archive-org.com » ORG » V » VINCENTCAPRIO.ORG

Total: 371

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2010 » June
    activities celebrating the life of this legend Fabien Cousteau http www fabiencousteau org third generation ocean explorer documentary film maker environmental ambassador grandson of Jacques Cousteau and Water Innovations Foundation http www wif tallyfox com fabien cousteau 0 Advisory Board member is launching a nonprofit organization in June called PLANT A FISH Its core mission will focus on engaging and educating local communities and children toward the restoration efforts of their local marine environments The lessons that participants will learn about nature and sustainable living are relevant everywhere Initial programs include the planting of 1 billion oysters in New York City s Harbor 1 billion sea turtles in El Salvador and 1 million mangroves in Florida Fabien is planning a PLANT A FISH reception http www fabiencousteau org index php s 26 on Monday June 7th in Washington DC in celebration of his grandfather s 100th birthday I will be attending this special event Please consider donating to this worthy cause Of note Turner Classic Movies TCM will be airing a special event beginning on June 11th called Under the Sea Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Jacques Cousteau s birth http www tcm com thismonth article cid 309185 The Cousteau birthday itself June 11 includes a twenty hour marathon of documentaries in which he participated All are TCM premieres including six episodes of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau dating from 1968 to 1974 and twelve episodes of The Jacques Cousteau Odyssey an Emmy nominated 1977 television series featuring the research adventures of the man called the public conscience of mankind s stewardship of our oceans Also premiering is an award winning documentary about Cousteau Jacques Cousteau The First 75 Years 1986 directed by John Soh and narrated by Jose Ferrer documents the explorer s life from birth and childhood to his 75th birthday Please join me in the celebration of the life of Jacques Cousteau and in supporting Fabien s vision of PLANT A FISH Regards Vincent Caprio Chief Operating Officer Water Innovations Alliance 203 733 1949 vince waterinnovations org Vincent Caprio Fabien Cousteau at Plant A Fish Fundraiser Posted on June 10th 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 Clears the House With Bipartisan Support Posted on June 10th 2010 in Uncategorized 1 Comment 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 http frwebgate access gpo gov cgi bin getdoc cgi dbname 111 cong bills docid f h5116rh txt pdf of 2010 The bill which has over 100 cosponsors and more than 750 endorsers http democrats science house gov Media file Commdocs 2010 COMPETES Supporters pdf makes investments in science innovation and education to support employers today while strengthening the U S scientific and economic leadership to grow new industries of tomorrow and the jobs that come with them I www vincentcaprio org would like to provide an outline and highlights of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2010 TITLE I SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY Subtitle A National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments SEC 101 SHORT TITLE SEC 102 NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AMENDMENTS SEC 5 TRIENNIAL EXTERNAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM SEC 103 SOCIETAL DIMENSIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY SEC 104 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER SEC 105 RESEARCH IN AREAS OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE SEC 106 NANOMANUFACTURING RESEARCH SEC 107 DEFINITIONS Over 750 organizations have endorsed the legislation including the U S Chamber of Commerce the National Association of Manufacturers the Business Roundtable the Council on Competitiveness the Association of American Universities the Association of Public and Land grant Universities the NanoBusiness Alliance the National Venture Capital Association TechAmerica the Biotechnology Industry Organization the American Chemical Society and others including nearly 100 universities and colleges If we are to reverse the trend of the last twenty years where our country s technology edge in the world has diminished we must make the investments necessary today said Chairman Bart Gordon http gordon house gov D TN The path is simple Research and education lead to innovation Innovation leads to economic development and good paying jobs and the revenue to pay for more research And as private firms under invest in research and development because the returns are too far off in the future there is a clear and necessary role of government to help our nation keep pace with the rest of the world To maintain a pipeline of ideas the bill puts basic research programs on a path to doubling authorized funding levels over ten years at the Department of Energy Office of Science the single largest supporter of research in the physical sciences in the U S the National Science Foundation which supports fundamental research and education in all the non medical fields of science and engineering and the National Institute of Standards and Technology labs which conduct research to advance the nation s technology infrastructure and support industry The bill will help foster innovation in new energy technologies by reauthorizing the Advanced Research Projects Agency which is pursuing high risk high reward energy technology development and authorizing Energy Innovation Hubs which are multidisciplinary collaborations with a single technological focus that currently presents a critical barrier to achieving our national energy innovation goals The bill supports local efforts to form Regional Innovation Clusters which will strengthen regional economies and advance the work done in a given field by leveraging collaboration and communication between businesses and other entities The bill addresses immediate needs by creating Innovative Technology Federal Loan Guarantees to help small and medium sized manufacturers access capital to make necessary updates to become more efficient and stay competitive The bill will also assist industry by ensuring that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program at National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST better reflects the needs and challenges facing manufacturers today In addition the bill reorganizes NIST labs to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of technology and better meet the needs of industry in the 21st century The bill also will help improve science technology engineering and math STEM education by reauthorizing the Noyce scholarships which help give K 12 teachers a strong grounding in their fields so they can more fully engage students The bill also addresses coordination of STEM activities across the federal government and improves STEM education at the undergraduate graduate and post doctoral levels Throughout the Committee process there was a lot of legitimate discussion about federal deficits I agree that we must address the challenges presented by our deficits but we must also invest in our country s future I remember Newt Gingrich saying one of his greatest regrets was not doubling the funding for NSF when he put NIH on the doubling path said Gordon During committee consideration of this bill we made some significant changes to the bill s authorization levels cutting them by over 10 percent Though we will maintain a doubling path for our research accounts we do so on a slightly less aggressive trajectory As I ve said before this bill is too important to let fall by the wayside Today we took the action necessary to see consideration of this bill completed And we allowed the Members of the House to be on record voting on provisions gutting funding for our science agencies voting on whether we should eliminate programs that will help create jobs voting on whether to eliminate programs that will make us more energy independent voting in opposition to federal employees watching pornography and voting on whether universities that ban military recruiters should receive federal research dollars We have provided all Members in a reasonable manner with the ability to vote on each of these items separately instead of all together said Chairman Gordon For more information on the Committee s work on COMPETES please visit website http science house gov default aspx I would like to thank Chairman Gordon and the Committee for their vision for America Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org