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Research Products Center
Dept. 3672
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2520
Fax: (307) 766-2530
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Mission Statement:

     The University of Wyoming is dedicated to instruction, research, and the extension of knowledge to the public. It is the policy of the University to carry out its scholarly work in an open and free atmosphere, and to publish results obtained therefrom freely. Research done primarily in anticipation of profit is incompatible with the aims of the University. However, the University recognizes that patentable inventions and copyrightable materials are conceived or created during the course of research conducted by faculty and students using University facilities. These policies and the Wyoming Research Products Center have been established to ensure that those inventions and materials in which the University may have an interest will be utilized in a manner consistent with the public good, through patent and copyright licenses or otherwise, as well as to provide service to faculty, students and the citizens of the State of Wyoming in technology transfer processes.

Success Stories


UW Scientists Have Developed New Optogenetic Tools for Biomedical Research

January 24, 2011 — Researchers at the University of Wyoming have characterized and engineered new proteins that expand the use of light as a tool to manipulate cell cultures, tissues and laboratory model animals. (Read UW News Story)


Company’s Spin-Out Agreement with UW Targets Algal Biomass Industry

May 8, 2013 — PlanktOMICS Algae Bioservices recently finalized a spin-out agreement with the University of Wyoming in a deal that will allow the company to further its goal to be an innovative leader in providing biotechnological services and products for the emerging algal biomass industry.

UW Professor’s Cancer Gene Research Highlighted in GENETICS Magazine

August 10, 2012 — A University of Wyoming researcher has discovered what could be an important insight in reversing cancer-associated properties of cells caused by genetic mutations in humans. And he did it using worms.

UW Completes Deal with Nonprofit to Market Patented Technology to Remove Arsenic from Water

August 7, 2012 — The University of Wyoming and a state nonprofit organization have teamed up in an effort to make water safer to drink worldwide.

UW Receives Biggest-Ever Research Grant to Study Water

July 13, 2012 — A plan to research what may be the single most important set of issues for Wyoming and the Intermountain West has brought the University of Wyoming the single largest grant in its history.

Company’s Spin-Out Agreement with UW Looks to Sustain Long-Term Production of Coal-Bed Methane

May 1, 2012 — Enwyo LLC recently finalized a spin-out agreement with the University of Wyoming, a deal that could add value to the state’s natural resources by reviving dormant, economically-depleted coal-bed methane wells in the Powder River Basin.

Soft Ray Looks to Save Lives by Developing Rapid, Low-Cost System for Detection of Bacteria in Blood Platelets

March 15, 2012 — Paul E. Johnson envisions the day when most citizens can have their blood platelets checked quickly for bacteria at a low cost. And he has created the technology that he believes can make a difference in eventually saving lives.

UW Professor Receives NSF Career Award

February 23, 2012 — Jing Zhou, a University of Wyoming chemistry assistant professor, was the recent recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. It is the 10th time -- and fourth in the department of chemistry -- a UW junior faculty member has received this award.

UW Researchers Engineer Silkworms to Produce Stronger Silk

January 6, 2012 — University of Wyoming researchers have long been at the forefront in documenting the special properties of spider silk, and in searching for ways to produce the strong substance for beneficial human uses from medical sutures to body armor.

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