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.
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:Improved process for selective oxidation of sulfide groups to sulfone by silsesquioxane catalysts.A Spanish-Portuguese research group from the department of Inorganic Chemistry at Alcalá University and ITQB-Universidad Nova of Lisboa of Oeiras, has developed a process of synthesis of titanium silesquioxane compounds and its applications in oxidation catalyst of organic sulphur compounds. The group looks for licencing agreements and commercial or collaboration agreements with pharmaceutical and petrochemical industry, and those industries in charge of the fertilizer preparation and production of compounds for the treatment of environmental problems.
Universitat de Girona posted this:Bioelectrochemical treatment of contaminated water with oxidised nitrogen compoundsThe present invention provides improved bioelectrochemical systems and methods for removing oxidised nitrogen compounds from water streams, preferably groundwater and wastewater. It comprises the next innovative aspects: 1.It's a new biological cell, environmentally friendly. 2.It works with many different type of waters: wastewater, groundwater. 3.It can be easily set up according to the location specifications 4.It can be easily produced 5.It can provide energy savings.
Universitat de València posted this:Passive sensor for in situ detection of amines in atmospheres Simplicity and ease of use: it is a passive colorimetric sensor that does not require any kind of pretreatment or power supply or external instrument. Low cost: simple fabrication process without high costs Low detection limits: suitable for use in real atmospheres, of the order of 3 mg/m3. Quantitative detection: direct quantitative detection can be carried out by diffuse reflectance of the sensors. Stability: against a wide range of temperatures and to humidity and solar radiation. Reversion resistance.
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
Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer India posted this:Enzymatic Degumming of Rice Bran OilApplication - Pretreatment of Rice bran oil for making it amenable for physical refining by reducing phosphorus levels to 0 to 5 ppm after enzymatic degumming, bleaching and dewaxing,
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.
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