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"This Handbook is sure to become the ultimate sourcebook for everyone involved in the emerging field of nanotechnology. I would strongly recommend that any entrepreneur who wishes to begin a nanotechnology company and any investor who wishes to seek funding opportunities in nanotechnology read this work cover to cover. By providing the tools to evaluate this emerging discipline, it is a modern day Pilgrims Progress for professionals in the field."
Doug Jamison, President and CEO, Harris & Harris Group, Inc.
"This Handbook adeptly explores the complex challenges nanotechnology poses for policy makers and the business community with regard to regulations, intellectual property rights, export control issues, and public and private financing. As a member of Congress active in advancing the development of nanotechnology, I will make great use of the conclusions the authors reach and the recommendations they make as I work with my colleagues on crafting future nanotechnology policy."
U.S. Representative Mike Honda (CA)
member, House of Representatives Committee on Science
"Chapter by chapter, this book provides comprehensive discussions of the forces that drive the business of nanotechnology today, providing invaluable assistance in avoiding the pitfalls that await start-ups and long-standing corporations alike. It captures the journey we’ve been through these last few years, and offers the lessons we’ve learned to those who follow. Every new CEO or CFO of a high-tech company will find this book an invaluable resource."
John H. Belk, Boeing Technology Ventures, Phantom Works Chairman, Nanotechnology Steering Committee
"Miller and his colleagues have attempted a Herculean task and have succeeded with great aplomb. The chapters on FDA review, EPA regulations, and export controls are particularly valuable and not easily accessible elsewhere. Value creation in a nanotech firm is all about intellectual property, and Miller’s team excels in this area. The authors are also very adroit at putting a spin on business issues as they specifically apply to nanotech."
David E. Reisner, PhD, President & CEO of The Nano Group™, Inc.
its subsidiaries, Inframat® Corp. and US Nanocorp®, Inc.
"This is the first book to offer in-depth coverage of business, legal, and policy issues for the field of nanotechnology. It is a great resource for anyone seeking to read about the early leaders in nanotechnology business, as well as an authoritative guide for navigating the maze of legal and policy issues facing emerging nanotechnology enterprises."
Stephen Maebius, Partner at law firm of Foley & Lardner Leader of the Nanotechnology Industry Team
Part I: Introduction to Nanotechnology.
Chapter 1: Understanding Nanotechnology.
Chapter 2: The Industrial Structure Giving Rise to Nanotechnology.
Part II: Nanotechnology Policy and Regulation.
Chapter 3: Societal and Ethical Implications.
Chapter 4: Environmental Regulation.
Chapter 5: The Patent and Trademark Office.
Chapter 6: FDA Regulation.
Chapter 7: National Security and Export Controls.
Chapter 8: Federal Funding.
Chapter 9: Conclusions.
Part III: Nanotechnology Business.
Chapter 10: Starting a Nanotech Company.
Chapter 11: Business Plans and Strategy.
Chapter 12: Early Stage Financing.
Chapter 13: Intellectual Property.
Chapter 14: Corporate Partnering and Globalization.
Chapter 15: Consolidation and Standardization.
Chapter 16: Exit Opportunities.
Chapter 17: Conclusions.
About the Authors.