CHANGSHA, April 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Experts from China and Germany will exchange views on nanotechnology development on the three-day Sino-German international conference on nano and biological technology starting Tuesday in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province.
The conference is cosponsored by the Ministries of Science and
Technology of the both countries, said Jiang Xiaowei, an official with the
Ministry of Science and Technology of China.
Appearing in the late 1980s, nanotechnology will greatly influence
the social and economic development after information technology and biological
Jiang said companies from the two countries will negotiate on
cooperative projects. Germany will invest in nanofertilizer technology, a field
in which China takes the lead, he said.
"The gap in the nanoscience between China and western countries is
not very big. China is even in a leading position in some fields of the
technology," said the official.
He Jishan, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, said
nanoscience enables people to produce materials and tools the size of molecules
and atoms, which will bring about technological reform in information
technology, material, energy, environment, medicine and health, biology and
Huang Boyun, president of Changsha-based Central South University,
spoke highly of the application of nanoscience in cancer research, saying that
some tumors may be curable in 15 years with the help of the technology.
Jiang said he hoped Chinese medical workers will become aware of the
importance of nanotechnology through this conference.
Experts say the economic value of the world's nanotechnology output
will exceed 300 billion US dollars by 2010. Enditem