Water Innovations Foundation Salutes the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Jacques Cousteau Posted on June 10th 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments Friday June 11th is the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Jacques Cousteau http www notablebiographies com Co Da Cousteau Jacques html and we would like to highlight activities celebrating the life of this legend Fabien Cousteau http www fabiencousteau org third generation ocean explorer documentary film maker environmental ambassador grandson of Jacques Cousteau and Water Innovations Foundation http www wif tallyfox com fabien cousteau 0 Advisory Board member is launching a nonprofit organization in June called PLANT A FISH Its core mission will focus on engaging and educating local communities and children toward the restoration efforts of their local marine environments The lessons that participants will learn about nature and sustainable living are relevant everywhere Initial programs include the planting of 1 billion oysters in New York City s Harbor 1 billion sea turtles in El Salvador and 1 million mangroves in Florida Fabien is planning a PLANT A FISH reception http www fabiencousteau org index php s 26 on Monday June 7th in Washington DC in celebration of his grandfather s 100th birthday I will be attending this special event Please consider donating to this worthy cause Of note Turner Classic Movies TCM will be airing a special event beginning on June 11th called Under the Sea Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Jacques Cousteau s birth http www tcm com thismonth article cid 309185 The Cousteau birthday itself June 11 includes a twenty hour marathon of documentaries in which he participated All are TCM premieres including six episodes of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau dating from 1968 to 1974 and twelve episodes of The Jacques Cousteau Odyssey an Emmy nominated 1977 television series featuring the research adventures of the man called the public conscience of mankind s stewardship of our oceans Also premiering is an award winning documentary about Cousteau Jacques Cousteau The First 75 Years 1986 directed by John Soh and narrated by Jose Ferrer documents the explorer s life from birth and childhood to his 75th birthday Please join me in the celebration of the life of Jacques Cousteau and in supporting Fabien s vision of PLANT A FISH Regards Vincent Caprio Chief Operating Officer Water Innovations Alliance 203 733 1949 vince waterinnovations org NanoBusiness Interview Ajay P Malshe Co founder CTO NanoMech LLC Posted on June 1st 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments I www vincentcaprio org have just returned from Denver at our 3rd annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit www nanoenergysummit org I would like to share a video http www youtube com watch v 3MORetnfixQ of the conference In this month s interview we talk to Ajay P Malshe He is the Co founder and Chief Technology Officer of NanoMech LLC http www nanomech biz 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 world class innovations and innovations based hi tech job opportunities in Arkansas and US at large Ajay has received thirty one awards and recognitions for research education and service achievements 1996 2010 The most recent prestigious recognitions Frost Sullivan 2005 Technology Excellence Award and 2006 Top 25 Micro and Nano Innovations from R D Magazine and Micro Nano Newsletter are due to his team s innovative contributions in the area of cBN TiN nanocomposite coating and other related products He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering ASME and a Fellow of Institute of Physics London UK and is listed in Lexinton s Who s Who and Marquis Who s Who America Ajay is also 21st Century Endowed Chair Professor of Materials Manufacturing Processes and Integrated Systems at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and adjunct faculty of Micro Electronics and Photonics Graduate Program at the University of Arkansas He is the Director of the Materials and Manufacturing Research Laboratories MMRL a cluster of 5 laboratories Malshe has multidisciplinary research programs in the fields of nanomanufacturing IC MEMS and micro and nano device packaging and integration and surface engineering for advanced machining He has authored over 200 plus peer reviewed publications 10 books chapters and holds 9 patents 4 licensed to industries He has graduated over multiple graduate students trained numerous post doctoral fellows and provided research experience to several undergraduate and high school students and school teachers He has an extensive track record of global collaborations with academic institutions and companies He is a member of professional societies such as ASME SME IEEE MRS ASEE and IMAPS In this interview we talk to Ajay about NanoMech and his vision for nanotech in the decade ahead We hope you enjoy it Steve Waite SW Great to speak with you today Ajay Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with us How are things coming along at NanoMech AM It is a very exciting time and we are very busy We are building and strengthening the company through investments in people ideas and tools in that order to create a truly world class enterprise What that means is that we are bringing on new talent from a world class executive team including our recent hiring of Keith Blakely as CEO to eager and skilled young engineers manufacturing and administrative staff all of whom are focused on our corporate mission of bringing truly innovative and exciting technologies into the commercial marketplace Not a week goes by that we aren t involved with major industrial customers and partners to create high value nano enabled product solutions As importantly we are excited and having fun making the transition from an R D company to a profitable high tech commercial enterprise SW NanoMech s business strategy is based on a concept you refer to as the Innovation Pipeline Tell us about the concept and how it guides the company AM The idea of Innovation Pipeline is perhaps a bit more than the words describe We aren t just talking about a linear sequence of taking ideas from a laboratory setting to a feasibility stage and then further refining them to achieve alpha beta and finally commercial products Instead our pipeline is perhaps better thought of as a matrix a combination of vertical and horizontal parallels fed by exciting work being done in academic and laboratory settings by students and postdocs like multiple springs of water feeding into a lake to keep the freshness of water that provides life to marine animals and plants and then examined and applied across a range of important markets by our engineering and business teams We have found that in this way we can work on innovations that may have a runway of two to four years from idea lightning in the bottle to a commercialized product light bulb while simultaneously investing in and establishing important and protectable technology platforms for broad market applications addressing global problems It is critical that we then align the developments and commercialization road maps of these innovations using strong interactions with customers and partners to ensure that we deliver what the market needs and in a timeline and at economics that are appropriate This allows us to stay both properly focused and at the same time continuously deliver new innovations and products With this approach we believe NanoMech will achieve great results in the near term and remain strong in the years to come SW NanoMech has four areas of focus in terms of business activity Machining Coatings Lubrication BioMedical Defense technologies and Retail Packaging Give us some perspective on NanoMech s Machining technology and business opportunities you are seeing in the market today AM Manufacturing is in my opinion core to the success of any country and a major driver and source of innovation One of the central processes in most manufacturing either directly or indirectly is machining Current technologies are making materials strong and durable and demanding higher productivity but with increased consciousness on environmental safety and energy efficiency We achieved a breakthrough innovation at NanoMech in what we refer to as our TuffTek coating for cutting tools to machine steels and other related alloys Steel and related alloys are at the heart of uncounted application areas spanning from heavy earth movers to equipment used in oil and gas exploration and production to automotive and aerospace industries just to name a few The