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Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Bioremediation strategy in situ for the precipitation and immobilization of uranium and other toxic elements in contaminated soils.A research group from the Geology Department of the University of Alcalá is developing a technology to study the role of the oxidation-reduction processes of humics in the reduction of uranium and other toxic metals in contaminated soils to determine whether stimulating the activity of humic-reducing and oxidizing microbial communities in contaminated soils can be an effective strategy for the in situ immobilization of uranium and other toxic metals. The group is looking for technical cooperation projects with companies.
- Germans Trias i Pujol Health Sciences Research InstituteGermans Trias i Pujol Health Sciences Research InstituteGermans Trias i Pujol Health Sciences Research Institute
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Germans Trias i Pujol Health Sciences Research Institute posted this:Biosignatures for ulcerative colitisCurrently, the glucocorticoids are the first-line of treatment for of moderate-to-severe flare-ups. However, up to 40% of patients do not have an adequate response. Mechanisms of steroid-refractoriness in UC remains unknown. In addition, corticosteroid failure impair the effectiveness of rescue therapies.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Black titanias for photocatalysis, solar cells and environmental applications• The titania is black, and then absorb in the whole visible range (band gap 2.74 eV) and maintains its photocatalytic activity at least after 5 cycles reaction with an efficiency of 95 %. • The synthesis process is simple, inexpensive and versatile (a wide variety of functional compounds can be incorporated in the structure of the titania lattice avoiding blocking the mesoporosity and maintaining the anatase structure). • Excellent thermal and hydrothermal stability. The functionality is incorporated into the structure of the titania being protected thereby.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Blind spot assitance device to exit maneuver in perpendicular and angled parking.Innovative Sensing and Intelligent System is a Spanish research group from the Department of Automatic of the University of Alcala has developed a technology which describes an assistance device for exit maneuvers when the car is parked in perpendicular or angled parking. The invention consists of one or two cameras one settled up on the right lateral back and/or another one on the previous part. The system provides automatically an audible or visual alarm to inform the driver that some vehicles are approaching the exit lane. The group seeks automotive companies to achieve license, commercial or collaborative agreements with technical assistance.
DIT Hothouse posted this:BovAlert: Priority Animal Health TestingBovAlert is an electrochemical diagnostic device which tests the milk of animal herds for liver fluke, providing quick and easy information regarding disease status. The technology consists of a handheld electronic reader and an assay card for on-site field testing and validation.
Fundació URV posted this:Breath test for dengue disease diagnosisElectronic nose device capable of detecting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in the breath of peopel suffering from Dengue. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection causing a severe flu-like illness and, sometimes, it causes a potentially lethal complication called severe (haemorrhagic) dengue. In up to 80% of the cases, the disease is asymptomatic or mild, and can even pass unobserved. There is no specific treatment for Dengue or for Haemorrhagic Dengue, but its diagnosis at an early stage reduces the mortality rate below 1%. The current diagnosis of dengue is carried out in epidemiology laboratories by blood tests, which may be negative in the early stages of the disease. In this invention, a new system for non-invasive, early, fast and easy to use diagnosis test for Dengue disease from exhaled breath analysis has been developed.
- Technology Transfer OfficeTechnology Transfer OfficeTechnology Transfer Office
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Technology Transfer Office posted this:Brno Dynamic Solidification Models®Continuous casting process of steel cannot be in these days controlled without the use of mathematical models, computer simulations and advanced control and optimization methods. The proposed dynamic solidification model allows for real-time simulations of heat transfer and solidification of continuously cast steel slabs and billets. The model can also be coupled with optimization modules for the effective and appropriate control and regulation of casting.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Building and Architectural Acoustics LaboratoryBuilding and Architectural Acoustics Laboratory (BAAL) is a part of Building Physics Lab. Our mission is to help architects and structural designers make their buildings acoustically better. We also help building material manufacturers to develop or improve acoustical performance in their products. We offer consulting services in the field of acoustics from the design phase until final building or product testing.
- RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd.RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd.RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd.
