NNCO Welcomes New Director, Dr. Robert Pohanka http://www.nano.gov/node/772. Dr. Pohanka joins the NNCO after serving as the Director of the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI), where he led and directed the strategy for finding private sector technologies, developed independently of DoD, and transitioned them to DoD Research, Development and Acquisition.

I was in DC this week at the International Symposium on Assessing the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology http://www.nano.gov/node/729 and had the opportunity to meet Dr. Robert Pohanka. I would like to congratulate the show organizers, AAAS, OECD, NNI and NNCO on a thought provoking and insightful event.

Next week, many members of the Nanotechnology Community will be at our Nanotech Commercialization Conference www.nanoevent.org, April 4-5th at the American Tobacco Campus in Research Triangle – Durham, NC.

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Our KEYNOTE LINEUP is impressive:
– Sally Tinkle, PhD, Acting Director & EHS Coordinator, NNCO
– Richard Ridgley, Chief Scientist at the National Reconnaissance Office
– Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities
– Scott E. Rickert, PhD, President, Co-Founder & CEO, NanoFilm
– Douglas W. Jamison, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group
– Dr. Ajay Malshe, Founder & EVP/Chief Technology Officer (CTO), NanoMech, Inc
– Frank M. Torti, MD, MPH, FACP, Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest; FDA Chief Scientist (former)
– David F. Williams, PhD, Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Our AGENDA has content relevant to 2012
Risk vs Value: The Impact of Nanotechnology Environmental Health Safety (EHS) on Business Decisions
– Moderator: Ginger Rothrock, Program Manager: Emerging Technologies, RTI International
– Christie M. Sayes, PhD, Program Manager – Nanotoxicology & Nanopharmacology Center for Aerosols & Nanomaterials Engineering, RTI International
– Russell L. Jones, MBA, Account Executive, Summers Thompson Lowry, Inc.
– Keith Robson, CEO, Assured Nano Limited and Chairman of the Board, INSCX
– Francis A. Stockwell, III, Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, Medmarc Insurance Group
– Dr. Sunit Talapatra, Associate, Foley & Lardner LLP
– David Jassby, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Duke University

Achieving Commercialization Success: How to sell your product to large companies
– Moderator: Christopher Gergen, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Bull City Forward
– Sandra Merkel-DeJames, PhD, Manager, Business Creation, Biobusiness Development and Acquisitions, Novozymes North America Inc
– Paul S. Clayson, President & CEO, HzO
– Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Director, Enterprise Strategy, Cisco
– Michael Zapata III, Executive Chairman, Protochips Inc.
– Robert Burns, Senior Vice President , Harris & Harris Group, Inc.

How to Create 54 New Liquidias
– Hosted by Chris William, Managing Director, Private Client Group, Wells Fargo and Executive Producer, Carolina Business Review
– Neal Fowler, CEO, Liquidia
– Charles E. Hamner, D.V.M., Ph.D., Chairman, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
– John Hardin, Executive Director, Office of Science & Technology, NC Department of Commerce

State of the Union – Nanotechnology Environmental Health Safety (EHS) 2012
– Session Chair: Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
– Moderator: A. Neil Jones, Co-Founder & Vice President, Scientific Operations, Kryosphere
– Rosalind Volpe, D.PH, Executive Director, Silver Nanotechnology Working Group
– Matthew Dahm, MPH, Research Industrial Hygienist, Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations & Field Studies, NIOSH

Nano Energy Solutions: Perspectives on Solar, Wind and Batteries
– Moderator: Johnny Rodrigues, Managing Partner, Xemerge
– Alan Rae, B.Sc., PhD, M.B.A., M.R.S.C. C.Chem., CEO, NanoMaterials Innovation Center
– Seamus Curran, PhD, Associate Professor, Physics Department, University of Houston
– Professor David L. Carroll, PhD, Director, Center for Nanotechnology & Molecular Materials, Wake Forest University

Reception: F. Mark Modzelewski and the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN)
Presenting a National NanoArt Exhibition & Competition, “The Art of the Small”

The Current State of Investing in the Nanotechnology Community – A Panel of VCs
– Moderator: J. Robert Tyler III, Partner, Poyner Spruill
– Douglas W. Jamison, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group
– John Glushik, General Partner, Intersouth Partners
– Martin Sinozich, Piedmont Angel Network
– Carol Marino, Vice President, Syngenta Ventures

Nanotechnology Industrial Espionage – How to Protect Your Company – Chi Mak presentation
– James Gaylord, FBI Supervisory Special Agent

Trends in University Nanotechnology Research
– Moderator: The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision 21
– Suzy V. Torti, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Director, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
– Michael Dickey, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University
– William C. Zamboni PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor, DPET; Associate Member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Director, GLP Analytical Facility, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

CyberSecurity Breakout Session
– Travis Reese, President & COO, Mandiant Corporation

Economic Espionage and the Insider Threat
This interactive session will explore internal and external mechanisms to protect your business. With examples from the field, emphasis will be placed on the human insider threat and best practices to address identified risks.
– Michael A. Donner, Senior Advisor – Counterintelligence, U.S. Department of Energy

Nanomanufacturing Panel
– Moderator: Stephen Waite, Managing Partner, SoundView Advisory
– Raymond Jones, President, North Carolina Aerospace Alliance and CEO, VX Aerospace
– Daniel Herr, PhD, Professor & Nanoscience Department Chair, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
– Philip Lippel, PhD, Nanotechnology Consultant

Nanomedicine Panel
– Moderator: Roger Cubicciotti, PhD, President & CEO, NanoMedica LLC
– Kevin Pang, PhD, MBA, Director, Lux Research
– Adnan Nasir, MD, PhD, President, Nanodermatology Society
– Anil R. Diwan, PhD, Chairman & President, NanoViricides, Inc
– Zagit Z. Gaymalov, PhD, Co-founder & CEO, NeuroNano Pharma

Study helps assess nanotechnology’s impact on sustainable growth

Robert Burns Joins Harris & Harris Group

NASA Puts Nanotechnology Swarm Patents Up for Auction

Looking forward to seeing you in North Carolina.


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