most efficient machining of hardened steel is best accomplished using a man made material called cubic boron nitride cBN TuffTek is world s first cBN composite coating that has been successfully applied to a wide range of cutting tool insert geometries This came out of my academic research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville The product is manufactured using a patented platform technology that we believe will be disruptive in the area of nanomaterial coatings Being the first with successful cBN coating in the market is a competitive advantage We are finding great interest from major customers and competitors looking to take advantage of the performance and economic benefits that TuffTek can provide Our hope is that the TuffTek innovation can be rapidly assimilated in a traditionally conservative cutting tool market and NanoMech is forging a broad range of partnerships and commercial arrangements to make this happen In the pipeline of TuffTek innovations we have aligned a series of products based on new chemistries for coating designs of tools and other parameters But again we are balancing the act of laser focusing and keeping an eye on the future to make sure revenue is king SW What kind of research and commercial activities do you see in the Lubricants business for NanoMech AM Lubricants are

    Original URL path: http://www.vincentcaprio.org/2010/06 (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2010 » May
    000 The third restriction removes the federal pre emption allowing angel and venture financing in the United States to follow federal regulations rather than face different rules between states The bill is moving fast only about two weeks remain before the Senate votes on it After that we would have one final opportunity to change its provisions in the conference between the House which has already passed a version without these provisions and the Senate We believe that an ad hoc coalition composed of a wide range of technology and angel investment groups can fix these provisions but we must act quickly to set up the coalition and reach out to the Hill To that end we are organizing a telephone conference for representatives of technology organizations and angel investor groups and individual investors to form a Save the Angels coalition and develop an action plan You are invited to participate in this initial telephone conference which will be held Monday May 17 at 2 00 p m Eastern Call in information is as follows Dial 877 336 1280 Access code 4612397 Please pass this invitation on to others who would be interested With your help we can protect startups and angels from these devastating restrictions I look forward to your participation on the call and hope to see you in Denver www nanoenergysummit org May 24th 25th Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org Nano Renewable Energy Summit May 24 25 Denver VIP Tour of NREL Posted on May 12th 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments Our 3rd Annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit www nanoenergysummit org is only 20 days away Please reserve space today vincentcaprio nanoenergysummit org for our 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 Our Agenda http www nanoenergysummit org program php will be focused on battery and solar technologies Speaking of batteries I would like to share with you an article written by Jim Motavalli titled Nanotechnology is Quietly Transforming Electric Car Batteries Nanotechnology has been a brave new world buzzword for a decade but its many applications in clean technology from solar panels to EV batteries are just now emerging A new report from Lux Research sees a 29 billion clean tech nanotech market in 2015 Much of the reporting on nanotech to date has focused on its use in such everyday products as extra tough tennis rackets Eddie Bauer s Nano Care comfort waist corduroy pants sunscreen and high tech sunglasses And it s also zeroed in on the dangers of nanotech run amok Reporters famously raised the possibility of minuscule self replicating machines turning the planet into grey goo but that idea http nanotechweb org cws article indepth 19648 has been dismissed even by the guy who raised it in the first place Most of the lower quality me too ventures have exited stage left said Peter Hébert co founder and managing partner of Lux Capital which invests in energy technology Lux Research is a spinoff founded in 2003 A handful of segment leaders have consolidated their positions both large corporations and start ups Throughout this winnowing process we ve seen great leaps forward in the commercialization of nanoscale science and technology Nano just means small as in the 2 500 Tata Nano microcar sold in India and nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale Why work with such tiny things Because many common substances have different and useful properties when reduced in size Nanoparticles are in sunscreen for instance because on the nanoscale its active ingredient is clear instead of white no more white noses In clean tech applications such as electric car batteries nano can optimize chemical reactions to offer more range and energy density Here s a database of nanotech products now on the market http www nanotechproject org inventories consumer Nano enabled solar cells from companies like Gratzel PV Solarmer Energy and Konarka hold promise Lux says In the auto space there are opportunities in batteries fuel cells and supercapacitors One company that is making some headway with nano batteries says Lux is A123 which went public successfully last year and is the supplier not only to Fisker Automotive for its high performance Karma plug in hybrid but also to Better Place in its ongoing switchable battery demonstration for taxis in Tokyo The nanotech breakthrough http www a123systems com a123 products in A123 batteries developed at MIT http thinkorthwim com index php tag electric cars changes the lattice structure of iron phosphate atoms to improve the conductivity of the company s relatively inexpensive iron phosphate cathode enabling more charge cycles Nanotech now com called A123 http www nanotech now com columns article 227 a perfect storm company nanotech global warming energy storage batteries green high fuel prices pressure for electric and hybrid car energy storage improvements electrical grid storage manufacture in China all make A123 the right company in all the hot investible spaces Nanotech helps companies cut production costs According to Vincent Caprio executive director of the NanoBusiness Alliance Much of the success A123 will enjoy in the future will be linked to how well the company executes on the manufacturing side The relatively high cost of li ion technology is an impediment to mass market penetration It s a growth industry There will be huge opportunities in energy storage both for batteries and ultracapacitors says Hébert There are a number of venture backed start ups dramatically changing the industry s economics We ve definitely moved beyond Dockers stain proof pants and nano enabled suntan lotion Hebert also cites http www vincentcaprio org nanobusinessnyc april 20th nba interview peter hebert co foundermanaging partner lux capital Nanosys which developed a proprietary additive for lithium ion batteries reportedly increasing capacity 30 percent

    Original URL path: http://www.vincentcaprio.org/2010/05 (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2010 » April
