The team bringing safer peanuts to the world (from left): Wayne Szafranski, A&T director of economic outreach; Barry Burks, vice chancellor for research; Louis Judge, director of technology transfer; Jianmei Yu, research scientist; Johnny Rodrigues, Alrgn Bio founder; and Ann Russell, Alrgn director of U.S. operations.
The world’s first commercially available hypoallergenic peanuts have officially emerged from the laboratory.
Alrgn Bio, exclusive licensee of the hypoallergenic process patented by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, has opened an office in the Gateway University Research Park. Batches of peanuts are available to the food industry for evaluation, Alrgn announced today.
“We have received tremendous interest since we announced in June that the technology is available,” said Johnny Rodrigues, Alrgn founder.
“We will work with food processors and manufacturers to establish this process as the industry standard for peanuts and peanut-derived ingredients. We’ll work together to deliver safer peanut products to consumers as quickly as possible.”
Alrgn made the announcement Thursday at its demonstration facility at the Gateway University Research Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. Alrgn is a spin-off of N.C. A&T and Xemerge, the North Carolina- and Toronto-based technology development company that originally licensed the A&T peanut technology.
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Louis Judge III (left) and Anthony Graham, N.C. A&T’s two winners of the 2014 40 Leaders Under 40 Award
An advocate for young black men and an advocate for entrepreneurs are two young professionals at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University who have been recognized among the 2014 “40 Leaders Under 40” in the Piedmont Triad by The Business Journal.
Dr. Anthony Graham, chairman of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Mr. Louis Judge III, the university’s director of technology transfer, received their awards February 20.
Details on both follow the jump.
Louis Judge, director of technology transfer, N.C. A&T
Louis Judge III, an accomplished innovator and leader in the Greensboro business community, has been named Outstanding MBA of the Year by the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA). Judge is Director of Technology Transfer at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Judge will receive the award on September 13 at the association’s annual convention in Houston. The award recognizes an association member for, among other things, developing future leaders in the community and in the organization.
Judge’s career is highlighted by innovation and leadership in the community, at the university, and in the NBMBAA. Among his accomplishments are the creation of an annual jobs fair in Greensboro that has grown to more than 40 companies and universities participating and the establishment of N.C. A&T’s Innovation Challenge, an annual contest in creativity and ingenuity for students.