Pushing Plastics

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wdlove, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Boston Globe 11/17/03 Business & Innovation "LOWELL -- Metabolix, Inc., is a Cambridge firm that genetically engineers bacteria to make a natural plastic. Its technology was developed at MIT. Its founders were MIT researchers. Its headquarters, near Kendall Square, is just a stone's throw from MIT. So, when the company needed help to turn its bacteria-made plastic into cups, utensils and other products, where did it turn? The University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

    UMass-Lowell is among the nation's leading centers for plastics technology, and its plastics engineering program, the only one of its kind in the US, is helping to push the boundaries of how this versatile material is used, produced and processed. As Metabolix shows, the university's brand of applied research is reaching well beyond traditional plastics to touch everything from biotech to building materials, and, in doing so, fueling the type of innovation on which the Massachusetts economy depends."

  2. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    Interesting, founded by MIT-ers, then they go ask UMass Lowell for help :rolleyes:

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