Cracow University of Technology posted this:The synthesis of silver nanoparticles suspension and nanosilver suspension in reductive system with urea for agrochemical and sanitary applications.The main advantage of proposed technology is the presence of urea in the system used commonly as a fertilizer promoting the growth of plants and both antifungal and antibacterial activity against pathogens. It also fits into the current trend towards the use of proecological technologies in industry. The resulting nanoparticles can be used in many industries, but the biggest potential lies in the agrochemical industry.
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia posted this:Valorization of HFC-23: trifluoromethylation reactions- clean production of trifluromethylcopper reagent - process works at room temperature and atmospheric pressure - inexpensive and abundant trifluoromethyl source - environmentally friendly process - low-cost reagents - valorization of fluoroform: a by-product of PTFE production - Versatile reagent allowing for a broad scope of reactivity
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Research and development into new fertilizers and biostimulantsThe research group Agricultural Chemistry of the University of Alicante has extensive knowledge and experience in the development of new fertilizers, biostimulants, iron chelates and inductors for plant defense system. It also has plant growth chambers, greenhouses and scientific-technological equipment to carry out different types of analysis. We offer our services to companies interested in developing R&D&i, specific training related to the research and any scientific and technical support.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New organo-metallic catalysts for the manufacture of polymersA research group from the Inorganic Chemistry Department of Alcalá University has developed a technology that presents a range of catalysts based on coordination complexes and organometallic, active in functionalization processes (expoditation, hydrosilylation) and polymerization of different organic substrates (olefins and cyclic esters). They are metal complexes belonging to the first transition groups (groups 4-6) and elements from the main groups (groups 1,2 and 13). Its application is aimed at the synthesis of materials with new properties (silicon polymers, biodegradable plastics, polyesters) and the production of small molecules with high added value, used as starting products in many industrial processes (epoxides, silanes). The group is looking for manufacturing agreements and joint venture agreements with companies from the agrofood industry, construction and petrochemicals.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for obtaining peptides with antioxidant and antihypertensive properties from olive seeds.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry Department at Alcalá University has developed a procedure from which it is possible to obtain peptides with antihypertensive and antioxidant capacity of isolated proteins from olive seed by enzymatic digestion. The method consists of the protein extraction from the olive seeds using a previously developed process, and digest the extracted proteins with Thermolysin enzyme, allowing to obtain peptides with antihypertensive capacity in vitro, or with Alcalase enzyme leading to obtain a peptide extract with antioxidant properties. The group seeks to establish commercial , licensing or collaboration agreements with companies of the food and pharmaceutical sectors interested in both the use strategy of this waste material (olive pits), as in the use of the found bioactive peptides.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Improved process for selective oxidation of sulfide groups to sulfone by silsesquioxane catalysts.A Spanish-Portuguese research group from the department of Inorganic Chemistry at Alcalá University and ITQB-Universidad Nova of Lisboa of Oeiras, has developed a process of synthesis of titanium silesquioxane compounds and its applications in oxidation catalyst of organic sulphur compounds. The group looks for licencing agreements and commercial or collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical and petrochemical industry, and those industries in charge of the fertilizer preparation and production of compounds for the treatment of environmental problems.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Innovative and efficient antifungal composition for pharmacological (human &veterinary treatment), phytosanitary and cleaning (detergents) applicationsThis technology aims to help controlling resistant strains of important filamentous fungi and yeast fungi (e.g. Candida spp.) originated after prolonged treatment with currently used antifungals. The present invention provides for these purposes: a) The use of novel antifungals (COS and chitosan). b) The combined use (synergical) with existing antifungals (e.g. fluconazole) to reduce their doses. c) The use of COS and chitosan (alone or in combination with existing synergical antifungals) with an inhibitor of ARL1 gene to increase the sensitivity of fungi (including yeast) or their chitosan oligosaccharides (COS). Several experiments carried out have shown the significant synergistic effect of the combination object of the present invention (chitosan or COS, and an inhibitor of ARL1 gene or a currently used antifungal such as fluconazole) in inhibiting growth of filamentous fungi and yeast. Chitosan and COS are non-toxic for mammals, and therefore, they have a particular interest to use them as antifungal agents in some applications.