Archive for June, 2017

Review of 16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference 6/15 Washington DC

Posted on June 29th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I would like to thank the NanoBCA Members and Speakers who participated in our 16thAnnual NanoBusiness Conference on Thursday, June 15th in Washington DC.

I would like to share the fabulous presentations.  Click here to view the NanoBusiness Conference Presentations.

As many of you know, I could not attend our Event because of two emergency intestinal surgeries.  My nine day hospital ordeal ended on Tuesday.  Now I am home resting with a three month rehab.  I would like to thank all of our members, speakers and friends who offered their thoughts and prayers.

Special thanks goes out to my long-time friend Bob Hersch and Marco Curreli who stepped in and took the reins in my absence.  I would also like to thank Paul Stimers and the K&L Gates team for their tremendous effort and hospitality.

Photos from 16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference

Our next NanoBCA monthly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, July 20th at 2PM.  Looking forward to speaking with you then.


TSCA Inventory Final Rule: Reporting Requirements Under the New Chemical Inventory Reset
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
2PM – 3PM ET
Register Online

Once again, thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers.  Have a great summer.

Final Agenda: 16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference – Thurs 6/15 DC

Posted on June 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) returns to Washington DC on Thursday, June 15th for our 16th Annual Conference! Join us as we welcome leading experts from private industry who are commercializing nanomaterials; representatives from government agencies and public policy leaders.


NanoBCA Members at 2016 NanoBusiness Conference on June 14th.


K&L Gates
1601 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1600


(Click on the presentation titles to view the presentation)

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks
– Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates

9:00-9:30  Growing the IOT: Leveraging Carbon-Based Nanotechnology to Create High-Performance Sensors
– Doyle Edwards, Director, Government Programs, Brewer Science

9:30-10:00  Nanoengineering Always Nurtures Obsolescence
– Jim Phillips, Chairman & CEO, NanoMech Corporation

10:00-10:30  Utilities for Scale
– James Williams, Strategy + Communications Director, Nanotronics Imaging

10:30-11:00  Time to Jumpstart Nanotech Small Business Growth
– Scott Rickert, Chairman & CEO, PEN Inc

11:00-11:30  Commercial Advancements through Nanotechnology
– Mark Shaw, CEO, UltraTech International, Inc.

11:30-Noon  Evolving TSCA Reporting Obligations for Nanoscale Materials
– Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:20  2017 Wall Street Review
– Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC

1:20-1:40  Engaging with the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office: Efforts to Promote Commercialization and Build Future Workforce
– Lisa Friedersdorf, Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

1:40-2:00  Environmental Life Cycle Assessment for a Carbon Nanotube−Based Printed Electronic Sensor Platform, discussing our current progress in using Eco-LCA to help with the optimization of the manufacture of CNT-based electronic sensors
– Dr. Mark Chappell, Research Environmental Engineer, Environmental Lab, US ERDC

2:00-2:20  Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientist, Engineers, and Entrepreneur of Nanotechnology
– Marco Curreli, PhD, Executive Director and Founder, OMNI NANO

2:20-2:40  Innovative Industrial Applications of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
– Dmitri Aronov, General Manager OCSiAl USA, Business Development, OCSiAl LLC

2:40-3:00  Commercialization of Nanostructured Carbon
– Viktor Vejins, President & CEO, Nano-C

3:00-3:20  Overcoming Barriers to Mass Market Uptake
– Penelope Salmons, President, Fibrtec Inc

3:20-3:40  Chicago Cubs & Nano Material: Measuring Success
– Jodi Chase, CEO, FullScaleNANO

3:40-4:00  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
– Anil R. Diwan, PhD, President & Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc.

4:00-4:20  Directed Energy in Alzheimer’s Treatment
– Michael Weiner, Founder & New Business Director, Lumineu, Inc.
– Aaron Cohen, CEO, Lumineu, Inc.

4:20-4:40  A Not-So-Silver Lining: Conditional Registration of Nanosilver Pesticide Rejected by Court
Barry M. Hartman, Partner, K&L Gates

4:40-5:00  FBI: Economic Espionage Program

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking 

Speakers for the 16th Annual NanoBusiness Conference include:

HOTEL – We have secured a hotel room block:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington DC/Downtown
500 H Street NW
Washington  DC  20001

Room rate: $299 per night
Reservations: Click here to reserve your room online
Room Block Group Name: Nano

Hotel Inquiries Contact:
Paige Blankenship
Direct: 202-697-4005


Presentation Materials for SEMI/NanoBCA Webcast on New Regulatory Requirements for Nanoscale Materials Under the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Posted on June 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I would like to share with you the presentation materials from the June 1st SEMI Webcast on New Regulatory Requirements for Nanoscale Materials Under the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). NanoBCA was a co-sponsor of the webcast.

The webcast presentation materials are available for download from the SEMI website here:

I consider the information presented on the June 1st webcast to be one of the most informative and comprehensive presentations in regard to nanomaterials.  Please take the opportunity to explore the information.

Presentation materials used and referenced during the webcast are available for download here: