April 10, 2006

Investing In Nanotechnology

NanoFocus from Chemical & Engineering News (February 24, 2006) highlighted the increase in funding towards nanotechnology in 2006. Investing In Nanotechnology by Ann M. Thayer shared various measures of R&D investing, such as:

  • $18 billion worldwide into nanotechnology between 1997 and 2005, and $6 billion estimated in 2006 alone
  • From 1995-2005, there have been 258 investments in 143 start-ups spread across 13 countries, but only 9% have been acquired or gone public
  • 83% of the small nanotech companies are still operating, 8% are “dead or in danger”

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    Applied Sciences Chemistry & Chemicals Engineering Materials Science Nanotechnology Nanotechnology News from the Field

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    gravatarPosted by Phil
    Posted on July 1, 2009 11:21 PM

    I will have to say, nanotechnology is a fascinating area of study. I've always had this concern in the back of my mind about this type of technology being abused by unstable (read:terrorist) organizations--i.e., nano-bombs and so forth...hope this doesn't sound too far out in left field.





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