The groundhog has told us that spring is only 6 more weeks away. As spring nears we are delighted to introduce this year’s NanoBusiness Commercialization Association’s Top Emerging Nanotech Innovators. The 2013 list includes companies developing innovative nano-enabled products in a wide range of areas, including nanomanufactured products, next generation semiconductors and memory devices, quantum computing, pollution removal, solid-state lighting, cancer therapeutics, nutraceuticals, advanced materials, coatings, water treatment and microscopy. We congratulate each company on their achievements in nanotechnology and look forward to watching their progress in the future.


Adesto – Next generation memory
Senior Management: Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

ABS Materials – Pollutants removal
Senior Management: Dr. Paul Edmiston, Founder & Chief Science Officer
Stephen Spoonamore, Chief Executive Officer

Bridgelux – Solid state lighting for general illumination
Senior Management: Bradley J. Bullington, Chief Executive Officer

Cambrios – Transparent conductors
Senior Management: John LeMoncheck, President & Chief Executive Officer

Cerulean – Targeted delivery cancer therapeutics
Senior Management: Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer

D-Wave Systems – Quantum computing
Senior Management: Vern Brownell, President & Chief Executive Officer

HzO – Waterblock coatings for electronics
Senior Management: Paul S. Clayson, President & Chief Executive Officer

Kovio – Near-field communications
Senior Management: Amir Mashkoori, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

Kurion – Advanced materials (nuclear waste cleanup)
Senior Management: Ralph DiSibio, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mersana – Novel cancer therapies
Senior Management: Nicholas G. Bacopoulos, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer

Molecular Imprints – Next generation lithography
Senior Management: C. Mark Melliar-Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Nanofilm – Coatings
Senior Management: Scott E. Rickert, Ph.D., President, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

NanoInk – Diagnostic testing
Senior Management: James M. Hussey, Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors member

NanoMech – Advanced materials, nanomanufactured products (TuffTek®, nGlide®, nGuard®, ElementX®)
Senior Management: Jim Phillips, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Ajay P. Malshe, Founder, Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer

Nantero – Carbon nanotube flash memory
Senior Management: Greg Schmergel, Co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Pixelligent Technologies – NanoAdditives for semiconductors, electronics, and industrial applications
Senior Management: Craig Bandes, President & Chief Executive Officer

Produced Water Absorbents – Water treatment
Senior Management: Neil Poxon, Chief Executive Officer

Siluria – Natural gas to fuels and chemicals conversion catalysts
Senior Management: Dr. Alex Tkachenko, President

SiOnyx – Silicon-based photonic devices
Senior Management: Stephen Saylor, President & Chief Executive Officer

Solazyme – Algae-derived biofuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, and skin care
Senior Management: Jonathan S. Wolfson, Chief Executive Officer

Xradia – 3D X-ray microscopy
Senior Management: Rod Browning, Chief Executive Officer

SoundView Technology Group Managing Partner, Stephen Waite will be presenting our selections and I will be moderating the 2013 Top Emerging Nanotech Innovators panel at our upcoming 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference, April 9-10th at the Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston Salem, North Carolina.


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The ice and show are melting in the Northeast and we are looking forward to a spring of innovation.

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association