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March 26th, 2007

UC Santa Cruz future lies in Silicon Valley

With the brains of its researchers, the science of NASA and the lure of cash from private companies, the university is positioning itself to carve out a new niche -- a catalytic "synergy" as they say -- at the intersections of bioscience, information technology and nanoscience.

It's part of the new, so-called private-public partnership model, where university scientists no longer design experiments only to have them "just sit in journals," said UC Santa Cruz's Patti Ponzini, director of the Advanced Studies Lab, one of several ventures between NASA and the school.


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