LOWELL -- UMass Lowell researchers scored $18,000 in grants yesterday from a Newton company that makes nanotechnology gear.
UMass Lowell officials plan on matching the grants, which they hope will lead to the commercial development of nanomaterials.
MFIC Corp. awarded three $6,000 grants to UMass Lowell researchers in addition to a Microfluidizer Processor valued at $100,000. MFIC produces microfluidics equipment, which help to make nanoparticle products.
One professor plans on researching co-crystals for pharmaceutical compounds, another will study a formula used to heal wounds, and another will look into making nanoparticles suitable for drug delivery.