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June 27, 2012

Technology licensed through Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization named R&D 100 Award winner

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Hydraulic hose technology developed by Eaton Corp. and Purdue University, and licensed through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, has been named a 2012 R&D 100 Award winner by the editors of R&D magazine.

Eaton's LifeSense™ hose was developed in conjunction with Purdue University and the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization to continuously monitor the health of hydraulic hose assemblies and alert users when an assembly approaches the end of its useful life.

LifeSense was introduced to the North American market at the International Fluid Power Exposition in Las Vegas and to the European market at Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany in 2011.

The R&D 100 Awards are the editors' choices of the most innovative products introduced into the marketplace during the year. Purdue Research Park-based M4 Sciences LLC received a 2010 R&D 100 for its TriboMAM™ drilling system, and Purdue Research Park-based Perfinity Biosciences Inc. was recognized the following year for its Perfinity Workstation.

About Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization

The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology-transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities.

Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org