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June 29th, 2005

U.S. leads in nanotech investment

Governments in the United States poured $4.6 billion into nanotechnology research in 2004, far more than Japan, which put in $1.6 billion, according to Lux Research, which studies the industry.

The United States' private sector is also leading in the field. Of the $3.8 billion invested by private-sector groups worldwide, $1.7 billion came from U.S.-based companies, Lux said. A greater percentage than normal of the nano patents being issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are going to U.S. companies, too.


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