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Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:A novel route of the CMK-3 carbon replica synthesis, which may be a material useful in various catalytic and sorption processes as well as electrochemical applicationsThe major advantages of the proposed synthesis route are following: •minimizing of the number of synthesis steps, •elimination of toxic reagents and solvents, •simplification of the equipment required for the synthesis as well as reduction of time and energy consumption, •high reproducibility of obtained product, •a higher structural arrangement of the resultant replica in comparison to materials obtained by the methods previously reported in the literature, •higher content of surface oxygen-containing groups responsible for the high catalytic activity and sorption capacity.
IMIM Institut Recerca Hospital del Mar posted this:A prognostic and predictive serum biomarker in Small Cell Lung CancerPeripheral blood and its components (serum, plasma, and circulating cells) is an easily accessible fluid. An ELISA-based system that exploit circulating protein biomarkers found in this medium is more convenient to the patient compared to a more invasive lung biopsy. The researchers have found that high levels of serum hepatocyte growth factor (sHGF) protein in patients with SCLC shows clearly predicted for shortened survival and an incremental risk for death. HGF is a natural ligand for the oncogenic epithelial transition factor (c-Met) transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor and serum HGF could be predictive of individual responses to new anti-cancer drugs: the Met inhibitors. The Met inhibitors are targeted therapies against c-Met receptor that are currently in development for the treatment of other neoplasms and are planned to be evaluated in SCLC. Therefore, a biomarker of prediction of response to these new Met inhibitors would be crucial for correct selection of patients for the clinical trials. Incorrect selection through other biomarkers in NSCLC has leaded to lack of benefit from these drugs in already performed phase 3 clinical trials, stressing the relevance of correct patient selection
- Cracow University of TechnologyCracow University of TechnologyCracow University of Technology
Technology Transfer Office
Cracow University of Technology posted this:A propulsion/drive system of aquatic vessels.Both proposed side fins drive systems have similar features which are realized by slightly different mechanisms dependant on the room inside vehicles hull. Those features are as follows: - multi-functionality, - ability to generate an extra driving force, - significant increase of swimming speed, - reduction of robot unwanted hull movements during swimming with side fins enabling proper work of onboard equipment and sensors etc. (for solutions in robots imitating fish); - increasing the dynamic of swimming depth changes; - wide range of change of direction of thrust force (also reverse thrust). - unlimited range of change of thrust around axis of rotation of side fins, - ability to dynamically stabilize heel movement of the hull - no change in the direction of rotation of the main engine transferred into oscillatory motion of lateral fins, - less energy consumption, - frequency of oscillation at a level of several Hz
Fundació URV posted this:A robust breast cancer computer-aided diagnosis systemWe analyze breast cancer in mammographies, ultrasonographies, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and thermographies. Our analysis includes mass/normal breast tissue classification, benign/malignant tumor classification in mammograms and ultrasound images, tumor detection in thermograms, mammogram registration and analysis of the evolution of breast tumors. We also quantify and visualize the evolution of breast tumors in patients undergoing medical treatment. While the previous works mainly focus on analyzing one type of breast images, we implement a robust CAD system for detecting, classifying and studying the evolution of breast cancer. This CAD system analyzes breast cancer in several types of medical images. To implement our CAD system, we use computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning methods. We also need to collect a large scale breast cancer dataset from hospitals. This dataset should include mammograms, ultrasound, thermograms and MRI images for the same patients. Our CAD gives accurate diagnosis results because it gathers information from different sources.
INESC TEC posted this:a single-stage, bidirectional and high-frequency isolated power conversion systemACDC Cube is a single-stage, bidirectional and high-frequency isolated power conversion system. ACDC Cube also uses a novel control method to do the interface between the Alternate Current (AC) distribution networks and a battery pack, or other Direct Current (DC) sources/loads, delivering higher power quality in a compact design. ACDC Cube has lower total volume and weight, increased durability and equivalent reliability when compared with a standard solution such as the voltage source converter plus dual active bridge. Due to its innovative features, ACDC Cube is especially suitable for applications where the size of the power conversion system is critical.
