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December 16th, 2003

Congress Funds $2 Million in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. was notified by Western Michigan University (WMU) of grant funding for their joint development of nanosensors for detecting chemical, biological and radiological agents in the environment. The project is a collaboration involving WMU, Altair Nanotechnologies and the University of Nevada, Reno. The $2 million was included in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives December 9, 2003. WMU and Altair have a joint partnership for seeking Federal support for nanotechnology research and development and will utilize the new grant funding equally.

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