Arkadiusz Rudawski, PhD posted this:
Technology Broker at Center for Technology Transfer, Cracow University of Technology
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:ICHNAEA A Software System for the Microbial Source Tracking ProblemA software system for the Microbial Source Tracking (MST) problem has been developed in order to solve the problems of the current predictive models. It provides the accuracy and the precision of the prediction, the estimation for both the degree of dilution and the age of the pollution for the analyzed example. Partners to license the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Enzymatic aqueous preparation for the surface functionalization of paper or cellulosic substratesA new biotechnological product for the chemical modification of the surface of cellulosic substrates has been patented. The bioproduct is obtained from an enzyme-mediator system, and several properties can be easily conferred to substrates applying very low concentrations of this enzymatic product in their surface. Partners to further develop the product and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
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:
Licensing Manager at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC
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
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
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:A Novel Biosensor for Detecting Wine SpoilageIn the proposed research we describe a novel, efficient and low-cost approaches for detection of acetic acid in wines. The first technique is based on the interaction of acetic acid volatiles with a specific receptor from the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. The receptor, which is encoded within a bacterial biosensor, will activate a reporter gene in the presence of volatiles of acetic acid. Project ID : 8-2018-4662
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:ORIS (‘280-4’) PASSION-FRUIT CULTIVAR – PURPLE WITH DARK PURPLE SPOTS AND 1.5-2X BIGGERA novel genotype of Passiflora edulis (Passion fruit) with an unusual and attractive peel color (pink/red/peach with purple spots), similar to Pomegranate/ star king apple, with fruit size ~2 + fold larger than the existent commercial varieties in Israel. 280-4, ORIS, A novel cultivar of Passionfruit (connected to 4676 project ) Project ID : 23-2019-6712
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:YUKIS (‘280-7’) PASSION FRUIT CULTIVAR – JUICY, YELLOW-PEELED AND 1.5X BIGGERA novel genotype of Passiflora edulis (Passion fruit) with bright Yellow peel color with fruit size ~1.5 fold larger than the existent commercial varieties in Israel.The pulp of the fruit is very aromatic and sweet. 280-7, YUKIS, A Novel Cultivar of Passion Fruit(connected to 4676 project ) Project ID : 23-2019-6713