February 20, 2011

SEMATECH, UAlbany Team On Health Research

By: by The Business Review


Sematech and the state University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering today said they have teamed up to create a new NanoHealth and Safety Center in Albany.

At least $10 million in funding will be invested into the center over the next five years, creating more than 100 high-tech jobs, officials said Tuesday.

The center will examine the impacts of exposure to nanoparticles in the workplace and study the use of chemicals, energy and water in the manufacturing of products that use nanomaterials.

The joint research effort will operate out of CNSE's $6.5 billion campus at UAlbany.

Besides CNSE and Sematech, a consortium of computer-chip manufacturers, a subsidiary of Sematech also will be involved in the center.

Membership in the NanoHealth and Safety Center will be open to chipmakers, equipment and materials manufacturers and other nanotechnology, biomedical and defense operations and university organizations.

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