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Michael J. Heller and Douglas W. Jamison have been named advisory board co-chairmen

Converging Technologies Bar Association Names Two New Co-chairmen

New York, NY | January 10, 2005

The Converging Technologies Bar Association (CTBA), the first bar association in the world that addresses the legal, policy, regulatory and societal impact of converging technologies in the 21st century, today announced the appointment of two new co-chairmen to its distinguished advisory board.

The CTBA announced that Michael J. Heller, Ph.D., and Douglas W. Jamison have been named advisory board co-chairmen.

Dr. Heller is co-founder of Nanogen, a San Diego based biotech company and a professor in the departments of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of California. Dr. Hellerís most recent work involved the development of integrated DNA chip devices and systems for genomic and biomedical research and clinical diagnostic applications. He has also been involved in the development of biosensor systems for the detection of infectious agents related to national response to bioterrorism.

Douglas W. Jamison is president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., a publicly held venture capital company. Prior to joining Harris & Harris Group, Mr. Jamison worked for five years as a senior technology manager at the University of Utah Technology Transfer Office, where he managed intellectual property for the University of Utah.

About the CTBA

The Converging Technologies Bar Association is the first professional association in the world dedicated to addressing the multi-faceted impact of converging technologies. With its collective focus on nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, cognitive science, neuroscience and other related sciences and technologies (NBIC), the CTBA

provides a rich forum for bringing clarity and focus to the legal, ethical and societal issues generated by the convergence of these provinces.

The purpose of the CTBA is to foster interest, understanding and collaboration among the legal, scientific, engineering, technology and business communities and realizes this purpose through its centers and divisions: Center on Law, Ethics and Judicial Affairs; International Law and Foreign Policy Center; Education Center; Communication Center; Action Nerve Center; Institute of Legal Convergence and Global Innovation; and New Renaissance Legal Laboratory. Membership in the CTBA is open to all professionals, non-profit groups, government agencies and students interested in converging technologies.

To learn more about the CTBA, and apply for membership, visit, send an email to or call (212) 591-CTBA.

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Tel: 212-889-4113

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