CA Nanotech Task Force to Issue Plan for $1 Trillion Industry

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2005--California State Controller Steve Westly and Congressman Mike Honda will receive recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology that will outline ways to ensure California is the center of this potential $1 trillion industry. The task force's working chair, NASA Ames Research Center Director G. Scott Hubbard, will join Controller Westly and Rep. Honda in calling for action to ensure California's continued leadership in innovation.
DATE:               Monday, December 19, 2005

TIME:               12:30 p.m.

LOCATION:           NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field
                    Building 943, Eagle Room
                    Mountain View, CA 94040

BACKGROUND:         Controller Westly and Rep. Honda created The Blue
                    Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology to promote 
                    California as the national and worldwide center 
                    for nanotechnology research, development, and 
                    commercialization. Levi's, Gap and other companies
                    are already using nanotechnology to make stain 
                    resistant clothes; L'Oreal inserts nanocapsules to
                    deliver incredibly small particles of moisturizer 
                    deep into the skin; and, GM uses nanomaterials to
                    strengthen fenders.


California State Controller Steve Westly
Garin Casaleggio, 916-445-2636
Jay Staunton, 202-225-3327 (Honda)

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