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The emergence of the nanobiotechnology industry

The confluence of nanotechnology and biotechnology provides significant commercial opportunities. By identifying, classifying and tracking firms with capabilities in both biotechnology and nanotechnology over time, we analyse the emergence and evolution of the global nanobiotechnology industry.

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The authors would like to thank the participants of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting 2013, the Beedie Innovation Conference 2013 and the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 2012. In addition, the authors are grateful for funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Grant #410-2006-2270), from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and from the David J. McGrath Jr (1959) Chair in Management and Innovation at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

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Maine, E., Thomas, V., Bliemel, M. et al. The emergence of the nanobiotechnology industry. Nature Nanotech 9, 2–5 (2014).

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