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October 24th, 2005

Smith Seeks to Advance Commercial Use of Nanotechnology

Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) is proposing to establish up to eight Nanoscience to Commercialization Institutes across the country, each focused on a specific field of expertise for the purpose of bridging the gap between nanoscience research and the marketplace. Explicitly aimed at commercialization, Smith’s legislation (S. 1908) would require each institute to develop and maintain a business plan detailing its goals, including how it will collaborate with private entities. (PDF)


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