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Science, Technology and Research (STaR) Symposium, April 20-21

The Science, Technology and Research (STaR) Symposium and 87th Annual Meeting of the W.Va. Academy of Science is approaching, and MATRIC is pleased to help sponsor the April 20-21 event, to be held at West Virginia State University in Institute. Themed Innovation: From Concept to Commercialization, the program will feature successful West Virginia researchers who [...]

Tech Park is an Engine for Economic Development

Economic development and advancement are cornerstones of the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center's (MATRIC) mission, and our work environment at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park is an essential component of business growth throughout our region. Phil Halstead, the technology park's executive director, describes the site as "one of the top economic development projects [...]

Disaster Response Planning: MATRIC and Prime Partner Azimuth Inc. Deliver Value

In a post 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina world, as federal and state governments expand their focus on emergency preparedness, the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center's (MATRIC) advanced systems technologies division has helped develop a tool to aide such efforts. The  Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Consequence Management System can assist with attack and disaster preparation, [...]

Expert to Discuss the Industry of Nanotechnology

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Dr. Craig Friedrich will trace the history of nanotechnology, its techniques and applications, along with the potential for industrial growth through nanoscale advances and innovations in science. Friedrich is professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University. Nanotechnology processes are characterized by the manipulation of matter on extremely small atomic and [...]

Kureha’s New PGA Plant to Produce Biodegradable Plastic

Photo of polyglycolic acid, provided by Charleston Area Alliance. Yesterday’s opening of a new polyglycolic acid plant in Belle, W.Va., was good news for the state's economy and the world’s environment. Kureha will annually produce several million pounds of the polymer, which is biodegradable, for use in products such as soft drink bottles. [...]

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