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Got Nanotechnology? It’s Here and Transforming Our Lives |

 A couple towns over, in Ronkonkoma, Long Island,  CVD Equipment Corp. is quickly becoming a leader in making of nanotechnology tools. A division of CVD, First Nano, specializes in manufacturing customized process equipment suitable for research production in nanotechnology, one-dimensional nanostructures and nanomaterials. According to CVD’s annual report, it nearly doubled its sales in 2011 compared to 2010 and saw an even larger increase in profits. Last year CVD’s business partner, Graphene Laboratories, a Massachusetts high-tech start-up company, relocated on Long Island to the R&D facility at Stony Brook University Incubator in Calverton. Graphene Labs and CVD are leaders in working with graphene materials, the applications of which range from flexible touchscreens to transparent military aircraft and ultrasensitive biosensors.  -Christina Mulligan,