Technical Readiness Assessment

As part of a technical due diligence effort, the team is often requested to perform a Technical Readiness Assessment.  This will assign a score to the technology, known as the Technical Readiness Level (TRL).  Originally developed by NASA in the 1970’s, it was adopted by the US DOD in the early 2000’s, followed by the…

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Biochemicals Expert

What does a biochemicals expert or biochemicals consultant do?  First, let’s define biochemicals.  Biochemicals are any materials that are derived from renewable biological resources such as plants or plant or animal wastes.  Familiar examples include ethanol produced by fermentation, and acetic acid (vinegar), but also include a wide range of specialty chemicals such as pharmaceuticals…

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