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Cutting-edge Start-up Aims for Nano-close Shave

A new start-up at UC Davis aims to bring a better shave through semiconductor manufacturing technology. Nano-Sharp Inc. will use silicon wafers to make razor blades and surgical tools far more cheaply than current silicon or ceramic blades. It’s one of three new companies in the College of Engineering’s incubator, the Engineering Translational Technology Center. “Every single one of these companies is looking at a multibillion dollar market,” said Jim Olson, a visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of Management and the center’s business specialist.