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Biodegradable Hyperbranched Polymer

Executive Summary Hyperbranched polymers are attractive due to unique structures, low viscosity, good solubility and a large number of functional end groups. However, because they are non linear polymers, they can be difficult to synthesize to high conversion without gelling. MSU and CMU researchers have developed a new hyperbranched polymer that is...
Published: 4/30/2024   |   Inventor(s): Patrick Smith, Bobby Howell, Tracy (Cuiwei) Zhang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Agricultural, Pharmaceutical

Time-Release Miticide for Varroa Destructor in Bee Hives

Executive SummaryStarting in 2006, global beekeepers reported unusually high losses of 30-90% of their hives, which has since been termed Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The U.S. experienced a loss of nearly one third of the honey bee colonies each year over the last decade. One primary cause has been identified: an infestation by the mite, Varroa...
Published: 6/8/2021   |   Inventor(s): Edmund Stark, Daniel Henton, Patrick Smith, Tracy Zhang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Chemicals