POLYMonday, 11 September 2006

1:30 PM-5:25 PM San Francisco Marriott -- Salon A2, Oral
Entrepreneurship in Polymers and Technology
Success Stories from Laboratory to Products
Organizers:Peter Zarras
Dennis W. Smith Jr.
Joseph M. DeSimone
Rosemarie D. Wesson
Presiding:Sadiq Shah
Organizer, Presiding:Kathleen O'Leary Havelka
1:30 PMDelivering innovation using a new business paradigm
John M. Pochan
2:00 PMVenture capital funding for companies enabled by polymer science
Carrington Smith, Daniel T. Colbert
2:30 PMCase study on new startup companies, their beginnings, products and formula for success
Jeremy K. Jones
3:00 PMIntermission
3:15 PMCommercialization of specialty polymers: An entrepreneur's perspective on NSF SBIR supported research and development and faculty startups
Earl H. Wagener, Dennis W. Smith Jr.
3:45 PMExpanding the boundaries: Continued innovation using polymers
Victoria F. Haynes
4:15 PMNovel biomaterials in ophthalmology and wound care
Joseph C. Salamone, Jay F. Kunzler, Daniel Ammon, Ann Beal Salamone, Roya Borazjani
4:45 PMRemarks by ACS President, Ann Nalley
4:55 PMPresidential Event and Awards Reception

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The 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, September 10-14, 2006