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Welcome to NSTI's Nano World News, the monthly newsletter that seeks to inform the multi-disciplinary and multi-sector community integrated by nanotechnology. Each issue focuses on the research, development and business of nanotechnology in numerous pulling industries.

SmallTimes and NSTI To Co-Produce ‘Health & Environmental Summit on Nano’ at Nanotech 2007 in May
 
By Vance McCarthy

To assist the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its fact-finding on the use of nanotechnologies in foods, cosmetics, drugs, and other consumer goods, nanoscience’s leading publisher and conference producer will co-produce a special “Health & Environmental Summit on Nano” during Nanotech 2007, May 20-24 in Santa Clara, California.

The ‘Health and Environmental Summit on Nano’ will be co-produced by PennWell Corp.’s SmallTimes magazine and Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) Nanotech 2007, the leading nanotechnology conference in the U.S, where some 4,000 nano experts from science, research, commercial and government interests are expected to gather.


Penn State Invests $190 Million in New Materials Nano-Bio Research Complex
 
By: Vance McCarthy

In the single largest investment in the school’s 150-year history, Penn State University is in the midst of planning for a new state-of-the-art research building complex that will feature a multidisciplinary approach to nano and biomaterial sciences.

With a total investment of $190 million ($40 million from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), Penn State will construct a new 350,000-square-foot Materials/Life Science research facility at its University Park campus. With laboratory space to accommodate more than 125 faculty and staff in cross-disciplinary research, the new building will facilitate collaborations with Penn State’s Hershey School of Medicine and long-time industrial research partners such as healthcare and materials giants Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Materials.


Nanotech 2007 Poised to Draw Largest Audience in Its Conference History
 
More than 4,000 attendees are expected to attend Nanotech 2007, the nation’s largest technical and trade show.

The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) is busy creating one of the world’s largest scientific and business programs for its Nanotech 2007 Conference and Trade Show. The conference is taking place in Santa Clara, California at the Santa Clara Convention Center May 20-24, 2007. Nanotech 2007 is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the largest small tech conference in the U.S.


University Develops Novel Nanotech Membrane for Water Desalination
 
NWN Hears From Dr. Erik Hoek, UCLA, to Learn More About This Promising Development for Water Purification

Led by Dr. Erik Hoek, a research team at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a new reverse osmosis (RO) membrane that has the potential to reduce the cost of seawater desalination and wastewater reclamation. The new membrane utilizes a cross-linked matrix of polymers and engineered nanoparticles designed to bring in water ions but block almost all contaminants.


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The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) is chartered with the promotion and integration of nano and other advanced technologies through education, technology and business development.

NSTI produces the annual Nanotech conference and trade show, the most comprehensive international nanotechnology convention in the world.


Jennifer Rocha, Editor
Nano Science & Technology Institute