Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:System of distributed irrigation monohatch with manual or automated operation.- Design of a unique floodgate that allows the motorized activation to close and to open the water flow, with simple possibility of manual use by workers nonspecialized. - Design of a device of division of volume to direct the water to different furrows without intervention from worker and modification of the irrigation ditch to adapt to the joint operation of floodgate and splitter of volume. - Design of an electromechanical and/or electronic controller of the irrigation system that allows the automatic operation of the system.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New bioantioxidants, biopreservers and bioantifungal obtained by fermentation of agroindustrial subproducts.This research group is working to obtain greater advantages from the sub-products through fermentation processes, in order to obtain high value-added natural substances: - Obtaining natural compounds with antioxidant activities, preservatives and antifungal. - Interesting in the food industry, both human and animal. - Interesting to control plant pathogens.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Biological control of pests: breeding protocol for Sphaerophoria rueppellii for use in biological control of aphidsMembers of CIBIO Research Institute, led by Professor Maria Angeles Marcos Garcia, head of the Associated Unit to CSIC, have developed a method to raise the dipterans predator Sphaerophoria rueppellii. This insect is known for its efficiency and high specificity predatory sirphid being more suitable as biological control agent against agricultural pests from aphids in a Mediterranean climate crops. The use of this natural enemy for biological control of pests will reduce pesticide use in both agricultural crops and in urban gardens. Have been optimized environmental conditions for breeding, such as diet (both immature and adult stages) to ensure a higher reproductive potential and higher rates of survival. The group is looking for companies interested in acquiring the technology for commercial exploitation. Innovative aspects 1- The only species of industrially produced sirphid (Episyphus balteatus) does not effectively control aphid pests in Mediterranean cultures, this is why the selection of another species of sirphid to act as a viable alternative in the field Mediterranean was needed. The novelty of this specie is that and in most cases of biological control, using species that are commercially available, or not part of the fauna, in this case, we have managed to breed the species in field trials, proved to have the greatest potential for control. 2- This is the first time that this predator specie is bred in the laboratory and maintain continuously during successive generations breeding in significant amounts from individuals. 3- Due to the invention has been developed by a consolidated research group, it will be applied a Quality Control (under the rules of the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control), to ensure the viability and product quality
Alphanosos posted this:Effiskin(r), a veterinary hygiene product adapted to dogs with pyoderma prone skinsWe are looking for distributors and/or licensees for Effiskin(r). This hygiene product is a lotion formulated around our patent pending alternative to antibiotics and chlorhexidine, a WECMEP (Water Extracts of Complex Mixes of Edible Plants) with a great safety profile. Successful animal model results and user testimony are available. Available as bulk formulation or finished product (spray), also for rebranding.
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Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Specific Bacteria Elimination Using Bacteriophage LysinsCluster01 Cluster11a The increasing amount of dairy products challenge microbiologists and food engineers to develop solutions for combating bacterial threats, both to ensure product safety as well as increase shelf life. Bacteria such as Bacilli cause major economic damage, as they can withstand extreme temperatures and survive pasteurization. The ability of these bacteria to grow later on at low temperatures is one of the primary reasons for damaging product flavor and causing its spoilage. Here we propose a novel approach designed to eradicate any required specific bacterial species by the use of lysins; highly evolved hydrolytic enzymes produced by bacteriophages. These proteins are able to directly target peptidoglycan, the main component of the bacterial cell wall and spore shells, resulting in rapid cell lysis and death. While antibiotics often kill bacteria indiscriminately, lysins possess high species specificity, targeting only the desired strain, leaving the commensal bacteria undamaged. Moreover, lysins destroy the peptidoglycan directly, killing both growing and non-growing stationary bacteria. With the use of specific lysins, we are able to target and destroy any given bacterial strain from a mixture of many different bacteria. We demonstrate the use of this strategy and its efficiency, by killing specifically Bacillus subtilis grown in a mixture with other species using a purified lysin. This approach has been developed and utilized successfully in our laboratory for research purposes. The proposed strategy can be useful for many industrial processes, in which an elimination of a specific bacterium is required, leaving the desired bacteria unaffected. Furthermore, this method is not restricted to a single bacterium, as a cocktail of several lysins can be applied to eradicate various strains concurrently. This approach holds an enormous potential to revolutionize the way we fight bacteria in a safe and specific manner. Project ID : 23-2016-4288
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Brain Injury Animal ModelsCognitive and behavioral measurements in mice, suitable for drug evaluation and medical device development in two animal models for brain injury in mice (minimal traumatic brain injury and blast-brain injury). Project ID : 12-2011-200
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Behavioral Animal ModelsBehavioral test services including pain, cognition, memory and motility in schizophrenia, depression and anxiety, and Carageenan-induced inflammation and pain. Ex vivo brain tissue services include brain tissue dissection and analysis, and protein analysis. Project ID : 12-2011-201
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Nanomedicine and RNAA multidisciplinary approach to research, including, to name a few, immunology, cell and molecular biology, protein engineering, genetics. Services include PK and bio-distribution of drugs in mice models and in vivo validation of new drug targets using RNA interference. Project ID : 12-2011-207
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Ophthalmic TestingConsultation and lab services are offered, with a focus on eye-related medical innovations from concept through to clinical trials. Project ID : 12-2011-212
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Nanoscale electrical characterization of nanostrctures and devicesNanoscale electrical characterization of nanostrctures and devices, Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM), Nanowires and nanowire transistors, Solar Cells, Organic semiconductor devices and materials, Biological Field effect Transistors. Project ID : 12-2013-466
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Cardiovascular and Physiological Assessment in Animal ModelsExperiments in small and large animals including heart function and molecular imaging. Services also include recombinant DNA methods, genetic studies, and a histopathology lab. Project ID : 12-2011-203
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Unique Animal Models for Inflammatory Lung, GI, and Bowel DiseasesFocusing on mucosal inflammatory diseases and colorectal cancer, a full range of services are offered, including monitoring of allergic sensitization, histological analyses, and ex vivo organ biopsies to detect cytokine and chemokine production in the colon. Project ID : 12-2011-198
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Animal Research Services in Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) and Standard FacilitiesComplete tailor-made, non-clinical and pre-clinical research services in small and medium sized animal models, including small animal imaging facilities, surgical services, necropsies, and pyrogenicity tests. Project ID : 12-2011-195
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Bacterial Isolates Identification and Gene SequencingMicrobial ecology and 16S rRNA-based molecular techniques for identification of unknown bacterial isolates, most useful when microbes are unidentifiable by traditional approaches, or for validation of other taxonomic analyses. Project ID : 12-2011-213