A Virginia-based law firm with an office in Durham has launched a new practice group focused on the emerging field of nanotechnology.

Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis LLP has put together a team of nine lawyers, scientists and patent agents to focus on research and development and business issues related to nanotechnology.

Michael Savage, a partner of the firm in Durham, and Stephen Tytran, an associate in that office, are part of the group.

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