Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Isolation of the unsaponifiable fraction from oils and minor compoundsmmeeaassuurreemmeenntt The Spanish Research Council (CSIC) has developed a method to isolate the unsaponifiable fraction of fats and oils using a supported liquid extraction (SLE) column, its later purification with preparative HPLC and its characterization and quantification using gas chromatography (GC). This new procedure implies an important improvement regarding the current methods. Companies of the instrumental analytical chemistry field (scientific and technological equipment) are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
University of Vigo posted this:Valorization of whey and vinasses by producing antimicrobial extracts using biotechnological processesThis invention is based on the production of antimicrobial extracts with potential application against pathogenic microorganisms. The biotechnological production of antimicrobial metabolites was carried out using Lactobacillus plantarum strains. Two industrial wastes, whey, and wine distilled lees (or vinasses) were assayed in order to make the process economically competitive with regard to the chemical one. The extracts are mainly composed by lactic acid, 3-phenyllactic and bacteriocins. Whey was enzymatically hydrolyzed and the solutions were fermented sequentially or simultaneously. The bioprocesses were carried out continuously or discontinuously
University of Vigo posted this:Procedure for the extraction of biosurfactants contained in corn steep liquorsNowadays, most of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic products in the market contain chemically synthesized surfactants in its composition. In many cases, these surfactants are the same as those used in regular cleanup activities. In order to get more natural and biocompatible products, it would be interesting to include natural surfactants instead of chemical surfactants in the preparation of these pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. These biosurfactants are also present in the formulation of greener nanoparticles, replacing the chemical surfactants currently used in the preparation thereof. Most biosurfactants have antimicrobial activity, which would improve the properties of certain nanoparticles, as well as many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. The main disadvantage of biosurfactants industrial production is related to the high cost compared to chemically synthesized surfactant production. The solution proposed by the Chemical Engineering research group at the University of Vigo, is the development of eco-friendly simple extraction of biosurfactant from a corn wet-milling industry byproduct, such as corn wash liquors, better known as "corn steep liquor (CSL)", which could compete in terms of cost production with its chemical counterparts.
Servei de Gestió de la Innovació posted this:
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Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer India posted this:Synthesis of Phase pure Titanium dioxide NanoparticlesA novel, economic and eco-friendly process for bulk synthesis of Phase pure Titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The present process provides an economic, eco-friendly; easy and simple process for bulk synthesis of crystalline Rutile or Anatase phase TiO2 nanoparticles. Involves low temperature. Process is feasible at commercial scale.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Emotongue: A software for every customer with a Smartphone (Android) interested in managing their own emotions and for companies interested in their employees’ emotional healthSUMMARY Emotongue is an application for smartphones with the Android System, designed in Spanish and English, so that every customer who speaks one or both of them could easily use it every time and everywhere, having a data connection. Emotongue is not a simple app, it is the app that everybody was looking for! It had been designed for a research project carried out in the Department of Sciences of Education of the University of Alcalá, Spain, but due to its features and the great benefits it has, now it is available for every customer interested in improving his/her resources for managing his/her emotional world. Emotongue has been created for helping people to know their emotions, connect with them and learn how to manage them. The app is a tool easy to use, with a colored and dynamic design. It sends the user 5 notifications per day, and she/he has at his/her disposal 2 hours to answer each notification either by a written message or by an audio. The app is available in every country in which people speak English and/or Spanish. An improved version of the app could send users a feedback about their evolution in their management of their emotions and their use of the app. A part from the app, the authors could offer a service to companies interested in it, by creating courses about emotional management, designed according to the company’s needs, something very difficult to find in the trade market.