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Prof. Abedennour Abbas seated at a conference table discussing research

Claros Technologies, a UMN advanced materials startup, grows functional nanoparticles within plastics, ceramics, or textiles.

"We solve environmental problems without creating new ones," said Abdennour Abbas, co-founder and chief technology officer of Claros Technologies and a University of Minnesota researcher.

Claros has entered into development contracts with three government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency, for more than $1.5 million. It has raised $1.5 million in equity capital from investors and aims to raise about $10 million more in 2021.

Read the full story in the Star Tribune.