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June-July 2011 Issue

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In This Issue: Event News | Innovation & Investment |Chemicals & Materials | Electronics & Microsystems | Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma | Energy & Cleantech

Event News

APCE 2011 Summit and Expo


Save the Date!

TechConnect Summit and Expo 2012 June 18-21,
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, US.

Details to come in September 2012 Newsletter!


  Innovation & Investment:

CTSI announces 1st Annual Defense Energy Technology Challenge, taking place at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo September 13-15, Honolulu, HI - Submit your defense energy solution for review by August 5!...Read more


Economist Intelligence Unit, Quintiles Life Sciences Business Survey Shows Innovation is Crucial to Continued Growth of Biopharm Industry - Survey shows while there is no single model of innovation for all companies, those that seek innovation from multiple sources have higher rate of new discoveries and products...Read more

  Chemicals & Materials

Dow and Mitsui Create World’s Largest Biopolymers Joint Venture - Deal focuses on developing the next generation of high-performance, flexible packaging solutions....Read more


  Electronics & Microsystems

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing (HPC) Innovation Center for collaboration with industry - The HPC Innovation Center (HPCIC) makes available to industry more than two decades of experience as a global leader in supercomputing. ....Read more


Fujitsu Named Photonics Patent Leader for Sixth Consecutive Year - The U.S. Patent Office awarded the company 111 optical technology patents in 2010 - more than double the number received by the closest competitor. ....Read more

  Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Research Teams Come Together to Study Effectiveness of Communicating Nanoparticles for Cancer Drug Delivery - UCSD, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and MIT developed the new drug delivery system that uses communicating nanoparticles to deliver cancer drugs more efficiently and at higher doses....Read more


European Research Consortium To Create New Vaccine for Hepatitis C - Joint project HCVAX includes university and corporate research teams from Germany, France and Switzerland...Read more

  Energy & Cleantech

New Panasonic Fuel Cell Development Office Europe in Germany - Company’s fuel cell office will focus on developing residential fuel cells for the European market...Read more


University of Toronto Develops New Solar PV Cell Design - University team used colloidal quantum dots to create solar cell that can absorb visible and infrared light...Read more


Sol Voltaics Receives $2M US+ from Swedish Venture Capital Firm - Sol Voltaics was formed in 2008 based on nanotechnology research from Lund University...Read more


Merck and Nano-C Jointly Develop New-Generation Materials for Organic Photovoltaic Applications - Both companies aim to jointly develop and commercialize advanced semiconducting materials and formulations for applications in organic photovoltaics (OPV)....Read more

  NASVF Conference

Dear Colleagues,
The 2011 NASVF conference is just around the corner.  We are proud to partner with the National Association of Seed & Venture Funds to provide a special rate for our members to attend the 2011 NASVF Annual Conference in Arlington, TX, October 17-19, 2011.

Register today and receive a $150 discount off the current registration rate. Use the discount code: nasvf150

To view the program with speakers and sessions, visit NASVF 2011 Conference Agenda .

We look forward to seeing you in Arlington.

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