Friday, March 03, 2006

Majority of all nano investments in medicine, consumer electronics, and advanced materials

Just in time for the Wilson Center's release of their Nanoproduct Inventory (see today's earlier posting), Cientifica's latest report suggests that there is not much profitability in nano-only investments. More interestingly, however, the report also breaks down 2005 investment in nano-related products and services by sector. Almost two thirds of all investments went to three major sectors: Medical and pharmaceutical investments, consumer electronics, and chemicals and advanced materials (see figure to the left).

(For a copy of the full report, click here. (requires free registration))