Three Regional Nano Companies Showcased in Tokyo

Three Research Triangle Region nanotechnology companies took center stage in February at Nano Tech 2012in Tokyo.

The N.C. Department of Commerce's International Trade Division took the three companies to exhibit at the 11th annual international nanotechnology exhibition and conference.

Commerce reports interest was high in the products of Xanofi and Protochips, both of Raleigh, and NanoForge of The Research Triangle Park.

"The N.C. Department of Commerce organized the trade show booth, arranged meetings, and even scouted the floor to help North Carolina companies like ours make connections. We have engaged numerous companies, and one large Japanese group is sending a delegation to North Carolina next month," said Xanofi CEO Miles Wright.

The North Carolina exhibit had significant traffic, with Japanese visitors appreciating that staff members from theState of North Carolina Japan Office were available for translating discussions. In addition, the North Carolina companies' brochures and materials were translated into Japanese for the show. This is a service offered as part of the "N.C. Passport to Export" grant program. Over 45,000 visitors attended this trade-only show.