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Global Nanotechnology Industry

Table 4: World 5-Year Perspective for Nanotechnology byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales forNanomaterials, Nanotools and Nanodevices for Years 2011 &2015 8

2. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 9Academic Research Institutions - Pioneering CommercialApplications 9The Commercialization Process 9Low Entry Barriers and Broad IP Landscape 9Research & Development - The Nanotechnology Lifeline 10US, EU and Japan - Spearheading Nanotech Revolution 10Developing Markets to Turbo Charge Future Growth inNanotechnology Market 10Domestic Initiatives Promote R&D Efforts in Rest of the World 11Interdisciplinary Nature Demands a Collective Approach 11Chemical Industry Continues to Lead the Nanotech Bandwagon 11Research Arenas - Funding Dictates the Direction 12Nanocompetence by Geographic Region/Country 12Positive Growth on Cards 12"United We Discover" - Industry's Call to Universities &Research Houses 13Cross-disciplinary Nature Demands Co-coordinated Research 14Enabling Technologies - Need of the Hour 14

3. FUNDING METRICS 15Nanotechnology Funding 15Fall in VC Funding Spurs M&A Activities 15Current Scenario 15Table 5: Global Nanotechnology Funding (2009): PercentageShare Breakdown of Fundingby Region -EU States, Russia, US, China, Japan, Korea and Rest of World 16

4. CHALLENGES & ISSUES 17Factors Hampering Rapid Commercialization 17Long Duration of Time in Setting up Labs 17Legal & Regulatory Processes Delay Release of Funds 17R&D - Not an Instant Result Generating Activity 17Health Concerns - A Major Growth Barrier 17Scarcity of Researchers with Appropriate Training 17Limited Access to Tools & Technologies 18The Fat Fingers Problem 18The Sticky Fingers Problem 19Battling 'Grey Goo' Blues 19Research Duplication & Absence of Common Standards 20Legal and Financial Constraints for Startups 20Investment Issues and High Costs Delay Rapid Commercialization 21Guarded and Protective Stance on Intellectual Property & OpenKnowledge-Sharing 22Development of Industrial Processes for Patterning Materialson Nanoscale 22Effective Utilization of Government Budgets 23

5. APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY 24Areas of Importance 24Breaking Conventional Size Barriers 24Commercial Applications of Nanotechnology 25Nanocomposites 26Nanocrystals 27Nanomaterials - Performance and Prospects 27Nanomaterial Clays 28Nanocoatings 28Nanofilms 29Nanotubes 29Future Applications 29Health Risks Posed by Carbon Nanotubes 30

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