Getting university research from the lab into the workplace isn't easy, so it's noteworthy that the University of Akron Research Foundation recently marked a milestone: startup No. 50. And as you'd expect from a school with a global reputation for polymer science and engineering, the newest business has a plastics angle. The Cleveland Plain Dealer gave the milestone Page 1 play today, in "Joseph Kennedy, Akron's King of Polymers, proves inventors are young at heart." Plastics News has mentioned Kennedy at least a half dozen times over the years, and I'm sure many Plastics Blog readers are familiar with his teaching and research. The story focuses on Kennedy, 85, whose career in plastics dates back to the 1950s -- he's been at UA since 1970. By the way, Kennedy's latest startup uses a liquid polymer to make a bandage called Suture Glue.
Akron hits milestone for commercializing polymer research
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