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NanoAlliance Founder Heads BioTech Assn.

Photonics.com
Mar 2007
Nathan Tinker, the founder of the NanoBusiness Alliance, a trade association for nanotechnology companies, was recently named executive director of the New York Biotechnology Association, which focuses on advancing New York's biotech sector. Tinker replaces Karin Duncker, who resigned from the post last year. Tinker said his goal is to work to "further strengthen the competitiveness of New York state as an industry leader in biomedical research, education and product development." The association, based in New York City, has 250 members.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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