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Private, church owned, undergrad focused university with strong research capabilities in a variety of area. Strong life science, biochem and chemistry faculty. Many life science related inventions are availble for license.
The Tech Transfer Office if focused on helping our faculty commercialize their inventions
Size of Organization
More than 1,000
Organization Mailing Address
BYU, 3760 C HBLL
Provo, UT 84602
Bacterial Inoculant for Alfalfa and Grasses to Make Them Salt Tolerant
The invention includes several bacterial species selected for their salt tolerance that can be innoculated on alfalfa and certain grasses to make them salt tolerant. Data of performance are currently based on greenhouse test. Field trials are now underway. Could have broad capability - alfalfa and the grasses mentioned are the first plants that have been tried.
Category of Innovation
Life Sciences - Life science solutions are those solutions that are delivered as a drug or device that typically require federal approval
Intended End User
Startup - newly established business, investable
Vendor - i.e. established company, non-startup
Professional Service Provider - i.e. attorneys, consultants
Problem (i.e. barrier, issue, complication, etc.) being solved for the end user
Millions of acres of productive land have been marginalized because they have been irrigated with water containing small quantities of salt.
Idea/solution to the problem, if applicable
This technology can be used to bring those damaged lands back into production
Level of adoption (i.e. list of customers/users, testimonials, etc.), if applicable
Field tests have begun with some favorable results
Impact (i.e. measurable outcomes), if applicable
List of Funding Sources (if applicable)