March 31, 2011 - BUSINESS WIRE — The former NanoBusiness Alliance changed its name to the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, to reflect its ongoing commitment to the business of nanotechnology and commercialization of nanotechnology products.
As billions of dollars of new nanotechnology-enabled goods enter the marketplace, the name change represents a move into a new era in which a decade of intense scientific research will give way to fundamentally new products that will likely change the way we live, work and play.
We want to ensure that the United States is a global leader in the still burgeoning field of nanotechnology, said Vincent Caprio, executive director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association.
In tandem with the name change, the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association has refined its mission, with a dedication to:
- Promoting the commercialization of products designed and developed through the science of nanotechnology.
- Advocating continued US spending through the National Nanotechnology Initiative. America must continue funding of NNI from R&D to commercialization.
- Informing membership in regard to EHS regulation from Federal (EPA and FDA) and State governments, along with monitoring proposed legislation.
In a related announcement, the Association has named Advisory Board member Steve Waite as its new Director of Strategy and Research, to assist with these initiatives.
The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association was formed in 2011 as the next-generation iteration of the former NanoBusiness Alliance. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Association shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. For more information, visit http://www.nanobca.org.