Sam Brauer PhD Presented with NanoBCA Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on March 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) is honored to present

Sam Brauer, PhD with our 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award. Sam has been a very influential contributor to the nanotechnology community over the past two decades. Sam participates frequently on our monthly  webinars. Sam will be presenting on our next webinar on Wednesday, January 19th at 2PM ET.

Our webinars are made possible by contributions from our NanoBCA members. NanoBCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

One of the NanoBCA member benefits is the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Become a NanoBCA member and participate in our monthly webinars which discuss how the science of nanotechnology is utilized in the Biotech, Manufacturing, Water, Defense, Chemical and Materials Industries.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER $250

ACADEMIC/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER $100

Once again, we would like to congratulate Sam Brauer, PhD for being the recipient of our 2021 NanoBCA Lifetime Achievement Award. Thank you Sam for your numerous contributions to our nanotechnology community.

Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!

Happy Holidays from NanoBCA!

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Happy Holidays from Water Innovations Alliance Foundation!

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Invitation to Become a Member of NanoBCA – America’s Premier Nanotechnology Association

Posted on March 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) is celebrating our 20-Year Anniversary! NanoBCA has been committed to promoting the commercialization of products utilizing the science of nanotechnology. We were advocates of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Our first success was the passage of the legislation to fund the NNI which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in December 2003. Our members were present to witness this historic event. As advocates of the science of nanotechnology, we returned to the White House during the Bush and Obama Administrations. In addition, during the last 20 years members of the NanoBCA have met with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology.

We invite you to join the NanoBCA as an Individual or a Young Professional Member.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER $250

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER $100

One of the NanoBCA member benefits is the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Become a NanoBCA member and participate in our monthly webinars which discuss how the science of nanotechnology is utilized in the Biotech, Manufacturing, Water, Defense, Chemical and Materials Industries.

JOIN TODAY and participate in our next NanoBCA webinar on Wednesday, December 15th at 2PM ET.

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NNCO EVENT

U.S.-EU Nanomanufacturing Community of Research (COR)

Kickoff Meeting
December 15, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 EST

To register, please visit:

 https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsc-2vqzsrGcgt2LKk6s1h-Q4x7-s8HrQ

Overview
The Nanomanufacturing COR provides a platform for researchers to collaboratively identify and address key nanomanufacturing needs through community-led activities such as telecons, webinars, publications, and annual meetings.

The first meeting will highlight user facilities in the United States and Europe that are relevant to the nanomanufacturing community, including the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, the network of European Union Pilot Plants, and Open Innovation Test Beds. For more information on the U.S.-EU CORs, visit us-eu.org.

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We would like to thank all of our loyal members during the past 20 years. We would have not been able to achieve our many successes without your continued participation. THANK YOU! We look forward to continuing these legacy relationships and look forward to welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

Vincent Caprio Honored as 2021 Environment+Energy Leader

Posted on March 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

On Monday, November 29th the 2021 Environment+Energy Leader Honorees were announced. I am excited to share that I, Vincent Caprio, Founder and Executive Director of Water Innovations Alliance Foundation have been selected as one of the Environment+Energy 100 Leaders of 2021.

“The Honorees on the annual list show groundbreaking work and dedication to the field of sustainability and energy management,” says Paul Nastu, President of Environment+Energy Leader. “We’re thrilled to recognize this year’s Honorees and congratulate all who made the list.”

Now in its fifth year, the annual Environment+Energy Leader 100 recognizes those environment and energy “doers” who break trail in creating new solutions, programs, platforms, best practices and products to help their companies – or other companies – achieve greater success in commercial and industrial environment and energy management. And it doesn’t just celebrate the C-suite, but also those top managers and in-the-trenches team members who are working diligently behind the scenes and shaping the industry. Nominations are open to the public and the final honoree list is selected by Environment+Energy Leader. See this year’s honorees and past honorees here: https://www.environmentalleader.com/ee-100-honorees/.

Nominations for the E+E 100 are made by Environment+Energy Leader readers and others that work in the industry, are vetted and then Environment+Energy Leader team and a select group of advisors from the industry make the final Honoree selections.

About Environment+Energy Leader
For fifteen years, Environment+Energy Leader has provided news, best practices and research that has influenced environment, energy and sustainability conversations–and powered decision-making. We have a wide range of professional resources, including our website, newsletters, awards programs, webinars, reports, white papers and conferences to help you tackle environment and energy management challenges in order to reduce costs, increase efficiency and minimize resource waste. Environment+Energy Leader is published by Business Sector Media LLC.

I am honored to be selected as a 2021 Environment+Energy Leader and I congratulate my fellow honorees.

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Become a NanoBCA Individual Member for access to our monthly NanoBCA webinars.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP (Age 35 and Under) $100

Bergeson & Campbell: Infrastructure Bill Includes Provisions Important to Chemical & Agriculture Sectors

Posted on March 10th, 2022 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to share with you the insights of Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and NanoBCA EHS Chair. Lynn will be speaking on our next NanoBCA webinar on Tuesday, November 23rd at 2PM ET on the following topic.