    realm for a decade We re investors in Everspin which leverages spin of an individual electron to form basis for electronic memory We helped lead the company s spinout from Freescale Semiconductor in 2008 and the business has had considerable revenue growth with global customers including Siemens and Emerson SW We are seeing nanotechnology converging with biology What kinds of innovations do you see emerging from the convergence and who are the researchers that are doing the most innovative work in this area PH Nanotechnology isn t just converging with biology it is giving researchers a whole new understanding of how the body works and how we can better treat disease The field of RNAi is hot in the scientific world The research has garnered Nobel Prizes and has led to billions of dollars worth of start up acquisitions by Big Pharma because it s an area with tremendous potential Yet there is a massive challenge in being able to deliver RNAi and protect it from the body s natural defense mechanisms Many believe that nanotechnology is the best bet to be able to solve this critical problem More broadly drug delivery is one of the main hot beds of innovative nanobiotech research Dr Robert Langer at MIT is rightfully referred to as one of the key pioneers in the field His work continues to lead the way but if you want to find some of the real rising stars in the area I d look at some of his progeny like Dr Justin Hanes at Johns Hopkins SW The NIH has been financing a lot of nanotech related cancer research Are we likely to see some blockbuster nano enabled cancer therapeutics in the near future PH We invested in MIT spinout Cerulean because we firmly believe the answer is yes Cancer is a notoriously difficult opponent but by using some of the advantages offered by nanotechnology we can attack its few remaining weaknesses Employing a sophisticated nano architecture developed at MIT Cerulean is able to deliver significant payloads directly into cancerous tumors sparing the rest of the body from the awful toxicities associated with standard treatment SW More broadly speaking how does Lux Capital see nanotech impacting the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors in the years ahead What areas do you see as the most attractive investment opportunities today PH Nanotech approaches have already led to incrementally better drugs and this trend will absolutely continue in the years ahead These improvements have led to successful new drugs like Abraxane making it to market providing better outcomes for patients and making billions for investors At Lux we think the really big changes in store will be the result of technologies that deliver new functionalities New ways of treating disease not just marginally improving toxicity or increasing bioavailability For example one of our most recent stealth newcos has taken a counterintuitive approach to overcoming one of the body s natural barriers and has demonstrated a first ever functionality never seen before in drug delivery SW What are some of the more popular consumer products on the market that are nano enabled and what kind of innovations are we likely to see in the years ahead PH One breakthrough nano enabled consumer product comes courtesy of the brilliant engineers at 60Ghz pioneer and Lux investment SiBEAM The company s fundamental breakthroughs at the nanoscale enabled multi gigabit wireless home networking between consumer devices You can find SiBEAM s technology today in HDTVs at Best Buy from customers like Sony Panasonic and later this year Vizio SW What advice do you have for entrepreneurs exploring nanotech who are looking for funding PH An entrepreneur can often feel like a brutal fruitless journey My advice is to remain persistent listen to feedback and adapt and most importantly find customers who want your product SW One last question How are things going with the Forbes Wolfe newsletter Do you see the general investing public s interest in nanotechnology rising in the future PH We ve had a great partnership with Forbes since 2002 and have recently expanded our relationship to publish articles on Forbes com publish a Weekly e letter Forbes Weekly Insider and online blog ForbesWolfe com as well as host a Video channel I believe investors will remain enthusiastic about emerging technologies that have the potential to transform industries and marketplaces Nanotech will be a major driver in that new reality SW Thanks again for your time today Peter We wish you and your partners at Lux Capital continued success in the future PH Thank you Steve We could not be more excited I would like to thank Peter and Steve for their time and for sharing their insight with our Nanotechnology Community I look forward to seeing you in NYC on Tuesday Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org NanoBusiness One Day Spring Event NYC April 20th Posted on April 15th 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments Next Tuesday April 20th the NanoBusiness Alliance the world s leading nanotechnology trade association will hold a special one day event NanoBusiness Conference NYC http www nynanobusiness org being held on the 5th floor of the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square Co located with the NYBA New York Biotechnology Association Annual Meeting being held that week the NanoBusiness Conference NYC will feature a series of sessions with leaders in finance government and science and will include presentations from the following 8 30 9 15am Governor Howard Dean former DNC Chairman presidential candidate and six term Governor http www mckennalong com professionals 1224 html 12 30 2 30pm Jerome The Bus Bettis One of the NFL s most popular players the fifth best rusher of all time and a six time Pro Bowl Selection http www bettis36 com ssp bio 2 15 3 00pm Michael Holman Research Director Lux Research http www luxresearchinc com team management 3 00 3 45pm Scott Rickert PhD President Co Founder and CEO Nanofilm http www nanofilmtechnology com about nanofilm bio scott htm 3 45 4 15pm Scott Livingston Chairman and CEO Livingston Securities LLC http www livingstonsecurities com about php 4 15 4 45pm Ron Durando President CEO mPhase http nanobusiness2009 com index php speakers 4 45 5 15pm Douglas Jamison Chairman CEO and Managing Director Harris Harris Group http www tinytechvc com team cfm 5 50 7 30pm Networking Reception Register Today http www nynanobusiness org register php In 2009 we moved our large annual NanoBusiness conference to Chicago we believed the NanoBusiness Alliance still needed to produce a special event for our New York City based constituent We found a strong strategic partner in the NYBA and we are proud to co locate our New York event with their highly respected conference NANO NEWS Articles I would like to share with the nanotechnology community Lockheed Martin Backs Year of Nano at Rice http www prnewswire com news releases lockheed martin backs year of nano at rice 90368304 html Cheap Wireless Sensors http www investors com NewsAndAnalysis Article aspx id 529905 Continuing the National Nanotechnology Initiative http www whitehouse gov sites default files microsites ostp nano release pdf I look forward to seeing you in New York next week Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 NanoBusiness Spring Events NYC April 20th Denver May 24 25th Posted on April 12th 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments NANOBUSINESS ALLIANCE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ONE DAY EVENT NYC APRIL 20th Today the NanoBusiness Alliance the world s leading nanotechnology trade association announced a special one day event NanoBusiness Conference NYC http www nynanobusiness org being held at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square on Tuesday April 20th Co located with the NYBA New York Biotechnology Association Annual Meeting being held that week the NanoBusiness Conference NYC will feature a series of sessions with leaders in finance government and science and will include presentations from the following Governor Howard Dean former DNC Chairman presidential candidate and six term Governor Jerome The Bus Bettis One of the NFL s most popular players the fifth best rusher of all time and a six time Pro Bowl Selection Michael Holman Research Director Lux Research Scott Rickert PhD President Co Founder and CEO Nanofilm Scott Livingston Chairman and CEO Livingston Securities LLC Douglas Jamison Chairman CEO and Managing Director Harris Harris Group Register Today http www nynanobusiness org register php In 2009 we moved our large annual NanoBusiness conference to Chicago we believed the NanoBusiness Alliance still needed to produce a special event for our New York City based constituent We found a strong strategic partner in the NYBA and we are proud to co locate our New York event with their highly respected conference NANOBUSINESS 3rd ANNUAL NANO RENEWABLE ENERGY SUMMIT DENVER MAY 24 25th The NanoBusiness Alliance and the Colorado Nanotechnology Alliance today announced that the 3rd annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit will return to the University of Denver CO from May 24 25 2010 http www nanoenergysummit org The Nano Renewable Energy Summit is a gathering of world renowned experts at the intersection of renewable energy and nanotechnology with a specific focus on the business commercialization and economic development potential of emerging technologies in the renewable energy and sustainability sectors http www nanoenergysummit org program php Denver had been the home of our Nano Renewable Energy Summit for the past two years and it s clearly the perfect market for our event We look forward to continuing our important dialog on the future of sustainable energy with our growing family of participants from all over the world Innovative