(New Orleans, LA, U.S.) ‒ Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies (APMT), a spin-out company based on Tulane University technology, has released two products for polymer and biotechnology applications. APMT entered into an exclusive license agreement with Tulane for a number of patents and patent applications invented by Prof. Wayne F. Reed, Director, Tulane Center for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC).
John Christie, Executive Director, Tulane Office of Technology Transfer, said “Tulane University is proud to have APMT, Inc. as a start-up company, a licensee and a research collaborator. The team at APMT has demonstrated their ability to develop novel technology and deliver meaningful results to industry. We look forward to APMT’s impact on the polymer industry, reducing energy consumption and product waste. The polymer industry will be a more sustainable and cost-efficient industry thanks to
The underlying technology for the company’s automatic continuous online monitoring of polymer reactions (ACOMP) product line, was developed in Prof. Reed’s lab over the past 16 years. The commercialization of this technology allows manufacturers to monitor fundamental polymer properties continuously during the reaction enabling much more efficient control over the quality of the product and the use of production, feedstock and energy inputs.
APMT’s other product line, Argen, is a 16 channel light scattering tool that enables researchers and manufacturers to rapidly and continuously monitor the stability of their products under varying stressor conditions. Argen applications include characterization of biopharmaceutical stability, polymer degradation, and stability of other formulations such as paints, electronic materials and nano-particle suspensions. The technology enabling the Argen product line was also developed by Prof. Reed’s team at Tulane.
John Christie added, “Dr. Reed is by every measure a highly productive and valued faculty member. The technology at the core of APMT represents Dr. Reed’s vision and focused efforts over the course of a remarkable career. It is tremendously satisfying to see it reach the market.”
APMT maintains a close relationship with Tulane, including collaborative research projects advancing capabilities and applications of both ACOMP and Argen, and training of over 18 interns in engineering physics, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, business and law.
APMT’s management team is comprised of Alex W. Reed, CEO, Michael F. Drenski, CTO, Prof. Wayne F. Reed, CSO, and Dr. W.R. “Bill” Bottoms, Chairman.
Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the real time monitoring and control of polymer reactions across all synthetic and natural polymer sectors from R&D through high volume industrial production. For more information, please visit www.apmtinc.com.