Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:BACTERIAL FORMULATION FOR PLANT GROWTH.The 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.
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:Process for converting waste, effluents and organic by-products in recyclable materialsA group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed a biological process to treat waste, effluents and organic by-products with industrial origin characterized by high biodegradability that adds value to conventional biological treatment processes, integrating their assumptions on the concept of biorefinery. The invention aims to reduce by 96% the organic matter content of the starting substrate allowing generally meet the discharge criteria set out in the legislation.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Production of a novel collagenase and applicationsThe described process for collagenase production and purification is rapid, cheap and reproducible. The obtained product is highly active and stable for long period storage (in solution or lyophilised). The features of this novel product are, certainly related to a novel domain organization and architecture not yet described for other collagenases
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Antimicrobial electrospun fiber membrane with retention and controlled release capacity of active substancesResearchers from the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of the University of Alcalá in collaboration with researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Physics of the University of Almería, presents a procedure for the manufacture of active membranes based on submicron fibers combining an antimicrobial action with the ability to retain apolar contaminants in aqueous solution. The membranes are produced by an electrospinning process in aqueous solution from mixtures of water soluble polyacids and polyols, which are subsequently stabilized by a thermal curing process and post-functionalized by the incorporation of amino-terminated dendrimers by a grafting process using a coupling agent. The material can be applied to the treatment of drinking water, to the regeneration of waste water, to the treatment of process waters and also to the controlled release of active substances, such as drugs, food preservatives, etc. The group seeks companies from the pharmaceutical, food, material technology and environmental sectors to sign technical cooperation agreements, commercial agreement with technical assistance and patent licensing agreements.
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University of Granada (OTRI) posted this:Method for treating and obtaining sub-products from residues proceeding from olive millsUGR has developed a procedure for treating residues from olive mills allowing to obtain sub-products with high added value for industry, through the use of clean technologies, without addition of external solvents or other agents during the process avoiding to generate additional residues. Along with residues treatment, the revalorization of effluents is achieved as a potential and profitable source of high-value antioxidants in the market and agro-food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.
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.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Suspension containing gold or silver nanoparticles or a mixture thereof and a production method thereofThe present invention relates to a process for the preparation of nanosilver and nanogold using an aqueous extract of dog rose, white grape and knotweed. Substances which were extracted from these plants act both as reducer of silver and gold ions and stabilizing agent of forming silver and gold nanodispersion, preventing them from agglomeration and inhibiting their growth, so that the resulting particle size does not exceed 100 nm.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Laboratory for Trace Organic Analyses - Cracow Univerisity of TechnologyLaboratory for Trace Organic Analyses is an integral part of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Krakow University of Technology. The Laboratory is accredited from Polish Centre for Accreditation that signed EA Multilateral Agreement. PCA has become a signatory of EA MLA
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TTPU posted this:Autonomous Protein Biomarker Detection Platform for a Point-of-CareSymbiotic project researchers have developed a new fuel cell powered portable diagnostic device, that can be adapted to detect protein biomarkers, hence allowing it to serve as basis for a wide range of services in the health monitoring and detection areas.
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: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.