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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » Blog Archive » NanoBusiness Alliance Issues Statement on Sustainable Development of Nanotechnology
    to society As with any emerging technology nanotechnology and nanoscale materials must be managed in a responsible way to identify and minimize any potential adverse effect on human health or the environment The Alliance is committed to fostering the responsible and sustainable development of nanotechnology to working with governmental and related nanotechnology stakeholders to develop appropriate scientific testing tools methodologies and data to characterize nanoscale materials and to developing informed science based governance policies laws standards practices and regulations pertinent to nanoscale materials I www vincentcaprio org would like to thank the members of the EHS Committee for their contributions to the creation of the position statement Lynn Bergeson Partner Bergeson Campbell Jim Hussey CEO NanoInk Skip Rung President Executive Director ONAMI Phil Lippel Consultant Cynthia Kuper President Versilant Nanotechnologies Regards Vincent Caprio Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade www vincentcaprio org Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org NANO NEWS Excellent article on America s greatest living Scientist and NanoBusiness Alliance friend Dean Kamen Mr Segway s difficult path http www economist com node 16295592 story id 16295592 From Scott Livingston of Livingston Securities www livingstonsecurities com Tesla Motors prices 13 3 million shares at 17 per share closes first day of trading at 23 89 http www sec gov Archives edgar data 1318605 000095013010002906 ds1a htm OCAST names five nanotechnology application award winners http okc biz article 06 29 2010 OCAST names five nanotechnology application award winners aspx GE Using Nanotechnology to Green the Alberta Oil Sands http www marketwatch com story ge using nanotechnology to green the alberta oil sands 2010 06 30 Leave a Reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Pages Vincent s Bio Vincent s Friends Become a WIAF Individual Member Become a NanoBCA Individual Member

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » Blog Archive » Review – 9th Annual NanoBusiness Alliance Conference, Sept 27-28, Chicago, IL
    Moore s Law beyond the CMOS era As such it is perhaps the premiere example of the kind of public private partnership so many of our speakers touted as essential to the successful commercialization of America s nanotechnology know how After lunch the EHS track continued with an extension of the morning panel discussion followed by Don Ewert s OSO BioPharmaceuticals presentation on how nanoEHS issues are handled in an industry with well established industrial toxicology practices Meanwhile the commercialization track continued starting with an Intellectual Property panel moderated by Dr J Steven Rutt Foley Lardner LLP and featuring Neil Kane Advanced Diamond Technologies Stephen G Wasko Wasko Associates Sven Riethmueller Foley Lardner LLP Dr Jeffrey R Lomprey Foley Lardner LLP and Mark Kaczor University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign They discussed changes in patent law and policy that affect nanotechnology along with other emerging technologies They noted a wide variation in the sophistication among university licensing offices which are so often involved with nanotech startups noting that some give broader licenses than they should to companies with the ability to commercialize only in limited areas We are beginning to see government march in rights asserted in some of these cases as allowed under Bayh Dole to ensure that government funded research is widely commercialized Doug Jamison and Alexei A Andreev both of Harris Harris followed with the first of several discussions of the venture capital climate They shared their perspectives on ten years of nanotechnology investing including H H s investments in 31 nanotech or microsystems companies Alexei noted that people tend to overestimate the short term impacts of a new technology and underestimate its long term impacts H H itself was guilty of this he said in terms of underestimating the necessary capital investments and development timescales On the other hand they are seeing a higher percentage of companies survive and slowly build revenues than they originally expected Harris Harris feels that small VC firms and a new breed of serial investors he calls superangels are carving out a distinct role from larger VC firms Superangels are particularly well suited for Web 2 0 companies for example where there is no visibility into the end market but one can quickly and cheaply build a first product to assess it Large firms are drawn to industries like biotech where the potential market and costs of competing technologies are easier to predict but the development risks are very high H H continues to feel that nanotechnology is a good fit with their middle ground investment strategy which is to bet not just on cool technologies but on companies with well defined products and identified niche entries to the market Doug expanded on these ideas in the penultimate plenary session of the day giving a detailed