Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Reconfigurable beam reflectarray antenna for frequencies in the range of terahertz and millimeter waveThe reflectarray antenna consists of a flat array of phase-shifter cells (reflectarray) illuminated by a feeder, which produces an electronically reconfigurable collimated or shaped beam, where the cells (3b) consist of several stacked layers of conductive elements (4c, 4e, 4d, 4f) on a dielectric substrate (7c, 7d) alternated with layers of liquid crystal (5c, 5d) and a conductive plane (9). Applying bias voltages in the conducting elements, the dielectric constant of the liquid crystal varies producing a phase shift of the reflected field in each cell, allowing for a electronic beam scanning or reconfiguration. Including multiple layers of conductive elements and liquid crystal, improves the bandwidth and the performance of the beam scanning or reconfiguration. The antenna can be applied to observation satellites, communications and security systems.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:A new workflow, algorithmic approach and software tool to analyze LC/MS and NMR samples in metabolomicsA new algorithm is able to greatly increase the power of any statistical test based on Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy (LC/MS) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) based metabolomic data. This software tool is able to construct prediction models in an almost fully automatic fashion. Built models contain a critical pre-processing step that improves dramatically the results of standard prediction algorithms. Partners to further develop the system and/ or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Biótica, Bioquímica Analítica,S.L. posted this:ULISENS Legionella Desktop AnalyzerFully automated equipment for 1 hour-determination of Legionella in concentrated water samples. The #ULISENS Desktop is a portable computer that makes it possible to analyze #Legionella in filtered water samples. With the "nespresso" philosophy, it uses a recyclable cartridge. "Push & Run" and the data is available in only 1 hour. It automates the rapid immunomagnetic method listed in the norm UNE100030:2017 for the control and prevention of #Legionella. (https://youtu.be/baiHP26xwCs)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Low cost and reusable, non-invasive wireless chemical sensor for biological fluidsLow cost and reusable, non-invasive wireless chemical sensor for biological fluids Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a novel wearable sensor technology, which is suitable to detect and monitor in a non-invasively-way metabolites and biomarkers such as glucose, lactate and/or alcohol. The sensor is based on an electrochromicelectrochemical and wireless optical sensing basis, and is suitable to be used on biological fluids (included human or food one). Its mass-production capability by using conventional screen-printing process enables their easy and low-cost integration in multiple form factors. Industrial partners interested on mass production of electrochemical sensors for smart patches, food packaging and textiles (clothes and shoes) applications are being sought to exploit the technology through a license or collaboration agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Fabrication of tips for scanning probe microscopy with enhanced resolutionCSIC has developed tips for scanning probe microscopy (SPM) where an isolated nanoparticle is placed at the apex of the tip. The method allows to tailor the shape, size and composition of the nanoparticle improving the measuring capabilities of the tips. These novel tips are suitable for techniques that combine imaging, such as SPM and spectroscopy like tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS). Industrial partners manufacturers of laboratory equipment are being sought to collaborate through a patent license agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
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Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University posted this:Plasma sensors for ultra-small concentrations of chemicalsPlasmon sensors of ultra-small concentrations of chemical substances have been developed in the laboratory of the University (Russia). The sensors are used in medicine, pharmaceuticals, safety systems and R&D to improve the sensitivity of IR spectroscopy devices. The detector installed in the system enables to increase 100-10000 detectability for a wide range of organic and inorganic substances. The authors are looking for partners for commercial agreements and technological cooperation.
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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela posted this:HIGH-THROUGHPUT CALORIMETRY. Thermal Microsensor with Improved Temporal and Spatial ResolutionThe 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
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Sensor system for the detection of objects / obstacles in critical points of railway linesThe research group in Electronics Engineering Applied to Intelligent Spaces and Transport (GEINTRA) of the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá has developed a sensor device and its corresponding procedure to detect the presence of any type of objects (vehicles, people, animals, etc…) in points of interest of the railway route (level crossings, tunnels, etc.), sending to the train the visual information and corresponding warning signs. The device consists of a set of cameras located in the environment of each point of interest, an infrared lighting system, an image processing module and a wireless communication system with the train. The system contributes to the increase of safety in rail transport, providing the machinists with visual information about the state of the conflicting points and notifying the presence of obstacles. The system is capable of detecting the presence of objects in daylight and nighttime conditions. The group seeks for licensing agreements, technical cooperation agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with companies that work in the manufacture of safety equipment for rail transport systems.
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IMDEA Water Institute posted this:Water and soil laboratory with accreditation ISO 17025 ENIMDEA Water labs joined the Laboratory and Infrastructure Network of the Community of Madrid in 2009, with reference number 267. The labs perform several physico-chemical, microbiological and chromatographic analyses associated with quality control of water bodies and soils. The IMDEA laboratories are currently engaged in the application process for formal acknowledgement of technical competence as a laboratory for water analysis by ENAC (National Accreditation Entity) accreditation, to ensure confidence in test results: Accreditation ISO 17025 EN. For the determination of the following parameters: pH, conductivity, suspended solids, DQO, DBO5, total phosphorus and TKN (Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen).
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Multicapillary nebulizer for simultaneous nebulization of two or more liquids A Spanish university research group has developed a new pneumatic multicapillary nebulizer which allows the simultaneous nebulization of two or more liquids, miscible or immiscible between them. This device offers the possibility of simplifying the analysis process, reducing the consumption of resources and a high mixing efficiency is achieved. A laboratory-constructed prototype is available for any demonstration. The research group is looking for companies interested in license agreement.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Innovative procedure for the preparation of silica fillings without shrinkageThe research group Carbon Materials and Environment of the University of Alicante has developed a procedure to prepare silica fillings preventing their shrinkage by the deposition of a thin film prior to the synthesis of the filling. Modifying the said thin film, the filling properties are modified, obtaining highly satisfactory results in the case of the mesoporous thin films in all case studies. This method also allows obtaining silica fillings with different diameters and their incorporation into different types of supports such as glass, steel or honeycombing cordierite monoliths. Following this procedure the shrinkage of the fillings is avoided, which is a common occurrence with the established preparation protocols.
DIT Hothouse posted this:Strata Vision: Automated Scanning and Fault Detection for PPEDIT Hothouse is seeking a suitable commercial partner to take this technology to market. The establishment of a start-up software business or a licensing agreement with a clean room services company are two possible routes to market. Industry partners will have the added benefit of a highly experienced DIT project team to help deliver the final product. StrataVision has featured strongly in national (Enterprise Ireland) and international (Hong Kong PU) enterprise awards.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Automated control and supervision system for pharmaceutical manufacturing environments.GEINTRA is a research group from the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcala. The group has developed a system which gives the opportunity to control and supervise the environments conditions for pharmaceutical products manufacture. GEINTRA is looking for companies working in Agrofood and Pharmaceutical sectors to achieve commercial agreements with technical assistance.