Honing the Edge

Honing the edge

Nanotechnology: A risky frontier?

Nanotechnology already has found hundreds of high-tech uses. But do its tiny particles pose big health risks? That uncertainty, and companies' reluctance to embrace the field, cloud its future. Updated Nov. 2, 2009

  • A continuing series on innovation in Minnesota.

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New biosciences building

  • U project looks to future

    Article By: THOMAS LEE ,Star Tribune Publish August 31, 2009 2:00 AM / Update August 30, 2009 5:16 PM

    The first phase of the school's ambitious biotech park opens in October near TCF Bank Stadium.

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University Enterprise Laboratories

  • UEL still finding its feet

    Article By: THOMAS LEE , Star Tribune Publish June 15, 2009 2:00 AM / Update March 23, 2011 4:55 PM

    The St. Paul facility is having trouble with its identity amid a recession and a diluted relationship with the U.

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Veeco's Jeffrey Hohn

Jim Stoppert, CEO of Segetis held a bottle of the company's bio-based...

  • Biotech's third wave

    Article By: THOMAS LEE , Star Tribune Publish May 4, 2009 2:00 AM / Update March 23, 2011 4:58 PM

    Green chemistry start-ups in the Midwest ramp up to prove they can move from the lab to the factory.

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