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USDA-ARS Partners with Kansas Bioscience Authority for Science Growth in the Region

July 30, 2010

A five year partnership was forged between the USDA-Agricultural Research Service and the Kansas Bioscience Authority (KBA) that will facilitate the commercialization of ARS-developed technologies and foster research-based opportunities in Kansas and adjacent states. "ARS and KBA will work together to increase awareness among Kansas businesses about opportunities for collaborative research, licensing and commercialization of technologies developed in ARS laboratories", the news article said.

"Today's agreement will build on a groundswell of bioscience innovation by partnering members of Kansas' entrepreneurial community and higher-education institutions with ARS scientists conducting world-class research at more than 100 locations nationwide," said ARS administrator Edward B. Knipling. "Partnerships with economic development organizations like KBA are critical to extending both the reach and impact of ARS technology transfer programs, including benefits ultimately enjoyed by consumers."

For details, see the original article at http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2010/100727.2.htm