NanoBusiness Alliance Announces Record Number of Sponsors for NanoBusiness 2005, Nanotechnology's Foremost Business Conference

NanoBusiness 2005
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2005--The NanoBusiness Alliance today announced that it has signed a record number of sponsors to participate in its 4th annual NanoBusiness 2005 conference being held at the New York Marriot Financial Center from May 22 - 25. Over fifty companies have committed to sponsoring the event, twice the number of sponsors at last year's conference.

Title sponsors include the Foley & Lardner, Deloitte, Thomson, and Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report, who are joined by such other leading companies as FEI Company, Inframat, Lockheed Martin, Nanofilm, Nanophase, Combimatrix, Evident Technologies, Nucryst Pharmaceuticals, NYSTAR, The Nanotech Company, and Veeco.

“The tremendous support we have received from the Nanotechnology community is validation that NanoBusiness 2005 has become the industry's 'must-attend' event”

Association and media sponsors include Small Times Media, MIT Technology Review, the Foresight Institute, Nanoclarity, The American Ceramic Society, MaterialsToday, and NanoToday.

"The tremendous support we have received from the Nanotechnology community is validation that NanoBusiness 2005 has become the industry's 'must-attend' event," said Vincent Caprio, Event Director. "The companies that comprise our sponsor list are the true innovators in small technology, and we're pleased to welcome them to our family of sponsors."

As in prior years, NanoBusiness 2005 will be attended by hundreds of CEOs, scientists, engineers, business leaders, government officials and investors who will participate in four intensive days of seminars, presentations and networking events designed to provide attendees with the information required to move research and application development to commercialization, as well as to showcase the ongoing integration of small tech products into the global economy.

For more information, see the NanoBusiness Conference website, www.nanoevent.com.

About the NanoBusiness Alliance

The NanoBusiness Alliance is the first industry association founded to advance the emerging business of nanotechnology. The NanoBusiness Alliance creates a collective voice for the emerging small tech industry and is developing a range of initiatives to support and strengthen the nanotechnology business community. Exciting initiatives include research and education, public policy and awareness, public relations and promotion, networking, industry support and mentoring programs.

F. Mark Modzelewski, Nathan Tinker and Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital founded the Alliance in 2001. The leaders of the nanotechnology community including Co-Chairmen venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Herb Goronkin, the noted nanotechnology visionary who recently retired from Motorola, head the Advisory Board of the Alliance.

The Alliance is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado.

For more information about the NanoBusiness Alliance, please visit: www.nanobusiness.org.

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steven@schwartzpr.com

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