Below is an article about a Grant County Business, First Contact a.k.a. Photonic Cleaning Solutions, is located in Platteville with direct ties to the University of Platteville. WiSys Ambassador Kaitlyn Timmins shows off a vial of the First Contact™ polymer that was a part of her research experience at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. First Contact™ is an adhesive polymer demonstrated to clean telescope lenses at the atomic scale. In development with NASA, it will be used to clean the “star shade” to be used with James Webb Space Telescope. The research goal is to develop methods that capture and isolate microbes by taking advantage of their unique adhesive properties. Timmins has been successful in presenting research about the polymer at WiSys events, including taking first place in WiSys’ 2019 Poster Symposium. WiSys Ambassadors enhance the vital connection between WiSys and the #research, #innovation and #entrepreneurship communities on University of Wisconsin System campuses. #AmbassadorDispatch
Reminder that our Grant County EDC Annual Meeting will be December 2nd and will be virtual via Zoom at 5:00 p.m. Kelliann Blazek, Director of Rural Prosperity for the WEDC will be our keynote. Contact our office for a Zoom link.