Lab/Industry Team To Improve Health, Materials And Manufacturing

March 19, 1998

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Department of Energy Secretary Federico Peña announced today that Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been awarded $2.1 million to work with industry on three projects, with benefits ranging from new disease identification methods to improved glass production.

Collaborations will take place over a three-year period and include matched industrial support of $2.6 million from IBM, Corning and Texas firms SEMATECH and Genometrix.

Coordinated through DOE's Laboratory/Industry Technology Research program, the funding is earmarked for projects that address challenging scientific problems and hold promise for near-term commercial applications. In all, 16 awards were presented to five DOE laboratories totaling nearly $12 million in federal funding and $17 million in industry support.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory projects include:

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