Inside Iowa State
July 23, 1999
New cheeseOne of the first patents to establish Iowa State in the global market dates back to 1937, when dairy microbiologists Clarence Lane and Bernard Hammer developed a blue cheese process using homogenized milk. Twenty companies used this process in their products and this now-standard industry technique produced more than $200,000 in royalties from 1940 to 1955, when the patent expired.
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