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2005 Greater Austin-San Antonio Corridor
Council NanoBioTech Summit scheduled
San Antonio -- March 22, 2005 -- The third annual Corridor NanoBioTech Summit
will be held April 1, 2005, at the LBJ Student Center at Texas State University
in San Marcos, Texas. U.S. Representative Lamar Smith from the 21st District
will give the keynote luncheon address on federal initiatives in nanotechnology.
Congressman Smith serves on the House Science Committee and is Chairman of the
Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property of the House
The summit will feature leaders from San Antonio to Temple in nanotechnology,
biotechnology and information technology. Specialists in regional economic
development and financing will also speak at the event. The one-day summit
focuses on the regional growth of nanobiotechnology and showcases
government/commercial cooperation, commercialization and local businesses.
The goal is to provide a catalyst for the economic development of the San
Antonio-Austin corridor into a world-class technology center for research,
development and commercialization of new technologies by merging nanoscience
with bioscience, biomedicine and information technology.
Guest speakers include Eleni Kousvelari, D.D.S., D.Sc., acting director of the
Center for Biotechnology and Innovation, National Institute of Dental and
Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health; and Judge Jeff Moseley,
executive officer of the Governor's Economic Development and Tourism Division
and county judge for Denton County.
The Greater Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council is teaming with Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®)
and the law firm of Winstead, Sechrest & Minick PC to host
the Summit. Additional sponsors include Temple Health and Bioscience Economic
Development District, DeVry University, San Antonio Technology Accelerator
Initiative (SATAI), Texas Research Park Foundation, Greater San Marcos Economic
Development Council and the Nanomaterials Application Center at Texas State
University - San Marcos. A complete listing of sponsors is available on the
summit web site.
The registration fee is $150. Students are offered a discounted $75 rate. For
more information or to register, visit the conference web site at
corridornanobiotech.swri.org, or contact Dr. Michael G. MacNaughton at (210)
For more information, contact
Tracey M.S. Whelan,
Communications Department, (210) 522-2256,
Southwest Research Institute, PO Drawer 28510, San Antonio, TX 78228-0510.