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2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop

28th May 2013

Anthony P. Green, Ph.D. Vice President, Technology Commercialization Group, Life Sciences, BFTP/SEP; and Ben Franklin Director, The Nanotechnology Institute™, will moderate the morning plenary session at the 2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop, focused on Commercializing Nanotechnology, June 11, 2013.

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Why Is Small So Big?

Nanotechnology deals with products and processes that are measured in almost unbelievably small increments called “nanometers”—one billionth of a meter.

At the nanoscale, materials differ from larger objects in their physical, chemical and biological properties; therefore, they lend themselves to new and improved materials, systems and devices. Nanotechnology is behind the development of such diverse advancements as:

  1. Drug Delivery
  2. Biofiltration and Separation sciences
  3. Improved coatings for medical devices

Thanks to rapid advances in this exciting new field, we now have the tools and talents to manipulate materials on the molecular scale—a technology literally changing the world as we know it.