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RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Cancellation of Non-linear Interference in Optical Fiber CommunicationCancellation of Non-linear Interference in Optical Fiber Communication Project ID : 7-2013-675
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Capacity control and people counting system.GEINTRA, a research group from the department of electronics of the University of Alcala, offers a technological solution for people counting allowing an accurately real-time people counting. The system can count the exact number of people accessing a particular enclosure (building, shopping malls, nightclubs, etc.) which allows to take appropriate actions based on the number of people who are inside the controlled room (it informs to the authorities of the number of people, it can be used for the ventilation activation adapted to the needs, restricted access, etc.). GEINTRA is looking for companies working in technological or telecommunications sectors to achieve cooperation or license agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Carbosilane dendrimers and their use as antiviralsThe research group in "Dendrimers for Biomedical Applications" of the University of Alcalá presents these highly branched macromolecules synthesized from a polyfunctional nucleus, of carbosilane structure and functionalized in its periphery with anionic groups that give the macromolecule a negative net charge. In addition, the invention relates to the use of the dendrimers as an antimicrobial and the process for obtaining them. The group seeks to reach collaboration agreements, licensing or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedicine sectors in general.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Carbosilane dendrimers with a polyphenolic nucleus and their use as antiviralsThe research group in «Dendrimers for biomedical applications» of the University of Alcalá presents carbosilane dendrimers with a polyphenolic nucleus, its obtaining procedure and its uses as antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal agents. The group seeks to reach collaboration agreements, licensing or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with companies from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedicine sectors in general.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Carbosilane dendrimers with polyphenolic groups. Uses as antioxidants and anticancer.The "Dendrimer for biomedical applications Research Group" at Alcalá University presents dendritic macromolecules with skeleton of carbosilane nature that contain in their structure polyphenolic groups (GPF). These compounds are powerful antioxidants and free radical scavengers, as well as anticancer agents, with application in sectors such as food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. The invention provides a process for its procurance and uses.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Carbosilane dendrimers with terminal thiol groups on their surface. Their preparation and their uses.The research group in «Dendrimers for biomedical applications» of the University of Alcalá presents the procedure for obtaining and using carbosilane dendrimers with terminal thiol groups on their surface, as antioxidants and radical scavengers for their application in the food industry, cosmetic and pharmaceutical. The group seeks to reach licensing agreements, collaboration agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with enterprises from the food industry, cosmetic, biotechnology, Biomedicine or pharmaceutical sector.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Carbosilane dendritic compounds homo and heterofunctionalizedA Spanish research group from the Department of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry of Alcala University has developed a highly branched macromolecules called dendrimers or dendrons, with carbosilane structure and functionalized on its periphery with anionic or cationic groups, providing the macromolecule a net negative or positive charge respectively. The invention also concerns the dendrimers’ procurement process and their biomedical applications, particularly as carriers of drugs or nucleic acids (such ODN, siRNA, dsRNA or DNA), or as therapeutic agents with antiviral or antibacterial activity. The group is looking for companies in the biomedical sector to reach licensing agreements, collaboration and commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Carbosilane dendrons functionalized with fatty acids: Formation of micelles and uses in biomedicine as antiviral, antibacterial, antiprionic, antimicrobial and drug transporters.The research group of the University of Alcalá in «Dendrimers for biomedical applications» presents the following invention that refers to the formation of dendrons of carbosilane structure that have in their periphery preferably anionic or cationic groups and in the focal point fatty acids or derivatives of these. Its main field of application is in biomedicine, as non-viral transport agents, as drug transporters, to elaborate a drug, as antimicrobial, antiviral or antipyretic agents. In the environmental sector we also find its application as biocides for water treatment. The group seeks to reach license agreements, collaboration or commercial agreements with technical assistance with companies from the sector of Health, Pharma and Environment.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Catalyst for low-temperature decomposition of dinitrogen oxide in tail gases from a nitric acid plantLow-temperature catalytic decomposition of dinitrogen oxide, carried out by the developed catalytic system which is the subject of the offer, is much more favorable in comparison with other solutions because of: •lack of necessity to use any reducing agents; •relatively low operating temperature; •high catalytic activity in the presence of other components of tail gases (oxygen, water and other oxides of nitrogen). Experimental studies, both in the laboratory scale and in the pilot plant at the Fertilizers Research Institute in Puławy (Poland), carried out for several prototype catalysts confirmed the high catalytic activity of materials offered. These studies consisted of: •passing a mixture of nitrous oxide and helium through the bed of a catalyst placed in a quartz reactor, •passing a tail gases from the pilot plant of nitric acid manufacturing, characterized by the same composition as the tail gases in the real industrial plant, through the catalytic system, and then determining the tail composition after reaction. The degree of decomposition of dinitrogen oxide in a mixture of N2O and He, at a temperature of 300°C was 95%, while decomposition products were only molecular nitrogen and oxygen. The pilot plant at a temperature of 350°C revealed the degree of decomposition of dinitrogen oxide was higher than 90%.