SAN DIEGO – November 12, 2013 – NanoTecNexus (NTN) is opening a new chapter on November 19, 2013 at a celebratory relaunch forum where Adriana Vela, NTN’s founder, will unveil the expanded mission and strategic direction of the organization.  Almost a decade has gone by since this acclaimed organization began facilitating education, partnering and investment opportunities in nanotechnology. In its relaunch, NTN plans to discuss their perspective on the issues of the next ten years as research and developments bring new challenges and opportunities to the nanotech sector. Nanotechnology expert Michael J. Sailor, Ph.D. is the guest speaker and he will address the future in his presentation “Nanotechnology in 2020: What Can We Expect?”

The forum will be in the daVinci Auditorium of Knobbe & Martens, 12790 El Camino Real in San Diego and commences at 5:30 pm for Reception & Networking.  The program will begin at 6:30 pm. Attendees will be thought-leaders, technology enthusiasts, interested members of the public, professionals and entrepreneurs, service providers, academic faculty and students.  Click here to register.

NanoTecNexus has been a leading non-profit organization gaining recognition since 2004. Notable achievements include:

  • Only industry organization chosen to be included in the 2006 Milken Report, “Minds to Market – a global analysis of biotech tech transfer and commercialization efforts making a difference”
  • Recognized and recommended by the University of California San Diego (UCSD) as named sub-recipient of the $20M five-year NCI Alliance funded Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence grant funding educational core for more than $700K
  • Won the 2009 Bronze Telly Award for the production of a video titled “Fighting Cancer with Nanotechnology”
  • Recognized by United States Senator, Diane Feinstein in a video address thanking NTN for the educational outreach and the NanoTumor Center’s efforts to fight cancer with nanotechnology

About NanoTecNexus

NanoTecNexus (NTN) has traditionally focused on the business-education ecosystem specializing in the field of nanotechnology and its impact on industry, academia and society. Founded in 2004, it is acclaimed as a leading non-profit organization dedicated to catalyzing collaboration and knowledge exchange in the nanotech field by connecting people, technology, industry and investment. NTN was originally founded as NanoBioNexus and dedicated the first five years to the intersection of nanotechnology and biotechnology. In 2009, the organization expanded to serve all nanotechnology sectors and continues to evolve to meet the ever changing needs of its target market.

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