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NanoBCA Webinar – Weds 3/10 2PM ET

Posted on March 9th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 2:PM – 3:PM (EST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/538458253

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 538-458-253

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

Environmental Justice: Operationalizing TSCA to Fulfill Its Destiny
American College of Environmental Lawyers
Lynn L. Bergeson

Curran Biotech’s Capture Coating™ Transforms Everyday Air Filters into Virus Fighting Front-Line Tools in the Battle Against COVID-19, Contributing to the Safety of Filtered Air
CISION PR Newswire

EPA Webinar – No Charge
Building Resiliency: Emergency Water Treatment System
Thursday, March 18, 2021
2PM ET
REGISTER

2:05-2:20 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

EPA Proposes to Cancel FIFRA Registration for Pentachlorophenol

All Things Chemical™ Podcast Celebrates Its 50th Fascinating Episode

Recent Federal Developments

2:20-2:30 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-2:45 United States Foreign Policy 2021
Ambassador Christopher Dell (Retired)
Ambassador Dell is a retired career United States Foreign Service officer. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo from May 2009 through August of 2012. In addition, Mr. Dell served as Ambassador to Angola and Zimbabwe

2:45-2:55 Q&A

2:55 Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends: Environmental Justice: Operationalizing TSCA to Fulfill Its Destiny

Posted on March 4th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to share:

 

 

 

Environmental Justice: Operationalizing TSCA to Fulfill Its Destiny

This document, authored by Lynn L. Bergeson Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and NanoBCA EHS Chair, was posted on the website of the American College of Environmental Lawyers on February 4, 2021.

On January 28th I had the opportunity to listen to a fabulous webinar “What to Expect When You’re Electing (a New President)” lead by Lynn L. Bergeson. This webinar presented an extremely comprehensive analysis of what to expect with the Biden administration. If you are interested in obtaining the presentation, then please contact Heidi Brown Lewis hlewis@lawbc.com

Bergeson & Campbell EHS Updates:

Notice of Intent Filed to Sue EPA to Address Use and Disposal of “Legacy” Asbestos

Recent Federal Developments

OSHA Proposes Amendments to the HCS

All of the above information is vital for individuals and corporations working in advanced materials. Hope you enjoy.

NanoBCA Webinar 2/17 2PM ET

Posted on March 4th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time: 2:PM – 3:PM (ET)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/665023813

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 665-023-813

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

“What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.”
– Jacques-Yves Cousteau

On January 28th I had the opportunity to listen to a fabulous webinar “What to Expect When You’re Electing (a New President)” lead by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. This webinar presented an extremely comprehensive analysis of what to expect with the Biden administration. If you are interested in obtaining the information, then please contact Chad Howlin chowlin@lawbc.com

2:05-2:20 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

OSHA Proposes Amendments to the Hazard Communication Standard

EPA Issues TSCA Section 4 Test Orders for Nine Chemicals Undergoing Risk Evaluation

Recent Federal Developments

2:20-2:30 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities
scott@livingstonsecurities.com

2:30-2:40 COVID Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

2:50 Conclusion

CNF Short Course: Technology & Characterization at the NanoScale 1/27-1/29

Posted on March 3rd, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) recommends the following:

 

 

 

CNF Virtual Short Course: Technology & Characterization at the NanoScale (CNF TCN)

Wednesday 1/27 – Friday 1/29
11AM – 3PM ET

REGISTRATION $60

Email Rebecca Vliet vliet@cnf.cornell.edu

Each day offers lectures and laboratory demonstrations designed to impart a broad understanding of the science and technology required to undertake research in nanoscience. TCN is an ideal way for faculty, students, post docs and staff members to rapidly come up to speed in many of the technologies that users of the CNF need to employ. Members of the high-tech business community will also find it an effective way to learn best practices for success in a nanofab environment. Attendance is open to the general scientific community, but class size is limitedThe short course augments but does not replace the three-part training required to become a user of our facility.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Attendance is open to the general scientific community and is not limited to CNF users or Cornell students. We strongly encourage all persons expecting to become CNF users to attend this virtual short course. It is suitable for both new and experienced researchers interested in nanoscale science. An emphasis will be placed on CNF laboratory resources, however, the concepts and techniques discussed are generally applicable to research in this field and do not require use of CNF. Please note the lab demonstrations do not replace any required formal tool trainings.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Day 1: Introduction & Microfluidic Systems
Wednesday 1/27
11AM – 3PM ET

Day 2: MEMS Cantilever Fabrication
Thursday 1/28
11AM – 3PM ET

Day 3: Nanoelectrode Fabrication
Friday 1/29
11AM – 3PM ET

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We hope you will be able to participate in this virtual short course.

NanoBCA Recommends: Bergeson & Campbell Webinar 1/28 What to Expect with Biden Administration

Posted on March 3rd, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) recommends the following webinar hosted by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®):

What to Expect When You’re Electing (a New President)
Thursday, January 28, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Register Now

As a new Administration arrives in Washington, D.C., few things are certain except that 2021 is sure to be an eventful year, especially as the Democrats gain a majority in the House and what appears to be narrow control of the Senate.  While underlying partisan jockeying and prospects for bipartisan cooperation will affect greatly what may happen in the more limited context of chemical regulation, the Biden Administration has already laid out priorities on the environment that will surely influence the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) positions on climate change, the role of science, and regulation in general.

