METRC Mission to Tokyo

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2009 in Event, News, Polymer conferences| Share this article
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The METRC Business Development team is to attend the world’s largest annual nanotechnology exhibition, Nanotech 2009, in Tokyo later this month. Occupying a pod in the United Kingdom pavilion and supported by UK Trade & Investment, the team aims to build links between companies from across the globe and the “soft” nanotechnology expertise from academia throughout the North of England.

The Molecular Engineering Translational Research Centre (METRC), funded by the N8 Research Partnership, combines the research strength of the N8 group of universities to explore molecular engineering and nanotechnology to develop new products.

By combining world-class research expertise from the Universities of Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York, the Centre helps move technology past the concept phase to highly functional products for use in everyday life. It collaborates with businesses in the North and internationally, to share knowledge to develop new products, processes and services to help them innovate faster and take a larger share of rapidly-changing global markets.

Researchers at the centre focus on a number of market sectors, including home and personal care, medicine and healthcare, and energy. Developments might include sensors and implants providing healthcare through human-device interfaces, easier interaction between humans and IT, and smart homes and fabrics.

Professor Tony Ryan, founding Director of METRC, says “ Our business is in the science of everyday things.”

The team would welcome visitors to the stand at the exhibition. Delegates are invited simply to arrive at the stand, or to contact Richard France, METRC Manager, to arrange an appointment at the link below.

Please visit the METRC website for more information: