Archive for May, 2020

NanoBCA Recommends: Quadrennial Review of the NNI: Report Briefing 6/9

Posted on May 28th, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following:

Quadrennial Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative: Report Briefing

The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) coordinates nanotechnology-related research and development across 26 federal agencies. This highly interdisciplinary research is making significant contributions to the nation’s high-technology economy in areas from microelectronics to medicine. However, nanotechnology research is being conducted in an increasingly competitive global arena. With other nations making large investments in the field, the United States is at risk of falling behind.

The National Academies invites you to join us for a report briefing webinar on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 1-2:30pm ET featuring our recent report, A Quadrennial Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative: Nanoscience, Applications, and CommercializationDuring the webinar, members of the study committee will discuss how U.S. nanotechnology programs compare to those in other nations, whether coordination under the NNI should continue, and how to improve the NNI’s research and development strategy to further enhance U.S. economic prosperity and security. After the talk, speakers will take questions from the audience.

If you wish to attend the webinar, please REGISTER HERE and you’ll receive the login link in an email the day before the event. The webinar will be held using zoom. If you wish to test your technology ahead of time, you can join a test meeting at


This study was organized at the request of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) pursuant to the 2003 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, Section 5 of Public Law 108-153.1. Learn more about the project on the study website.

How can U.S. nanotechnology research improve economic prosperity and security?  Join @theNASEM for a webinar briefing on June 9 at 1pm ET about our recent report reviewing the National Nanotechnology Initiative.  Register at @NNInanonews


EPA Releases Proposed Rule Intended to Improve the Transparency of Guidance
Bergeson & Campbell PC

Stories from the NNI podcast episodes are conversations with experts from academia, government, or industry who share their perspectives on key research and development advances in nanotechnology and how the NNI has changed the nanotechnology landscape.

Once again, we hope you will be able to attend the Quadrennial Review of the NNI: Report Briefing webinar on Tuesday, June 9th. REGISTER HERE

NanoBCA Monthly Conference Call – Today 5/20 2PM ET

Posted on May 20th, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

This is a reminder that we will be having our monthly NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) conference call today.

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
Access Code: 984-626-101

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2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)

2:05-2:15  EHS Update
Carla N. Hutton
Regulatory Analyst, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Lynn L. Bergeson Named among Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Washington D.C.; Earns Band 1 Ranking from Chambers and Partners

Final SECURE Rule Will Update and Modernize USDA’s Biotechnology Regulations

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:30 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor

2:30-2:45 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities

2:45-2:50 Q&A

2:50  Conclusion

Looking forward to today’s call.