IBM is opening a new experimental laboratory for nanotechnology research in Brazil. The NanoLab is part of a $4 million investment within the recently upgraded IBM Research-Brazil lab in Rio de Janeiro, says IBM and will focus on projects related to research in Oil & Gas, Agriculture and Health across Latin America.

The lab will enable researchers to jointly conduct industrial nanoscience and nanotechnology development in Brazil, and across IBM Research’s global network of 12 labs. The NanoLab will also collaborate with the local ecosystem, such as universities and government institutions, and has already signed a partnership with UFMG (Federal University from Minas Gerais), says IBM.

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