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September 16th, 2004

Costa Rica opens region's first lab for nanotechnology

Nanotechnology research in Latin America has received a boost with the inauguration of the National Laboratory for Nanotechnology, Microsensors and Advanced Materials (Lanotec) in Costa Rica. Although small nanotechnology projects are underway in various Central American universities, there is no specialist centre for this field of research. Lanotec will be the first such centre in Central America and one of only a few in Latin America.


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