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Catalysts for low-temperature combustion of methane from low-caloric sources and methods for their preparationDue to the rising emission of methane and its extensive contribution to the greenhouse effect, the reduction of CH4 emissions from low-caloric anthropogenic sources is currently a vital importance. The main sources of the methane emission are: exploitation of oil pools, coal mining, pas power stations, landfills, agriculture and biomass. The most popular method of the reduction of methane is its catalytic combustion. Unfortunately, this method has few limitations associated mainly with hard activation of the C-H bond in CH4 and low concentrations of methane in the emitted gases. The catalytic oxidation of methane is limited also by the very large airflows (of order 105 m3/min), passing through the catalyst bed during the process. There is still a lack on the market of a technological solution based on total catalytic combustion of CH4 in the economically reasonable low-temperature window, i.e. below 400 °C. The most popular method among the methods limiting the emission of methane to the atmosphere is the one based on its catalytic combustion. However, this procedure has disadvantages, mainly due to the high activation energy of methane molecules and also because of the low concentration of methane emitted from anthropogenic sources. There is no technology allowing effectively combusting of methane with the concentration of 1-2 % and in the economically justified temperatures, i.e. lower than 400 °C. The fundamental advantages of offered solutions are: - method for preparing catalysts that ensures the repeatability of the parameters and high efficiency in the reactions of methane combustion, - increased both the activity and the thermal stability of the catalysts in comparison with other systems described in the literature, - possibility of using the catalysts in the total oxidation of methane emitted from the low-caloric sources at temperatures below 400 °C.
Frederic Ratel posted this:Catalytic process for the preparation of carboxylic acids from haloalkanes or alkenes.A convergent process for the preparation of terminal carboxylic acids by carboxylation of mixtures of bromoalkenes or mixtures of olefins has been developed. The process is catalytic in nickel and allows preparing a unique product from a mixture of starting materials (regioconvergent process), which allows saving several synthetic and separation steps in processing and renders possible the use of the process with exhaust streams from crackers. The process is useful for the production of fatty acids.
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Fundació URV posted this:Catalytic wastewater treatment for organic matter removalThe catalytic technology allows you to remove high concentrations of COD (40.000-200.000ppm) at atmospheric pressure. All kind of organic compunds are removed (biodegradable and non biodegradable ones). The catalyst life is around 2-3 years. It is an exothermic process, so the energy needed for the process is just for the start up. The process works at 250-350ºC.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:CATCHAPs/HIPS to test and improve the securityA research group from the Computer Engineering Department of the University of Alcalá proposes a security analysis expertise to those individuals and companies that are developing their own CAPTCHA/HIP proposals or want to test the security of their current proposals. The group can also work towards the improvement of the security of current CAPTCHA/HIP proposals whenever that target is attainable. Moreover, the group has a few CAPTCHA proposals that could be implemented at a grand scale level. These proposals though, need to undergo a security analysis previous to being put into production. It could be possible to share part of the IP with the companies wanting to implement these proposals if they assist the group economically in their initial implementation and security analysis. The group is seeking for individual clients and companies to achieve collaboration and commercial agreements with technical assistance.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Cementitious composite with carbon nanofibers that allows monitoring of deformationsThe research group has developed a cement compound that includes carbon nanofibers in cement matrix in order to detect the rate of deformation of the structure when it is subjected to external actions. Thanks to this system can perform reliable measurements in any part of the structure without requiring the use of attached external sensors. Innovative aspects The technology of the University improves the existing technologies due to the use of carbon nanofibers that provide an easier to disperse homogeneously in the cement matrix without additives or additional steps in the manufacturing process. The technology also increases the contact area matrix-nanofiber. This gives to the material more sensitive to the stress of the structure and allows more reliable measurements.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Ceramic slurry with the incorporation of eggshell wasteOne of the main advantages of this technology is using an industrial residue avoiding its deposition. Yearly, in Portugal, the production of eggshell waste is about 2600 tones which mean a cost about 122 Euros/ton for transport and treatment. The economical interest for an industrial unit that produces eggshell derivates is very relevant. For a ceramic unit there is the chance to enlarge the possibility of using a calcium residue substituting calcite, the traditional raw material, more expensive, without affecting final ceramic properties.
