Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Novel method for the detection of adulteration of saffron with gardeniaResearchers from the (Micro)-Separation Techniques Research Group of the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Engineering of the University of Alcalá has developed a procedure for the detection of adulterations of saffron with gardenia based on the detection of geniposide by Liquid Chromatography with High–Resolution Mass Spectrometry detection. The procedure allows to detect adulterations with gardenia in an unambiguous and sensitive way. A problem not solved at present by any other existing methods. The group is looking for companies in the agro-food sector to sign technical cooperation agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance or patent licensing agreements.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Innovative method for extraction of triterpenic acidsIt is a process that, with a simple set of unitary operations, allows to get extracts with high triterpenic acids contents , from crude extracts of eucalyptus bark. This process can be easily integrated with existing pulp production, allowing even the subsequent exploitation of bark for energy production.
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Tech Line Coatings, Inc posted this:Correction of previous posting on this product. Several zero's were dropped.A new and non hazardous additive that improves the wear resistance and corrosion resistance of anodized components. Reduces the pore structure and allows a thinner anodic layer while producing superior characteristics. An example of corrosion improvement is in 2024 aluminum where a .0001" thick layer passed 336 hour salt spray with no problem and a .0006" layer with no seal coat exceeded 2000 hours in Type II anodizing. Parts in salt spray on 6061 have been in salt spray since Dec 2009 with no corrosion in type 2 and is equal or superior to Hard Coat.
Fundació URV posted this:ELECTRE-H software package: a tool for data analysis and decision aiding with hierarchical criteriaThe ELECTRE-H Software Package implements two new methods for ranking and ordered classification decision problems considering multiple criteria structured into a hierarchy. The hierarchy of criteria is a tool that allows the decision maker to better organize the problem based on its domain knowledge and needs, decomposing the general problem into smaller sub-problems. Both methods follow the well-known outranking model and belong to the family of ELECTRE methods. The ELECTRE approach is inspired on the voting-like procedure based on the opinion of the majority but also respecting the minorities (by allowing veto power). The software available to use ELECTRE methods does not allow a hierarchical decomposition of the problem, but on a flat organization of criteria. The ELECTRE-H for hierarchical sets of criteria was defined by Dr. Del Vasto and Dr. Valls (from URV) and Dr. Slowinski and Dr. Zielniewicz (from Poznán University of Technology, Poland). The papers can be found here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417415001153 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10844-015-0362-7 The novelties of these two methods are the following: -It fully applies the standard outranking procedure of ELECTRE at all the levels of the hierarchy of criteria (concordance and discordance indices are obtained from the results of the previous layer and exploited at each node to generate new results). -The user will get a result (a ranking or classification) at each intermediate node of the hierarchy as well as the root (or overall) node. -Preference uncertainty can be managed at each node of the hierarchy with its particular discrimination threshold values. -Veto power can be given to the appropriate nodes in the hierarchy, to avoid compensation with the rest of related criteria. -Different scales of measurement can be used both in the elementary criteria and in the intermediate criteria. -For the case of sorting, simple IF…THEN… decision rules are used to define the categories. The novelty of the software ELECTRE-H is that it is the implementation of these methods given by the authors. This guarantees that the program is fully following the methodology proposed. Its main features are: -Clear and easy-to-understand user interface. -Data can be easily provided using an Excel file. -All the parameters of the model can be easily changed in the user interface. -The results obtained can be graphically displayed (i.e. partial pre-orders, rankings) and exported into a PNG image or text files. Also, the calculations of the results are provided in log files. -Additional statistical tools to compute correlations for different ranking and classification results on the same set of alternatives and hierarchy are available. - A distance-based statistical tool to compare partial preorders is available. -The “Simos revised procedure” to calculate numerical values for criteria weights is available. -Analysis of the results can be done at different levels of the hierarchy. -The software supports large number of alternatives and criteria. Also the structure of the hierarchy is only limited to be a tree (each node has a single parent). The software is designed to be easy to use while providing the full functionality required in these two methods.
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:Bacterial formulation by plant growthThe present invention includes a bacterial formulation that contains 6 different bacterial strains: Azospirillum brasilense Sp7, Burkholderia unamae MTI641, Pseudomonas putida KT2440, Sphingomonas sp. OF 178, Gluconoacetobacter diazotrophicus PAI 5 and Bradyrhizobium sp. MS22, able to promote the growth in plants of agricultural and/or bioremediation interest. The formulation promotes the growth of maize plants and other plants of agricultural interest. The bacteria of the present invention are adhered and may colonize the plants in a suitable manner by means of their own capacities.
