict US $1 trillion by 2015—are still relevant in 2009.

Military Missions Focus: Nanomanufacturing and Dual-Use Commercialization Conference

Nov. 2008- One model for integrating industry into federal research initiatives includes the formation of consortia that bring together the key capabilities and stakeholders to foster rapid manufacturing scale-up for military needs.

Atomically Precise Manufacturing Consortium: Working Toward Precision Nanomanufacturing

Nov. 2008- Richardson, Texas: Zyvex Labs and the Atomically Precise Manufacturing Consortium recently announced their receipt of a nearly $10 million award from DARPA and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF) for the development new manufacturing techniques for tip-based nanofabrication (TBN).