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Industry and academia: Partners in innovation

When the textile industry and academic institutions collaborate, they find new solutions that lead to growth.

Features | September 1, 2021 | By: Jeff Moravec

UMass Lowell engineering technician Patrick Casey prepares a mask to be tested for penetration by aerosolized particles, while Cheryl Gomes, Fabric Discovery Center technical program manager, looks on. During the pandemic, the center acquired testing equipment and worked with for-profit companies to improve their personal protective equipment (PPE) products before trying to obtain government certification. […]

 

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