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Economic Development

Department of Community and Economic Development
www.newpa.com

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania
www.sep.benfranklin.org

New Jersey Technology Council
www.njtc.org

Delaware Technology Park
www.deltechpark.org
New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology
www.state.nj.us/scitech

Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center
www.dvirc.org

University City Science Center
www.sciencecenter.org

Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
www.philadelphiapact.com

Working in Nanotechnology
www.workingin-nanotechnology.com

RapidNanoNetSM
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:

  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.