Today we would like to announce our Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013 & 12th Annual NanoBusiness Conference – October 15-17th at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

 Our Program will include the following Keynote Speakers:
– Dr. Rutledge Ellis-Behnke, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
– Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech
– Doug Jamison, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group
– Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
– Scott E. Rickert, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nanofilm
– Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities

REGISTER TODAY – 3 Day Program $500
Please remember to register for the Philadelphia conference ASAP.  Seating is limited. 

Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Book your reservation.
Please refer to the “Nano Conference” when making reservations.

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 14, 2013 – October 17, 2013.
The special room rate of $165/night will be available until the group block is sold-out.


EPA Promulgates SNURs for Two Carbon Nanotube Substances
Summary by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On August 7, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated significant new use rules (SNUR) through a direct final rule for 53 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN), including two PMN substances whose reported chemical names include the term “carbon nanotube” (CNT).  Seven of the chemical substances, including the CNT substances, are subject to consent orders under Section 5(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act.  Persons who intend to manufacture or process any of the 53 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use must notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity.  The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.  The SNURs are effective October 7, 2013.  Written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit adverse or critical comments, are due September 6, 2013.  If EPA receives written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit adverse or critical comments, it will withdraw the relevant SNUR(s) before the effective date.  The SNUR is available at:

10 states where manufacturing still matters
USA Today

NanoInk – Bankruptcy – Liquidation of Assets
Assets to be sold due to the bankruptcy of NanoInk, Inc.

New Form of Carbon is Stronger Than Graphene and Diamond
MIT Technology Review


Stakeholder Perspectives on the Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology (R3 Workshop)
Date:  September 10-11th, 2013
Time:  8:30am ET both days
Location: USDA Patriot Plaza First Floor Conference Center, 355 E Street, SW, Washington, DC

Upcoming nanoTox Academy OEHS Seminars, Symposia & Boot Camps
– Sept. 30, 2013 – Frederica, Delaware
– Oct. 7, 2013 – Denver, Colorado
– Oct. 11, 2013 – Kansas City, Missouri
More info and registration at

Webinar – Market Alert: Learn About Changes to New EU Laws on Nanomaterials
Date: September 18, 2013
Time: 11:00am ET

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.

Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia on October 15th.


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