IMIM Institut Recerca Hospital del Mar posted this:A TREATMENT FOR TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCERTriple negative breast cancers are tipically associated with por prognosis, due to aggressive tumor phenotype(s), only partial response to chemoterapy and present lack of clinically established targeted therapies and respresent the focus of increasing interest at the clinical, biological and epidemiological level, as disclosed in Podo et al., Triple –negative breast cancer: Present challenges and new perspectives, Mol. Oncol., 2010, 4, 209-229. There is, thus, a particular need for new active agents suitable for breast cancer treatment, and in particular need for triple negative breast cancers.
LYDIA BARES LOPEZ posted this:A very innovative accessory element to distribute and redirect the air flow for split air conditioningThe object of the invention is an accessory element to split air conditioning, whose aim is to circulate the air in a continuous and non-uniform way, around the room, avoiding certain health problems which may be caused such as inflammation in the muscles, cold, stiff neck, neck pain, back pain, eczema, lumbago, etc., which tend to be produced by these devices when the air flow has a direct impact on the users.
Innovation Manager at UNIVERSITY OF CADIZ
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:A very innovative accessory element to distribute and redirect the air flow for split air conditioningBrisAire should be placed on the air exit located on the outside of the air conditioning, held to the casing using the two adhesive strips, which allow easy assembly and disassembly. The central piece, made of light material, makes it ideal for absorbing the mass of air, acting as a loading buffer. The openings in the central body of BrisAire are arranged in rows across the surface. Its particular provision aims to create an effect of irregular distribution of air flow in the room, preventing its impact directly and uniformly on the people in the room. Once placed on the air conditioning, the element standing by on the off position, it reassembles a paper bag, attached to the air conditioning by its wider sides, and the other two sides being unfastened. When the air conditioning is turned on, BrisAire will inflate releasing some air through the openings in its body and the rest via the unfastened side to the casing of the air conditioning. The openings and the two free sides, prevent the return of air to the equipment, which could cause defects in the efficiency of the apparatus. To prevent the air from the air conditioning impacting directly on the people in the room, BrisAire has larger openings on the top side which points upwards, while the smaller openings are found beneath.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Acid-base electrochemical flow battery (ABEFB)The research group of Applied Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis of the University of Alicante has developed an electric energy storage system. This system uses neutralization acid-base free energy for discharge process (use as battery), while charge process is performed by inverting previous reactions. The electrodic reactions are hydrogen evolution and oxidation reactions so no net hydrogen consumption exists. The research group is looking for companies interested in licensing the technology, developing R & D projects to optimize this initial idea and/or to adapt this development to their needs for a future commercial exploitation of the patent.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Acoustic propagation model and location systems for underwater environmentsGEINTRA, a research group from the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá, provides a model for studying the acoustic propagation in underwater environments. This model is useful for communications and positioning systems. The proposed model provides the channel response for the usual environmental phenomena. The model simulate how these phenomena affect a particular acoustic signal, and therefore, the performance of an underwater system based on acoustic signals can be evaluated previously to its deployment. The model has been tested for the case of underwater localization systems. GEINTRA is looking for companies working in telecommunications and IT sectors or performing works related to exact science and physics to achieve technical cooperation agreements.
- USP Innovation AgencyUSP Innovation AgencyUSP Innovation Agency
Technology Transfer Office
USP Innovation Agency posted this:ACQUISITION OF SELENIUM-ENRICHED YEAST BASED ON AGRO-INDUSTRIAL RESIDUESIntroduction: According to recent article published by Molecules Journal, selenium is one of the elements classified into the group of micronutrients indispensable to guarantee the proper functioning of organisms. In addition, over the last few years, many new discoveries come up about selenium potentialities in the animal and human diet, such as its power anticarcinogen. Considering the important nutritional rule of this component and the need of a production models more and more environmentally-friendly, the present invention describes a production process of selenium enriched yeasts based on agro-industrial residues, such as sugarcane bagasse and rice bran, which serve as carbon and nitrogen sources. Purposes: This innovative biotechnological production process uses agro-industrial residues as substrate, resulting in a biomass of yeast that contains high selenium levels. Animals, as know, obtain selenium mainly through the aliments; then, this biomass can be used as a component in the animal nutrition to improve its development, fertility, eggs quality, milk and meat. Furthermore, it can act as component in the prevention of many diseases, for example, cancer. Target Market: Agro industrial, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Industries.
