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Last updated on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4:16 pm

Ellen Brune

Boston Mountain Biotech Lands Rights to Lotus Protein Patent

Boston Mountain Biotech, founded by University of Arkansas doctoral graduate and chemical engineer Ellen Brune, announced Tuesday it holds the exclusive rights to commercialize and use a patented protein purification system that makes it easier to produce pharmaceuticals. The patent for the technology — Seperatome-based protein expression and purification platform — is owned jointly by the board of trustees of the University of Arkansas and the University of Pittsburgh, where the patented technology was developed. “It’s a great milestone to hit,” Brune said of the validation from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. “If a patent is not awarded, you really don’t have much.” Known as Lotus, the technology uses production-ready E. coli... [ MORE ]

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