(Greensboro, NC) What if you and I invested in a Greensboro innovation that resolved a health problem for 3 million Americans and 57 million people worldwide? Well, we did--and there’s much more where that came from. As taxpayers, you and I invest in the State of North Carolina university system, and Greensboro’s two state universities – the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and North Carolina A&T State University – are hard at work providing us with a return on that investment. Beyond education and research, part of our return comes in the form of commercialization: taking university research and applying it to technologies that bring new products to market.
And that’s where the 3 million Americans come in. NCA&T recently announced the development of a process that removes 98% of the allergens in roasted peanuts. The hypoallergenic peanuts look and taste just like ordinary roasted peanuts, retain their nutritional value, and can be consumed whole, in pieces, or ground into flour.
This is great news for people with severe allergic reactions to peanuts. And it’s great news for NCA&T. Read more here.