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Philly nanotech firm creates one of R&D's "top 100" technologies

A new nanotechnology developed by a Philadelphia-area start-up, offering clean energy and safe drinking water, has been named one of the year's most technologically significant products  by R&D Magazine. The product, dubbed tunable nanoporous carbon, is produced by Y-Carbon, Inc. of King of Prussia.

"For a company that is two years old, this is the most significant award in our history," says founder and chief technology officer Ranjan Dash. He says the company has started commercializing the materials with selected partners and is looking for a site, perhaps in Pennsylvania, to manufacture larger quantities. 

The Nanotechnology Institute and the Pennsylvania Nanomaterials Commercialization
Center, funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, provided Y-Carbon with more than $300,000 in seed funding for research and development. The Wharton Small Business
Development Center, one of the 18 small business development centers throughout
Pennsylvania, also assisted Y-Carbon.

Source: Ranjan Dash

Writer: Chris O'Toole

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