nanotechnologies are emerging as game changers in applications across the renewable energy sector said Griffith Kundahl Executive Chairman Colorado Nanotechnology Alliance Breaking business developments in solar and other key renewable energy markets will be in the spotlight at our international summit Register Today http www nanoenergysummit org register php The Nano Renewable Energy Summit is presented in conjunction with the Golden Colorado based National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the Nano Renewable Energy Summit in Colorado please contact Vincent Caprio www vincentcaprio org at vincentcaprio nanoenergysummit org NANO NEWS Articles I would like to share with the nanotechnology community Nanotechnology Guru Honored Again http www azonano com news asp newsID 16815 Google quietly expanding into energy http www luxresearchinc com blog 2010 03 google quietly expanding into energy Conference sees big future for nanotechnology http www news record com content 2010 04 04 article conference sees big future for nanotechnology New study on carbon nanotubes gives hope for medical applications http www physorg com news189688332 html We are excited to have these two conferences this spring I look forward to seeing you in New York Denver or both Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 194 9 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org NanoBusiness DC Roundtable Agency EHS Day Summary March 17th Posted on April 6th 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments I would like to thank Lynn Bergeson Bergeson Campbell P C Richard Canady PhD DABT Senior Advisor McKenna Long Aldridge LLP and Philip Lippel PhD for their contributions to this summary I would like to share the following nanotechnology articles with our community What s up with nanotech http www boston com business technology articles 2010 03 29 nanotechnologys small wonders opening new frontiers U S lead in nanotech eroding report finds http www washingtonpost com wp dyn content article 2010 03 25 AR2010032501796 html NanoBusiness Alliance to Present 3rd Annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit in Denver CO May 24 25 2010 http www businesswire com portal site home permalink ndmViewId news view newsId 20100331005983 newsLang en Forbes Wolfe Emerging Tech http www forbeswolfe com The NanoBusiness Alliance s NbA Washington DC Roundtable on March 15 17 2010 was a huge success Below is a summary of the NbA Federal Roundtable on March 17 2010 Convened in Foley Lardner LLP s http www foley com home aspx lovely conference room overlooking the Potomac River from the office s Georgetown perch the day long Federal Roundtable was intended to familiarize NbA members and supporters with a detailed and informative overview of all aspects of federal oversight of nanotechnology Specifically the NbA identified three meeting objectives stimulate dialogue between NbA members and federal agencies brief members on the latest regulatory policy impending regulatory actions and federal research initiatives and familiarize NbA members with federal product approval authorities and processes and innovation strategies with an emphasis on pending developments The agenda is available online http www enobis com pdfdocs NbAagenda pdf I www vincentcaprio org Executive Director of the NanoBusiness Alliance introduced the first substantive panel moderated by Richard Canady PhD DABT Senior Advisor McKenna Long Aldridge LLP The session titled Regulatory Policy Movement for Nano Cross Agency and International Perspectives featured presentations by Travis Earles Assistant Director for Nanotechnology Office of Science and Technology Policy OSTP Executive Office of the President Travis reviewed the state of the National Nanotechnology Initiative noting that continued growth in both overall funding projected at 1 7 B for 2011 and environmental safety and health research 117 M He told the audience to keep an eye out for more details on the newly announced NNI Signature Initiatives Travis noted that the Administration is working hard to ensure clear regulatory pathways for innovators A new high level interagency task force on emerging technologies will look at this and other issues affecting commercialization Dr Shaun Clancy presented a PowerPoint presentation available online http www enobis com pdfdocs clancy pdf titled the Importance of Policy and International Activities to NbA Companies The presentation reviewed key domestic and international policy standard setting and regulatory initiatives pertinent to NbA members and explained the reasons why early and consistent engagement in these activities is essential for sound policy setting and effective product stewardship Next Dr Celia I Merzbacher Vice President for Innovative Partnerships Semiconductor Research Corporation provided a very informative PowerPoint presentation available online http www enobis com pdfdocs merzbacher pdf titled Nanoelectronics Research Initiative How Public Private Partnerships Add Value Dr Merzbacher described how SRC member companies and federal agencies cooperate through the NRI on long range research to ensure that Moore s Law will continue Given Dr Merzbacher s current industry role and former position with OSTP her insights into what makes for successful public private partnerships were targeted informative and very useful The next panel was moderated by Charles M Auer Charles Auer Associates LLC titled Chemical and Consumer Product Risk Management Policy and Regulatory Actions Charlie was Director of the U S Environmental Protection Agency s EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics until early 2009 and was responsible for managing EPA s regulatory initiatives pertinent to nanoscale materials among many other chemical regulatory initiatives Charlie was also deeply engaged in Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD initiatives dealing with nanotechnology and other chemical management initiatives and continues to engage in OECD matters in private practice Charlie s first two speakers discussed current regulatory approaches First up was Bill Jordan from EPA s Office of Pesticide Programs who spoke about how the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act FIFRA applies to nanomaterials with pesticidal or antimicrobial properties Next Jim Alwood EPA Chemical Control Division gave a presentation available online http www enobis com pdfdocs alwood pdf titled TSCA Nanotechnology Regulations at EPA The presentation provided an up to the minute review of regulatory initiatives under the Toxic Substances Control Act TSCA pertinent to most other nanoscale materials Finally Dr Jeff Morris EPA Office of Research and Development described EPA s long term research program to develop new methods for integrating safety and environmental impact studies of nanomaterials into a full lifecycle assessment covering design development use and disposal He emphasized the collaborative nature of this process stating that everyone in the room needed to work on it together and noted that EPA has commissioned a National Acadamies study to help plan the effort Dr Morris excellent PowerPoint presentation Future Considerations for Nanotechnology EHS Informing Policy and Regulatory Decisions is available online http www enobis com pdfdocs morris pdf It provides a compelling basis for understanding EPA s need for data to inform the Agency s risk management decision making efforts The next panel focused on nanotechnology policy and guidance developments pertinent to the U S Food and Drug Administration FDA Foley Lardner s David Rosen Co Chair of the Life Sciences Industry Team at the firm moderated the session David introduced Dr Mitchell A Cheeseman Deputy Director of the Office of Food Additive Safety Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition who discussed FDA s efforts in this area Mitch s PowerPoint presentation available online http www enobis com pdfdocs cheeseman pdf titled Regulatory Hurdles for Nanotechnology provided a useful outline of the challenges regulated entities face in obtaining approvals for food related products Joining Mitch on the panel was Dr Subhas G Malghan Deputy Director for Program Policy and Evaluation Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories Center for Devices and Radiological Health Subhas walked through a PowerPoint presentation available online http www enobis com pdfdocs malghan pdf titled Science and Regulatory Issues Relevant to Devices Containing Nanoscale Materials which reviewed issues pertinent to medical devices approvals The third panelist was Larry Tamarkin CEO of CytImmune Larry described his company s anticancer therapeutics CytImmune has worked closely with the National Cancer Institute s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory to develop data supporting FDA product approval and has completed Phase I clinical trials for their lead product Following a luncheon break the Federal Roundtable reconvened with a panel discussion on workplace and worker protection issues moderated by Dr Sam Brauer Sam introduced David O Connor Director