University of Huelva posted this:Possibility of identifying nautical headlights at the distance that reaches the light if the headlights.An instrument is proposed for the automatic identification of nautical lights in river or maritime navigation, also applicable on mainland. The invention must address a specific problem consisting of optimizing the adjustment of the optical system for the different incoming light intensities.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Service of plant in vitro culture and genetic characterization, focused on forest tree species.The research group on Agroforestry Biotechnology at Alcalá University and the INIA's Unit on Forest Tree Genomics offer a mixed service consisting of micropropagation and plant genotyping, focused on forest tree species, through in vitro culture and molecular markers of high discriminatory power. The in vitro culture is carried out at facilities of Alcalá University, being the INIA the institution in charge of the plant genotyping for their delivery once they have been molecularly characterized. Other plants obtained by other means can be also genotyped as well. Both institutions seek to reach commercial agreements with forestry, reforestation, horticultural companies, plant nurseries, companies specialized on cultivation of woody species to obtain biomass, agrarian transformation companies, ornamental companies and municipalities or local administrations interested in the maintenance of native species. Also, this service would be of special interest for pharmaceutical companies in obtaining bioproducts in general (i.e. willow-Acetyl Salicylic Acid, yew-Taxol, Maritime Pine-Pycnogenol and other active ingredients), and chemical companies interested in obtaining resins and other derivatives.
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.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:The Geotechnical Laboratory at Department of Environmental Engineering of Cracow University of TechnologyThe Geotechnical Laboratory at Department of Environmental Engineering is equipped with the following devices: • Triaxial apparatus ELE • Rowe’s consolidometer (ELE) • The CPTU
USP Innovation Agency posted this:ACQUISITION OF SELENIUM-ENRICHED YEAST BASED ON AGRO-INDUSTRIAL RESIDUESIntroduction: According to recent article published by Molecules Journal, selenium is one of the elements classified into the group of micronutrients indispensable to guarantee the proper functioning of organisms. In addition, over the last few years, many new discoveries come up about selenium potentialities in the animal and human diet, such as its power anticarcinogen. Considering the important nutritional rule of this component and the need of a production models more and more environmentally-friendly, the present invention describes a production process of selenium enriched yeasts based on agro-industrial residues, such as sugarcane bagasse and rice bran, which serve as carbon and nitrogen sources. Purposes: This innovative biotechnological production process uses agro-industrial residues as substrate, resulting in a biomass of yeast that contains high selenium levels. Animals, as know, obtain selenium mainly through the aliments; then, this biomass can be used as a component in the animal nutrition to improve its development, fertility, eggs quality, milk and meat. Furthermore, it can act as component in the prevention of many diseases, for example, cancer. Target Market: Agro industrial, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Industries.
USP Innovation Agency posted this:PROCESS TO OBTAIN SILVER NANOPARTICLES, SILVER NANOPARTICLES AND THEIR USESRecent data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that every year 8, 8 million people died from cancer around the world. Therefore, the development of new technologies more efficient, chipper and environmentally-friendly for the treatment of this disease it is currently a very relevant goal. This invention is about a new methodology of synthesis of silver nanoparticles, in observance of the green chemistry and by using seaweed extracts as reducing agent of silver ions.
University of Vigo posted this:Procedure for sea urchin embryo cryopreservation and attached bioassayThis sea urchin (Paracentrotus lividus) embryo cryopreservation procedure with attached bioassay has been specifically designed for sea urchin blastula (8 hour development embryo) conservation in liquid nitrogen to be used as out of reproductive season biological supply. This protocol has applications in research, aquaculture and ecotoxicology. The process described is fully developed, from how to obtain blastula embryos from sea urchins, composition and concentration used of the cryoprotecting agent, cryopreservation procedure including the cryoprotecting agent addition and dilution methodology, the seeding temperature during freezing and including a post-thawing viability study The possibility of a sea urchin embryo biobank ensures not only the access to test organism embryos all year round but also access to these embryos in places where it was not possible before either for their distance to the ocean or for the lack of the necessary facilities to maintain reproductive adults in optimum conditions to breed. The development of the bioassay using cryopreserved sea urchin embryos will help overcome the seasonal constraints in application of bioassays to assess marine water quality.
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.