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Patent Digest: Summer 2016

Innovations in bioplastics and DNA data storage

To realize its overarching goal to invent and commercialize disruptive solutions for healthcare, energy, architecture, robotics, and manufacturing, the Wyss Institute is creating a patent portfolio in relevant areas that are or can become an essential basis for specific business development and commercialization efforts. To learn more about these innovations, contact our Business Development Team.

The Wyss Institute’s U.S. patents issued between July and September 2016 are as follows:

Patent Digest: Summer 2016
High strength chitin composite material and method of making. Credit: Harvard University

High strength chitin composite material and method of making

U.S. Patent 9,433,698 (September 6, 2016)

Donald E. Ingber and Javier Gomez Fernandez

Abstract: The present invention is directed to a composite laminar material with high mechanical strength and methods of fabricating the material. The invention also provides a method of attaching a medical implant device to tissue.

Methods of storing information using nucleic acids

U.S. Patent 9,384,320 (July 5, 2016)

George M. Church

Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of storing data using one or more nucleic acids including converting a format of information into a plurality of bit sequences of a bit stream with each having a corresponding bit barcode, converting the plurality of bit sequences to a plurality of corresponding oligonucleotide sequences using one bit per base encoding, synthesizing the plurality of corresponding oligonucleotide sequences, and storing the synthesized plurality of corresponding oligonucleotide sequences.

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