Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

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

Posted on September 28th, 2021 in Uncategorized | 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 in Uncategorized | 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 in Uncategorized | 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 in Uncategorized | 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.

———————————————-
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

NanoBCA Recommends: US EPA Emergency Response Research COVID-19 Webinar 8/12 1PM ET

Posted on July 27th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

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

US EPA Emergency Response Research Webinar
COVID-19: Aerosol Treatment Devices & Ozone Disinfection
Thursday, August 12, 2021
1:00-2:00 PM ET

REGISTER HERE (FREE)

Reducing the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, relies on effective cleaning and disinfection, along with public health strategies like testing and social distancing. Recent studies have indicated that exposure to aerosolized SARS-CoV-2 mass can facilitate the spread of COVID-19. As indoor environments (e.g., schools, businesses, mass transit) continue to repopulate, more attention is being focused on technologies that claim to reduce or eliminate virus transmission via aerosols while operating safely in occupied spaces.

EPA researchers are evaluating the efficacy of different types of aerosol treatment technologies in reducing airborne concentrations using a large-scale test chamber and standardized testing approach. Researchers are establishing protocols for evaluating efficacy of aerosol treatment products to help facilitate cross-technology comparisons.

Additionally, alternative methods that supplement regular cleaning and disinfection are being investigated by EPA researchers. Ozone disinfection has been identified as a potential method for disinfection of surfaces contaminated with SARS-CoV-2. This webinar will discuss results from evaluating the efficacy of such methods and real-world application.

SPEAKERS

Katherine Ratliff, PhD
Physical Scientist
EPA’s Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response

Lukas Oudejans, PhD
Research Physical Scientist
EPA’s Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response

A certificate of attendance will be offered for this webinar. For more information on this event, visit the U.S. EPA Emergency Response Research webpage.

NanoBCA Webinar 7/21 2PM ET

Posted on July 26th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) webinar
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

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

Curran Biotech announced Capture Coating against SARS-CoV2 on Fox Business News

2:01-2:10  COVID-19 Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

2:10-2:20 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Recording of “TSCA Reform: Five Years Later” Conference and Other Resources Available Now

Recent Federal Developments

2:20-2:25 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:25-2:45  A Conversation with Carole Murko, CFA
Chief Marketing Officer, Netcapital Advisors
carole.murko@netcapital.com

2:45 Conclusion

Register Today: TSCA Reform – Five Years Later – Weds 6/30/21

Posted on June 24th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

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

TSCA Reform – Five Years Later
A Timely and Essential Complimentary Conference
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Register Now

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health are pleased to present “TSCA Reform – Five Years Later.” This complimentary virtual conference marks the fifth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Annual Conference, reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges since the implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and where TSCA stands today. Leading panelists will reflect on the challenges and accomplishments, while offering unique insights into the decision-making process of top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials.

Confirmed speakers from government, non-governmental organizations (NGO), industry, and academia include:

Additional speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

Mark your calendar for June 30, 2021, to join ELI, B&C, the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, leading experts, and distinguished keynote speakers in this day-long exploration of the issues and regulations surrounding TSCA.

More information about “TSCA Reform – Five Years Later” is available at the ELI website and a recording will be made available to all participants after the conference. Details about previous TSCA Reform events can be found at “TSCA Reform – Four Years Later,” “TSCA: Three Years Later,” “TSCA Reform at 2 Years” and “TSCA Reform: One Year Later.”

NanoBCA Webinar 6/23 2PM ET

Posted on June 24th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 23, 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

Lynn L. Bergeson Earns High Accolades in Chambers USA Guide 2021

TSCA Reform – Five Years Later
A Timely and Essential Complimentary Virtual Conference
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
Register Now

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health are pleased to present “TSCA Reform – Five Years Later.” This complimentary virtual conference marks the fifth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Annual Conference, reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges since the implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and where TSCA stands today. Leading panelists will reflect on the challenges and accomplishments, while offering unique insights into the decision-making process of top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials.

