The United American Healthcare Corporation (OTC: UAHC) (“UAHC”) pursues opportunities for strategic investment in growing and emerging industries. UAHC primarily does this through its subsidiary, UAHC Ventures, LLC. Additionally, the company recently announced its newest subsidiary, American Sustainable Rubber Company, LLC (“ASR”). In a move to sharpen the direction of ASR, UAHC appointed a new scientific advisor for ASR, Dr. Katrina Cornish.
A Closer Look at The American Sustainable Rubber Company
American Sustainable Rubber is an indoor agriculture technology company that aims to come up with a domestic solution for the production of natural rubber. The company intends to use proprietary technology to produce the United States’ first sustainable natural rubber supply chain. ASR hopes to accomplish this by creating a genetically modified rubber source.
So, what makes ASR a breakthrough company? The company has licensed a way to produce natural rubber by growing and harvesting genetically improved dandelions. Now ASR can potentially grow natural rubber sustainably and ethically at commercial scale.
Currently, the United States exports no natural rubber. In 2017, the United States imported $2 billion in natural rubber, which amounts to more than 10 percent of annual natural rubber sales globally. This makes the United States one of the largest importers of natural rubber in the world. 86 percent of natural rubber sales globally are coming from China, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, and Malaysia. Since 2004, there has been a shortage in the supply of natural rubber. By 2020, it is expected that the global shortage of natural rubber will be larger than the amount of rubber the United States imports annually.
The core mission of ASR is to create a commercialized supply chain of natural rubber in the United States. In doing so, the company hopes to take advantage of this market opportunity and become a source of domestic natural rubber for the United States.
Not only does ASR intend to take advantage of this market opportunity for the economy in the United States, but the company also aims to create jobs in America’s heartland and decrease the nation’s heavy reliance on imports from foreign countries. In an effort to reduce the negative environmental factors and provide safe working conditions for American workers, ASR will also develop and maintain sustainable indoor growing conditions.
Appointment of New Scientific Advisor – Who is she?
American Sustainable Rubber appointed Dr. Katrina Cornish as the new scientific advisor in February. Globally recognized as an expert on biochemistry and the genetic modification of alternative rubber plants, Dr. Cornish was the first researcher to demonstrate that rubber could be sourced from genetically altered hydroponic plants. ASR hopes to use hydroponic and genetically altered plants to boost commercial natural rubber production, which is her exact area of expertise.
As a scientific advisor of ASR, Dr. Cornish will provide support for the research and development team. The addition of Dr. Cornish as an advisor to ASR’s research and development team is one step toward the ultimate goal of changing natural rubber production in the United States.
According to Dr. Cornish, the economic consequences of a world without rubber would be severe. She stresses the importance of developing alternative sources of natural rubber through genetic modification rather than relying on a clonal tree that is sensitive to disease. Just about every sector of the modern economy is reliant on natural rubber, which makes it essential to increase the biodiversity of the current rubber supply as quickly as possible before a catastrophic event occurs.
Dr. Cornish boasts more than three decades of experience working with alternative feed stocks and rubber biosynthesis in the commercial, government, and university sectors. She currently serves as the Endowed Chair of Bio Emergent Materials and the Ohio Research Scholar at Ohio State University. Dr. Cornish is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Inventors and serves as the chief executive officer of EnergyEne, Inc.
Dr. Cornish’s passion for the work that ASR is doing will help bring the company’s vision to fruition and change natural rubber production as we know it.
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