Growth Spurt for Nano: By the Numbers

More than $50 billion in nano-enabled products sold worldwide last year.

Nanotechnology is "shifting from discovery to commercialization," with more than $50 billion in nano-enabled products sold worldwide last year, according to Lux Research. In its recently released reference guide, The Nanotech Report, the emerging technologies advisory firm shares additional key findings, such as:

$11.8 billion funding for nanotechnology in 2006

13% increase in nanotechnology funding, 2005 to 2006

$699 million nanotechnology venture capital spending in 2006

87% carbon nanotube market growth, 2005 to 2006

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