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

EPA Announces Three PFAS Actions, Including Proposed TSCA Section 8(a) Reporting Rule

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 Raising Capital and Exit Strategy
Andy Clapp
Managing Partner, Brightside Venture Capital 

With all the capital seeking to invest or acquire companies, why is it so difficult for some companies to conclude a reasonable deal, or any deal at all?

Andy Clapp will address this topic and present his message on why you should focus on a Transition rather than a Transaction, and the steps that can be taken to successfully raise capital or achieve a liquidity event for you and your shareholders.

Andy’s experience includes GE, Consulting with Arthur D. Little, President of Equifax Research, transatlantic investment banking with Downer & Co., launching and managing 3 funds, and currently advising companies on capital raising and transitioning ownership.  He is a graduate of Clarkson University and Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.

3:00 Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends: TSCA Reform – Five Years Later – Weds 6/30/21

Posted on June 2nd, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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

TSCA Reform – Five Years Later
A Timely and Essential Complimentary Conference
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Register Now

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), and the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health are pleased to present “TSCA Reform – Five Years Later.” This complimentary virtual conference marks the fifth Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Annual Conference, reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges since the implementation of the 2016 Lautenberg Amendments and where TSCA stands today. Leading panelists will reflect on the challenges and accomplishments, while offering unique insights into the decision-making process of top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials.

Confirmed speakers from government, non-governmental organizations (NGO), industry, and academia include:

Additional speakers will be announced as they are confirmed.

Mark your calendar for June 30, 2021, to join ELI, B&C, the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, leading experts, and distinguished keynote speakers in this day-long exploration of the issues and regulations surrounding TSCA.

More information about “TSCA Reform – Five Years Later” is available at the ELI website and a recording will be made available to all participants after the conference. Details about previous TSCA Reform events can be found at “TSCA Reform – Four Years Later,” “TSCA: Three Years Later,” “TSCA Reform at 2 Years” and “TSCA Reform: One Year Later.”

NanoBCA Webinar 5/26 2:PM ET

Posted on May 27th, 2021 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

AGENDA

2:00-2:10  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

Kudos to NanoBCA Member, Ken Russell, PhD, recipient of an HMG Global Leadership Award

White House makes $1.7 trillion infrastructure counteroffer to Senate Republicans
CNBC

Republicans plan to send Biden nearly $1 trillion infrastructure counteroffer
CNBC

The American Families Tax Plan Compliance Agenda
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
EPA

John Warner, longtime US senator from Virginia, dies at 94
CNN POLITICS 

National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Public Webinar – Nanosensors for Food and Agriculture
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
1:00 PM ET
REGISTER

Nanotechnology-enabled sensors (nanosensors) are promising tools to advance precision agriculture and support a safe and robust food supply chain, from farm to fork. Panelists will share their vision for how the development and deployment of nanosensors could transform agriculture and food safety. They will highlight the state of the science, discuss community needs to push the science forward, and explore the challenges associated with bringing these technologies to market. This webinar will run from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM ET.

————————————–
SAVE THE DATE
TSCA at Five Virtual Conference
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This June marks the fifth anniversary of the enactment of the game-changing Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) that amended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). With a new Administration and the relentless pace of regulatory developments related to Lautenberg implementation, there are many issues to consider and problems to solve.

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) are pleased to announce the fifth annual conference providing updates and insights regarding the current state of TSCA implementation, ongoing and emerging issues, and related developments. Topics will include how EPA is implementing Section 6 risk evaluation provisions, changes in new chemical review, existing chemical risk management provisions, and TSCA’s role in achieving environmental justice, among other topics.

2:10-2:25 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Amy L. Babcock, MPH, DABT®, ERT, MRSB, Joins Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group 

Prominent Industry and Agency Veterans Join Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group

EPA Announces Plans to Expand Scope of TRI Reporting Requirements

Recent Federal Developments

2:25-2:45 COVID-19 Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

2:45-2:55 Q&A

2:55 Conclusion