Biotechnology

Bi‐Phasic Switch‐Based Biosensor Chemistry

A novel chemistry which is both simple and adaptable to a broad range of biomarker detection applications.

Genome editing with the Type I CRISPR/Cas3 systems

Bi-directional genome editing with CRISPR Type I systems for gene knockouts, knock-ins, or knock ups. 

Gene editing with a multi-effector CRISPR Type I system

Use of Cascade holds promise for enhanced binding and reduced off target effects.

High Resolution Portable Probe for Skin Biopsies

A single handheld device for combined confocal imaging and confocal Raman spectroscopy as well as gross spatial imaging as a clinical diagnostic tool for cancer detection in humans, with a specific emphasis on the skin. 

Mouse Monoclonal Antibodies

 Anti-gp91phox, Anti-p22phox and Anti- CAP-18

Optics/Photonics

Diode laser for low-cost identification of water in the lower atmosphere

Better weather forecasting with a micro-pulse differential absorption LIDAR (DIAL).

Discrimination of Herbicide-resistant Weeds with Hyperspectral Imaging

At Montana State University, an electrical engineering professor and a weed scientist have used funding from the state to develop a technology that can identify herbicide-resistant kochia, with the potential to save farmers $1 billion per year.  This technology is now available for licensing.

High Resolution Portable Probe for Skin Biopsies

A single handheld device for combined confocal imaging and confocal Raman spectroscopy as well as gross spatial imaging as a clinical diagnostic tool for cancer detection in humans, with a specific emphasis on the skin. 

Flying Insect Detection and Identification

Laser-based detection system can monitor and discriminate flying insects.

Engineering

Superior Separation Membranes for Fuel Cells, Batteries, CO2 Conversion, and Electrocatalysis

A new manufacturing technique to make laterally graded porous membranes for improved efficiency at a much larger scale than available with current membrane systems. 

Large magnetic moment bcc FexCoyMnz ternary alloy thin films

Montana State University seeks a partner to license and commercialize a breakthrough metal alloy with magnetic moment up to 3.25 μB/atom—shattering the previous record of 2.45 μB/atom.

Low Cost Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) Training System

An affordable tool for training doctors, nurses, and first responders.

Radiation tolerant computer proven to work for Aerospace Applications

Montana State University has developed a small lightweight computer that can resist damage from radiation exposure from low-orbit to deep-space missions.

Increased Astaxanthin production in algal systems

MSU has developed a process to use bicarbonate to double the rate of astaxanthin production in commercial algal systems.

Discrimination of Herbicide-resistant Weeds with Hyperspectral Imaging

At Montana State University, an electrical engineering professor and a weed scientist have used funding from the state to develop a technology that can identify herbicide-resistant kochia, with the potential to save farmers $1 billion per year.  This technology is now available for licensing.

Agriculture

Alleles for Intermediate Height Durum Wheat with Optimal Yield and Quality in Montana, North Dakota, and Canada

Intermediate height varieties from novel gene mutations increase yield 10% without decreasing quality.

Alleles to Control Plant Height and Tillering Characteristics for Optimal Yield and Quality in Grain, Forage, and Dual-Purpose Wheat Varieties

Novel gene mutations have been identified to optimize production and quality for both grain and forage production.

MTF1435 Forage Winter Wheat

In 2018, Montana State University partnered with two seed companies to commercialize MTF1435, a winter wheat developed as a successor to the popular Willow Creek forage wheat variety.  Licensed territories include many western US states.  The variety is still available for International licensing.

FORAGE FX 1001 Nearly Awnless Winter Forage Triticale

Montana State University seeks an international partner to license and commercialize this forage variety outside the United States and Canada.

Essential Oils as Safer Alternatives for Synthetic Fungicide Seed Treatments

Researchers at Montana State University have identified 7 commercial essential oils as effective natural fungicide seed treatments in pulse crop production systems.

Discrimination of Herbicide-resistant Weeds with Hyperspectral Imaging

At Montana State University, an electrical engineering professor and a weed scientist have used funding from the state to develop a technology that can identify herbicide-resistant kochia, with the potential to save farmers $1 billion per year.  This technology is now available for licensing.

Stem, Leaf, and Stripe Rust Resistance in Wheat

New germplasm has been developed based on a suite of homeologs to enhance bread wheat resistance to various rust pathogens.