China grants UvA patent for innovative bioplastic (UvA)
The Chinese Patent Office has granted patent rights to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for the invention of the biodegradable polymer developed in 2011 by UvA researchers Dr Albert Alberts and Prof. Gadi Rothenberg. The Chinese patent, designated ZL200180050240.7, will be in force until 2031. This patent, which was submitted in collaboration with the Innovation Exchange Amsterdam and the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, covers the bioplastic polymer itself as well as its synthesis and preparation procedure.
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