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July 8th, 2008

Nano group hires leader

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A proposed N.C. Nanomedicine Institute has taken another step with the hiring of a local consultant as its first director.

But several challenges remain for Gina Stewart, foremost developing a self-supporting stream of finances and gaining support from state legislators.

Stewart also is president of Sage Technology Management of Winston-Salem. The specialty of her consulting company intertwines with the institute's goal -- the commercialization of technology, particularly nanotechnology.

"I like to build new initiatives, so being charged with laying the groundwork for the institute fits well for me," Stewart said yesterday.

She has a doctorate degree in organic chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. "I'm working very closely with the chamber and Wake Forest for the best road map."

Peggy Low, the senior vice president of technology and strategic initiatives for the Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, said that the group feels "fortunate to have attracted someone like Gina because of her skills as a scientist and for business plans."

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