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NanoGlobe Newsletter From Asia
Volume 1 Issue 2
Business Development for Nanotech Companies in India, Iran and Singapore

In partnership with Spring Capital Investment Pte Ltd., the host of high level government delegation from a Chinese city Ma An Shan (near NanJing), on Nov. 30th, 2009, we arranged a meeting with BioNano a Singapore based company with Chinese subsidiaries. We introduced its Nanobubble technology for waste water treatment which has generated substantial interest in China and investment in Hong Kong recently. Details about BioNano and its technology and track record in waste water treatment in the Great China region are described in our article BioNano International: Nano-bubbles - Green Solution for Reviving Water Ecosystems

In partnership with Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), we hosted delegates during 7-9 December 2009 from Susira Industries, an Indian automotive parts manufacturer with nanotech R&D activities and an Iranian nanotech company Nano1 Industry Group.
Both companies a
re searching for opportunities to accelerate their R&D commercialization and a regional marketing hub. Details of the companies can be found here. We also organized a two hour SingNano Seminar in partnership with IMRE gathering 40 local company executives and research scientists to network and exchange R&D and business ideas and facilitate commercialization cooperation with our overseas visitors. The materials attracted much interest in the discussion include nanostructured ZnO, TiO2, SiO2 and metal nanoparticles.

IMRE visit

SingNano Seminar


Singapore National University Professor Sow Chorng-Haur interviewed
Interview Prof Sow

Singapore company seeks growth in China
with its portable low cost and high efficiency waste water treatment Nanobubble technology -  BioNano Founder Interviewed.

Before Treatment
before treatment
After Treatment
after treatment
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Lerwen1The close of the year is always a time for reflection and renewal. It has been a hard working and productive year for us in Singapore. We have enjoyed very much learning and serving the community this year through our publication, events, and business development activities. I'd like to say "Goodbye to the Year of  2009" and take this time to thank all the many nanotechnology professionals I have been fortunate to meet and work with this past year.  I'm looking forward to the upcoming year and increasing NanoGlobe's contributions to our professional community.  I also look forward to providing professional services that help you achieve your nanotech-enabled goals.

I'd also like to thank the readership of our newsletter. We know it is vital to maintain our connections and share our knowledge. We strive always to achieve NanoGlobe's values and provide an integrated expertise and global perspective.


Lerwen Liu, Ph.D.
Managing Director and Asia's Nanotech Ambassador
Our Nanotech Regional
Presence and Impact

Promoting Nanotech Commercialization and International Cooperation from the Developing World to the United Nation 

  • Malaysia - We participated in the annual Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition in Malaysia (Nanotech Malaysia 2009) which attracted 200 visitors (70% local and 30% overseas) 27-29 October 2009 held in Kuala Lumpur. We discussed global nanotechnology cooperation issues with the Cuban State Council Scientific Advisor Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz Balart together with Professor Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis (Chairman of Nanotech Malaysia 2009) from Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN). We also gave a plenary talk that was an overview of nanotechnologyNanotech Malaysia applications in daily life and nanotechnology activities in Asia Pacific region.  Our presentation stimulated strong interests on nanotechnology education. Click here for details from our weekly article.
  • Vietnam - We are helping the world discover Vietnam's rapid advancement in nanotechnology infrastructure, R&D and commercialization and the role of overseas Vietnamese through our participation in and publication about two conferences and site visits at Laboratory of Nanotechnology in Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City. Details are in our weekly article Nanotechnology Update in Vietnam.
    • 8-10 November 2009: 6th Vietnam National Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials (SPMS2009), Da Nang, Vietnam
    • 12-14 November 2009: 2nd International Workshop on Nanotechnology and Application (IWNA 2009), Vung Tau, Vietnam.
    Emerging Nanotechnology Power Cover
  • Singapore - NanoGlobe partnering with the Singapore government and American Chamber of Commerce to conduct nanotech outreach to the Singapore based business community and industry on 24 November 2009. Details are also in our weekly article. We also participated in the Industry Day organized by Institute of Materials and Research Engineering (IMRE) on 11 December 2009 (IMRE Industry Day - Nanotechnology Showcase for Industry Commercialization) where we learned about IMRE`s applied research efforts and industry partnership.               
nanotech roundtableAmChamIMRE industry day

  • Sri Lanka -We were invited to participate in the International Workshop on Nanotechnology "Promoting Innovation in Nanotechnology and Fostering Its Industrial Application", An Asia-Pacific Perspective, organized by UNESCAP`s the Asian and Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) during 2-3 December 2009 in Colombo. Through the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) network, we have discovered the nanotechnology initiatives and programs in countries which so far are not in our network Sri Lankaincluding Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Details are included in our latest article (Nanotechnology Now and Nanoglobe website)
NanoGlobe provides professional services based on our unparalleled understanding of nanotechnology in Asia.  Our participation in Asian nanotechnology events and site-visits give us deep insight into policy issues, strategic intelligence needs, and the ability to analyze nanotech innovation for commercialization. We would be honoured to discuss our consulting services and to work together for your business development success. Click on the Services Button of our website.
Our Publications

We continue our "round the world" nano tour of events and site visits and share what we have seen and experienced in our weekly articles that appear at the Nanotechnology Now website- Nanotechnology in Asia Column, Bimonthly SingNano Newsletter and the Asia Nano Forum Quarterly newsletters and Annual Reports.
Emerging Nanotechnology Power CoverAt the end of July this year, we published a book titled "Emerging Nanotechnology Power: Nanotechnology R&D and Business Trends in the Asia Pacific Rim" which is the only book today covering nanotechnology updated development in the Asia Pacific region in terms of policy, funding, infrastructure, education, R&D and commercialization, and standardization and risk management. For special discount (20%), please use discount code: SLJN010917, which will expire on December 31st, 2009.

We launched our first issue of introductory NanoGlobe Newsletter in November 2009 which provides an overview of our activities and global nanotechnology happenings. Hope you enjoy our publication and we thank you for your continuous support!
It is the holiday season, we wish you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year 2010!

Lerwen Liu, Ph.D.
Managing Director and Asia's Nanotech Ambassador