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Researchers get patents to improve knee, hip replacements

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – For almost two decades, Washington State University researchers Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose have worked to improve the materials used in hip and knee replacements that up to a million people in the U.S. receive each year.

Researchers develop shape-changing smart material

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself. They have filed a provisional patent on the work.

WSU spectroscopic technology licensed to G-Biosciences

PULLMAN – Washington State University Research Foundation and G-Biosciences have entered into a worldwide technology licensing agreement for patent rights to a spectroscopic method for assaying the activity of a key class of enzymes involved in several biological systems, including signal transduction, protein repair, chromatin regulation and gene silencing. WSU chemist and Associate Professor Zhaohui […]

Patents reward research, boost economic growth

There could be gold in that junk mail you threw out — or maybe a royalty check. Just ask Pat Moore, a scientist in the small fruit breeding program at WSU’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center. About to toss out an offer for expensive document framing, Moore realized the company was pitching it to him […]