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2015 Innovation of the Year II

Dr. Merlin Bruening

Professor in the Department of Chemistry

The technology Dr. Bruening conducted research on is a method of rapidly and elegantly generating a high density of functionalized membranes at controlled pH. These membranes are useful for an array of applications related to protein purification. The membrane generation process is easily implemented, scalable, inexpensive, and yields membranes with markedly improved surface areas. Increased surface area corresponds directly with an improved overall protein binding capacity of the membrane. All of these qualities combined make this an incredibly powerful tool for academic research and industry for the study and isolation of protein biotherapeutics.

MSU Technologies is pleased to recognize Dr. Bruening and his team for their research and innovations.

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