Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—TheUniversity of New Mexico Science and Technology Corporation (STC) hasagreed to commercialize a technology developed by two Eastern NewMexico University professors. Dr. Robert Long, assistant professor ofchemistry, and Dr. Newton Hilliard, assistant professor ofchemistry/graduate coordinator for chemistry, at ENMU have synthesized new compounds for use as biological buffers.
The agreement enables STC to take the technology through the patenting process, and to begin researching markets.
Thenew buffers exhibit desirable properties at lower pH levels and havesignificant advantages over those currently available. The discovery ofthe compounds occurred while the doctors were investigating alternateproduction methodologies for biological buffers.
Longsays, "The chemistry faculty at ENMU is happy to have an avenue forcommercialization of our research work with the cooperation of UNM andSTC. We are hopeful that this invention will provide additional toolsto researchers and laboratories for conducting work at low pH levels."
STCis a non-profit corporation formed by and wholly owned by theUniversity of New Mexico to protect and transfer intellectual propertyand faculty inventions to the commercial marketplace. As STC hasevolved as a unique entity, the corporation not only assists UNMfaculty, but students, outside inventors and entrepreneurs.
For more information about this technology, contact Karol-Lynn Reed at 505.272.7346.