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Bayer MaterialScience Acquires Artificial Muscle Inc., an Electroactive Polymers Business

4:52 AM MST | March 9, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has acquired Artificial Muscle Inc., (AMI; Sunnyvale, CA), a leader in the field of electroactive polymers for the consumer electronics industry. Financial details were not disclosed. AMI polymers are used in the development, design and manufacture of actuators and sensing components. They provide touchscreen panels in consumer electronics with "awareness through touch" by creating authentic tactile feedback, like a conventional keyboard, BMS says. This technology has significant application potential, particularly for...

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