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LOWELL ߝ The National Science Foundation has recommended continuing funding in the amount of $12.4 million for the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing based at UMass Lowell, Northeastern University, and the University of New Hampshire.
The center is one of only four in the country to specialize in manufacturing research at the nanoscale level.
The center won its first NSF grant for five years, also for $12.4 million, in 2004 and has earned a favorable review for its program of research, educational outreach and support of industry. The new grant, expected for a final decision within three months, is also for five years.
The center is working with two companies, Triton Biosystems and Nantero, on manufacturing process development for a computer memory chip and a biosensor using nanotechnology.
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