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May 15, 2002
Media Advisory: Nanotechnology--what it is and what it means
  
The Toronto Biotechnology Initiative (TBI) and Toronto's Economic Development
Division is hosting a breakfast seminar on nanotechnology to explain what
nanotechnology is and what it means to the biotechnology industry.

Nanotechnology may make the following things possible:
- computers will be billions of times faster
- consumer goods will be self-assembling
- extinct plants and animals can be re-created
- famine can be eliminated through molecular food synthesis
- medical nano will end illness, aging and death
- pollution will be eliminated and existing pollution will be cleaned up
- space travel will be safe and affordable.

Dr. Uri Sagman, President of C Sixty Inc., founder and Executive Director of
Canadian Nanobusiness Alliance and Chair of GRN Health International Inc., will
be the keynote speaker. He will introduce nanotechnology, discuss the
application of nanotechnology to the life sciences and the medical applications
of fullerines and nanotubes.


Date: May 17
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8 a.m.
Place: Metro Hall, 55 John St.
Room 308-309



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