Fundació URV posted this:Acrylic thermosets prepared by dual curing at room temperature fit for coatings and adhesivesFormulations for the preparation of thermosets by dual curing, at room temperature in two stages, stable over time, from the reaction of amine compounds with 2 or more N-H bonds with a vinyl compounds with a minimum of 2 double α, β- conjugated bonds to carbonyl ester groups and further polymerization of vinyl groups in excess, with completely controlled characteristics of the material at the intermediate stage.
Brunel University London posted this:Actively-Controlled Morphing Wing Adaptive Skin for Enhanced Aircraft Control and PerformanceTo meet the ever increasing demand for more efficient, robust, and cost effective aircraft wing designs, conventional control surface methodologies need to be replaced by “morphing” technologies. Brunel University has developed a viable and realistic active wing/blade twist technology with an adaptive skin for seamless and adjustable changes in wing/blade twist angle. The technology is the ability to maintain a rigid skin with a low drag (smooth surface finish) despite high twist deformation during operation. Moreover, the structure is lightweight, and strong enough to carry aerodynamic loads.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Adaptation of a learning platform to the personal needs of the student. Improvement of the accessibility for disabled people in online education.Researchers from the Automation Department of the University of Alcalá present a new technical solution for adapting a learning platform to the personal needs of students, so that students with hearing and / or hearing problems can work in an environment adequate to guarantee the understanding of the information. They look for companies that develop learning platforms, teaching centers or academies interested in reaching collaboration agreements, license agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance.
- Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ)Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ)Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ)
Technology Transfer Office
Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ) posted this:Adipic acid(s) prepared by catalytic carboxylation of 1,3-butadieneAdipic acid is mainly used industrially in the production of nylon 6,6. The offered technology consists in a nickel catalyzed process of carboxylation of butadiene. The developed process allows preparing adipic acid from carbon dioxide and 1,3-butadiene through a cost effective and competitive process. Industrial partners are sought for process optimization and/or industrialization.
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia posted this:Adipic acid(s) prepared by catalytic carboxylation of 1,3-butadieneAdipic acid is mainly used industrially in the production of nylon 6,6. The offered technology consists in a nickel catalyzed process of carboxylation of butadiene. The developed process allows preparing adipic acid from carbon dioxide and 1,3-butadiene through a cost effective and competitive process. Industrial partners are sought for process optimization and/or industrialization.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Adjustable Compression Method for Digital ImagesThe developed system has the following innovations: • The system allows dynamically adjusting the compression/decompression time delay to the needs of each environment. • The system meets timing constraints regardless of the characteristics of the image, the rate of compression, size, number of colours and resolution, as well as operating environment. • The system overcomes issues with the predictability of operations of compression/decompression of digital images.
Liviu Giurca posted this:Advanced HYbrid Powertrain – AHYP with torque vectoringAHYP system manages to create direct drive to motor axle from the combustion engine or from the electric motor without the need of multitude gears or other traditional types of variable transmissions, with inherently high energy losses. AHYP eliminates the gear box or any power-split dedicated device without affect the performance of the vehicle but this allows reducing cost which is one of the biggest issues for the hybrids commercialization.
CEO at Hibridesign
Korea Institute of Energy Research posted this:Advanced preparation method for ‘Catalyst support using cellulose fibre’ production.Researchers at the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), have designed a unique catalyst support preparation technology. This innovative catalyst support preparation method provides a catalyst-support made of a lightweight composite material capable of adsorption and filtration, and which possess superior intrinsic properties in terms of surface area, porosity, and physical strength.
