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December 6th, 2004
Rice professor blends research into business
R. Bruce Weisman has joined the ranks of Rice University professors bitten by the entrepreneurial bug.
The chemistry department teacher recently added a pair of new titles to his business card as founder and president of Applied NanoFluorescence LLC.
Owning and operating a company that develops analytical instruments for specialized segments of the nanotechnology industry was the furthest thing from Weisman's mind as little as a year ago. But a request from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration convinced the professor that the time might be ripe to commercialize his research work in the Rice labs.
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