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Posted: February 11, 2008
Nanotechnology Business Leaders to Meet With Key Legislators
(Nanowerk News) The NanoBusiness Alliance, the world's leading nanotechnology trade association, today announced that many of its members will converge in Washington, D.C. from February 26 - 28 for its annual Public Policy Tour. As in past years, NanoBusiness Alliance members will meet with key House and Senate Committees, participate in a briefing with the Congressional Nanotech Caucus and High Tech Caucus and meet individual House and Senate members.
In addition, the NanoBusiness Alliance will hold a Nanotechnology Showcase on Capitol Hill, where legislators can meet nanotech business leaders and see the latest products and technologies.
"This year's Public Policy Tour is of particular importance as the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act is coming up for renewal," said Sean Murdock, Executive Director of the NanoBusiness Alliance. "By meeting with leaders on the Hill, we have an opportunity to shape the growing U.S. investment in nanotechnology over the next five years and direct attention to the importance of the small businesses commercializing nanotechnology and the role they play in stimulating sustainable economic growth, providing jobs and maintaining America's competitiveness."
For information on participating in the NanoBusiness Alliance Public Policy Tour, please contact Aatish Salvi, Vice President at Aatish@nanobusiness.org or 312-371-2880.
About The 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 New York, Chicago, Connecticut and Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.nanobusiness.org.