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NanoBioNexus Expands International Presence With Oxford NanoLabs Letter of Intent
San Diego, CA | Posted on July 18, 2006
Nanobiotechnology and NanoBioNexus (NBN) will take center
stage with the announcement of a recently signed Letter of Intent (LOI) to
provide professional services to UK-based Oxford NanoLabs. The announcement will be made at the NanoBioNexus’ second anniversary gala being held Tuesday, July
18, 2006 at San Diego’s Salk Institute. Also unveiled at the event will be a new
membership program that is sure to draw attention and additional international
membership from the nanobiotechnology community. Industry thought leaders will
join NBN to recognize its 2005 accomplishments, including a review of the
group's well-respected educational series. Among the accomplishments is the
expansion of the professional services division which includes clients such as
the “Center for Nanotechnology for Treatment, Understanding and Monitoring of
Cancer" (NanoTUMOR), one of the Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
(CCNE) funded by NIH.
"We’re honored to announce our agreement with Oxford
NanoLabs - highlighting our credibility on the global stage - in addition to
kicking-off our unique membership program," said Adriana Vela, NanoBioNexus'
founder and chair. “Our commercial and academic constituencies have validated
our philosophy and the quality of work we do on the educational front as well as
our professional services.” The LOI agreement is a business instrument outlining
terms already agreed upon and is a precursor to a formal contractual agreement
with a commercial company.
"After a thorough evaluation we selected NanoBioNexus because of their
in-depth understanding of the nanotechnology commercialization process and for
their business and scientific expertise," commented Gordon Sanghera, CEO of
Oxford NanoLabs. "We look forward to NanoBioNexus assistance in establishing a
corporate presence in the United States and helping us to reach our goals for
our Nanopore Technology."
Companies and individuals in the nanotech sector regularly seek ways to
expand their businesses, relationships and knowledge. The NBN membership
program uniquely addresses those needs by serving as a vehicle by which they can
expand their reach, share information and network in order to promote and grow
their business.. “NanoBioNexus listened to its constituents' requests and has
developed a membership program that offers excellent benefits for small
businesses and individuals”, says Vela. “In addition to discounts for seminars,
webcasts, and other services, we will also provide small business members brand
building and public relations opportunities as well as access to nanobiotech
thought leaders and the opportunity to forge powerful relationships.” Companies
that already joined include Oxford NanoLabs and nanoComposix Inc with many more
expected to sign up.
NanoBioNexus will soon begin providing the second year activities of the
educational service component for the NCI funded Cancer Center of Nanotechnology
Excellence (CCNE) partnership that includes the University of California, San
Diego, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, the Burnham Institute, NanoBioNexus, and the
University of California campuses at Irvine, Riverside and Santa Barbara. The
upcoming educational seminars of the NanoTUMOR are slated for both the general
public and the healthcare communities in nanotechnology. Additionally, NBN
staff is designing the concept, content and scope of the CCNE's educational
website and will oversee the launch of that website at the end of August.
NanoBioNexus will continue its ongoing series of events that are open to
the general community. The next NBN seminar, “Canada's Nanotech Innovation
and Commercialization Models” begins September 14, 2006. Other educational
activities include providing bylined content to NanoBiotech News and yearly
subscriptions to this leading-edge publication. Other editorial submissions
include a feature article discussing “NBN’s Community Building” in the May issue
of NanoNews-Now written by Julian Zegelman, NBN’s Director of Corporate
Partnerships and Alliances.
That same issue of NanoNews-Now included an interview with the CCNE and NBN
principals. Additionally, the NBN executive team authored Drug Delivery
Technology's cover feature on "Nanodrugs" for the May issue.
NanoBioNexus is the only San Diego organization exclusively dedicated to
nanobiotechnology with a growing international constituency. It is a non-profit
corporation that showcases applications of nanotechnology in the Life Sciences.
The NanoBioNexus mission is to provide a community service by building awareness
and understanding of nanotechnology and by fostering business opportunities in
the application of nanotechnology in the life sciences.
NOTE: The National Nanotechnology Initiative definition of nanotechnology can be seen at www.nano.gov/html/facts/whatIsNano.html
For more information, please click here.
Sandra Kay Helsel
SK Helsel & Associates
(520) 325- 4636
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