description of Harris Harris portfolio of companies in cleantech electronics healthcare and other industries He divides these investments into three development stages and noted that interested Alliance members can easily track their progress through these stages via the company s 10K filings He concluded by saying it is unclear how the VC community will develop in the next few years The well known paucity of early stage deals recently may be partially alleviated by the rise of superangels for example but so far they have operated almost exclusively in the internet arena plus a few cleantech deals Lux Research s Jurron Bradley closed out the first day s talks with a summary of Lux s onboard intelligence regarding the nanotechnology community He noted that government and corporate sponsorship for nanotechnology R D each amounted to about 8 5B worldwide in 2009 with important U S and non U S investments in both categories Approximately 500M was added to USG funding through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act On the VC side 6 of the top ten deals were in healthcare with energy and environmental technologies also remaining strong despite the overall 42 decrease in VC funding vs 2008 Nano companies received VC funding for improved batteries and for filtration products both water and air Lux sees the VC pie as stable or shrinking slightly in the next two to three years Lux maps nano R D on a two dimensional Innovation Grid with Business Execution and Technical Value as the axes When they apply this methodology on a country by country basis the U S remains at the top in technical value but is in the middle of the pack on business activity execution crossing over into what they call the ivory tower quadrant Japan and Germany in contrast have high scores on both axes while Singapore s targeted electronics R D makes them a good example of a niche player with excellent execution in limited fields One area where Russia excels is in workforce training but they do a poor job of utilizing their highly educated workers In contrast the U S falls short of its peers in producing degreed scientists and engineers a weakness which must be addressed if we are to move squarely into the dominant sector of the Lux Innovation Grid On day two of the conference the plenary sessions were shared with the Water Innovations Alliance The morning session gave NbA members a chance to hear several big players in the water industry talk about how their companies innovate with presentations from Don Thompson President of the Oil Sands Developers Group representing companies active in the Athabasca oil sands region of Alberta Canada William F Wescott Ph D VP for Innovation Americas at French water giant Veolia Environnement and Mark LeChevallier PhD Director of Innovation Environmental Stewardship for American Water the largest investor owned water and wastewater utility company in the United States After splitting off from our water colleagues we heard from Jim Hussey CEO of one of the Chicago area s leading nanotech companies NanoInk Jim described the potential for using nanotechnology based testing to develop test data as input to the regulatory process for nanomaterials Jim emphasized

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » Blog Archive » Summary of NNI at Ten: Nanotechnology Innovation Summit – Part 1
    with research agencies H H has invested about 125M in their portfolio companies which have attracted about 1 5 B in venture capital overall While the 80M these companies have received in federal funds seems small in comparison it is an important leveraging tool Matt discussed investment in nanotechnology from his current perspective and in terms of his prior role as a founder of Lux Research He pointed out the loss of 5 5 million U S manufacturing jobs over the last decade and called science and technology innovation the only tool left in the U S competitiveness toolkit While Venrock has a much broader focus than Lux only Nanosys is an obvious nanocompany other portfolio companies for example several in the energy space rely on nanomaterials and technology Aymeric s company invests exclusively in nano and covers the field broadly He claimed they screened 1700 companies in the past year and took a more serious look at 173 Virtually all of their companies received NNI support in one form or another Like H H their portfolio includes a mix of company maturities As an example of a later stage company he noted that Soladigm which manufactures green building materials like switchable clear tinted glass is now hiring 300 400 people to ramp up their manufacturing Thursday afternoon featured two more technical sessions and another chance to visit companies displaying their wares at the Showcase We heard from Northwestern University Professor and molecular electronics pioneer Mark Ratner from IBM s Tom Theis and from Dawn Bonnell Director of the Nano Bio Interface Center at the University of Pennsylvania Dr Ratner pointed that nature s solar energy conversion process photosynthesis utilizes aligned nanostructures and discussed synthetic analogues He also discussed application in health care especially diagnostics and security A long time advocate for education and the development of young researchers Mark pointed out