Entrepreneur, diabetes, glucose, newsprint, ruminants, fodder, biuret
Jonas Kamlet, Ph.D., as a chemist, inventor, and a significant entrepreneur who founded Kamlet Laboratories in New York City that became the model of a successful consulting firm. Among his hundreds of patents and inventions were a tablet that could be used to measure glucose in urine, a treated strip that could detect pregnancy, a fodder for ruminants that used newsprint, and biuret (a self-condensation product of urea) that could be used as a non-protein component of fodder. Following his death in an airplane collision on December 16, 1960, his wife and collaborator (and later a resident of Florida) carried on the work of the firm until her retirement in about 1979.
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Martin, Dean F. and Martin, Barbara B., "Jonas Kamlet (1914-1960) Chemist/Entrepreneur" (2007). Chemistry Faculty Publications. Paper 1.