AVS holds its annual International Symposium and Exhibition in Seattle October 14-19, 2007. Formerly called the American Vacuum Society, AVS is a professional society devoted to scientific research in a number of technology fields, such as surface science, nanotechnology, and controlled environments, including the creation and manipulation of vacuum or plasmas.
BioNanomatrix, Inc., a company developing breakthrough nanoscale whole genome imaging and analytic platforms, and Complete Genomics Inc. (CGI), a high- performance genome sequencing company, today announced that they have formed a joint venture that has received an $8.8 million grant award from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program (NIST-ATP) to develop a system capable of sequencing the entire human genome in eight hours at a cost of less than $100.
Nanomaterials have established an appreciable market presence - $1 billion - mainly in the United States, Western Europe and Japan. By 2011, world demand for nanomaterials is forecast to reach $4.2 billion.
Surrey NanoSystems, a spinout from The University of Surrey which has developed a tool for manufacturing carbon nanotubes, has been recognised by an awards scheme that follows ground-breaking research by UK universities and technology companies.
The Nanomaterials Application Center at Texas State University-San Marcos announced that it will present "NanoBusiness 101" at the Dallas Convention Center on October 2 in Dallas, Texas as a kickoff to nanoTX'07.