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CNNMoney Names Vermont First Among Top Ten Most Inventive States


With strong credit to University of Vermont research, CNNMoney, the online presence of Fortune and Money magazines, names Vermont number one among their top ten most inventive states, a list based on patent activity.

Among UVM’s technology research, the article mentions the development of wood coatings based on whey protein, a renewable resource, to produce a full line of environmentally safe floor and furniture finishes, as well as contributions to developing genetic testing for the MSH2 gene, a test which can help with the early detection of colorectal cancer.

IBM, Vermont’s strength in the life sciences, “burgeoning food manufacturing,” an area in which UVM is playing a strong research role through the Food Systems Spire, and microbrewing industries are also credited for the innovation driving the state. Read the story at…