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NORMAN, OK -- January 20, 2011 -– SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality, Single-Wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW™) carbon nanotubes (CNT), today announced that its CEO Dave Arthur has been named as one of the most influential nanotechnology leaders of 2010 by the Nanobusiness Alliance.


The Nanobusiness Alliance is the premier nanotechnology leadership group whose members are leaders in the field and have made significant contributions in the nanotechnology community.


“Dave Arthur is a nanotechnology evangelist,” explains Vince Caprio, president of the Washington DC based Nanobusiness Alliance.  “He is outspoken on the need for the U.S. to have a thriving nanotechnology industry and reduce its reliance on rare earth materials that are increasingly more expensive and diminishing in availability.  He is also working to develop nano applications used in lighting, energy, armor and printed electronics using specialized, nanotubes available in commercial quantities which has made SouthWest technologies a thriving business.”


In addition to his position as CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Arthur is also president of Chasm Technologies, a nano R&D firm which has developed a carbon nanotube ink that can be used on conventional printing equipment.


“It is an honor to be recognized among this prestigious group of major technology firms and others as we share a similar vision for the U.S. to be a leader in nanotechnology, and are working tirelessly to advance that,” Arthur states.  “We continue to see great success for the industry and for SWeNT and appreciate the recognition from the Nanobusiness Alliance, the industry’s strongest advocate.”


About the Nanobusiness Alliance (NbA):

The NbA is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and public-private partnerships, the NbA shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the responsible commercialization of nanotechnology innovation.


About SWeNT:

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) is a privately-held specialty chemical company that manufactures high quality Single-Wall and Specialty Multi-Wall carbon nanotubes, printable inks and CNT-coated fabrics for a range of products and applications.  SWeNT was created in 2001 to spin off nanotube research developed at the University of Oklahoma.  For more information, please visit www.swentnano.com.

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