Immediately following their gold place finish in the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition on March 6, EscaZyme Biochemicals LLC. won the $25,000 first place prize in the graduate track of the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup Collegiate Business Plan Competition on April 18. This competition is open for all Nevada college and university students and aims to “encourage the development and commercialization of ideas and technologies being discovered in our universities.” (NCET)
“EscaZyme Biochemicals LLC is a specialized chemical company that manufactures component chemicals for use across multiple industries, including the pest control industry. EscaZyme produces chemicals through a new process discovered by researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.” Using the Technology Transfer Office, founders Rubi Figueroa-Teran and Claus Tittiger identified industry partners for their research, during a partnering clinic hosted by the TTO.