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 ]