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SmallTimes Magazine and Nano Science and Technology Institute To Co-Produce ‘Health & Environmental Summit on Nano’ at Nanotech 2007 in May

Event will assist FDA in fact-finding by gathering top experts from science, industry, and government at nation's leading nanotech conference.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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, nanosciences leading publisher and conference producer will co-produce a special Health & Environmental Summit on Nano during Nanotech 2007, May 20-24 in Santa Clara, Calif.

The Health and Environmental Summit on Nano will be co-produced by PennWell Corporations 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.

We are very excited to be working with Nanotech 2007 and NSTI on the Health and Environmental Summit on Nano. We believe this event will put us at the forefront of the work to help the FDA industry and academia to identify the real issues pertaining to nanotechnology-based products and health and safety, said Patti Glaza, Publisher of Small Times. Because the term nano covers such a broad range of technologies, it is critical that we have a coordinated effort to map the benefits and potential risks of different applications.

As the producer of the Nanotech 200x conference series, NSTI has many valuable and long-standing relationships with experts on nanotechnology in consumer goods, such as foods and cosmetics. Working with PennWell and SmallTimes, we are assembling a very important event to bridge the knowledge gap between nanotechnologys research professionals and U.S. government officials, NSTI Executive Director Dr. Matthew Laudon said.

Last year, for instance, NSTIs Nanotech2006 hosted health and environmental nanoscience experts from Harvard University, Yale University, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, City University of New York, BASF, Proctor and Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever Research and others.

About the Health & Environmental Summit on Nano

The Health & Environmental Summit on Nano will be held during Nanotech2007, May 20-24, 2007 in Santa Clara, Calif. To Submit Papers: NSTI invites all nano researchers with an interest in consumer goods (foods, cosmetics, drugs, etc.) to submit proposals to speak at the Health & Environmental Summit on Nano using this special URL:

NSTI and Small Times will co-produce a second Health & Environment Summit during Small Times NanoCon International, November 13-15, 2007 in Santa Clara, Calif.

About Small Times

SmallTimes, a division of PennWell, is the leading source of information and analysis on commercializing micro and nanotechnologies. Launched in 2001, Small Times magazine and detail manufacturing and materials advances, technology applications and financial activities to help leaders stay informed about the rapidly changing business of micro and nanotechnology from biotech to defense, telecom to transportation. Small Times spotlights key issues in the industry's development, along with market intelligence, company profiles and more.

About The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI)

The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI; 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 200x conference and trade show (now in its 10th year), the worlds largest event to focus on nanoscience and nanotechnology, attracting more than 4,000 industrial, academic, business and governmental attendees from around the world.

The NSTI Nanotech Conference and Exposition is the nations largest conference of university and commercial nanoscientists and engineers, which last year hosted more than 3,000 nano professionals.

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