The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association has joined with the N.C. Department of Commerce and the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) to co-host the Nanotech Commercialization Conference The event will bring together every facet of our Nanotech Community: a coalition of nanotechnology stakeholders including nanotechnology companies (public and private), nanotechnology innovators, cutting edge start-ups, leading scientists, investors and executives from Fortune 100 companies. The event will be held on April 4-5, 2012 at the American Tobacco Campus in Research Triangle, NC.

We are very pleased to be teaming with COIN on this groundbreaking event. Last fall I had the opportunity to spend a week in North Carolina and was very surprised at the activity in the nanotechnology community, particularly in the biotechnology sector. At present time, there are over 40 NanoBio companies located in North Carolina with leading research being undertaken at Duke, UNC, NC State, Wake Forest and the region’s other universities.

“For several years, North Carolina has been recognized as a top state for nanotechnology research and practical application,” said John Hardin , Executive Director of the Office of Science & Technology in the North Carolina Department of Commerce. “This conference, which focuses on moving nanoscience from the lab to the global market, will both highlight North Carolina’s pioneering role and help participants turn emerging nanotechnologies into skilled, high-wage jobs.”

“Having the founding business organization of the nanotechnology sector, the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, choose to partner with COIN and N.C. Department of Commerce on this event is most gratifying and demonstrates North Carolina’s leadership in the nanotechnology field,” said Griffith A. Kundahl, Executive Director of COIN.

About N.C. Department of Commerce
N.C. Commerce is the state’s lead economic development agency, developing and implementing strategies around job creation and investment, community and workforce development, and innovation. For more information, see:

About COIN
Established in 2009, COIN is a nonprofit, virtual center of innovation for nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine based in North Carolina. COIN supports those organizations that are most-impacted by the convergence of nano (advanced materials) and bio (life sciences) by ensuring that they have immediate structured access to all relevant resources and a conduit to key regulatory agencies impacting the field. COIN is a premier source of networking opportunities, information, and tailored innovation services that address client needs and catalyze and advance commercialization of nanobiotechnology. Through a network of academic and emerging company researchers, COIN provides access to a myriad of nano-biotechnologies that may be applied across a range of life science sectors. COIN provides a single point of entry to the nanobiotechnology community, connecting key players at the intersection of advanced materials and life sciences.

Save the date April 4-5, 2012! We look forward to seeing you in the spring in North Carolina.


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