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Jacob Swett, previously a scientist at Arizona State University, claims that the top-down and bottom-up processes of nanofabrication and protein design can ‘meet in the middle’, around the 5-50 nanometer range. There are opportunities here for scaleable manufacturing that doesn’t run into the problems experienced at either extreme. Specifically, he uses the example of protein conductance and using proteins as wires. Interfacing electronics with proteins is the kind of midrange technology that is not quite atomic level precision manufacturing, but still seems very accessible and does count as nanotech.