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Increased use of Nano technology in consumer products

Consumer products and foods companies such as L’Oréal, Proctor and Gamble, and Nestlé have been using Nano-structured fluids research for years now, and are applyting it to the next-generation consumer products like cosmetics, paints, ice cream, and shampoo.
Just how wide are the Nanotech applications, can be perceived from the fact that consumer products and foods companies such as L’Oréal, Proctor and Gamble, and Nestlé have begun Nano-structured fluids research since long. The next-generation consumer products like cosmetics, paints, ice cream, and shampoo will all be based on nano-structured fluids science that have been ongoing for years, now.

“We view nano-structured fluids as a major growth area for business and scientific development. The capability of this area of science to unlock principals of self-assembly has the potential to greatly impact and accelerate commercialization of nanotechnology, ” said Bart Romanowicz, NSTI executive director of technology.

But, new revelations over nano-structured fluids’ remarkable property of “dynamic self-assembly” are bringing new nano-scientists to the table, according to Fiona Case, the Nanotech 2005 programchair for the event’s first Nano-Structured Fluids symposium.

”In a fluid system, molecules, such as surfactantsand block copolymers, or larger structures such as colloids, are free to flow around and assemble themselves into new nano-scale materials, this simply can’t happen with solids” Case said. “And, while it has long been an area of research among foods, chemical, oil and cosmetic companies, the implications for nano-materials, that go into semiconductors, for instance, are only just beginning to be understood. The broader nanotechnology community is waking up to the potential for dynamic self-assembly in a wide range of different applications, ” he concluded.

USA:Nanotech 2005 in May 2005
Nanotech 2005, May 8-12, Anaheim, CA. Case will chair an all-expert symposium that will further explore the State-of-the-Art of nano-structured fluids and dynamic self-assembly The symposium will include presentations from some of the leading academic groups, who will introduce self-assembled nanostructured fluids (or soft condensedmatter), and share the latest developments; and also from companies who already utilize these materials such as Proctor and Gamble, Nestle and IBM. Her goal, she says, “is to help scientists that wouldn’t normally think to talk to one another, tap into one another’s latest discoveries.”

The conference will be held at the Anaheim Marriott and Convention Center. Attendees and exhibitors can get more information at www.nanotech2005.com and learn about early registration rates.

Among the highlighted topics and speakers are:
· Application of Polymer Self Assembly to Semiconductor Microelectronics Chuck Black, IBM, York Town, US
· Cubosome formation via dilution – kinetic effects and consumer product implications Pat Spicer, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, US
· Food Goes Nano -Novel Nano Sized Liquid Vehiclesand Technology for Solubilization of Nutraceuticals in Foods Nissim Garti, Nutralease and Hebrew University, IL
· Small-angle scattering characterization of block copolymer micelles and lyotropic liquid crystals Paschalis Alexadridis, State University of New York at Buffalo
· Soft Glasses and Gels - From Colloid Physics to Food Technology Peter Schurtenberger, Department of Physics of the University of Fribourg, CH
· Benefits of Nanoscience in Foods
· Martin Michel, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
· Simulation of Nanostructured Fluids, Soft Materials, and Self-Assembly Toshihiro Kawakatsu, Tohoku University, Japan
· Recent Applications of Mesoscale Modeling to Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery Amitesh Maiti, Accelrys, San Diego, US

Nanotech 2005 will include new vertical industry sessions aimed at creating a better understanding of how nanotechnology can be applied in various markets. Vertical industry sessions will include Health Sciences, Bio-Nanotechnology, Cosmetics, Displays and Optics, Electronics, and Telecommunications.

The conference provides a multi-industry perspective on corporate R&D as well as the commercialization and product development of microand nanotechnologies. Also to be showcased are investment strategies by large institutional investors, private equity opportunities, venture capital and angel investor meetings, and a large early stage venture forum.

The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) was created in 1997 and chartered with the promotion and integration of small technologies through education, technology, and business development. The NSTI is the founder and manager of the world’s most comprehensive small technologyscientific and business event, the annual Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech).

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