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The 2nd International Seminar on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies was opened in Havana on Friday, attended by 35 prominent experts from Germany, France, China, Japan, Britain, Spain and Russia.

Cuba Hosts Intl Meet on Nanoscience

Havana, Cuba | Posted on November 16th, 2008

The objective of the meeting is to unite experts of different professions and nationalities with young trainees to talk nanoscience, its practical applications and the modelling and characterization in nanoscale, according to organizers. The agenda also includes magisterial lectures, plenary sessions and brief presentations on health and security issues, regulations, environmental, ethical and social matters, current challenges and prospects, as well as technology platforms and equipment needed for its development.

Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología de Ciudad de La Habana.

At the opening session in the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, in Havana, scientific aide to the State Council of Cuba, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, gave the lecture: "The Great Challenge of the Tiny: Cuban Nanotechnology Strategy," an outlook about the current situation and future of the important project.

Acting Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Fernando Gonzalez, referred to the vertiginous boom witnessed in nanosciences and their applications in the 21th century, with promising results in the most diverse goods and services, from washable mattresses, beauty products, disinfectants, dental adhesives and windshields to transformation of sectors, including medicine.

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