Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Applying Organically Doped Copper to Filters and Surfaces to Act as Antiviral AgentsThe Avnir and Hayouka labs have been working together over the past few years, with the aim of developing novel copper composites that are resistant to pathogenic bacteria and are based on a new family of materials that Avnir has termed “organically doped metals” (organics@metal). These hybrid materials combine two very different chemical families —metals and any organic molecules — which have a synergetic effect in various applications, including biological and medical ones. The general approach for the preparation of the metallic composites involves a room-temperature, one-pot, reduction of the metal cation (its positively charged ions) in the presence of the desired organic molecule while using carefully selected reducing agents. Using this approach, the team has developed novel antimicrobial-doped copper in which antimicrobial peptides or small antibacterial molecules are entrapped. It has demonstrated the new materials’ high efficacy both in vitro and as a novel crop protection agent in plants. Prof. Avnir and Dr. Hayouka will expand their current study to develop efficient copper-based antiviral agents. They will explore the entrapment of various active agents, which have been suggested as capable of tackling HCoV-19. The designed compounds will be tested on HCoV-19. The researchers are negotiating to conduct the tests in China. They are also exploring the potential of converting the compounds into a product with an Israeli start-up specializing in nanometric copper. Project ID : 47-2020-10885
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:The Development of a Peptide Coating that Prevents Virus Adhesion to SurfacesThe Development of a Peptide Coating that Prevents Virus Adhesion to Surfaces Project ID : 47-2020-10892
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Molecular Magnetic Materials (Solids And Liquids) Exhibiting A Ferromagnetic Effect.The subject of the offer is high-temperature, molecular magnetic materials (solids and liquids) exhibiting a ferromagnetic effect. Application: new magnetic coatings in the manufacturing of computer disks, storage medium in security systems (with the possibility of quick and fully irreversible erasing of memory by increasing temperaturę or photolytic action), fast-acting magnetic switches, super long solid magnets, magnetic paints and fluids, photosensitive magnets.
Alex Michine posted this:
CEO at MetGen
University of Vigo posted this:New non-destructive method for “in situ” monitoring of anticorrosive protection of organic coatingsThe main novelty of the device and procedure is the new portable sensor adaptable to virtually any surface. The device, fixable by vacuum to the surface under study, makes possible the measurement of the electrochemical interfacial impedance, that is the main parameter of interest for adherence quality and anti-corrosion performance.
University of Vigo posted this:A novel mild and efficient method to prepare ε-Caprolactam precursor of Nylon 6ε-Caprolactam, the main precursor of the synthetic fibber Nylon 6, is prepared from cyclohexanone oxime by treatment with a new salt as promoter. This procedure requires mild reaction conditions and affords excellent levels of conversion and selectivity to obtain pure ε-caprolactam. No reaction by-products are formed. The new promoter salt is cheap, no corrosive, and easy to prepare. All these characteristics makes the procedure suitable for undustrial purposes.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Thermochromic mortar coating for a more sustainable construction CSIC has developed a thermochromic mortar coating with optical properties in the solar radiation range that vary according to temperature in a reversible way. The mortar is especially interesting for energy efficiency in buildings. Its solar radiation absorption at low temperatures is high, helping to maintain indoor heating, while its reflectance increases during the summer, reducing over-warming of the envelope. Industrial partners from the construction industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Kits for cell culture based on hydrogel coatingsCSIC and Complutense University of Madrid have developed new kits for cell culture based on cytocompatible hydrogels coated onto stiff substrates. Due to the excellent adhesion of the hydrogel to these substrates is possible to have mechanically robust platforms, easy to handle as required in a cellular biology laboratory. These new kits have been successfully tested showing an excellent cellular proliferation on the surface of the hydrogel. Besides, this technology allows the detachment of a cell monolayer without the need of chemical or biological agents preserving the viability of cell harvesting. Industrial partners from the biotechnology with expertise in cell culture are being sought to collaborate through a patent license agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
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Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ) posted this:Photoinitiators for visible-light induced living polymerizationA new class of photoinitiators of living polymerization induced by visible light has been developed and is made available for testing (under MTA) and/or licensing. The developed initiators trigger the curing of resins by irradiation with low-intensity visible light, while providing polymers with good control of chain length. In addition, through decomposition of the initator, the cured material presents a different colour than the uncured resin.
Jerzy Morgiel posted this:
Scientist at Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela posted this:High Quality Thin-films (down to 4nm) by Water-based Chemical SolutionCheaper alternative, versatile, with the quality required for fundamental studies and applications. - Very high quality of epitaxial (bi)layers, down to 4 nm, comparable to PLD. - Outstanding homogeneity (over 1" substrate) and very affordable alternative to high-vacuum tech. Some examples: - Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) over GGG; ZnO over sapphire. - Ferroelectric BiFeO3 on LSMO. Manganites, cobaltites and their combinations - Combined with MBE, e.g. Multilevel device integrated on silicon: Small, 2017, 1701614, cover (http://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201770208).
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Photosensitizers for photocurable polymer coatingThe technology can be used in the production of polymer coatings curable by ultraviolet radiation (UV) imposed on various types of surface such as aluminum, paper, plastics, wood and metals. Technology is compatible with UV LED diodes, which make it advantageous in several fields comparing to traditional mercury MPM lamps
Jordi Reverter posted this:
Licensing Manager at Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia