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April 14th, 2010

Taking the NanoPulse -- Nanotechnology: America's Next Industrial Revolution

Abstract:
Here are the facts: ahead-of-the-curve technology is our sweet spot, and nanotechnology is the bat we need to be swinging. In a recent interview with NanoBusiness Alliance Vice President Vince Caprio, I dubbed nanotechnology "the software of the Nano Decade." You can't see, smell, or really touch it. Like software, it's used in small quantities but will have immense impact on virtually every field, driving the improvement of existing products and the development of new ones.

For smart companies, the Revolution has already begun -- take a look at a few examples from the very recent news. An American company continues to increase its commercialized line of nanotech-enabled medical diagnostics. More and more investment is going into thin film solar panels that use nano-materials. There's a new advanced battery plant going up in auto-starved Michigan.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Multiple industry studies continue to point to growth in nanotechnology. The global market value for nanotechnology in coatings and adhesives is an expected to see 5X growth by 2015. Another report says that even good old-fashioned American agriculture is going to get a boost from nanotechnology in the form of advanced sensor systems that track soil and crop characteristics and the environmental impact of agricultural chemicals.

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