Purdue University says startup companies based on patented discoveries made at the school have raised $96 million in venture funding over the past two years and created 156 jobs.
The university said in a news release Thursday that a total of 49 startups were involved. Another 39 startups began based on non-patented discoveries made at Purdue.
Dan Hasler, president and chief entrepreneurial officer of the Purdue Research Foundation, said the past two years have been a period of intense startup activity at Purdue.
The new companies are based in the engineering, industrial technology, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals and software sectors.