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Materials

Bayer Acquires Artificial Muscle

by Michael McCoy
March 15, 2010 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 88, Issue 11

Bayer MaterialScience has acquired Artificial Muscle, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based developer of electroactive polymers used to make sensing components. Bayer says Artificial Muscle’s technology will be combined with its own expertise to serve markets such as touch-screen panels for smart phones and game controllers. Artificial Muscle was spun out of Stanford Research Institute in early 2004 and raised $20 million in financing in 2007.

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