By Cameron Chai
Neal Fowler, Chief Executive Officer at Liquidia Technologies, has taken part in a panel discussion held on April 4, 2012 at the Nanotech Commercialization Conference in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
The theme of the panel discussion entitled ‘How to Create 54 Liquidias’ was to help North Carolina to find the ways for creating more opportunities and offering more resources to enable innovators to establish proven companies like Liquidia Technologies in the state. The Nanotech Commercialization Conference will end on April 5, 2012.
The panel was hosted by Chris William, the Managing Director at Wells Fargo’s Private Client Group and the Executive Producer of Carolina Business Review, a PBS television series. Other members of the panel were John Hardin, Executive Director of the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Office of Science & Technology, and Charles E. Hamner, Chairman of The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.
Nanotechnology shows promise to impact every aspect of life such as buildings, water, drugs, food, energy and much more. As per a BCC Research report, the global nanomedicine market is expected to grow at 12.5% CAGR to achieve a market value of $130.9 billion in 2016. Nanotechnology’s recognition and application in daily products is an indication of the growth predicted in a variety of fields such as diagnostics, devices and drugs.
COIN’s Director of Business Development, Jim Roberts commented that the success of Liquidia Technologies is a standing exemplar for startup companies who establish their business in North Carolina.