Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:New compound for body weight regulation with applications in animal breedingCSIC has developed a modulating agent for regulating body weight. Nowadays, it is necessary to develop new alternatives to increase the profitability of animal breeding and increase meat production, key factors to meet the food needs of the world population. Since weight and body fat are two important factors in reproductive maturity in animals, it is necessary to find alternatives to regulate body weight to delay entry into puberty and avoid the cessation of the growth or fattening stage. In this way we can obtain a higher profitability in the herds and we can control more efficiently the growth of the animals. Companies interested in patent licensing are sought for the development and use of the same in animal breeding companies.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:New system to modulate the degree of silencing of a gene of interest in plantsCSIC and UPV have developed a system that allows modulating the degree of silencing of any gene that is of interest in plants. Until now, the technologies used to regulate gene expression in plants only allowed to induce a high degree of silencing, but the level of silencing had not been regulated. This new system, through the use of small artificial RNAs (sRNAs), modulates the degree to which gene silencing occurs. This technology has a special interest in the case of wanting to silence a lethal gene and, for example, when the gene that is silenced is regulating the flowering time. Companies interested in patent licensing are sought for the development.
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Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Using Chlorella Ohadii Algae Genes to Improve Plant Resistance to PhotodamageA photo damage resistant transgenic plant. Project ID : 8-2018-5702
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Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Device for taking pictures of the treetopsResearchers at the University of Alcalá present a novel device that allows non-destructive sampling of treetops from the ground to quantify the damage caused by biotic agents (pests) and abiotic (storms, hail, torrential rains) or to control production of fruits, without the need for artificial means of elevating the operator, reducing the risk to the observer and to the health of the tree itself. The research group seeks to achieve commercial or licensing agreements with companies in the forestry sector (wood, cork, ...), agriculture sector or agricultural insurers.
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:RICENUT-INNO technology - A novel complex rice nutrition and conditioning processOne of our Hungarian partner company developed a complex solution to suppress pathogens and to lower dose of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. Successful field-scale trials has demonstrated that this new generation rice-production technology is a great tool to obtain profitable yield level depending on aptitude of the production site.
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.
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.
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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.
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Pilpel Seeds - A New Pepper Seeds CompanyThe Blocky (Bell) type pepper adapted for production in passive greenhouses is the most rapidly growing segment of protected cultivation worldwide. The annual value of the hybrid seeds in Spain, Mexico and Israel is greater than 120 million. Utilizing Dr. Elkind's 28 years of knowledge and expertise in developing pepper varieties together with the germplasm available at the Hebrew University, the Pilpel Seeds Company will primarily focus in providing superior and unique pepper seeds to the local and international markets. Varieties with innovative, unique and sustainable traits that will improve the profitability of the growers. Later, the company intends to extend research and development to other peer segments as well as tomatoes. Project ID : 8-2018-6689