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Ohio State wants to be next nanotech hotbed

from the not-what-I-was-thinking,-but-OK dept.

According to a press release for an upcoming conference on the medical applications of micro- and nanotechnologies, "the university, the city of Columbus, and the state of Ohio have invested heavily in the development of micro- and nanotechnology," says Mauro Ferrari, director of the Biomedical Engineering Center, and associate director of the Heart and Lung Institute at Ohio State.

In September, Ohio State University will host a comprehensive international conference devoted the medical uses of micro- and nanotechnology. About 70 research papers have been scheduled to be presented at "BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology World 2000." The conference will run September 23 through 26 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

The release concludes: "When people hear 'microelectronics,' they think of Silicon Valley," Ferrari Said. "Ten years from now, when people hear 'nanotechnology,' we want them to think of Ohio."

3 Responses to “Ohio State wants to be next nanotech hotbed”

  1. TomMcKendree Says:

    Correct URL

    Once again, there is a gap in the URL. Try Ohio State to Host First Worldwide Biomedical Nanotechnology Conference. I suspect that there is something in the user interface for people who review and actually post stories to nanodot, that makes it easy to break URLs and to leave in broken URLs.

  2. RichardTerra Says:

    Re:Correct URL (Main item corrected)

    You are correct. There are some character combinations that show up as gaps when the entry is posted to the system. I have been trying to watch for this and correct when posting new items. There is a preview feature, but the gaps sometimes don't appear until after the item has been previewed and submitted to the server.

    I have edited the URL in the main item to something simpler that accesses the same page.

  3. redbird Says:

    Very cool

    I don't know if I care for this nanotech == Ohio stuff, but seeing a commitment made to nanotech is cool. I'd probably be willing to go into college to get a degree in nanotech, even if it means taking a buch of chemisty and biology clases (I'm a Physics/Computer Science/Pure Math kinda guy). If only relatively few people are working on nanotech, like right now, then the field will never have a chance to take off like it ought to.

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