Germán Cabañero posted this:Advanced thermosets based on dynamic polymer networks: from Self-Healing to processability, recyclability and repairabilityA new generation of Reprocessable, Repairable and Recyclable high-performance fiber-reinforced thermoset composites. 3R composite laminates can be heated 80ºC above the Tg and re-shaped in a few minutes applying pressure, which allows the thermoforming of cured 3R laminates to obtain 3D geometries, in a similar way to TP composites. Repair of damages based on resin/fiber delaminations and resin micro-cracks by applying heat and pressure to the damaged part. Mechanical & Chemical Recycling
HEAD OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP at CIDETEC
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Aerial obstacle detection software for the visually impairedThe main innovations of this technology are that this software can be executed in any smartphone equipped with a 3D camera, which is used to detect the distance to the obstacles, and it provides an accessible interface that alerts the user by means of beeps or vibration when it finds an obstacle. The alert becomes more and more frequent as the obstacle is closer. The system is comfortable and discreet making easier the user social integration. It is worth to highlight that this technology is new for this kind of devices. Until now, smartphones were not able to extract real measures from the environment. This application extracts about 30000 measures per frame, with a frame rate of 9 fps. The interface allows configuring different features: operation mode, alert type, volume, speech velocity, language, etc.
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:Age, growth and feed analysis from teeth images, applicable in palaeontology and the forensic industryTeeth analysis using software to obtain information from palaeontological remains by semi-automatic image processing. This way the human error due to the repetitive works are minimized. Moreover, it can be used in forensic odontology.
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:All-natural hydrophobic oil absorbent powders and granules for environmental & industrial purposesThe technology consists of an original industrial process by which natural materials can be turned into products with hydrophobic oil adsorbent properties. The captured oil can be extracted and recycled, and the product can be reused several times over. These products can be developed as powders or granules with varying levels of hardness, water resistance, size, and density for diverse set of applications.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Altimeter based on radar, inertial and atmospheric pressure systems for aerial, acrobatic and unmanned vehicles.The Intelligent Systems Research Group of the University of Alcalá presents an altimeter based on radar, inertial and atmospheric pressure systems for aerial, acrobatic and unmanned vehicles. It is a sensor capable of measuring height with respect to the ground integrating radar, barometric and inertial technologies. The group seeks to achieve licensing, collaboration or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with companies or research groups related to the aeronautical and aerospace sector.
Alfonso del Rey Pérez posted this:An electrical stable electrochemical sensor device based on Electrolyte-Gated Field-Effect Transistor (EGFET)A Spanish research institution has developed an Electrolyte-Gated Field-Effect Transistor (EGFET) with enhanced electrical stability. These new EGFETs operate in an aqueous environment, and are stable for more than 12 hours under uninterrupted operation, greatly surpassing current state-of-the-art EGFETs. The increased stability makes them suitable for real-life applications
Technology Transfer Officer at ICMAB-CSIC
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:An improved fast and high throughput method for the sequential measurement of nitrate and nitrite in water samplesWe have developed an improved fast and sequential protocol that permits the determination of low concentrations of nitrite and nitrate in aquatic samples using small volumes. It is ideal to analyse large sets of samples with different characteristics, since it is enough a small amount of water the volume and cost of reagents and consumables are reduced.
Fundació URV posted this:An open-source scalable Personal Cloud that can adapt to the necessities of organizations.StackSync is an Open Source Personal Cloud that takes care of your real needs and provides a cloud storage solution with scalability, security and privacy awareness. StackSync fits perfectly in any kind of organization (e.g., Enterprise, SME, Government, Educational) offering adaptable cloud storage: private, hybrid or public. For more information: http://youtu.be/Z76poRg92hI http://stacksync.org/
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:Anaerobic treatment of biodegradable waste liquidsBioreactor formed by two connected closed tanks (anaerobic digestion tank and filtration tank) for the anaerobic treatment of complex wastewater with biogas production. A support material is used, in a non-arranged way, increasing the active biomass accumulation capacity and allowing downwards flow in the digestion tank.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Analysis and heuristic optimization software system for wind farm design.The utilization of technologies of soft computing has been vaguely applied to the optimization of the design of wind farms, and only with a limited set of parameters. Gheode group has developed a series of algorithms that consider in a much more realistic way the designing of parks, having in addition a great versatility to incorporate improvements or made-to-measure expansions for every client in particular.