With these major upcoming changes in mind, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to present “What to Expect When You’re Electing (a New President),” a complimentary webinar featuring Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, B&C; Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Director of Chemistry, B&C; and James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, B&C.  Join us for a timely, focused, and riveting discussion, exploring:

  • Expected domestic and global climate policies, including a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 and the new Administration’s stated goal to re-join the Paris Accord on “day one” – and what that may mean for other environmental priorities at EPA;
  • Revisions to Trump-era decisions on implementation of the 2016 Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (Lautenberg Amendments) and decisions on various specific pesticides (most notably, or most notoriously, chlorpyrifos); and
  • The emergence of environmental justice as a core component of the Biden Administration’s environmental agenda and, in particular, the role chemical exposures play in disproportionately affecting vulnerable subpopulations and marginalized communities.  The nominations of Michael Regan as EPA Administrator and Brenda Mallory to head the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) demonstrate the seriousness of the Biden Administration’s commitment to environmental justice as each has a clear record of accomplishment as a champion of the topic.

NanoBCA Webinar – Thurs 1/21 2PM ET

Posted on January 19th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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

Biden to Elevate Science Adviser to His Cabinet
The New York Times

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

Final Risk Evaluation for 1,4-Dioxane Finds Unreasonable Risk to Workers for Certain Uses

EPA Issues Final Rule Intended to Strengthen Transparency in Pivotal Science Underlying Significant Regulatory Actions and Influential Scientific Information

Recent Federal Developments

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

2021 Congressional Calendar

2:30-2:50 COVID Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

2:50 Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends: 2021 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop January 11-13

Posted on January 13th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association recommends:
2021 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop: Charting the Path Forward

VIRTUAL EVENT
January 11-13, 2021
Daily runtime: 11AM – 3PM ET

Over the past 20 years, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has supported nanotechnology discovery, development, and deployment, and has nurtured the strong ecosystem that exists today. Building on this foundation, nanoscience will underpin a wide range of advanced technologies and enable solutions to challenges into the future. Conversations at this workshop will identify effective mechanisms to advance research and development, strategies for communication, and priority topics to shape future directions.

This event will take place virtually. REGISTER NOW!

DAY 1Outlining the Vision
Time (ET)Agenda
11:00 a.m.Welcome and Program Overview
 
11:15 a.m.Panel – World-Class R&D
Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
Carmen Gomes, Iowa State University
Cherie Kagan, University of Pennsylvania
Kurt Kolasinski, West Chester University
 
12:45 p.m.Break
 
1:15 p.m.Panel – The Nanotechnology Development Pathway
Baratunde Cola, Carbice Corporation
Michael Goergen, P3Nano
Heike E. Riel, IBM Research
Joe Sprengard, Jr., Veelo Technologies
 
2:50 p.m.Day 1 Wrap-Up
 
3:00 p.m.Day 1 Concludes
  
DAY 2Laying the Groundwork
Time (ET)Agenda
11:00 a.m.Welcome
 
11:05 a.m.Keynote Presentation
Sangeeta Bhatia, MIT
 
11:30 a.m.Concurrent Breakout Sessions
 Research & Development
Moderator: Kristin Perssen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Commercialization
Moderator: Landon Mertz, Cerion Nanomaterials            
Physical & Cyber Infrastructure
Moderator: Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University
Education & Workforce Development
Moderator: Jared Ashcroft, Pasadena City College
Responsible Development
Moderator: Gretchen Mahler, Binghamton University
 
1:00 p.m.Break
 
1:30 p.m.Panel – Synthesizing Breakout Discussions
 
3:00 p.m.Day 2 Concludes
  
DAY 3 Ensuring Success
Time (ET)Agenda
11:00 a.m.Welcome
 
11:05 a.m.Panel – Measuring Impact
Christopher Ober, Cornell University
Julia Phillips, National Science Board
John Joannopoulos, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Michael Russo, SEMI
Paul Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles
 
1:05 p.m.Break 
 
1:35 p.m.Keynote Presentation
Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
 
2:00 p.m.Closing Discussion
 
2:20 p.m.Day 3 Concludes

NanoBCA Webinar – Tues 12/22 2PM ET

Posted on January 13th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Time: 2:PM – 3:PM ET

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

Biden selects Michael Regan, North Carolina environmental chief, to head EPA
NBC News

McCarthy forges new path as White House climate lead
The Hill

2:05-2:15 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson

Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Final Risk Evaluation for Perchloroethylene Finds 59 Conditions of Use Pose Unreasonable Risks to Workers, ONUs, Consumers, and Bystanders

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 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities
scott@livingstonsecurities.com

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

3:00 Conclusion

NanoBCA Webinar – Weds 12/9 2PM ET

Posted on January 13th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 2:PM – 3:PM ET

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

Keynote Presentations by Chad Mirkin and Sangeeta Bhatia Will Be Delivered at 2021 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop
January 11-13, 2021

Congress dares Trump to veto defense bill
The Hill

Chuck Yeager, Air Force officer who broke speed of sound, dies at 97
NBC News

2:05-2:15 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson

Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

EPA Releases Draft Scope Documents for Risk Evaluations of DIDP and DINP for Public Comment

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:25 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities
scott@livingstonsecurities.com

2:25-2:45 COVID Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

Pfizer Chairman: We’re not sure if someone can transmit virus after vaccination
The Hill

Exponential growth and epidemics (YouTube video)
3Blue1Brown

CDC COVID Data Tracker

Actual COVID-19 Cases Could Be 6 Times Greater Than Official Figures
Science Alert

2:45-3:00 Q&A

Happy Holidays from NanoBCA!

Posted on December 4th, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments »