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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:NEW SOLUTION TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE WEAR IN GEAR USEFUL FOR WIND TURBINESA new system to prevent the excessive wear in a tooth gear has been developed and patented. The system is specially developed to prevent the wear at the pitch and/or yaw gear tooth systems from the wind turbines but it could be used in others gears applications. Partners to further develop the system and/ or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:New specific and optimized culture medium based on glycerine that increases the yield of processes for producing ethanol and hydrogenExploitation of the large amounts of glycerine produced as a by-product of the production of biodiesel and similar industrial processes. The employment of this culture medium increases the production yield of ethanol and hydrogen, in comparison with that obtained from the use of other sources of carbon. The effect of optimizing the culture medium is to reduce the costs and save energy in the industrial-scale fermentation process. No other alternative culture media exist that have been formulated and optimized for E. coli that would allow greater production yields of ethanol to be obtained. It represents a simple and attractive way of producing hydrogen and ethanol from a carbon source of low price and in plentiful supply. The high degree of reduction of the glycerine, in comparison with sugars, allows reduced chemical compounds such as succinate, xylitol, propionate, hydrogen and others to be obtained.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New strategy for local diffusion of dopants in crystalline siliconA new methodology to replace conventional diffusion processes has been developed and patented. This simple procedure offers a wide versatility, since it allows the creation of locally doped regions without photolithography steps while simultaneously reducing the global thermal budget of the emitter creation process. The potential of the method has been already confirmed for silicon solar cell applications. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
University of Vigo posted this:New sustainable adsorbent for bleaching efficient industrial effluentsMany industries, such as those belonging to the textile, wine, and paper industry, consume huge volumes of water and, as a result, generate a large amount of contaminated water containing persistent colour pollutant compounds. These compounds represent an environmental and health threat due to their well-known associated problems, such as carcinogenicity, toxicity and mutagenicity. Furthermore, they entail a great environmental impact when discharged in aquatic environments, perceptible at very low concentrations, creating an undesirable visual impact, which, in many cases, does not meet the degree of conformity under the current directives on the wastewater treatment for industrial effluents (Directive 91/271 / EEC). The solution proposed by the research group Chemical Engineering at the University of Vigo, is the use as adsorbent of peat, or a similar lignocellulosic material, immobilized in calcium alginate beads. This process is efficient, cheap and environmentally friendly, unlike other processes and technologies. In fact, the utilization of peat instead of activated carbon as industrial adsorbent has the advantage that peat requires no activation, unlike activated carbon, reducing operating costs. In addition, the low cost of the adsorbent would be translated into significant economic benefits. Moreover, depending on the contaminant removed from the waste effluent, the exhausted adsorbent may be used as soil fertilizer at its end of life.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:New system to modulate the degree of silencing of a gene of interest in plantsCSIC and UPV have developed a system that allows modulating the degree of silencing of any gene that is of interest in plants. Until now, the technologies used to regulate gene expression in plants only allowed to induce a high degree of silencing, but the level of silencing had not been regulated. This new system, through the use of small artificial RNAs (sRNAs), modulates the degree to which gene silencing occurs. This technology has a special interest in the case of wanting to silence a lethal gene and, for example, when the gene that is silenced is regulating the flowering time. Companies interested in patent licensing are sought for the development. An offer for Patent Licensing
Universitat de Lleida posted this:New tannin-rich extract from vegetal sources for tanning hides and skinsThe A3 Chair in Leather Innovation developed an innovative aqueous extraction procedure to obtain a tannin-rich extract from seed grapes. The new extract contains a mixture of tannins and non-tannins which confers an improved antioxidant and light fastness properties. The extract also contains a colouring agent similar to that obtained with the Chestnut Tree extract. The main characteristic is the capacity to precipitate proteins and make them resistant to decomposition, for which reason the extract is useful as tanning agent for hides and skins.
- Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew UniversityYissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:New Target for the Treatment of Abdominal ObesityNew target for the treatment of obesity and abdominal obesity by inhibiting the FGFR3 receptor signalling pathway Project ID : 7-2018-4658
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New technology for Air Traffic Management.A research group from a Spaniard university has designed a new system based on optimal control technology for Air Traffic Management (ATM). The new approach is mainly characterized by its adaptability capacity in situations where there are more than two aircrafts. Potential collaborations with international/national research centres and companies interested in applying the technology are sought.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New technology for applying attitude optimal control to aircrafts and satellitesThe developed technology for being applied to aircrafts and satellites in order to perform attitude optimal control is cost-effective and robust against changes in the environment or in physic structure of the platform. One of the pillars of the new technology is the lack of mathematical models for the performance of control and, instead, it uses the experience gained through interaction with the environment and the platform. As a consequence of the internal behaviour of the technology, the new system is not sensitive to sampling period used.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New technology for generating 4D-trajectories in aircrafts using dynamics and location information.A research group from a Spanish University has designed and implemented a new system based on a technology able to perform optimal navigation planning in aircrafts. The new approach is mainly characterized by its autonomously learning capacity and adaptability to changes in the dynamics of the platform and environment. Potential collaborations with international/national research centres and companies interested in applying the technology are sought.
- UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOSUNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOSUNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
Technology Transfer Office
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:New test for components subjected to high pressure (up to 6000 bar)Test for components subjected to high pressure (pipes and driving elements) (up to 6000 bar) which allows: 1. To assess structural integrity and failure analysis. 2. To reproduce the work cycle (0-6000bar-0). 3. To know the performance of new components subjected to high pressure. 4. To determine the fatigue of the real component under the working pressure. 5. To perform hydraulic fracture and fatigue tests up to 6 000 bars.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New therapeutic agents for the treatment of inflammatory disordersThe research group, « Heterobetaines », from Alcalá University in colaboration with the research group « Hipersensibility to medicines and inmmunitary innate response » form IDI La Paz, present a new generation of inhibitors of alfa tumoral necrosis factor (TNF-α) production, useful to prevent and / or treat inflamatory diseases. The group is looking for technical cooperation or license agreements with pharmaceutical companies, research centers or diagnostic and treatment against inflammatory diseases research institutions.
Universitat de Lleida posted this:New therapeutic candidate for Spinal Muscular AtrophyDevelopment of a therapeutic solution for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) focused to restore protein SMN levels in neurodegenerative disorder which primarily affecting motor neurons (MNs). Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a genetic neuromuscular disease characterized by muscle atrophy and weakness. The disease generally manifests early in life and is the leading genetic cause of death in infants and toddlers. SMA is caused by defects in the Survival Motor Neuron 1 (SMN1) gene that encodes the SMN protein. The SMN protein is critical to the health and survival of the nerve cells in the spinal cord responsible for muscle contraction (motor neurons).
OTRI-Universidad de Málaga posted this:NEW THERAPEUTIC TARGET IN THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMERA study carried out through the use of systems biology, with the analysis of complex data, starting with omics data and using integrative tools for the analysis of dynamic and modular responses, has identified a candidate target and the use of its inhibitor as new useful drug to combat Alzheimer's disease. The present invention refers to the total or partial inhibition of the expression of the localized gene, or of the activity of the enzyme encoded by said gene, to be used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at Universidad de Málaga
- Universidade de Santiago de CompostelaUniversidade de Santiago de CompostelaUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela
Technology Transfer Office
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela posted this:New Thermal Sensing for Microcalorimetry and Microfluidics (ERC-PoC project)The prototype developed within ERC-PoC "ANTS" project, has demonstrated its sensitivity for a new concept of microcalorimeters, as well as providing advantages in microfluidics. We aim to: a) Integrate this technology within microfluidic devices or applications where size and fast response time are crucial. b) Develop a High-Throughput Calorimetry going beyond the current capabilities on ITC. > Sensing element. Ferromagnetic permalloy line 4x28 µm x 20 nm thick: affordable, miniaturization… Sensor was fabricated in a single deposition. > Temporal response. Milliseconds, to stimulus >10 microwatts; further improvements are in progress. > Easy adoption. Compatible with standard configuration of microcalorimeters. > IPR: EP, US, CN, KR, JP
Lidia Aguilera posted this:NEW TIMBER-CONCRETE COMPOSITE CONNECTIONThe cement industry accounts for 6% of the EU’s CO2 emission. In a typical reinforced concrete building, floors account for approximately half of the amount of concrete. The necessity for concrete in flooring systems can be significantly reduced by using different materials. The combination of timber and concrete has become especially interesting in the last decades. The research is focused on timber-concrete composite (TCC) structural floors. Usually, TCC floors are made of timber beams or a deck connected to an upper concrete layer. Nevertheless, there are many ways to combine and connect timber and concrete into one hybrid floor component. Engineering conceptions are conditioned by varying functional requirements.
Technology Transfer Officer at University of Luxembourg
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:New treatment for epidermolysis bullosa and fibrosisCSIC, Carlos III University of Madrid and CIEMAT have repositioned drugs that stimulate endogline expression and modulate the TGF-β route for a new clinical use in the treatment of fibrosis, such as epidermolysis bullosa (EB). EB includes a heterogeneous group of rare hereditary diseases of the skin in which in its infantile incidence the patients are known as "butterfly children". It is a new therapy for a rare pathology, with potential in a wide spectrum of fibrosis, which would improve the possibilities of treatment of patients, improving their quality of life. Industrial partners from the pharmaceutical industry are being sought for its development in a wide variety of fibrotic pathologies through a patent licence agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this:New use for an existing drug as antiviral agent against SARS-CoV-2 to prevent or/and treat COVID-19CSIC has discovered a new use for an existing drug on the market as antiviral agent. Industrial partners from the pharmaceutical industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.
Marta García Del Barrio posted this:New use for an existing drug as antiviral agent against SARS-CoV-2 to prevent or/and treat COVID-19CSIC has discovered a new use for an existing drug on the market as antiviral agent. Industrial partners from the pharmaceutical industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.
Commercialization Specialist at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:New UV-blocker for sunscreen with high bactericidal activityThe offered material is based on ZnO nanoparticles, modified with biocompatible polymer – chitosan. The material is characterized by high absorption properties of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Also, high antibacterial activity against resistant bacterial strains and the absence of cytotoxic activity against human skin cells of the material were confirmed. Application: cosmetics, sunscreen, skincare, medical applications
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:New vanadium complexes in the treatment and prevention of civilization diseasesThe subject of the offer are new vanadium complexes with hydrazide-hydrazones as inhibitors of phosphatases and their use in the prevention and treatment of civilization diseases, including e.g. diabetes, cancers, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:New vanadium complexes in the treatment and prevention of diabetesCivilization diseases are defined as occurring globally, widespread diseases, and affects not only older people or adults, but also teenagers and even children. Treatment of most of them is difficult, slow and also very costly. The civilization diseases are: cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, allergic and infectious diseases, diabetes, obesity, cancers and mental health problems. It is estimated that these diseases are the cause of more than 80% of all deaths (according to the World Health Organization). Each risk of developing one of the civilization diseases significantly increases the risk of developing another. Therefore it is so important to implement the pro-health politics, promotion of healthy lifestyle and an appropriate pharmacotherapy. Unfortunately, the currently used pharmacological agents are affected by many disadvantages, which show the need for continuous search for drugs with greater efficacy and favorable safety profile. One of the possible strategies for development of innovative therapies is the identification of drug candidates that inhibit the activity of phosphatases, the enzymes responsible for the course of many reactions in the body. The phosphatases inhibit the activity of many cellular proteins, which is one of the basic regulatory mechanisms of the cells. They influence the regulation of numerous signal transduction pathways that determine basic functions of cells, including metabolism, cells division and their death by apoptosis. These mechanisms are also responsible for the formation, development and the course of many disorders and diseases. Thus, modulation of them may be an effective preventive and therapeutic strategy.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:New way of detection Cryptosporidium and Giardia protozoa.Advantages of the technology: - Our method is sensitive, reproducible, species-specific and inexpensive way to detect Cryptosporidium sp. oocysts ad Giardia intestinalis cysts in various environmental samples. - There is not necessary to use highly specialized and expensive equipment. All the materials for realizing the invention (chemical reagents and equipment etc.) are commercially available. - It is not requirement the use of toxic flammable solvents to ensure the safety of personnel conducting the test. - The use of appropriate materials, allowed to simplify and shorten the work, to improve the reproducibility of detection and reduce the cost of detection procedure. - To achieve sensitive detection method allows subjecting the examination of much smaller volumes of liquid samples in comparison with that provided by the USEPA protocols (United States Environmental Protection Agency).
