Technology Transfer

LASST has a long track record of interacting with Maine companies as well as national and international partners.  These activities have been supported by federal SBIR/STTR programs, the Maine Technology Institute, and industrial funding.  Service agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, collaboration agreements, patent disclosures, and license agreements are coordinated through UMaine’s Department of Industrial Cooperation.

A portfolio of patents from LASST research & development activities includes technology related to sensors, ion detectors, and microdevices.  The following high-tech start-up companies have emerged from LASST technology:

  • BiODE Inc., Westbrook, ME (acquired by Vectron International)
  • Environetix Technologies Corp., Orono, ME
  • Mainely Sensors, Orono, ME
  • Microconversion Technologies, Brookings, SD (acquired by Midwest Micro-Tek)
  • Orono Spectral Solutions, Old Town, ME
  • Sensor Research & Development Corp., Orono, ME
  • Stillwater Scientific Instruments, Orono, ME