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Biological control of pests: breeding protocol for Sphaerophoria rueppellii for use in biological control of aphidsMembers of CIBIO Research Institute, led by Professor Maria Angeles Marcos Garcia, head of the Associated Unit to CSIC, have developed a method to raise the dipterans predator Sphaerophoria rueppellii. This insect is known for its efficiency and high specificity predatory sirphid being more suitable as biological control agent against agricultural pests from aphids in a Mediterranean climate crops. The use of this natural enemy for biological control of pests will reduce pesticide use in both agricultural crops and in urban gardens. Have been optimized environmental conditions for breeding, such as diet (both immature and adult stages) to ensure a higher reproductive potential and higher rates of survival. The group is looking for companies interested in acquiring the technology for commercial exploitation. Innovative aspects 1- The only species of industrially produced sirphid (Episyphus balteatus) does not effectively control aphid pests in Mediterranean cultures, this is why the selection of another species of sirphid to act as a viable alternative in the field Mediterranean was needed. The novelty of this specie is that and in most cases of biological control, using species that are commercially available, or not part of the fauna, in this case, we have managed to breed the species in field trials, proved to have the greatest potential for control. 2- This is the first time that this predator specie is bred in the laboratory and maintain continuously during successive generations breeding in significant amounts from individuals. 3- Due to the invention has been developed by a consolidated research group, it will be applied a Quality Control (under the rules of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control), to ensure the viability and product quality
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Resistance genes to North American races of the stripe rust pathogenResistance genes to North American races of the stripe rust pathogen Project ID : 1-2011-164
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:A novel herbicidea novel herbicide has been discovered which inhibits photosynthesis with minor effects on respiration. The differential inhibition is attributed to the target of inhibition: the calvin cycle (carbon fixation pathway), and not enzymes involved in respiration. Preliminary data demonstrates efficacy in plants (oats) and algea. Project ID : 1-2012-369
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Plant endophytic fungi for crop protection and resistance to abiotic stressPlants contain numerous microorganisms, in particular fungi. They are collectively referred to endophytes. Endophytic fungi are beneficial for the hosting plant, therefore the co-existence from day 1. The advantages for the plants include growth enhancement, protection from pathogens and pests, ability to grow and reproduce in sub-optimal conditions such as water limiting conditions and sub or supra- optimal temperatures. During cultivation, important genes have been lost and scientist are trying to find genes in wild populations and add them back into cultivated plants. ICCI specializes in diseases of cereals. Work is done on isolation of disease resistance genes from wild relatives of wheat and introduction into cultivated wheat. We propose to complement the genetic efforts by producing disease resistance through the use of endophytic fungi; Similar to gene loss, we believe that essential microorganisms have been lost during cultivation. We will utilize the vast collection of seeds from wild relative of wheat and barley to identify hidden endophytes that contribute to plant disease resistance and survival in arid and warm climate. After identifying such endophytes in the wild plants, we will introduce the most beneficial species into cultivated wheat and barley. This approach has been already used successfully in pasture plants. Expected outcome: 1. Novel knowledge on the composition of endophytic species in wild grasses relatives of wheat 2. Patent of species with economical and agricultural potential 3. Development of pathogen-protection in wheat and barley 4. Development of climate sustainability in wheat and barley Project ID : 2-2013-719
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Using Fungi to Biologically Control Plant Mites and Powdery MildewCluster11 Having Activity Against Pestiferous Mites and their Use in Pest and Disease Control Plant Protection / Bio-Control Project ID : 8-2006-1341
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:4D imaging system for root phenotypingRoot phenotypic plasticity is a major factor allowing plants to adapt to their ever changing environment. Although this fundamental issue is of great agricultural importance, studying root plasticity is highly complex due to their hidden nature. We present an automatic system for monitoring root growth and tropic responses (3D spatial coordinates and kinetics). The system is suitable for high throughput applications (mutant screening or physiological responses over various stresses or genotypes) with young seedlings in transparent media. It provides near diffraction resolution, enables dynamic analysis and can be further developed for the detection of fluorescence luminescence signals within the root. Project ID : 1-2012-353
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Capsules for Controlled Release of Plant Pathogens, Fertilizers, or Micro Organisms as Biological Control for Plant PathogensCluster11 Plant Protection / Bio-Control Project ID : 8-2006-802