that nanotech is still a young field so it is especially important that we don t just look to financials as a measure of success We have real companies doing real things and real students speaking the language Quoting Thoreau he concluded There is more day to dawn The sun is but a morning star Dr Theis discussed some of IBM s most recent lab accomplishments in the realm of devices and systems for future generations of computers including optical devices fabricated out of silicon and fully integrated with CMOS processing techniques and small fast transistors made with carbon nanotubes or graphene He noted that despite their world class research strengths IBM can t go it alone and relies on partnerships like the NRI to overcome the full set of barriers which must be overcome to deploy new technologies in the semiconductor industry In addition to discussing why the next switch must not just be small but must be able to switch at lower voltages than scaled CMOS he made an interesting remark about NSF s new solicitation for proposals as part of the Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond Signature Initiative There are three eligible topics new materials new state variables and new architectures or computing paradigms Dr Theis noted that by requiring proposals to address not just one of these topics but at least two NSF was stimulating the kind of cross disciplinary partnerships that are needed to identify manufacturable solutions from among the many things that physics allows Dr Bonnell was a participant in the Nano2 study which we wrote about a few weeks ago a broad survey of nano research in the U S and internationally She noted that while there is a lot of continuity in topics and programs since the start of the NNI there are several current hot topics that were not foreseen Two examples are graphene and nanoplasmonics From her own Center s work she highlighted carbon nanotube based sensors and cancer biomarkers Finally Dr Bonnell noted that we must continue to evolve versions of our nano instruments that are capable of making measurements in manufacturing environments as opposed to the research environments from which they generally come There were two more presentations from high ranking Federal officials Thursday afternoon Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Leo Christodoulou Director of the Defense Sciences Office of DARPA Secretary Chu summarized DOE s plans to Transform the Energy Landscape before giving numerous examples of DOE funded research into basic phenomena of importance for solar energy conversion energy storage efficient separation and capture of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases and improved building technologies such as LED lighting He discussed the Energy Innovation Hub program sometimes called Bell Lab lets using the example of the Fuels from Sunlight Hub Caltech Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with its ambitious goal of finding an artificial way to efficiently convert light and water to oxygen and hydrogen and then catalyze the production of a hydrocarbon fuel mimicking photosynthesis but with much higher efficiency and an end product tailored to our fuel delivery systems Dr Chu concluded by saying that we have a lot of technologies in place as a result of research to date but need new breakthroughs to meet our goals Dr Christodoulou spoke mostly about DARPA s general approach to innovation DARPA is not afraid to fail although he noted that in briefing Deputy Director Ken Gabriel who was originally scheduled to speak for this meeting he came up with plenty of impressive DARPA funded topdown nanotechnology Examples include a tour de force maskless nanowriter tip based nanofabrication work and functional interfaces In contrast he noted that the agency s Blue Angel vaccine program is producing 16 million doses of vaccine per month using tobacco as the bottom up biofactory a sort of surrogate nanowriter He believes that if the 21st century is as some have suggested going to be the age of the control and manipulation of matter more of our research will have to take high throughput bottom up approaches Nanobusiness leaders rounded out the day in sessions devoted to innovations in energy technology

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » Blog Archive » Summary of NNI at Ten: Nanotechnology Innovation Summit – Part 2
    early support from both NIH and NSF and went public in 2007 Their technologies can be applied for direct genomic detection or ultrasensitive detection of proteins It is being developed for point of use diagnostics in hospitals doctors offices etc Current technology for genomic detection based on the polymerase chain reaction PCR is too sophisticated and expensive for many potential sites It is only available in about 10 of U S hospitals Nanosphere believes their tools can be used much more widely Currently the most expensive consumable part of their Verigene system is the plastic test cartridge That cost will go down to less than the price of a latte once production quantities are scaled up Two application examples Mr Moffitt discussed are testing a patient s ability to metabolize the anticlotting drug Plavix which is ineffective for 30 of patients and early detection of bloodstream infections