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Renewable Chemical Upgraded Into Biofuels
2014-01-17 10:25:37

University of Wisconsin-Madison Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that's ripe with possibility for biofuels. "With the sugar platform, you have possibilities," says Jeremy Luterbacher, a UW-Madison postdoctoral researcher and the paper's lead author. "You've taken fewer forks down the conversion road, which leaves you with more end destinations, such as cellulosic ethanol and...

2012-06-12 23:02:58

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. to Launch TeSR-E8 - a Novel Medium for Human Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells - and New STEMdiff Kits for Differentiation of these cell types Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 STEMCELL Technologies Inc. (STEMCELL) announced today its plans to release a series of new products to advance research and translational applications for human pluripotent stem cells. These novel products, which will be launched at the International Society for...

2011-06-14 09:04:00

VISALIA, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EdeniQ, Inc., a California-based clean technology company serving the global biofuels industry, announced today that it has licensed yeast technology from the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) associated with the fermentation of C5 sugars, such as xylose, to ethanol. The license marks the culmination of the 3-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between FPL and...

2010-05-07 01:00:00

MADISON, Wis., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI), the world's largest producer of cellular tools for drug discovery and safety derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and iPS Academia Japan, Inc., today announced a nonexclusive licensing agreement for the seminal iPSC patent portfolio arising out of the work of Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, M.D., Ph.D., Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University. CDI is the first company...

2010-05-03 09:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what two consumer groups today praised as a victory for open scientific inquiry, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a controversial patent on human embryonic stem cells held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). "This is a major victory for unfettered scientific research that could lead to cures for some of the most debilitating diseases," said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Stem Cell Project Director. The...

2009-07-15 06:00:00

MADISON, Wis., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) today announced that it has exclusively in-licensed a US-issued patent portfolio on optimizing the stem cell differentiation selection process and on using heart cells (cardiomyocytes) in drug testing. The license, obtained from Dr. Loren Field and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), covers two important concepts for using stem cell-derived cells for drug screening. First, the Field...

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2008-11-28 14:34:37

In a ruling that could suppress research by stem cell companies for commercial applications, regulators in Europe decided against allowing a patent on the development of human embryonic stem cells. An appeal panel at the European Patent Office upheld a June decision on Thursday that rejected a patent application involving the use of stem cells.  The application had been filed in 1995 by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Stem cells obtained from days-old embryos behave as a type...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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