3Bar Biologics Inc.: Top 100 Finalist for 2016 R&D Award

The buzz on 3Bar Biologics is reverberating here at Rev1 Labs. The latest is that 3Bar, an Ohio State spinout with development collaborations with Ohio Soybean Council (OSC), has been named a 2016 finalist in the R&D 100 Awards.

The R&D 100s were established 54 years ago as a way for the research and design community to recognize excellence in innovation and celebrate the brightest and boldest inventions of the year.

These awards honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the year. Judging is by an independent panel of more than 50 judges representing leading R&D companies and national laboratories.

3Bar’s Biologics Bio-YIELD Bioreactor, a patent pending device that enables farmers to grow their own beneficial microbes, is a finalist in the Process/Prototyping category and in Green Tech Special Recognition.

The winners of the R&D 100s will be announced in November. Prior winners of this “Oscars of Invention” include Los Alamos Labs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dow Corning, IBM, among others.

Whether 3Bar scores in the finals are not, this startup is already a winner with farmers who are using 3Bar Bio-YIELD to grow healthier crops with higher yields and improved margins.