Partnering, Licensing Opportunities With ARS Now
Available on RSS By
Kim Kaplan December 26, 2007
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) technologies available for licensing
and partnership opportunities now can be accessed through Really Simple
Syndication (RSS) as well on the ARS web site.
RSS is a convenient electronic format that allows users to view or
receive all the new content from multiple sources in one location on their
computer desktop. It is commonly used with news web sites, blogs, and other
places with frequently updated content.
ARS regularly posts information about technologies the agency has
available for licensing, as well as research for which it is seeking commercial
partners for Cooperative Research and Development Agreements. To subscribe to
this information via RSS, visit www.ars.usda.gov/Business/.
Examples of technology available for licensing that can be accessed
through RSS include:
- A new chemical method to convert soybean oil into industrial
products such as lubrication fluid.
- Two new methods that can be used for developing tissue implants
that could potentially be used in biomedical applications, such as making
prosthetic medical devices.
- New antimicrobial fusion proteins that is active against
Staphylococcus aureus and three streptococcal mastitis pathogens.
ARS has more than 600 active patents and more than 300 active
In addition to RSS feeds for ARS licensing and partnership
opportunities, the agency offers a feed of daily news reports on ARS scientific
discoveries. To subscribe to any of the agency's RSS feeds, visit:
RSS can be set at the user's preference to display new items on a web
home page such as iGoogle or Yahoo or to email the new items. Users will first
need to download one of a
of RSS readers, which are available free of charge.
For more information about ARS Office of Technology Transfer and
partnering opportunities, see www.ars.usda.gov/Business/.
For more information about RSS in federal government, visit: