Construction to Begin on Baltics' Biggest Nano-lab

A nanotehnology exhibit displayed in Tartu's AHHAA center. Photo: Postimees/Scanpix
10/20/2010 2:35 PM
Category: Sci-Tech

The Tartu Teaduspark research foundation signed a contract on October 19 with construction company Eviko to begin building what will become the Baltics’ largest nanotechnology product development center.

Eviko won the contract for the project by presenting the cheapest of eight offers made in the public procurement process. Enterprise Estonia will finance 900,000 euros of the 1.8-million-euro laboratory. Project leaders plan to finish construction next year.

Nanotechnology products include everything from glass, electrodes, gas sensors and micro-tablets with time-release controls for the medical and cosmetics industries.

Nanotechnology is one of the most rapidly developing and promising technology sectors, Tartu Teaduspark wrote in a press release.

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