    Original URL path: http://www.vincentcaprio.org/2010/04 (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2010 » March
    a balance sheet as well as you read a research report SW One last question If you could do one thing over again at Nanofilm what would it be SR Every business has growing pains and we ve had our ups and downs Still we ve had remarkable success and I m incredibly proud of this company and its people Maybe my only advice from 2010 Scott to 1985 Scott would be exactly the same counsel I m giving today s entrepreneurs I was a scientist and researcher who had to learn to be a business person too I brought in smart business people to help me and teach me and that s been a keystone in the growth of Nanofilm SW Thanks for your time today Scott We wish you and your colleagues at Nanofilm all the best in the future Here s to the Nano Decade SR Thanks Steve It has been my pleasure Thanks to Steve and Scott for taking the time to share their thoughts Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org Nanotechnology s DC Week President Obama s PCAST Meeting Posted on March 23rd 2010 in Uncategorized 2 Comments I www vincentcaprio org and the NanoBusiness Alliance have returned from our 9th Annual Washington DC Roundtable Event We had the opportunity to meet with Senators Ron Wyden D OR http www vincentcaprio org nanobusiness alliance dc roundtable march 15 17th and Mark Pryor D AR to discuss Nanotechnology legislation While DC debated the state of Healthcare Reform one issue that Democrats and Republicans agree on is U S funding of Nanotechnology R D http www nano gov NNI 2011 budget supplement pdf We hear that President Obama was impressed with the nanotechnology information during a March 12th meeting http bit ly c59hZ5 with his Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Thanks to all the NanoBusiness Alliance members who contributed products Earlier that day PCAST discussed the progress of the National Nanotechnology Initiative In a highly favorable overall report they recommended five steps for strengthening the initiative in order to maintain U S leadership in nanotechnology research 1 Increase NNI funding for nanomanufacturing research while maintaining support for basic research 2 Strengthen the NNCO the NNI coordinating entity with additional funds and a broader mandate 3 Require that metrics be developed to track benefits of nanotechnology such as job creation 4 Develop a cross agency strategy plan that links environment health and safety research with knowledge gaps and decision making needs 5 Expedite the citizenship review process for those receiving advanced degrees in science and engineering The full NNI review prepared by a working group of three PCAST members joined by a dozen expert advisors is slated for release on March 25th through the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy http www whitehouse gov administration eop ostp The report with summary recommendations including a list of the PCAST NNI Working Group members is online at http bit ly d4z4hk Since I just returned from DC I will present my analysis of our DC Event next week I would like to thank all the members of our Nanotechnology Community who took the time from their busy schedules to participate Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org Attachments NanoBusiness Alliance DC Roundtable March 15 17th Posted on March 17th 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments Vincent Caprio Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance and Senator Ron Wyden left Vincent Caprio Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance and Governor Howard Dean below NanoBusiness DC Event Updated Agenda Nano News Posted on March 14th 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments I www vincentcaprio org am looking forward to our 9th Annual DC Roundtable starting Monday evening March 15th We will be meeting with legislative executive branch and agency leaders on Tuesday March 16th and Wednesday March 17th Our updated agenda is below As Washington debates Healthcare reform I would like to share with you a few positive news stories in our Nanotechnology Community A123 Systems Under Way With Construction of 600 Million Battery Plant in Michigan an Industrial Info News Alert http www marketwire com press release A123 Systems Under Way With Construction 600 Million Battery Plant Michigan Industrial 1127154 htm SouthWest NanoTechnologies Receives Frost Sullivan 2010 North American Technology Innovation Award in Carbon Nanotubes http www nanowerk com news newsid 15124 php mPower Emergency Illuminator Featured in March 2010 Issue of Popular Mechanics Magazine http finance yahoo com news mPower Emergency Illuminator iw 3710183263 html x 0 v 1 Scott Rickert CEO Nanofilm Taking the NanoPulse Nanotechnology A Not Ready For Primetime Player http www industryweek com articles taking the nanopulse nanotechnology a not ready for primetime player 21153 aspx Page 2 PROGRAM Our DC event begins on Monday evening March 15th with our Opening Dinner hosted by K L Gates at Lima at 6 30 pm Lima 1401 K Street NW next door to DC Coast Washington DC 20005 202 789 2800 Tuesday March 16th 8 30am 10 30am Breakfast with Senator Ron Wyden at the Dirksen Building Room 562 2 00pm Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus Co Chaired by Joel Shapiro Office of Senator Ron Wyden and Vincent Caprio Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance The Caucus will be held at the Dirksen Building Room 562 Moderator Senator Ron Wyden D OR http wyden senate gov 4 30pm Senator Mark Pryor D AR http www pryor senate gov public index cfm p Home Dinner is from 6 00pm 8 30pm hosted by the Law Firm of McKenna Long Aldridge Governor Howard Dean will be our Guest Speaker The dinner will be held at the Law Offices of McKenna Long Aldridge 1900 K Street NW Washington DC 20006 202 496 7500 Wednesday March 17th NanoBusiness Alliance Federal Roundtable Location Offices of

    Original URL path: http://www.vincentcaprio.org/2010/03 (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2010 » February
    separations Second as part of his program to better characterize ionic liquids Baker has developed innovative nanostructured sensors with unique optical properties Baker s group uses these sensors for precision spectroscopic measurements using techniques such as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy These sensors could find many other uses for example in monitoring catalytic processes or performing bioassays in medical laboratories Jeffrey Neaton also represents the Department of Energy through the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Neaton directs the Theory of Nanostructured Materials Facility at the LBNL s Molecular Foundry Neaton s computational support group provides access to Nano a 432 processor Linux cluster with a theoretical peak performance of 3 1 Teraflops Nano is devoted exclusively to nanoscience projects undertaken by the Foundry s staff and participants in the lab s extensive program for outside users Neaton himself has performed important calculations of electron flow in nanowires molecular transistors and other nanoscale electronic or optical devices He works closely with experimental colleagues both Foundry staff and users from industry or academia Their goal is to simulate the fundamental physics of devices which combine inorganic and organic materials in nanostructures and to see how mechanical strain and interfacial phenomenon effect device performance By leading to a better understanding of the behavior of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices this work could help us engineer practical inexpensive solar cells solid state lighting products and low power high performance electronics Bruce J Hinds nominated for PECASE by the National Institutes of Health is the William Bryan Associate Professor of Chemical and and Materials Engineering at the University of Kentucky Hinds award recognizes his efforts to exploit the properties of carbon nanotubes to improve the delivery of drugs via skin patches Hinds has developed techniques for aligning carbon nanotubes across a thin membrane and