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Antibodies to measure residual levels of mycotoxin ochratoxin A in foodCSIC and the University of Valencia have developed antibodies capable of determining ochratoxin A in food and ensure compliance with legislation on food products regarding the presence of this mycotoxin. Antibodies have been generated using novel functionalized derivatives of ochratoxin A. These immunoreagents have shown their efficacy in both direct and indirect competitive ELISA to detect concentrations close to parts per trillion. We are looking for companies interested in patent licensing for the development of fast, sensitive and portable kits for the analysis of ochratoxin A in foods and beverages based on these antibodies. The license of the patent is offered Effective, fast and accurate detection Ochratoxin A has a higher incidence in cereals, wine, juices and coffee One of the most harmful and frequent mycotoxins in food is ochratoxin A. Its presence is a real problem for human health due to its toxicity, and it causes significant economic losses to various productive sectors. The main fungi producing ochratoxin A belongs to the genera Penicillium and Aspergillus, and the products with the highest incidence are cereals, wine, juices and coffee. The small concentrations at which this potent toxin is usually found commonly require the use of sophisticated chromatographic methods. An alternative is the generation of antibodies against ochratoxin A with superior performance to the existing ones that allow this toxin being recognized with high affinity and specificity. These immunoreagents can be easily implemented in various analytical platforms, from the simplest, such as competitive ELISAs and immunochromatographic strips, to more complex, like chips or biosensors of different types, which allows us to simultaneously analyze a large number of samples in low-resource settings such as warehouses, cellars and even farmlands. Main applications and advantages Ochratoxin A derivatives functionalized at new positions have been synthesized that faithfully preserve the structure and characteristics of this potent mycotoxin. These new compounds have proven to be extremely efficient as haptens to generate antibodies capable of recognizing ochratoxin A with an affinity and selectivity not previously described. Immunoassays developed using these immunoreagents have been shown to be very sensitive, allowing analysis of ochratoxin A at levels close to 10 parts per trillion. These new methods are faster than instrumental procedures, especially when analyzing complex samples such as wine and coffee. The generated immunoreagents are easily adaptable to portable methods, such as ELISA kits or immunochromatographic strips. Patent status Prioriy patent application filed suitable for international extension For more information contact with: Mª Jesus Añón Marín Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) Tel.: +34 963900022 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Biocatalysts for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry made from used batteriesThe CSIC has developed a system that use the black mass of the used batteries to synthesize biocatalysts with a great capacity to synthesize products widely used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry, such as aromas and flavorings. Companies interested in exploiting the technology under a patent license are sought. An offer for Patent Licensing
Unitat de Valorització de la URV posted this:
Licensing Manager at Fundació URV
Unitat de Valorització de la URV posted this:
Licensing Manager at Fundació URV
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:New antioxidant compounds: Polyphenols amide derivativesCSIC has synthetized and studied unknown polyphenolic compounds possessing high antioxidant activity, comparable and in some cases even higher than those of known natural polyphenols, as resveratrol and hydroxytyrosol. We are seeking for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological, Food or Cosmetics companies interested in developing and marketing these compounds as drugs, cosmetics ingredients or dietary supplements under patent licensing. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Chimeric protein with high antimicrobial activityResearchers from CSIC have developed a chimeric protein (ClyRODI-H5) with an improved lytic activity against Staphylococcus sp. and higher stability than the parental endolysins of the state of the art. Thus, the invention relates to this chimeric protein and its use as an antimicrobial for treating and/or preventing staphylococcal infections without generation of resistant bacteria; for removing and/or preventing staphylococcal biofilms formation on abiotic surfaces, or for removing and/or preventing staphylococcal contamination of foods. Thus, the present invention belongs to the field of the treatment of bacterial contamination and/or infections. Industrial partners or companies from the food or pharmaceutical field are being sought to collaborate through a patent license agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Microorganism and method to produce urolithinsProfessor Francisco Tomas group at CEBAS-CSIC has isolated and characterized the first urolithins- producing microorganism from ellagic acid and ellagitannins present in the diet. A urolithin producing method based on the use of the mentioned microorganism has been developed and both, the microorganism and the method are part of a Spanish priority patent application assigned to CSIC. Biotech companies, functional food or nutraceutical companies are sought for license and/or development agreements. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Oleuropein obtaining procedure: high purity antioxidantCSIC has developed a reliable and effective method for obtaining oleuropein from olive leaf: comprising a pretreatment that increases the concentration of oleuropein in the extracts over other known methods and achieving this bioactive compound with a purity superior of 70%. Industrial partners from the food and pharmaceutical industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Myt-healer: a new potent wound healing peptideCSIC and the University Miguel Hernández have developed a minimal peptide core from the M yti lus galloprovidencialis Myticin C peptide with unique in vitro and in vivo wound healing and regenerating activities. Industrial partners from the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing