Detection of Proteomics Technologies First Emerging in 2009 to 2011: Data Analytics Study of US Patent Application Activity for period 2002 to June 2012
The Schiamberg Group developed and applied a proteomics technology search string to the US patent application database for the over 10-year period from January 1, 2002 to June 11, 2012. The search resulted in the capture of 11,407 patents. We analyzed these patents in order to detect primary class categories that appear to first become active around the years 2009 to 2011 or appear to become more active around the years 2009 to 2011 relative to prior years. Based on our study, we identified and described technology areas that may be emerging trends in the field of proteomics and therefore may be of interest to those active in technology development and investment.
Five innovative renewable materials technology patent applications filed by universities and institutes within the last 18 months were identified. The technologies described in the patents cut across a number of areas and include new chemical methods, genetically engineered microbes and microbe systems, and reactor designs.
Start-up Halcyon Molecular is developing a method to sequence nucleic acids using high-atomic-number-labeled bases and electron microscopy. This approach to detection was first proposed by Richard Feynman around 1958.
The Cees Dekker laboratory at Delft University of Technology was the first to measure DNA properties as it passed the molecule through a nanopore in a single atomic layer of the planar molecule graphene.
Edenspace Systems is developing genetically engineered plants which contain cellulose and lignin degrading enzymes that are localized to cellular compartments, to be released after plant biomass is mechanically ground.
Transportation Fuels from Wood: Investment and Market Implications of Current Projects and Technologies
Forisk Consulting and the Schiamberg Group have conducted a multi-client study to assess the wood-based liquid transportation fuel sector in the continental United States. This research evaluates projects based on technology risk, with profiles of firms, wood markets and technologies.