for precisely placing chemical groups at the tube ends Water can flow through the aligned nanotubes virtually friction free a surprising effect that several groups are exploring for low pressure filtration systems Hinds on the other hand has developed a method to precisely functionalize the ends of the nanotubes allowing him to control the passage of various molecules through his membranes Recognizing that this kind of selective transport mimics the biological action of protein channels Hinds went one step further and incorporated electrostatic control elements to simulate a gated ion channel NIH s National Institute on Drug Abuse is supporting Hinds work to develop these electrically controllable membranes into a better system for delivering drugs through the skin in a highly controllable fashion Initial efforts focused on three drugs are already widely used with conventional transdermal patches Clonidine for opiate withdrawal therapy fentanyl for pain management and perhaps best known nicotine for smoking cessation Seth R Bank an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Texas was nominated by the Department of Defense along with Rashid Zia of Brown University profiled in our January 15th newsletter Professor Bank works with electronic devices built from III V semiconductors which

    Original URL path: http://www.vincentcaprio.org/2010/02 (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2010 » January
    America competitive since our inception in 2001 Today I would like to announce our 9th Annual Washington Roundtable which will be held March 15 17th We will be in Washington DC starting Monday evening with a networking dinner and reception Members please Email alisa nanobusiness org to register To join the NanoBusiness Alliance please Email vince nanobusiness org to discuss The innovative products developed by our NanoBusiness Alliance members often begin as ideas in a research lab Yesterday s nanoscience discoveries drive today s breakthrough nanotechnology Over the next few months we are going to try to sneak a peek at tomorrow s technology by checking out what the scientists are working on right now I will be bringing you short profiles of nanoscientists working across the many different disciplines that contribute to the excitement of our field Of course we will be highlighting some of the big names but we are going to start on a different track by featuring a group of highly distinguished younger scientists Last week I talked about the NanoBusiness Alliance s Talent Program http www nanobusinesstalent org for gifted high school students The first group of nanoscientists we are going to look at are standouts a decade or more further down the career path at the point where they are just beginning independent research careers Each year the White House asks U S R D agencies to nominate young scientists whose pursuit of innovative research and commitment to community service are already apparent From these nominees the Office of Science and Technology Policy selects the winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers or PECASE I was pleased to discover that nanotechnology has been on PECASE winner s research agenda at least since 1999 when President Clinton honored Kathryn Kam Moler of Stanford University Moler was nominated by the Department of Defense for her work in developing new experimental methods to probing magnetism on the nanoscale and for using these new tools to study materials such as superconductors that have important uses in critical Air Force applications like high power microwave sources In the decade since Kam s star has continued to rise In addition to leading a very successful research group http www stanford edu group moler utilizing local magnetic probes she is now the director of the Center for Probing the Nanoscale http www stanford edu group cpn index html a National Science Foundation funded center where Stanford and IBM scientists continue to improve scanning probe methods for measuring imaging and controlling nanoscale phenomena Of course they have a great legacy from which to draw Many people consider the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope which brought IBM scientists Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics a seminal event in the history of nanotechnology Binnig and his longtime colleague Christoph Gerber then based at IBM s Zurich laboratory spent 1986 visiting Stanford and IBM s Almaden laboratory in San Jose Their collaboration with Calvin Quate at Stanford led to the first and perhaps still most successful of the STM s progeny the Atomic Force Microscope We are going to take a look at one more recent PECASE recipient this week Rashid Zia is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University and a member of the Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation http www brown edu Departments IMNI His works on nanophotonics is supported by both NSF and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research On AFOSR s recommendation he was honored among the 2008 PECASE winners Rashid describes his work as melding an optical physicist s interest in how light behaves in nanostructured materials with an electrical engineer s desire to develop useful new devices So he and his students model build and characterize subwavelength photonic devices often based on rare earth compounds He says these plasmonic devices can combine the speed of optics with the nanoscale size we have come to expect in the electronics world One of the group s goals is to improve LED lighting and hasten our transition away from inefficient incandescent or mercury containing fluorescent bulbs a great example of my green clean and never seen theme for nanotechnology More PECASE stories will follow in the coming weeks along with some profiles of other well known nanoscientists Please send me feedback on who you would like to see included Who do you think are the rock stars of nanoscience Please email your nominees to vince nanobusiness org Let s take a moment on Dr King s birthday to commit to science and math education for the students of America Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org NanoBusiness Talent Program President Obama to unveil 250 Million math science program Posted on January 11th 2010 in Uncategorized No Comments President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a 250 million teacher training program aimed at improving math and science education nationwide http politicalticker blogs cnn com 2010 01 06 obama unveils 250 million math science program The effort which aims to train more than 10 000 new teachers over five years is part of the White House s Educate to Innovate campaign a series of programs and grants designed to address the growing gap between the United States and other countries in the fields of science technology engineering and mathematics STEM The NanoBusiness Alliance is delighted that the Obama Administration has made this commitment to tomorrow s scientists and engineers I www vincentcaprio org look back over the last 30 years at how Technology has driven our economy America continues to lead the World in Technology and Innovation and we must invest in our young people to stay competitive Investment in Education and Technology is an issue we must all agree on for the future of America The NanoBusiness Alliance has made a significant commitment to students interested in nanotechnology Entering our third year

    Original URL path: http://www.vincentcaprio.org/2010/01 (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2009 » December
