February 29, 2008 — Nano-Terra, Inc., a company focused on the commercialization of industrial applications of surface chemistry, has announced two technology collaboration agreements with Nestec Ltd. The companies will together use new techniques to develop and bring to market nanotechnology-enhanced packaging for pet products as well as manufacturing processes.
“Nestec and Nano-Terra share similar goals — to continually investigate ways in which we can use science to modify existing materials, create more efficient manufacturing techniques, and develop better commercial packaging. Working together, we can enhance both the products’ effectiveness and their manufacture,” said Carmichael Roberts, Vice Chairman and co-founder of Nano-Terra. “We look forward to working closely with the Nestec team to support their work in developing new fabrication methods for processes and packaging products that will enhance their industry-leading line of pet care solutions.”
Nano-Terra is a privately held research and development company that has field-exclusive licenses to more than 50 patents on work done by co-founder Dr. George Whitesides at the Whitesides Lab at Harvard University, where he is the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor. He is the recipient of the 2007 Priestley Medal.