FOUNDRY NEWS

Purdue solar device to dry grains other food products and fight waste wins national product design award

December 06 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Think about this in the battle against world hunger: An estimated one-third of food produced in 2017 was lost postharvest. Gone, due to mold, insects and such due to improper drying, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson's disease

December 04 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A World War II chemical weapon antidote is shown to be effective combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease.

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Beautiful bodies: Purdue research aims to solve a sticky situation for beauty p

December 04 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University professor’s underwater explorations are leading to discoveries that may soon make popular holiday beauty gifts much safer.

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Brazilian digital ag leader to bring high-tech farming solutions, open office near Purdue, create 300-plus jobs

December 29 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Solinftec, a digital agriculture company that grew quickly in Latin America by making sugar cane and row crop operations more efficient, announced Thursday (Nov. 29) that it plans to establish operations at its U.S. headquarters near Purdue University to bring high-tech solutions to American farmers, creating 90 jobs in 2019 and up to 334 high-wage jobs by 2022.

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California venture, innovation firm to expand to Midwest, partner with Indiana-based entities, advance livestock and plant scien

November 29 2018

SAN FRANCISCO and INDIANAPOLIS - SVG Partners, a California-based venture and innovation firm, announced Thursday (Nov. 29) the expansion of its West Coast-based THRIVE AgTech program to the Midwest to focus specifically on animal health and support agriculture advancements.

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Out-of-this-world food: Technology goes from the moon to grocery aisle, improving food production and quality, taste

November 28 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Technology originally developed in work with NASA to help lunar colonies may soon be heating the food found on many holiday dinner tables.

Purdue University-affiliated startup Induction Food Systems has created a technology system to provide on-demand heating options for food and beverage manufacturers.

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Purdue student builds smartphone ad analyzer, creates ‘individual footprint’ for advertising outreach analysis

November 27 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University doctoral candidate is developing an advertisement and audience analysis system that will enable advertisers to track specific commercials’ outreach and audience ratings by analyzing short video clips and demographic surveys sent directly from viewers’ smartphones.

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New bendable smartphone technology could use monitoring to save patients’ lives

November 20 2018

Is a new phone on your holiday shopping list? A “radical” technology being developed at Purdue University that’s making smartphones and other electronic devices more bendable could help save lives one day soon through better health monitoring.

The Purdue team has designed a glass-like polymer to conduct electricity for transparent and flexible electronics. A video explaining the technology is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-TJJDvdBvE&feature=youtu.be.

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Augmented reality platform advances STEM interest, learning for K-12 students, Sneak Peek Kit on sale for holidays

November 20 2018

Purdue-affiliated Explore Interactive, a startup gamifying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts through an augmented reality mobile platform, is announcing a new development partner, HitPoint Studios, to help move technologies to the public.

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Purdue student startup developing ‘wearable technology’ wins Southwest Indiana Pitch Competition

November 20 2018

Purdue student startup Predictive Wear LLC earned $4,000 for capturing first place in the Southwest Indiana Pitch Competition held in Jasper, Indiana. The new company is developing wearable technology that alerts patients and their doctors about possible medical complications.

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