DIT Hothouse posted this:Cervassist: Cervical Cancer AnalyserCurrently, cytologists are needed to examine smear samples under a microscope to visually assess the shape, size and stain pattern and determine if abnormal cells are present which could indicate cervical cancer. Alternatively, automated image analysis is used to determine nuclear density but cytologists are still needed to determine the presence of abnormal cells. The current processes are prone to human error and misdiagnosis can be up to 60%. They are also time consuming and costly.Sample user interface for spectral acquisition and classification. Researchers at DIT have invented an easy to use, low cost, automated analyser that uses a pre-defined library of known cell signatures and a proprietary classification algorithm to detect abnormal cells with an accuracy of 99%. The analyser can be used with a regular microscope, an image analyser or as a point-of-care system with results displayed using an intuitive user interface. The image and the classification can be saved in digital format, stored in a national database, and sent to the medical team or experts worldwide
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USP Innovation Agency posted this:CHEMICAL SENSOR, FABRICATION PROCESS AND ITS USE IN pH MEASUREMENT IN MICROFLUIDICS SYSTEMSICurrently, chemical processes that use water as substance for chemical reactions are very common. In such processes, it is important to obtain parameters of water quality, in order not to interfere with chemical reaction results. In this regard, this invention shows chemical sensors, which are used to measure pH in liquid medium, organized on a substrate where there is a hole through which the sensor comes into contact with the liquid medium whose purpose is to know the liquid’s chemical properties. In addition, this invention also introduces a method of manufacturing chemical sensor in which chip is electrically connected to the substrate by welding.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Chitinase A – potential applications in various fields.Methods of chitinase purification, used so far, consisted of multi-stage and expensive procedures. Affinity chromatography was also used with so-called affinity tags. These tags could interfere with the functions of chitinase, and their cut-off was associated with the next step of digestion and purification. The proposed method of Jagiellonian University’s chitinase A purification using affinity chromatography with the involvement of G proteins is fast and efficient single-step. In addition, use of direct conjuction of chitinase and protein G eliminates the need of chitinase tagging, which may disturb protein functions, whereas their cutting requires additional digesting and purifying stage.
Pragmatec posted this:Chitosan-based wound dressing for diabetic foot ulcer treatment and burn woundsChitosan-based wound dressing that stimulates the closure, neovascularization and permanent regeneration of dermis in diabetic feet’s ulcers. It reduces the risk of amputation in patients.This innovation can also be used to prevent or treat wound and burn infections, not only due to its intrinsic antimicrobial properties, but also due to its ability to deliver extrinsic antimicrobial agents to wounds and burns. Additionally, it can be used as a slow-release drug-delivery vehicle for growth factors to stimulate and improve wound healing. This technology offers a complete regeneration of the ulcer using a single copy of the material without the need for invasive treatment, ensuring no backsliding in the development of ulcers. The purification process triggered by the chitosan and the ensuing chemical modifications in the membranes reduce possible allergic reactions and maximize the benefits, such as its antibacterial effects.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Cloud System for Electronic Receipt ManagementThe industrial computer network research group (I2RC) from the University of Alicante has developed a Cloud system for automatic generation and management of receipts. The system can easily be integrated into the points of sale of the company and allows scanning, storing and transmitting receipts between devices and the cloud according to the safety standards of digital signature and payment. With this technology, it is not necessary print receipts. The management of the receipts from sales may be made ubiquitously over the Internet, both by customers and by the firms. In addition, the system allows the implementation of applications and analysis tools that improve competitiveness and create opportunities for exploitation and commercial development.