Nanosphere s instruments cut test time from 3 days to a few hours and they can pinpoint the specific agent of infection This could significantly reduce sepsis and death due to hospital acquired infections Mr Moffitt considers PCR and ELISA Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay to be the two most important medical diagnostic developments of the last half century Nanosphere s products and similar technologies can improve on both of these workhorses with better performance higher speed and ultimately lower cost The advance nanomaterials session included Professor Zhong Lin Wang of Georgia Institute of Technology Dr VJ Sahi Vice President of Government Affairs for Nanosys XinRay Systems CEO Dr Moritz Beckmann and our good friend Terry Medley Global Director of Corporate Regulatory Affairs for Dupont Most of you have probably seen beautiful pictures of zinc oxide nanoflowers springs and ribbons from Z L Wang s group On Friday Dr Wang emphasized his group s work on exploiting the piezoelectric properties of zinc oxide to convert nanoscale motion into useable energy This work complements the better known efforts to address our energy problems with nano enhanced photovoltaic or thermoelectric devices They have learned to transfer arrays of nanogenerators onto cheap flexible substrates and can power a 20 mW LED lamp with a 1 square centimeter array The ultimate goal is to self power small networked sensors or similar devices by scavenging mechanical energy from the environment Dr Sahi told us how Nanosys one of the earliest companies formed to commercialize nanotechnology has evolved during the first decade of the NNI Founder Larry Bock s original vision was to consolidate intellectual property rights related to nanotechnology for electronics and energy applications and incubate good product ideas Until 2007 the company looked at platform approaches and considered a wide variety of applications based on a portfolio of issued or applied for patents that now exceeds 750 They have since narrowed their focus somewhat Now they are working in four areas LED lighting Lithium ion batteries solar energy and flash memory Nanosys lighting technologies include QuantumRail which uses quantum dots as downconverters to generate a full range of colors from conventional gallium nitride LEDs LG had a cellphone using this technology for display backlighting at the last Consumer Electronics Show and will show an expanded range of products at January s CES Samsung is also licensing Nanosys technology for lighting In the battery space they are trying to find a way to really accelerate the yearly improvement in storage capacity The battery industry has been delivering 3 5 more capacity a year but that won t get us where we need to be for large scale grid storage or long range electric vehicles any time soon So they are working on a composite anode which combines the high capacity of silicon with graphite s ability to expand and contract without damage during charge discharge cycles Some competitors anodes lose half their capacity in the first cycle Preliminary results for the composite anodes are promising with 7 loss on the first cycle and less than 20 after 1000 cycles in a half cell Dr Beckmann described XinRay s use of carbon nanotubes as cold cathode electron sources in a new generation of imaging devices with applications in both medicine and homeland security XinRay uses carbon nanotube based electron sources to stimulate x ray production in systems for tomosynthesis which he called a poor man s computed tomography Current tomosynthesis systems move a localized source of x rays to assemble multiple high resolution image slices into a composite image with limited 3 D information By replacing the localized source with a distributed source which can be electrically steered XinRay can cut the scan time by a factor of 5 10 while reducing image blur Applications include image guidance for radiation therapy and baggage screening where XinRay s system could greatly reduce the need for manual inspection Terry Medley closed the materials session with an overview of Dupont s interests in nanotechnology As you know Dupont was an early entrant to the field both in the R D lab and as a leader in occupational health and safety Mr Medley broke down the company s interest in nanotechnology into 4 areas nanoscale science and engineering research nanostructured materials coatings and nanoparticles He described his company s attitude towards NNI Goal 4 Responsible Development as basically unchanged since 2005 That s when Chad Halliday who was then CEO wrote and op ed for the Wall Street Journal entitled Let s get nanotech right Of course Terry himself has contributed greatly to that goal through his work at Dupont their partnership with Environmental Defense in developing a framework for evaluating the risk profile of a nanomaterial and his role in the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials ongoing work program While it was both enjoyable and gratifying to hear all these speakers describe the NNI s successes to date and how it has nurtured the nanotechnology industry through its infancy for sheer excitement nothing could compete with the closing forward looking session The four speakers each built a visionary presentation around serious nanoscience

