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February 21st, 2011

UAlbany Launching NanoHealth And Safety Center

Abstract:
Cementing an existing effort to probe the dangers associated with nanotechnology, the University at Albany's sprawling College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering announced a $10 million partnership with industry to start the dedicated NanoHealth and Safety Center.

The university, which is part of the State University of New York system, has been building a nano empire just outside the state capital for a decade. In the process, it has attracted a host of companies—mostly semiconductor manufacturers and their suppliers—that do research and development and other work inside the giant complex.

Its partner in the safety center is SEMATECH, an international group of chipmakers, and a subsidiary, the International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative, or ISMI. The center begins with a $10 million guarantee over the next five years.

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