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Web Date: April 13, 2006

U.K. Team Targets Viruses With Nanomaterials

Consortium tasked with development of coatings, face masks, and air filters to kill SARS and avian flu
Department: Business
News Channels: Nano SCENE

A consortium led by QinetiQ Nanomaterials Ltd. (QNL), a subsidiary of the U.K. firm QinetiQ, will develop a range of nanomaterials for use in the fight against a broad spectrum of viruses.

A two-year program is being funded by the Southeast England Development Agency, which has allocated $3.5 million to the project. Called Team AVNP (AntiViral NanoParticles), the consortium of six businesses and academic institutions in the southeast of England will explore . . .

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