The Office of Commercialization has awarded 10 Washington State University researchers with the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF).

Amit Dhingra received an award for  “Field Evaluation of Fruit Quality with Glycine Betaine:” The patented innovation is the novel use of glycine betaine, a natural certified organic plant metabolite, as a pre-harvest or at harvest technology to delay the development of pear fruit. To enable commercial-scale application, there is a need for farm-scale replicated trials. Funding will enable the collection of generation farm-level data and market adoption.

Read more about the 2021 Commercialization Gap Fund projects here.