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » Blog Archive » Happy Holidays from the NanoBusiness Alliance
    a NanoBCA Individual Member Contact Me Vincent Caprio on You Tube Discussing Water Infrastructure Water 2 0 Conference February 26 2013 30 Rockefeller Center New York NYC 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference April 9 10 2013 Wake Forest Biotech Place Winston Salem NC NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 11th Annual NanoBusiness Conference September 5 7 2012 Boston MA Water Innovations Alliance Home Key Posts Nanotech Commercialization Conference April 9 10 2013 Wake Forest Biotech Place Winston Salem NC Useful Links National Nanotechnology Initiative InterNano Resources for Nanomanufacturing Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog CalNIN California Nano Industry Network Bergeson Campbell PC National Nanotechnology Coordination Office Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 September 2012 August 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » Blog Archive » Happy Holidays from the Water Innovations Alliance
    NanoBCA Individual Member Contact Me Vincent Caprio on You Tube Discussing Water Infrastructure Water 2 0 Conference February 26 2013 30 Rockefeller Center New York NYC 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference April 9 10 2013 Wake Forest Biotech Place Winston Salem NC NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 11th Annual NanoBusiness Conference September 5 7 2012 Boston MA Water Innovations Alliance Home Key Posts Nanotech Commercialization Conference April 9 10 2013 Wake Forest Biotech Place Winston Salem NC Useful Links National Nanotechnology Initiative InterNano Resources for Nanomanufacturing Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog CalNIN California Nano Industry Network Bergeson Campbell PC National Nanotechnology Coordination Office Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 September 2012 August 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » Blog Archive » 6th Annual Livingston Nanotechnology Conference 2010
    WIAF Individual Member Become a NanoBCA Individual Member Contact Me Vincent Caprio on You Tube Discussing Water Infrastructure Water 2 0 Conference February 26 2013 30 Rockefeller Center New York NYC 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference April 9 10 2013 Wake Forest Biotech Place Winston Salem NC NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 11th Annual NanoBusiness Conference September 5 7 2012 Boston MA Water Innovations Alliance Home Key Posts Nanotech Commercialization Conference April 9 10 2013 Wake Forest Biotech Place Winston Salem NC Useful Links National Nanotechnology Initiative InterNano Resources for Nanomanufacturing Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog CalNIN California Nano Industry Network Bergeson Campbell PC National Nanotechnology Coordination Office Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 September 2012 August 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » Blog Archive » NbA Advises Members to Review – Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs
    This report has used the Nano2 report as input The following step is the FY 2012 Annual Plan following the two reports Nano2 ten year Vision Long by 2020 report Sept 2010 and the 3 year Strategic Plan Dec 2010 as reference We encourage all members of the Nanotechnology Community to review the original report Nano2 http wtec org nano2 NANO NEWS NanoInk Hosts Future Nanotechnologists at Nano Open House http pr usa net index php option com content task view id 533441 Itemid 29 NCI 4 million grant supports cancer nanotechnology partnership between University of New Mexico and Sandia Labs http www nanowerk com news newsid 18924 php Nanotechnology Stocks mPhase Technologies OTC BB XDSL introduces new Active Reserve Battery for its mPower Emergency Illuminator http www fastpitchnetworking com press Nanotechnology 20Stocks 20mPhase 20Technologies 20OTC 20BB 20XDSL 20introduces 20new 20Active 20Reserve 20Battery 20for 20its 20mPower 20Emergency 20Illuminator 20 html Regards Vincent Caprio Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade Executive Director NanoBusiness Alliance 203 733 1949 vincentcaprio nynanobusiness org www nanobusiness2010 com www vincentcaprio org Leave a Reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Pages Vincent s Bio Vincent s Friends Become a WIAF Individual Member Become a NanoBCA Individual Member Contact Me Vincent Caprio on You Tube Discussing Water Infrastructure Water 2 0 Conference February 26 2013 30 Rockefeller Center New York NYC 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference April 9 10 2013 Wake Forest Biotech Place Winston Salem NC NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 11th Annual NanoBusiness Conference September 5 7 2012 Boston MA Water Innovations Alliance Home Key Posts Nanotech Commercialization Conference April 9 10 2013 Wake Forest Biotech Place Winston Salem NC Useful Links National Nanotechnology Initiative InterNano Resources for Nanomanufacturing Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog CalNIN

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