The 37th annual National Inventor of the Year Award has been presented to a DuPont research team for advancing sustainable agriculture and addressing the needs of the growing global population by discovering an advanced insect control product. The prestigious honor from the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (IPOEF), awarded to inventors whose products help the economy and improve quality of life, highlights the achievements of DuPont researchers George Lahm, Thomas Selby ,and Thomas Stevenson for the discovery of DuPont Rynaxypyr, an advanced insect control product with a favorable environmental profile.
“Each year, we receive impressive nominations that showcase the ingenuity happening across the United States," says Herb Wamsley, executive director IPOEF. "We are pleased to add the DuPont team to the long list of inventors who have been recognized by our organization for creating valuable, remarkable inventions that improve daily life around the world.”
The breakthrough chemistry of Rynaxypyr is helping farmers around the world produce higher quality, more abundant fresh fruits and vegetable crops to meet the needs of the growing global population and increasing consumer demands. A combination of high efficacy, low-use rates and an excellent environmental profile make Rynaxypyr a sound choice for growers, farm workers, and consumers.
“We are honored to have our scientists recognized for their discovery of Rynaxypyr, a technology that is advancing sustainable agriculture,” says James C. Collins, president DuPont Crop Protection. “At DuPont, we are committed to bringing new innovations and choices, like Rynaxypyr, to the market to meet growers’ and customers’ diverse needs."
Products powered by Rynaxypyr are registered in more than 60 countries. In the U.S., Rynaxypyr is sold as DuPont Altacor and DuPont Coragen and can be used to protect more than 300 crops.
The National Inventor of the Year Award was presented to the DuPont team June 10 in Washington, DC.