Nano-Terra Partners With Merck Kgaa | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 9 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 26, 2007

Nano-Terra Partners With Merck Kgaa

Department: Business

Nano-Terra, in Cambridge, Mass., and Germany's Merck, through its North American affiliate EMD Chemicals, will work together to apply nanoscale molecular fabrication methods to the production of specialty chemicals. A goal of the work, which they will conduct largely in Nano-Terra's labs, is to create new physical properties in materials that Merck currently makes and sells. The firms expect the first products from their collaboration to be available by early 2008. Privately held Nano-Terra was created in early 2005 by entrepreneur Carmichael Roberts and Harvard University chemistry professor George M. Whitesides.

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