Highlights from the 2017 NanoBCA Conference
The 16th Annual Conference of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association Conference (NanoBCA) just took place (June 15, 2017) at the law firm K&L Gates in Washington, DC.
Dr. Marco Curreli, Executive Director of Omni Nano and Director of Nanotechnology Research at Gamma Alloys, moderated the entire event and updated the nanotech business community on the latest developments in the areas of nanotechnology education and reinforced aluminum alloys.
Dr. Curreli commented:
“I always enjoy attending NanoBCA’s conferences. They offer unprecedented opportunities to network with executives of nanotechnology companies, government officials, and technology investors.”
“My talk was divided in two parts: First, I updated everyone on what we are doing at Gamma Alloys. Our nanoparticle-reinforced aluminum alloys have the potential to be a game-changer for both the Aerospace and Automotive industries. For a startup company, we have an impressive list of customers, such as Boeing, Sikorsky Aircraft, and Fiat-Chrysler, to name a few. Second, I presented Omni Nano‘s progress in nanotechnology and STEM education. There is a growing need for curricula to teach nanotechnology at the high school and community college level. Students taking these courses will be the future employees of America’s growing nanotech industry. I also had the chance to remind the community of the Challenge Grant we have recently received. It’s in the best interest of these companies that we educate STEM students with a high-quality curriculum for nanotechnology.”
Other Presenters Included:
Mark Shaw, CEO of UltraTech International, Inc.: Marketing and Selling Nanotechnology.
Scott Rickert, Chairman & CEO of PEN Inc: Time to Jumpstart Nanotech Small Business Growth.
Doyle Edwards, Government Programs Director of Brewer Science: Growing the IOT: Leveraging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology to Create High-Performance Sensors.
Dmitri Aronov, General Manager/Business Development, OCSiAl USA: Innovative industrial applications of single wall carbon nanotubes.
Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office: Engaging with the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office: Efforts to Promote Commercialization and Build Future Workforce.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell PC: Evolving TSCA Reporting Obligations for Nanoscale Materials.
James Williams, Strategy + Communications Director of Nanotronics Imaging: Utilities for Scale.
Anil R. Diwan, President & Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc.: NanoViricides’ Highly Effective and Safe (Preclinical Data) Topical Drug Candidate Against Shingles is Getting Close to Regulatory Trials; Opens Up An Array of New Indications in Herpecide Program Alone.
Viktor Vejins, President & CEO of Nano-C: Commercialization of Nanostructured Carbon.
FBI Agent: Economic Espionage Program.
Michael Weiner, CEO, Lumineu: How Nanowaves Trigger Healing Non-Invasively for Alzheimer’s (as shown in human studies).
Jodi Chase, CEO of FullScaleNANO: Chicago Cubs & Nano Material: Measuring Success.
Penelope Salmons, President of Fibrtec Inc: Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials: Barriers in the Journey to Market Up.
More About NanoBCA:
Overview: The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization dedicated to creating a friendly political environment that:
- Nurtures research and innovation in nanotechnology,
- Promotes tech-transfer of nanotechnologies from academia to industry,
- Encourages private capital investments in nanotechnology companies, and
- Helps its company members bring innovative nanotechnology products to the market.
Vision: Ensuring that the United States is and remains a global leader in the burgeoning field of nanotechnology and assuring the safe, secure, and beneficial use of nanotechnology and nanoscience for all peoples.
Wikipedia article: Wikipedia.org/wiki/NanoBCA