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QD Vision is a leader in developing Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) guidelines and best practices for quantum dot technology materials, and the nanotechnology industry. The company has worked on EH&S topics with the United States' National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Academy of Sciences, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as Brown University, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and Conservation Law Foundations Ventures.

Seth Coe-Sullivan, QD Vision co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, is a member of the National Research Council Committee that is developing a research strategy for the environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) aspects of engineered nanomaterials. The committee was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency to create a conceptual framework for environmental, health, and safety-related research; develop a research plan with short- and long-term research priorities; estimate resources necessary to implement this research plan; and subsequently evaluate research progress over a three year period. Dr. Coe-Sullivan is one of 20 U.S.EH&S experts on the committee, and the only representative from a nanomaterials business.

By developing new technology that will improve the light quality of today's LEDs and LCDs, while further reducing the power they require, QD Vision has emerged as a leader in green-tech solutions. 

QD Vision's technology was demonstrated at a White House ceremony where President Obama highlighted examples of green technology spinning out of major research labs. In addition, the company has received numerous accolades, including:

  • The Massachusetts Clean Energy Council named QD Vision the Emerging Clean Energy Company of the Year;
  • QD Vision was named an AlwaysOn GoingGreen 50 winner;
  • QD Vision's solid-state lighting technology won The Wall Street Journal's 2009 Technology Innovation Award.

QD Vision has participated in numerous public forums, for example addressing the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at its review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, helping to set policy and strategy to ensure the safe practice of nanotechnology and the safety of nanotechnology enabled products, as well as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) various forums both in teh U.S. and abroad.

QD Vision is committed to Responsible Design, creating products that reduce or eliminate the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and other restricted substances, consistent with applicable requirements. QD Vision's materials and solutions proide for a safer and greener environment, thorugh net reductions in various potential environmental pollutants sucha s carbon dioxide, cadmuim and mercury.