Nano-Terra in Water Treatment Deal

Nano-Terra, a Cambridge, MA, nanotechnology research and development firm, has formed an alliance with Minneapolis-based multi-industry company Pentair (NYSE:PNR) to develop new surface materials for water treatment, according to a press release. Financial details of the alliance weren’t disclosed. Xconomy contributor Neil Savage wrote that Nano-Terra was founded by renowned Harvard chemistry professor George Whitesides and others, and the startup has licensed more than 50 awarded and pending patents from Harvard related to the design and production of nanomaterials.

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