NanoBCA is pleased to support and recommend the following event:

Royal Institution Lecture: “Convergences in Technologies: Nano Bio and Info”
By nanotechnology research pioneer Dr. Malcolm Gillis
June 3, 2014 – London, UK

Dr. Gillis (President of Rice University from 1993 to 2004) has been at the forefront of international research collaboration, working with Lord David Sainsbury, then UK Minister for Science, to pioneer a truly international approach between the leading research academics working in nano science in the US, UK and Europe.  The lecture will be held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS, starting at 7:00 pm.  To reserve tickets, please contact The Royal Institution of Great Britain.


Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: APNT) and Nanofilm, Ltd.Sign Merger Agreement
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:APNT) (Applied Nanotech), a global leader in nanotechnology research and development, and NanoHolding Inc., the parent company of Nanofilm, Ltd. (Nanofilm), a private company with a leading market position for specialty optical coatings, cleaners and nano-composite products,  jointly announced that their respective Boards of Directors have approved an agreement and plan of merger and exchange. Under terms of the agreement, a new company named PEN Inc (PEN) will be created. Upon completion of the merger, current Applied Nanotech stockholders and holders of certain debt convertible into Applied Nanotech’s common stock are expected to own approximately 38% of PEN’s outstanding common stock, and owners of Nanofilm are expected to receive approximately 62% of PEN’s outstanding common stock. Scott Rickert, Ph.D., the chief executive officer of Nanofilm, will become the chairman and chief executive officer of PEN.

12th Annual NanoBCA DC Roundtable
May 6-7, 2014
– Washington, DC

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Important policy developments are on the horizon in 2014 for the NanoBCA community including regulatory developments, advanced manufacturing initiatives and a proposed National Nanotechnology Amendments Act.  Join NanoBCA in Washington, DC, May 6-7th, to learn about the issues at hand and to meet with and be heard by the key policy makers.  

NanoBCA Members – No charge
Non-members – $250

If you are interested in attending, then please complete the attached registration form and email to or fax to 480-275-3662.

NanoBCA Requests Your Participation on 2014 U.S. Nanotechnology Commercialization Survey
Deadline extended until March 31st
The 10-15 minute interactive survey may be accessed at

The NCMS has partnered with the National Science Foundation under the National Nanotechnology Initiative to conduct its latest study of commercialization trends in nanotechnology and nanofabrication – previous studies were performed in 2003, 2006 and 2009. The goal of this 2014 study is to document best practices in nano-product development and integration, and identify the challenges organizations (academia, government labs, start-ups or established corporations) face in transitioning nano-scale advances from the lab into sustainable commercial applications.

LG Chem to Acquire U.S. Desalination Membrane Innovator NanoH2O
NanoH2O Inc., a manufacturer of reverse-osmosis membranes that purify seawater to drinking quality while lowering the cost of desalination, is being purchased by Seoul-based LG Chem Ltd. for $200 million. The UCLA startup makes water potable from fresh, brackish and saltwater sources. The acquisition is expected to close in April.

Save the NNIN!  Sign the Petition
Funding cuts will drastically reduce U.S. competitiveness in nanotechnology.

On March 4th, the National Science Foundation unexpectedly announced that they would not fund the Next Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, which would have allowed the NNIN to continue operating its network of shared nanofabrication and characterization facilities.

Harris & Harris Group Announced as Top Ranked High-Tech Investor by SBIR Source and as an Investor in Innovation by

The FY 2015 Science & Technology R&D Budget
The President’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposes $135.4 billion for Federal research and development (R&D), an increase of $1.7 billion or 1.2 percent over FY 2014 enacted levels.

Ben Franklin is the 2nd Most Active Investor in Greater Philadelphia
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) reported its investment activity ranked in as the 2nd most active investor in Greater Philadelphia in 2013 and 5th most active investor in the nation during Q4 2013 as measured by
PwC MoneyTree™.

Are These The VC Firms That Actually Fund Innovation?
By JJ Colao

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

We look forward to your participation in the UK and DC.


Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association