I would like to invite you to the Nano and Green Tech 2009 Conference with the theme, COLLOIDS AND SURFACES, NANOPARTICLES, AND GREEN TECHNOLOGY 2009 – Emphasizing Emerging Science and Technologies, Materials, Applications, Commercialization and Business Opportunities, being held in conjunction and in partnership with Chem Show 2009. I am the session chair for the Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials – Emerging Applications, Market Trends and Economic Impact panel being held on Wednesday, November 18th at 9:30am.

The conference is being held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, seven blocks from Times Square. The conference hotels have recently reduced their rates so plan for a great time in New York City while attending the conference and Chem Show www.chemshow.com Expo.

You can pre-register online now http://chemshow.com/forvisitors/education.php and save up to $100 in registration fees. If you need any further information, please contact my good friend:

Thomas Abraham, Ph.D.
President, Innovative Research and Products, Inc. and Chairman, Nanotech 2009
Tel: 203-569-7909


For complete program details http://www.chemshow.com/includes/nano.pdf 

For the week ending October 10, 2009

– Foley & Lardner’s Sharon Barner Named Deputy Director of the USPTO

– Nanotechnology breast cancer study receives $2.8 million DoD grant http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=12972.php 

– 50 years ago this week on October 5, 1959, IBM introduced the IBM 1401, the first, practical, business computer. The system cost $78,800 or $1,450 per month to rent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_1401 

– Here is a list of America’s Smartest Cities http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-10-04/americas-smartest-cities—from-first-to-worst/?cid=bs:archive9#gallery=787;page=1. During the last 30 years, I lived in Boston (No. 3 on the list) for the first 15 years and in Connecticut (No. 6 on the list) for the last 15 years and the past 2 years, I was the conference chair of the Nano Renewable Energy Summit http://www.nanoenergysummit.org/venue.php located in Denver, CO (No. 5 on the list). So, I was thinking that makes me, well . . ., but a lifelong friend of mine said I’ve lost a lot of points because I spent too much time in Jersey.

I hope to see you in Philadelphia http://nanotechinstitute.org/ next week on October 15th and 16th at the 2009 Discovery to Commercialization Conference.


Vincent Caprio
Sr. Vice President
NanoBusiness Alliance
Tel: 203-733-1949