Department of Community and Economic Development
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania
New Jersey Technology Council
Delaware Technology Park
New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology
Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center
University City Science Center
Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
Working in Nanotechnology
The RapidNanoNet program promotes the interests of nanotechnology businesses by providing a consortium for matching businesses, educational institutions, and governmental entities in order to develop prototypes and achieve product commercialization within the field of nanotechnology.
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:
- Drug Delivery
- Biofiltration and Separation sciences
- 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.