FSU scientists ink deals to send technologies to marketplace


Zika drugs to stop microcephaly. A tool to help teachers sort through troves of testing data to see who is struggling and where. Plasma technology that could help organic farmers better care for their crops.

Those are just a few of the new Florida State University-driven technologies that are being licensed to companies that will take them from the laboratory to the global marketplace.

Florida State University signed several licenses in the past fiscal year. Additionally, during the 2016 calendar year, the university patented 48 technologies, making it one of the top producers of patents in the country. A report by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association ranked FSU 49th for patent production.