Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Automated control and supervision system for pharmaceutical manufacturing environments.GEINTRA is a research group from the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcala. The group has developed a system which gives the opportunity to control and supervise the environments conditions for pharmaceutical products manufacture. GEINTRA is looking for companies working in Agrofood and Pharmaceutical sectors to achieve commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for ultrafast detection of protein of cow's milk in soybean products by high-performance liquid chromatography.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry Department of Alcalá University has developed an ultrafast procedure for detection of whey protein of cow's milk by Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography in dairy-type products of soybean. This invention represents a breakthrough for routine quality control analysis of these products. The group is seeking for commercial agreements with technical assistance or license agreements patent.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for characterization and quantification of soybean proteins by Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry Department of Alcalá University has developed an analytical method of Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography to characterize and quantify soybean proteins in commercial products in short analysis times. This invention represents a breakthrough for the routine analysis of these products made from soybean, since the analysis is done in very low times. The group is seeking for commercial agreements with technical assistance or license agreements patent.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for estimating the content of 7S and 11S globulins in soybeans by Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department of Alcalá University has developed a procedure for estimating the content of 7S and 11S globulins in soybeans by Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). This invention represents a breakthrough for quality control analysis of these products. The group is seeking for commercial agreements with technical assistance or license agreements patent.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for fast differentiation between transgenic and non-transgenic soybean using protein chromatographic profiles.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department of Alcalá University has developed some procedures for rapid differentiation between transgenic and non-transgenic soybean using chromatographic protein profiles by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) on reversed phase using monolithic and perfusion columns. The group is looking for licensing agreements or collaboration and commercial agreements for technical assistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Improved procedure to obtain active principles in Aloe leavesA technology based firm, set up by researchers of Alcalá University, has developed a procedure to obtain active principles from Aloe leaves. With this procedure, a product with pharmacological, cosmetic and nutritional use is obtained. The resultant product could have therapeutic and/or food properties. Toxic compounds as phenols are removed. The researchers are interested in join venture and/or manufacture agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Semi-automated portable capillary electrophoresis instrument .A research group from the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Alcalá has developed a new portable capillary electrophoresis system (P-CE). The P-CE has a battery system which gives it electrical autonomy. It is designed inside a 35x15x45 cm suitcase. It is a capillary electrophoresis assisted by external pressure. Electrical consumption is not required to generate the pressure, which increases the instrument autonomy. The group is looking for companies working in medical or biological sector or companies which make food, water or forensic analysis to reach licensing agreements, partnerships and commercial agreements with technical assistance.
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Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Novel Approach to Improve Production of Secondary Metabolites in YeastNovel Approach to Improve Production of Secondary Metabolites in Yeast Project ID : 8-2012-2767
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:New process for using beer bagasse (spent brewers grain) to obtain raw materials for the production of biofuelsCurrently, considerable quantities of lingo-cellulosic residues are generated continuously in many sectors of the agro-food industry. If these can be suitably processed, they are of great commercial interest to industry as potential raw materials for the production of biofuels and a variety of other high value-added products. The residual biomass of the agro-food industry typically has a high content in lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and other compounds of industrial interest. The only limitations to its use as a precursor of biofuel are the economic viability of the process for obtaining these precursors and their quality. One of the byproducts of special interest for this application is spent beer grain, also known as bagasse; given the existing lack of commercial value, this bagasse is widely available as a low-cost raw material. Currently, the principal application of bagasse is as feedstuff for livestock. In general, bagasse does not represent a source of income for breweries, and the reason why it is sold is to minimize the associated problems of waste management and disposal. The UCA research group on "Allelopathy in Higher Plants and Microorganisms" (FQM- 286) has developed an acid hydrolysis procedure whereby precursor materials for biofuels and other high -value-added products are obtained from beer bagasse. Its content in lipids and food fibre (equal to or more than 5% and 20%, dry weight, respectively), make it an ideal material for this application. This would represent a more attractive commercial outlet for many of the residues resulting from operations of the agro-food industry, and in particular, for beer bagasse. The object of the process is to obtain two different products. The first is an oil consisting mainly of the fats contained in the bagasse; the second is a substance rich in sugars or molasses. The oil is of interest as raw material for the production of biodiesel by the process of transesterification; the molasses can be employed as raw material for the production of bio-ethanol by means of fermentation. Molasses can also be formulated as sugar, after a crystallization process. The oil would be particularly useful for correcting the viscosity of biodiesel, thus achieving the optimum parameters for its use as biofuel. In outline, the process developed by the research group consists of a principal line, in which a series of operations take place for the conditioning of the bagasse, such as milling, extraction of lipids and the separation of the resulting solids. Downstream, this line divides into two secondary lines: in one line, for production of oils, the solvents from the prior extraction stage are separated out; in the other secondary line, for the production of molasses, an acid hydrolysis of the sugars is carried out. Another significant feature is that the optimum operating mode of the process is continuous operation, although batch loading is also accepted.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Ceramic slurry with the incorporation of eggshell wasteOne of the main advantages of this technology is using an industrial residue avoiding its deposition. Yearly, in Portugal, the production of eggshell waste is about 2600 tones which mean a cost about 122 Euros/ton for transport and treatment. The economical interest for an industrial unit that produces eggshell derivates is very relevant. For a ceramic unit there is the chance to enlarge the possibility of using a calcium residue substituting calcite, the traditional raw material, more expensive, without affecting final ceramic properties.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:New Food Disinfection System Using Ultraviolet Germicidal Radiation• Non transparent liquid foods, having low UV radiation penetration depth, are fully sterilized. • It is an alternative to thermal processes because it provides similar results being less aggressive to the product characteristics. • Superficial disinfection of solid surfaces can be accomplished. • Low cost and effective technology. • UV disinfection can be implemented anyway in the production process.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:DNA Barcodes – DNA authentication mark (traceability and identification of food products)The present invention consists on the development and application of "molecular tags" or “molecular barcoded labels”, of easy synthesis and production in large quantities. These labels are of simple application, invisible to the naked eye and of rapid detection using low cost equipments and reagents typically used for molecular biology. Basically, the labels consist of chimerical molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and the detection and read of these molecules do not depend on sequencing approaches. The information in these labels can be accessed in a similar way as it is done for most common barcoded systems.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:New procedure for the elimination of printed ink from plastic filmThe most innovative aspects of this technology are: • The process for the removal of the ink is completely innovative and ecological, because it does not use organic solvents. • The technology has been successfully tested on different plastics, such as Polythene, Polypropylene, Polyester and Polyamide. It is viable for both water and solvent based inks.
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Magnetic nanobeads for purification applicationsThese nanobeads combine high surface area, high affinity to metal ions and magnetic features. By merging these properties in one platform, these nanobeads provide a faster and less expensive method for the separation and enrichment of specific proteins, often present in biological media in very low concentrations, compared to conventional methods such as metal-ion affinity chromatography.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Novel photobioreactor for mass cultivation of microalgaeThe main innovation of this invention is: • This novel photobioreactor combines the mechanism of a bubble column with the air-lift type for higher biomass production than that obtained for both systems separately.