University of Vigo posted this:New wheel slip reset controller for brake systemsThe main motivation for using reset control is the overcoming of fundamental limitations or trade-offs of conventional controllers: with the conventional controllers if we want a fast braking response, the system is fragile and sensitive to uncertainties; and if we want a robust system, this requires slower braking actions. Reset control is a novel technique that achieves more robust and fester braking responses in a way that no other conventional controller is able to produce.
Fundació URV posted this:Nitrates-nitrites removal from water by Selective catalytic Hydrogenation technologyThe chemical formula of the catalyst designed by the researchers of the Rovira i Virgili University, is the key of the process, therefore is protected and commercialized by APLICAT. Winner of the enviromental award of the Catalan Government. Two semi industrilal plants are constructed and working in two towns of Tarragona, obtaining concentrations of nitrates lower than 20ppm
- Universitat de ValènciaUniversitat de ValènciaUniversitat de València
Universitat de València posted this:Nitrogen removal control system based on low-cost sensorsThis control system allows optimization of the activated sludge process since maintains effluent nitrogen concentration under limit values with minimum energy consumption. The most remarkable advantages provided by this technology are: Cost reduction of initial investment and maintenance Easier operation than nutrient analysers Lower time response Lower aireation energy consumption Lower pumping energy consumption
Behrouz Rahimi (NU) posted this:NO BEAR ALLOWED.This devise prevent to entry of bears in rural area.This devise prevent to entry of bears in rural area. The “No Bears Allowed” prevents bears or other dangerous wild animals from entering one’s home or business. The product is especially ideal for those that live in rural areas where wild animals are nearby. It also helps people to protect their pets when playing or using the bathroom outside. This invention can also be used as a method of security from unwanted intruders. By using a specific range of ultrasonic waves, this device could directly affect the nerve structure of the bear to keep them away from the home without damaging humans or domestic animals. The inventor was inspired to create the idea because of personal experience. “I wanted to design something that would prevent wild animals from entering someone’s home,” said Rahimi. “I feel this product would help to keep people safe, especially those living in rural areas.”
Inventor-problem solver-new product-solution-economic developer at Nu innovations Inc
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Noble metal-free ceria-based diesel soot combustion catalyst, suitable for gas purification in Diesel engine exhaustsThe developed catalyst does not use Pt, which leads to a cheaper product. The resulting catalyst shows equal or even better performance as Pt catalysts. Following the patented procedure of synthesis, the catalyst produced has a lower particle size. This leads to higher surface per particle and therefore, a better ratio yield when interacting in oxidation reactions, leading to a higher oxygen production rate.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Non-Intrusive and contact less procedure to test and characterize RF and mmW integrated analogue circuits with DC or low frequency temperature measurements with applications to failure analysisA new procedure that is able to test (go-no go) and to characterize (i.e. to extract high frequency figures of merit, such as central frequency, 1dB compression point) high frequency analogue circuits by using off-chip temperature measurement techniques, such as infra-red camera, reflectometry, interferometry, etc... The technique has applications in the field of design debugging or failure analysis. It allows to test and characterize the individual blocks that constitute a complete system (e.g. low noise amplifier, mixer, power amplifier), even when their electrical outputs are not accessible to the classical instrumentation equipment. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
- Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew UniversityYissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Non-invasive method for early (simultaneously) diagnosis of Multiple Diseases and Cancer• A new protocol that allows to efficiently co-amplify a large number of loci in the same PCR reaction (multiplex PCR), to generate material that is ready for sequencing without further manipulations • A two-step procedure, simultaneously amplifying over 30 different and independent markers, hence substantially increasing the sensitivity and specificity of the information acquired • Successfully used on bisulfite-treated, small volume plasma samples Project ID : 6-2018-5690