Purdue to present new technologies at West Lafayette showcase

April 9, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue discoveries poised to be translated into products and services for the marketplace will be featured in the first West Lafayette Technology Roadshow set for 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday (April 12) in the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center, 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., in West Lafayette, Ind.

During the event, which is hosted by Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, faculty and student innovators will present select technologies that were developed through university research and have high commercialization potential.

The patented technologies being featured and are ready to be licensed include:

* Ghost Pedal: a wireless, pedal-less sound distortion effect for an electric guitar that allows musicians to activate their sound effects from any position on stage.

* Smartphone application for recording, storing, uploading and archiving image files more efficiently than conventional methods.

* An electric bicycle.

* An enzyme and method to improve the efficiency for biomass conversion into alternative fuel.

Technology road shows are held several times a year at various locations around Indiana.

The event is open to the public, but reservations are requested. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by contacting Sally Ross at 765-588-3490 or saross@prf.org. Sponsors include Purdue Research Foundation and Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization.

Contact: Cynthia Sequin, (765) 588-3340, casequin@prf.org

Source: Sally Ross, (765) 588-3490 or saross@prf.org