I would like to thank everyone who participated in our successful Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013/12th Annual NanoBusiness Conference at the University of Pennsylvania last month.  We had a Reception at the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology.  Below is a photo taken at this magnificent facility.







 Vincent Caprio, Sam Brauer, PhD, Cynthia Kuper, PhD,  David Reisner, PhD


Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: APNT) and Nanofilm, Ltd. Announce Plan to Merge in a Stock Swap Transaction

Austin, Texas and Valley View, Ohio – October 31, 2013 – Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:APNT), a global leader in nanotechnology research and development, and Nanofilm, Ltd., a private company with a leading market position for specialty optical coatings, cleaners and nano-composite products, jointly announce they have signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to combine through a stock swap transaction.

The new combined company will have expanded capability to deliver innovative nanotechnology-based products.  The new company will build on the 25-year success of Nanofilm in developing and commercializing technologies that enhance a variety of consumer and industrial products.  APNT and Nanofilm will combine their technologies and commercialization capabilities to create a broad array of next generation products.  Based on 2012 pro forma financials, assuming the merger had occurred at the beginning of 2012, the new combined company would have 2012 revenues exceeding $14 million.  The new company will have the personnel, development facilities, operating facilities, and customer relations to support its projected rapid revenue growth.

The new company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will be Dr. Scott Rickert, who holds similar positions with Nanofilm. Dr. Rickert commented, “I’ve long had a vision for a growth company using nanotechnologies producing high margin products.  I am enthusiastic to have this expanded base to enhance the growth of this new combined company, selling nanotechnology products in the worldwide marketplace.”

Dr. Robert Ronstadt, APNT’s Chairman, noted, “Both APNT and Nanofilm bring valuable resources to this union.  APNT has outstanding R&D capabilities while Nanofilm brings strong management, manufacturing, marketing, and sales capabilities.  This is an ideal combination for both companies.”

Dr. Zvi Yaniv, President and Chief Operating Officer of APNT commented, “I am excited about the opportunities that await us as I join in the creative efforts of the new innovation team that Dr. Rickert is establishing to develop and commercialize nanotechnology-enhanced products.”

The closing of the proposed merger is conditioned upon APNT and Nanofilm obtaining working capital financing; completion of due diligence; signing of a definitive merger agreement containing customary representations, warranties, and closing conditions; SEC approval of APNT’s proxy statement; approval by the respective boards of directors; approval by the shareholders of APNT; and approval by the members of Nanofilm.

November 15 Deadline: NNI RFI on Nanosensors

The NNI has issued a Request for Information on Nanosensors in order to inform planning for a public workshop organized by the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative group, Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology. View the full RFI at http://1.usa.gov/17ztbPn

All sectors and stakeholders are encouraged to submit information. This RFI will close on November 15th. Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

Any questions about this RFI can be sent to NNISensorsRFI@nnco.nano.gov

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of our next event:

Nano Energy Summit
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Rice University’s Shell Auditorium – Houston, TX

8:45  Opening Remarks
– Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, Executive Director, NanoBCA
– Griffith A. Kundahl, NRAI VP of Business Development and Government Relations

9:00-9:30  Keynote: Decentralized Water Solutions by The Water Initiative
Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group

10:00-11:00  Panel
– Don Ewert
– Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies, LLC
– Paul Sarahan, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00-11:30 Keynote: The All of the Above Strategy and Why It Must Be Genuine
The Honorable Charles D. McConnell, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy; Executive Director, Energy and Environment Initiative (e2i)

11:30-12:00 Taking Technology from ‘Lab to FAB’
Dan Bassett, President, Nano-PM

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Keynote: Nanotechnology is helping America and the World achieve Energy Security
Governor George F. Allen

1:30-2:00  Vicki L. Colvin, Rice University Vice Provost for Research, Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

2:00-2:30  Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech, Inc.

2:30-3:00 Investment Panel – Putting Nanotech Investment Under the Microscope: Developments, Trends & Opportunities
– William Morris, Founder, Emerging Technology Ventures
– Griffith A. Kundahl, NRAI VP of Business Development and Government Relations

3:00-4:30  Tour of The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

4:30-6:00 Reception

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Looking forward to seeing you in Houston.


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