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Partnering, Licensing Opportunities With ARS Now Available on RSS / December 26, 2007 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

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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 licenses.

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:

www.ars.usda.gov/News/docs.htm?docid=6697

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 variety 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:

www.usa.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf/Libraries/RSS_Library/What_Is_RSS.shtml

Last Modified: 12/26/2007
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