NanoBusiness 2008 Conference Returns to NYC Next Week, Gathering Hundreds of CEOs, Investors, Scientists and Government Leaders to Explore the Business of Nanotechnology

Conference and Expo to Run May 4 6 at NYCs Marriott Marquis Hotel

NanoBusiness 2008

NEW YORK--()--The NanoBusiness Alliance, the world's leading nanotechnology trade association, today announced that their seventh annual conference on the business of nanotechnology -- NanoBusiness 2008 -- will be held May 4 6 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Complete event information can be found at

NanoBusiness 2008 will focus on the business side of nanotech innovations across multiple sectors, including cleantech, advanced materials, next generation electronics, medical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals. The event is expected to attract hundreds of business leaders, investors, venture capitalists, scientists, engineers, and government officials. These visionaries who are driving the nanotechnology revolution will participate in over three days of comprehensive corporate presentations, in-depth panels, executive keynotes, educational sessions, and networking opportunities.

Nanotechnology is the frontier of innovation across almost every sector of our economy. Our future economic competitiveness, particularly in the manufacturing sector, depends upon it, said Sean Murdock, Executive Director of the NanoBusiness Alliance. Nanotechnology is improving our quality of life and enabling a cleaner future for all of us. These statements may sound like hype, but they are, in fact, reality. Nanotechnologys impact is real, growing and will be proven at our NanoBusiness 2008 conference next week.

Highlights include keynotes from Sen. John Kerry, Congressman Bart Gordon, executives from Baxter, Eastman Kodak and IBM, and financiers Josh Wolfe and Scott Livingston. Attendees will also have an opportunity to engage with the CEOs of leading companies bringing next generation technology to market.

Conference sessions include:

Medical technology panels:

Scientific Entrepreneurs: Defining healthcare in the 21st century
Drug Delivery: How targeted can it be?
Biological Imaging: The rise of functional imaging and integrated therapy
Therapeutics: The impact of personalized medicine on the value chain

Electronics panels:

Display Emissive Layers: What approach will win?
Printed Electronics: Is there really disruptive potential?
Transparent Conductors: The defining applications for carbon nanotubes?

Cleantech panels:

Solar Energy: Investing in a bright, clean future
Water Purification: Quenching the thirst for clean water
Distributed Power & Storage: Enabling the clean revolution
Thermal Solutions: Reducing the waste of waste heat

Materials and Tools panels:

Tools: Advancement in Characterization and Fabrication
Advanced Materials: Scaling the Business to a Size that Matters

Policy Panels:

Economic Development: Building a regional nanotech cluster
Proactive Environmental, Health & Safety Policy

For information on registration, please visit

About The NanoBusiness Alliance

The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in Chicago, New York, Connecticut and Washington, DC. For more information, visit .


for The NanoBusiness Alliance
Schwartz Public Relations
Steven Wright-Mark, 212-677-8700 ext. 29


for The NanoBusiness Alliance
Schwartz Public Relations
Steven Wright-Mark, 212-677-8700 ext. 29