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NSTI Announces Nanotech Ventures Presenters and Programs for 2006 Event

World's largest nanotech venture and partnering forum connects top minds with foremost investment and industry leaders to drive innovation.
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2006--The Nano Science & Technology Institute (www.NSTI.org) today announced the Nanotech Ventures program, a key component of the ninth annual Nanotech event, the largest such conference in the United States. Nanotech Ventures, featuring presentations from 63 early stage companies, is the world's largest nanotech venture and partnering forum. This year's event brings together top technologists and business minds, matching technology solutions with industry needs to ultimately fuel innovation. Nanotech Ventures takes place May 8-9 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

"With 63 presenters and an experienced vetting team, this year's event promises to maintain its standing as the leading catalyst for industry innovation," said Matthew Laudon, Executive Director for NSTI. "By bringing together business and technology leaders, we are very optimistic that the outcome will be significant and vital business partnerships and developments that in time will greatly impact the world as we know it."

"Breakthroughs within nanotechnology are taking place in virtually all industries. This pervasiveness makes monitoring the latest nanotech developments a major challenge," said Doug Jamison, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Harris & Harris Group. "Nanotech Ventures brings all parties under one roof, giving each the chance to share ideas, explore opportunities and potentially form partnerships that help to spur continued development within the industry."

    NSTI Nanotech Ventures -- Presenting Companies

    --  Active Surface Technologies   --  NanoDynamics, Inc.
        Incorporated (ASTI)           --  Nanogen
    --  Alnis BioSciences, Inc.       --  NanoLambda
    --  AmberWave Systems Corporation --  Nanolytics, Inc.
    --  Anchor Science LLC            --  Nanometrix
    --  Argonide Corp                 --  Nanomix
    --  Atomistix, Inc.               --  NanoOpto Corp.
    --  Banyan Biomarkers             --  Nanopoint, Inc.
    --  BioMimetic Systems, Inc.      --  Nanospherx, Inc.
    --  Block MEMS. LLC               --  NanoSpire, Inc.
    --  Carigent Therapeutics         --  Nanox Inc.
    --  Catalyzed Combustion          --  NIL Technology
        Technologies                  --  Nucleus Remodeling, Inc.
    --  Chela Tech, Inc.              --  nVizix
    --  ChemNova Technologies, Inc.   --  orionsolar photovoltaics
    --  Cryscade Solar Ltd.           --  Owlstone Nanotech, Inc.
    --  Delphi Laboratories, Inc.     --  Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC
    --  Digital Solid State           --  PolyMedix, Inc.
        Propulsion LLC                --  Prime Technology
    --  Enable IPC Corporation        --  Prism Solar Technologies, 
    --  EP Therapeutics.com               Inc.
    --  GEMIO Technologies, Inc.      --  Progressive Cooling 
    --  GeneEx                            Solutions
    --  HSM Systems, Inc.             --  Quantiscript
    --  HTS Nano-Ceramics, Ltd        --  Quantum Modeling
    --  IC Scope Research, Inc.       --  ScienceGL
    --  ICU DataSystems               --  Sequoia Pacific Research
    --  iMobile Access Technologies       Company, L.L.C. (SPRC)
        Corp (iMAT)                   --  Silicon Biosystems Spa
    --  Liquidia Technologies         --  Silk Displays, Inc.
    --  Mantis Deposition             --  Silver Clear
    --  Maritime Design               --  Smoltek AB
    --  Medical Ink Jet technologies  --  Solexant Corp.
    --  memsstar technology           --  SouthWest NanoTechnologies,
    --  Nano Interface Technology,        Inc.
        Inc.                          --  Telomolecular
    --  NanoBioMagnetics, Inc (NBMI)  --  The Permanent Data Company
    --  NanoCell Systems


    NSTI Nanotech Ventures Vetting Team

    --  3i                           --  General Catalyst Partners
    --  Analog Devices               --  Goodrich
    --  Arrowhead Research           --  Greenberg Traurig
    --  Atomic Venture Partners      --  Harris and Harris Group
    --  BASF Venture Capital         --  Honeywell
    --  Buchanan Ingersoll           --  IBM
    --  Cabot Corporation            --  In-Q-Tel
    --  Cargil Investments           --  Intel Capital
    --  Chevron                      --  Merck
    --  Cisco Systems                --  Mohr, Davidow Ventures
    --  DaimlerChrysler              --  Motorola Investments
    --  Dorsey and Whitney           --  North Bridge Venture Partners
    --  Draper Fisher Jurvetson      --  Novartis
    --  DuPont                       --  SAM Private Equity Canada
    --  Eastman Kodak Company        --  Sanyo
    --  ExxonMobil                   --  UBS
    --  Ford Motor Company           --  Vista Ventures
    --  Garage Ventures              --  Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale
                                         and Dorr

In addition to the presenters, the Nanotech 2006 event will feature almost 300 exhibitors and include a series of programs focused on the venture capitalist community as well as different industries impacted by nanotechnology. Key industries of focus include electronics, materials and chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotech, energy and health and medical devices.

Nanotech Ventures runs concurrently with Nanotech 2006, TechConnect 2006, Clean & Controlled Environments (in conjunction with Vicon Publishing's Controlled Environments) and BioNano 2006. Nanotech Ventures begins on May 8 and runs through May 9. All events will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

For more information about Nanotech Ventures, visit: http://www.nsti.org/Nanotech2006/Development/ventures.html.

For more information about other NSTI events visit: http://www.nsti.org/.

About NSTI:

The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI; www.nsti.org) is chartered with the advancement and integration of nano and other advanced technologies through education, collaboration and research services. NSTI accomplishes this mission through its offerings of continuing education programs, conventions, scientific and business publishing and custom research services. NSTI produces the annual Nanotech 2006 conference and trade show. Nanotech 2006, celebrating its 9th year, is expected to attract more than 3,000 industrial, academic, business and governmental attendees from around the world. It is the largest gathering of the nanotechnology industry in the U.S. The event is a unique gathering of the scientific and business community working on the development and commercialization of nano and small-scale technology. NSTI was founded in 1997 as a result of the merger between various scientific societies, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with additional offices in California and Switzerland.


 
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