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American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008
Date:3/3/2008

Performance of Dye Solar Cells on Stainless Steel Substrates

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Money and creative freedom draw researchers to elite German research institution
Chemical & Engineering News

With Germanys Max Planck Society (MPS) establishing a biomedical research institute in the Sunshine State a development that could help turn Florida into a Silicon Valley for biotechnology an article scheduled for the March 3 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS weekly newsmagazine, provides readers with a behind the scenes look at this elite institution. The move represents the first time that an MPS site has been established in the United States, the reports says.

C&ENs cover story by Associate Editor Sarah Everts notes that MPS operates a $2.5 billion annual budget to support cutting-edge, non-university research. Since its establishment in 1948, the groups scientists have won 17 Nobel Prizes, including Gerhardt Ertls 2007 prize in chemistry. The Society has also funded key research into the development of improved polymers and high-tech light microscopy. Like the U.S.s Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a wealthy nonprofit foundation that funds some of the nations top researchers, MPS has made a name for itself by giving exceptional researchers free reign to do creative and risky research.

Recently, MPS announced that it would establish a new biomedical branch in Florida. The new institute will focus on devising non-invasive imaging methods to visualize molecular properties of biological tissue, the article notes. Like the Sunshine State, MPS
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