UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:Solid sensory film for in situ detection and quantification of Iron, Aluminium and MercuryThe development of simple, fast and inexpensive colorimetric sensors for timeless and in-situ detection of trace amounts of iron, aluminium and mercury in aqueous media by non-specialized personnel has become a major challenge, mainly because the presence or absence of these compounds can lead to a number of problems, e.g., contamination issues. As a result of the above described requirements, a new low cost polymer material has been developed and patented for the rapid visual colorimetric detection and quantification of iron, aluminium and mercury. A precise quantification of the species can be done in minutes using a picture taken with the camera of a mobile phone, and a broad quantification can be visually achieved.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Process and device for an integrated treatment of vegetables wastes from agriculture explotation and wastewater originated.A Spanish research group from the Chemical Engineering Department of Alcalá University has developed a technology for an integrated treatment of vegetable wastes from agriculture exploitations, in which wastes are subjected to an integrated process producing a stable product. This product has less volume and is useful for industrial use. The group is looking for commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Nanocapsules for delivery of lipophilic compounds and method of their preparationThe present invention provides novel biocompatible “core-shell” systems and the surfactant-free method of their preparation using macromolecular compounds. Biocompatible nanocapsules with liquid cores which enable effective encapsulation of hydrophobic compounds are stabilized without low molecular weight surfactants. These beneficial features significantly increase the range of possible applications.
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:New low cost colorimetric sensors, both solid and in aqueous solution, for the naked eye detection in situ and quantification of nitro-explosives (TNT)It is known the high toxicity of nitro-explosives, namely TNT, which are easily absorbed by the skin and the intestinal tract. It is also known the presence of this compound in contaminated civil areas arisen from older military installations, or even from terrorist attacks. This causes both health and environmental problems. In order to meet this need we have developed new colorimetric, simple, rapid and cheap colorimetric sensor for the in situ detection of trace amounts of TNT by non-specialized personnel and by conventional techniques sensors (replacing the commonly known IMS, GC, HPLC).
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Manganese-lactoferrin complex stimulating the growth of probiotic bacteriaThe subject of the offer is manganese-lactoferrin complex with properties stimulating the growth of probiotic bacteria in digestive system. Possible applications of the invention include prevention and treatment of bacterial infections (including sepsis in newborns), chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, dietary supplementation in prevention of bacterial infections and some other indications.
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:Smart Tag to Determine the Quality of Packaged FishPolymeric material that responds colorimetrically to the presence of biogenic amines. The presence of biogenic amines is related to fish spoilage, becoming an indicator of freshness and quality for optimal consumption. The material developed is able to determine biogenic amines in solution and in gaseous phase.
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.
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.
DIT Hothouse posted this:Morphlinx: A Modular Kit for Modelling and Creative PlayMorphlinx is a new type of creative modeling toy that develops fine motor skills, creativity and problem solving by changing the way plasticine is currently played with. It is comprised of six parts that can be assembled through either an interference fit or a ball and socket style snap-fit allowing assemblies of various combinations to form fully pose-able armatures which can be covered with plasticine (or a similar material).
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Improvement of the working environment and the increase of productivity: diagnosis and solutions to improve the conciliation of work and family life for employees.A research group from the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Alcalá offers a consulting service for diagnosis and solutions to improve the work and family life conciliation for employees. The group is open to reach commercial agreements with companies that want to improve the working environment within their organization for better efficiency and profit maximization. Aware that conciliation is a matter of all, there is a need for men and women to share responsibility of their personal and professional duties. But of course, it is also fundamental a social consciousness aware of the relationship between conciliation and efficiency and better business performance, so that the investment in conciliation policies presume an improvement of business efficiency and loyalty of employees in the companies that follow these practices
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:Process for manufacturing and use of brines that eliminates the anisakiosis riskA Spanish research group from the Microbiology and Parasitology Department of Alcalá University has developed a process of manufacture and use of brines that eliminate the anisakiosis risk. These brines contains concentrations equal or superior to 10% of acetic acid, food additive E-260 instead of commercial vinegars, all of them with smaller degrees of acidity able to kill the 100% of the Anisakis sp. larvae. The group is looking for manufacturing agreements.
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.