CNNMoney Names Vermont First Among Top Ten Most Inventive States
- By University Communications
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 Money.CNN.com…