2/16/2011 9:39:00 AM
Times Union: Heading off nanohealth concerns
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ALBANY -- What if a company spent $1 billion developing a new computer chip and federal regulators then determined that some of the material in its components were a health hazard and ordered the chip pulled off the market?
Researchers at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering are hoping to avoid that possibility with the newly created NanoHealth and Safety Center.
The $10 million research program is a joint effort between the NanoCollege and Sematech, the computer chip research consortium that recently moved from Austin, Texas, to Albany. Also involved is the Sematech subsidiary known as the International Sematech Manufacturing Initiative.