Nano Expo 07 was succesfully held on Last 16 & 17 May 2007 at EMCC, Nottingham.
Robin Hood's land welcomed the nanotech and nanoscience community. There was time for business and for science in the last Nano Expo in the East Midlands Conference Center, Nottingham. Nanotoxicology is one of the most controversial topics of nanotechnology. People from Eminate (organizers of the event) are well aware of this and they prepared very interesting talks about it, with the presence of the FDA from USA.
There was also talks related to The Impact of Regulations on the Application of Nanotechnology, Diagnostics, imaging and sensors, Manufacturing & Commercialisation, Nano-particles, drug delivery and Future opportunities and public perception.
The city gave a reception to all participants in the Council House of Nottingham. There was also a public lecture 'Nanotechnology: life-changing new applications' by Dr Alan Smith.
Companies like Carl Zeiss, Nanocentral and associations like ENTA were in the event. Nanogap represented spanish nanotechnology once again. Luis Manuel Alonso, Nanogap business manager has informed us that Nanogap is now part of the NIA (Nanotechnology Industries Association; http://www.nanotechia.co.uk). Nanogap is now part of the two major associations of european nanotechnology, ENTA and the NIA.
During the last week of March the First Young Polymer Scientist Conference and Fifth Short Course on Block Copolymer–Based Nanomatirials took place in Santiago de Compostela organized by NANOFUN-POLY. The main objective of NANOFUN-POLY is to generate a Network of Excellence designed to become a European Center of Nanostructured Polymers and Polymer-based Nanocomposite Materials, strengthening the scientific, technological and training excellence in all the disciplines that contribute to the development of this important field.
The aim of this congress is to gather the young European polymer scientists and to promote discussion among junior researchers, and between junior researchers and established scientists. Moreover, the Fifth Short Course focused on a fast-moving sector such as block copolymer-based nanomaterials. All stages from synthesis, characterization and self-assembly to nanostructure fabrication and applications were covered through a multidisciplinary approach.
The next event organized by NANOFUN will be the 3rd international symposium on nanostructured and functional polymer-based materials and nanocomposites which will take place in Corfu, Greece from May 13th to 15th, 2007.
The event had two parts, the scientific workshop and the exhibition area. Companies like Nokia, Tekkes and UPM were in the event exhibiting their latest researchs in these fields and looking for new customers and providers. The main part of the fair area was dedicated to BioChem'07, the biochemical part of the fair. Due to the interdisciplinarity of the actual science scene, the Nanotech area fitted in perfectly with the biochemical one. Drug delivery, magnetic cell separation for DNA sequencing, ... on one hand the tools and on the other hand the final applications in biomedical fields.
The first day there was a welcome dinner with the presence of a nanotechnological Chinese comitte. Some very interesting topics were discussed related to potential applications, risks and hazards and new oportunities, like the role that China will play in the future of the scientific community, the need of new and sustainable energies and new medical treatments.
The second day the city of Helsinki offered a reception in the City Hall to the event participants.
Americans, Finnish, Swedish, British, Greeks, Italians and also Spanish! The spanish representation consisted of people from CSIC, UPV, ICN and Nanogap Sub-nm-powders. This representation showed the high level of nanotechnology and nanoscience in Spain.
Great scientific expositions, great host city and great business oportunites.
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