Infrastructure Bill Includes Provisions Important to Chemical and Agriculture Sectors

On November 8, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) was presented to President Joseph Biden (D) for signature. The House passed the bill on November 5, 2021, by a vote of 228 to 206, and the Senate passed the bill on August 10, 2021, by a vote of 69 to 30. The bill contains many important provisions. We highlight below some of the provisions in the 1,309-page bill that we believe our clients and friends may find interesting.For more information, please read the full memorandum online.

Once again, we invite you to join our next NanoBCA webinar on Tuesday, November 23rd to listen to our Keynote Speaker, Lynn L. Bergeson.

Become a NanoBCA Individual Member for access to our monthly NanoBCA webinars.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $250

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP (Age 35 and Under) $100

A Special Invitation to Become a Member of NanoBCA – America’s Premier Nanotechnology Association

Posted on September 28th, 2021 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) is celebrating our 20Year Anniversary! NanoBCA has been committed to promoting the commercialization of products utilizing the science of nanotechnology. We were advocates of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Our first success was the passage of the legislation to fund the NNI which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in December 2003. Our members were present to witness this historic event. As advocates of the science of nanotechnology, we returned to the White House during the Bush and Obama Administrations. In addition, during the last 20 years members of the NanoBCA have met with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology.

We invite you to join the NanoBCA as an Individual or a Young Professional Member.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER $250

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MEMBER $100

One of the NanoBCA member benefits is the opportunity to participate in our monthly webinars. Our monthly webinars address topics involving the relationship between the science of nanotechnology and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), US Legislation, Covid-19, Education, Finance, Manufacturing and Foreign Policy.

Become a NanoBCA member and participate in our monthly webinars which discuss how the science of nanotechnology is utilized in the Biotech, Manufacturing, Water, Defense, Chemical and Materials Industries.

We would like to thank all of our loyal members during the past 20 years. We would have not been able to achieve our many successes without your continued participation. THANK YOU! We look forward to continuing these legacy relationships and look forward to welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

NanoBCA Webinar – Weds 9/22 2PM ET

Posted on September 22nd, 2021 | No Comments »

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) webinar
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

AGENDA

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

2:05-2:15  EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on EPA Nominees for Assistant Administrator for Mission Support and Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

EPA Plans New Rulemaking for PBTs, Extends Compliance Dates for PIP (3:1) Rule

EPA Publishes Final Risk Evaluation Scope Documents for DIDP and DINP

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:30  Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-2:40  Education Update
Marco Curreli, PhD
Executive Director, Omni Nano
marcocurreli@omninano.org

2:40-3:00  COVID-19 Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

3:00 Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends: PFAS Reporting Rules Webinar – What Every Company Needs to Know

Posted on August 25th, 2021 | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following webinar provided by Bergeson & Campbell PC at no charge.

PFAS Reporting Rules – What Every Company Needs to Know



 


WEBINAR
Thursday, September 9, 2021

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register Now

PODCAST
Available Now

Listen Here
Transcript Available Here

 When it comes to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not messing around. The agency announced on June 10, 2021, three actions intended to protect communities from PFAS:

  • proposing a rule designed to obtain comprehensive data on more than 1,000 PFAS manufactured in the United States;
  • withdrawing guidance that EPA believes weakened its July 2020 significant new use rule (SNUR) restricting certain long-chain PFAS; and
  • publishing a final rule that incorporates three additional PFAS into the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) maintained under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

More information about these rules is available in our June 11, 2021, memorandum “EPA Announces Three PFAS Actions, Including Proposed TSCA Section 8(a) Reporting Rule.” Comments on these proposed rules are due on or before September 27, 2021.

The proposed rule intended to obtain comprehensive data on PFAS would require all manufacturers (including importers) of PFAS in any year since 2011 to report information related to chemical identity, categories of use, volumes manufactured and processed, byproducts, environmental and health effects, worker exposure, and disposal. As a result of these EPA regulatory actions, companies that never expected to need to know TSCA are now finding themselves in EPA’s crosshairs.

In light of this, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce a complimentary webinar focused on these issues on September 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT). B&C Managing Partner Lynn L. Bergeson and Director of Chemistry Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., will discuss EPA’s proposed rules and what the regulated community must know and do to comply.

Register for the webinar now

NanoBCA Webinar Weds 8/18 2PM ET

Posted on August 18th, 2021 | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/838506885

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 838-506-885

Please mute your line if you are not speaking.  Thank you.

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AGENDA

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

2:05-2:15  EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

WEBINAR: PFAS Reporting Rules — What Every Company Needs to KnowThursday, September 9, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Register Now

House Bill Would Require FDA to Study and Reassess Chemicals Used in Food

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:30  Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-3:00 COVID-19 Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

Charles Brumlik, JD, PhD
Managing Director, Nanobiz, LLC
cbrumlik@nanobizllc.com

3:00 Conclusion