DSM gets patent and IP rights for a new catalyst

The University of Amsterdam has transferred the patent and all related Intellectual Property rights on a new catalyst to DSM.

The catalyst, discovered at the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, reportedly contributes to more sustainable processes for making fine chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates, and for polymer production.

The transfer agreement includes a five-year collaborative project to further develop the technology for application in DSM’s operations.