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Posted: November 19, 2008

Nanotechnology in the spotlight at Cuban event

(Nanowerk News) The 2nd International Seminar on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies was opened in Havana on Friday, with 35 prominent experts from Germany, France, China, Japan, Britain, Spain and Russia attending.
According to organizers, the meeting brought together experts of different professions and nationalities with young trainees to talk about the speedy development of nanoscience, and its use.
The conference will feature keynote lectures, plenary sessions and brief presentations on the implementation of nanotechnology and other aspects related to the development of nanosciences.
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 of nano-sciences and their applications in the 21st century. He mentioned results in the most diverse goods and services, from washable mattresses, beauty products, disinfectants, dental adhesives and windshields and to its wide use in medicine.
Source: Cuban News Agency