Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International



Home > Press > NanoBusiness Alliance Commends Senator John Kerry for Introduction of Nanotechnology Bill

Abstract:
NanoBusiness Alliance Executive Chairman Sean Murdock today commended Senator John Kerry (D-MA) for his leadership in introducing the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2009.

NanoBusiness Alliance Commends Senator John Kerry for Introduction of Nanotechnology Bill

Washington, DC | Posted on July 23rd, 2009

The NanoBusiness Alliance strongly supports the passage of this legislation, as it believes that nanotechnology research and development is critical for revitalizing virtually every sector of the American economy. Senator Kerry chairs the Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, which will consider the bill.

"We salute Senator John Kerry for introducing this bill in the Senate yesterday," said Sean Murdock, Executive Chairman, NanoBusiness Alliance. "The 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act was landmark legislation in 2003, and this new bill is vital to ensuring America's leadership in the global economy." Mr. Murdock also commended the bill's original cosponsors: Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV).

The 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act provided the foundation for a half-decade of American advances in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The legislation introduced by Senator Kerry yesterday will help America maintain and increase its lead in the global nanotechnology race by addressing the new issues and requirements that have developed over the past five years.

Mr. Murdock added, "On behalf of our members, America's nanotechnology businesses, the NanoBusiness Alliance strongly endorses the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2009 introduced in the Senate yesterday, and also fully supports the recently introduced House version of the NNI Amendments Act. We look forward to working with the House and the Senate to get the reauthorization signed by the President this year."

Specifically, the new bill maintains a national commitment to basic research, while taking steps to facilitate the translation of that research into useful applications. The bill's support for goal-oriented research, access to user facilities, and translational research programs will rapidly bring the benefits of nanotechnology to consumers, while generating high-quality American jobs.

In addition, the bill reflects an ongoing commitment to science education. To be competitive in the global innovation economy, America must graduate large numbers of highly-qualified researchers, engineers, and technicians. To accomplish this, students must be inspired to study nanoscience at the high school, college, graduate, and technical college levels, as well as in science centers, and the bill makes provisions to help accomplish these important goals.

The National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act also addresses an issue of increasing importance: the need to understand and address the environmental, health, and safety impacts of nanoparticles and nanotechnology in general. The NanoBusiness Alliance has long requested a significant increase in funding for research in these areas, along with a clear, comprehensive research plan.

####

About NanoBusiness Alliance
The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in Chicago, New York, Connecticut and Washington, DC.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Schwartz Public Relations
Steven Wright-Mark

212-677-8700 ext. 29

Copyright © NanoBusiness Alliance

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Virginia Tech physicists propose path to faster, more flexible robots: Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery May 17th, 2024

Gene therapy relieves back pain, repairs damaged disc in mice: Study suggests nanocarriers loaded with DNA could replace opioids May 17th, 2024

Shedding light on perovskite hydrides using a new deposition technique: Researchers develop a methodology to grow single-crystal perovskite hydrides, enabling accurate hydride conductivity measurements May 17th, 2024

Oscillating paramagnetic Meissner effect and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in cuprate superconductor May 17th, 2024

Jobs

Could quantum technology be New Mexico’s next economic boon? Quantum New Mexico Coalition aims to establish state as national hub April 1st, 2022

SEMI Partners with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Offer Apprenticeship Program Aimed at Building the Electronics Talent Pipeline August 11th, 2020

March 17th, 2020

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Reports Inducement Grants under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635(c)(4) March 29th, 2019

Preparing for Nano

Disruptive by Design: Nano Now February 1st, 2019

How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years: Targeted medicine deliveries and increased energy efficiency are just two of many ways October 26th, 2016

Searching for a nanotech self-organizing principle May 1st, 2016

Nanotechnology is changing everything from medicine to self-healing buildings: Nanotechnology is so small it's measured in billionths of metres, and it is revolutionising every aspect of our lives April 2nd, 2016

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

International research team uses wavefunction matching to solve quantum many-body problems: New approach makes calculations with realistic interactions possible May 17th, 2024

Aston University researcher receives £1 million grant to revolutionize miniature optical devices May 17th, 2024

NRL charters Navy’s quantum inertial navigation path to reduce drift April 5th, 2024

Discovery points path to flash-like memory for storing qubits: Rice find could hasten development of nonvolatile quantum memory April 5th, 2024

Announcements

Virginia Tech physicists propose path to faster, more flexible robots: Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery May 17th, 2024

Diamond glitter: A play of colors with artificial DNA crystals May 17th, 2024

Finding quantum order in chaos May 17th, 2024

Oscillating paramagnetic Meissner effect and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in cuprate superconductor May 17th, 2024

Environment

$900,000 awarded to optimize graphene energy harvesting devices: The WoodNext Foundation's commitment to U of A physicist Paul Thibado will be used to develop sensor systems compatible with six different power sources January 12th, 2024

Catalytic combo converts CO2 to solid carbon nanofibers: Tandem electrocatalytic-thermocatalytic conversion could help offset emissions of potent greenhouse gas by locking carbon away in a useful material January 12th, 2024

New catalyst could dramatically cut methane pollution from millions of engines: Researchers demonstrate a way to remove the potent greenhouse gas from the exhaust of engines that burn natural gas. July 21st, 2023

Billions of nanoplastics released when microwaving baby food containers: Exposure to plastic particles kills up to 75% of cultured kidney cells July 21st, 2023

Safety-Nanoparticles/Risk management

First human trial shows ‘wonder’ material can be developed safely: A revolutionary nanomaterial with huge potential to tackle multiple global challenges could be developed further without acute risk to human health, research suggests February 16th, 2024

New research may make future design of nanotechnology safer with fewer side effects: Study shows a promising strategy to reduce adverse reactions to nanoparticles by using complement inhibitors October 6th, 2023

Tests find no free-standing nanotubes released from tire tread wear September 8th, 2023

Billions of nanoplastics released when microwaving baby food containers: Exposure to plastic particles kills up to 75% of cultured kidney cells July 21st, 2023

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project