    in NYC was my final nanotechnology conference of this decade and we finished the 00 s with an informal and exciting program John Chiang California State Controller delivered a Keynote speech providing his nanotechnology green and clean vision for the State of California and our nation I had the opportunity to have lunch Sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission with John He is one of the most intelligent and enlightened elected officials I have ever met John is a brilliant highly educated public servant After lunch we had a special presentation by Charles Gasparino acclaimed Investigative Journalist and CNBC On Air Editor Charlie passionately spoke about his New York Times best seller The Sellout http www amazon com Sellout Government Mismanagement Destroyed Financial dp 0061697168 ref sr 1 1 ie UTF8 s books qid 1259604282 sr 1 1 Gasparino described Wall Street s three decades love affair with risk I have read The Sellout and it is required reading for every entrepreneur and Wall Street professional Kudos to Charlie I moderated our afternoon Water Infrastructure panel All four of my panelists William Brennan Chairman CEO Brennan Investment Partners http www brennaninvestment com Home about bip Kevin McGovern Chairman The Water Initiative http thewaterinitiative com MainPage 19 6 html Philip H Lippel PhD Nanotechnologist Kevin M Brophy Meidlinger Partners LLC http www meidlingerpartners net index html provided informative data on investing and the market size of the Water Industry During the reception over a dozen people who had enjoyed our water panel asked me about becoming an individual member of the Water Innovations Alliance Yes you can become an individual member http www vincentcaprio org become a member for only 100 We would like to thank our moderators Jeffrey Rosedale PhD of Woodcock Washburn Leon Radomsky of Foley Lardner Stanley Goos of Harris Beach PLLC Dave Arthur CEO of Southwest Nanotechnologies http www swentnano com offered a prize of an iPod Nano to the individual who came closest to the measured value of the viscosity of the V2V Ink Vehicle on display at his booth And the winner was one of my favorite IP attorneys Leon Radomsky of Foley Lardner Congratulations to Leon The final Keynote of our day was Scott Livingston Founder CEO of Livingston Securities http www livingstonsecurities com Scott provided an analysis of this past decade s nanotechnology start ups and his vision for nanotechnology for the next decade I would like to thank all of the attendees speakers and sponsors of my nanotechnology conferences from the past decade The next decade looks promising for all of us in the nano and water communities Happy Holidays and see you in 2010 Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Sr Vice President NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org Livingston Nanotechnology Conference Monday Dec 7th NYC Program Reminder Posted on December 8th 2009 in Uncategorized No Comments I am looking forward to a very dynamic program

    Original URL path: http://www.vincentcaprio.org/2009/12 (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2009 » November
    15 5 00 Keynote To be announced 5 00 Closing Remarks and Drinks Networking Scott and I look forward to seeing you in New York City on December 7th Regards Vincent Caprio It s Green It s Clean It s Never Seen That s Nanotechnology www vincentcaprio org Sr Vice President NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org NANO NEWS for the week ending Nov 21st Lockheed Martin Tests Carbon Nanotube Based Memory Devices on NASA Shuttle Mission http www nanowerk com news newsid 13607 php Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer Show Promise http www physorg com wire news 19937441 emerging therapies in pancreatic cancer show promise html SouthWest NanoTechnologies To Feature Breakthrough Carbon Nanotube Ink Technology at MRS Meeting in Boston http www nanowerk com news newsid 13525 php At CUNY Mission to Elevate Science Begins to Bear Fruit http www nytimes com 2009 11 16 education 16cuny html Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology announces new grant cycle http www nanowerk com news newsid 13531 php Using photosynthesis to power hydrogen production http ahier posterous com using photosynthesis to power hydrogen produc 0 Carbon Nanotube Coalition McKenna Long Aldridge LLP Dec 3 San Francisco CA Posted on November 20th 2009 in Uncategorized No Comments Today I am excited to announce that the NanoBusiness Alliance is sponsoring The Carbon Nanotube Coalition s one day conference to be held on December 3rd at the office of McKenna Long Aldridge LLP 101 California Street Floor 41 San Francisco CA 94111 Conference Chairman Rick Canady PhD DABT http www mckennalong com professionals 1197 html has asked me to speak on Thursday afternoon at 4 30pm The Carbon Nanotube Coalition s December 3 2009 meeting will bring together manufacturers and industrial users of carbon nanotubes to examine the questions DTSC has asked and to discuss the larger policy implications they raise such as protection of proprietary information how to report data regarding nanomaterials across widely differing regulatory jurisdictions and how to address concerns about measuring and monitoring nanomaterials in the environment The invitation only meeting will include presentations and discussions limited to industry members followed by a question and answer session with DTSC policy makers REGISTER TODAY Registration is complimentary to NanoBusiness Alliance Members in good standing Please contact Vincent Caprio Sr Vice President NanoBusiness Alliance vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org 203 733 1949 For non NanoBusiness Alliance Members the fee is 300 Click here to register https guest cvent com EVENTS Register IdentityConfirmation aspx e a27bf93b 168e 4dde bb02 19ed358a83c6 WHO SHOULD ATTEND Companies preparing responses to the DTSC data call in due January 2010 Manufacturers of carbon nanotubes who were not named in the DTSC data call in but who will be affected by policy regulations and public perceptions that will be formed by the responses to DTSC Users of carbon nanotubes concerned about how responses to DTSC will affect perceptions regarding carbon nanotubes and possibly the supply chains for their products Companies who see this dialogue as a formative event for how other nanotechnology applications will be regulated and viewed by the public CONFIRMED SPEAKERS Jeff Wong PhD Chief Scientist DTSC Rick Canady PhD DABT Senior Advisor McKenna Long Aldridge and former risk policy advisor to the FDA Commissioner s Office and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Michael Boucher Lead attorney on carbon nanotube EPA TSCA submissions for McKenna Long Aldridge LLP Ann Grimaldi Lead attorney on green chemistry and nanotechnology for McKenna Long Aldridge LLP in California Tom Jacobs California Nano Industry Network Bill Gulledge American Chemistry Council Nanotechnology Panel AGENDA Sessions I III are invitation only sessions CNC members and other industry participants 8 30am Continental Breakfast provided to those attending the session in person I Orientation and Goals of the Meeting 8 45am Rick Canady Carbon Nanotube Coalition Welcome and opening remarks 9 00am Bill Gulledge ACC Nanotechnology Panel Consideration of the DTSC carbon nanotube data call in for the broader value chain and implications to other nanomaterials nationally 9 15am Tom Jacobs California Nano Regulatory Committee The California Nano scene DTSC and the California legislative environment What does this mean Guided Discussion of Issues in Responses to the Questions 9 30am Ann Grimaldi McKenna Long Aldridge LLP Addressing DTSC questions 1 3 quoted directly from the DTSC letter to manufacturers 1 What is the value chain for your company For example in what products are your carbon nanotubes used by others In what products In what quantities Who are your major customers 2 What sampling detection and measurement methods are you using to monitor detect and measure the presence of your chemical in the workplace and the environment Provide a full description of all required sampling detection measurement and verification methodologies Provide full QA QC protocol 3 What is your knowledge about the current and projected presence of your chemical in the environment that results from manufacturing distribution use and end of life disposal 10 45am Coffee Break 11 00am Michael Boucher McKenna Long Aldridge LLP Addressing DTSC questions 4 6 4 What is your knowledge about the safety of your chemical in terms of occupational safety public health and the environment 5 What methods are you using to protect workers in the research development and manufacturing environment 6 When released does your material constitute a hazardous waste under California Health Safety Code provisions Are discarded off spec materials a hazardous waste Once discarded are the carbon nanotubes you produce a hazardous waste What are your waste handling practices for carbon nanotubes 12 15pm Working Lunch provided to those attending the session in person III Guided Discussion of Cross Cutting Issues 1 15pm Rick Canady Carbon Nanotube Coalition Addressing general Issues in responses CBI consideration Data submission How much is enough Can data be viewed as eyes only or through read across data compilations Submitting information about the value chain i e your customers or suppliers Relation of DTSC reporting to TSCA and CEPA reporting and regulation Public perception issues of differing opinions of

    Original URL path: http://www.vincentcaprio.org/2009/11 (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive



  •