Vilnius University posted this:Photonic Crystal Microchip LaserThe present technology allows to significantly improve the beam quality and brightness of radiation of a microchip laser, by inserting a specially designed photonic crystal in the cavity of a microchip laser. Technology could be applied in various types of microlasers, including semiconductor edge-emitting lasers and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Ultrasensitive, Ultrafast Electrical Detection of CoronavirusUltrasensitive, Ultrafast Electrical Detection of Coronavirus Project ID : 47-2020-10891
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:The universal network of sensors adapted to measure the concentration of particulate matter in the atmospheric airThe subject of the offer is measuring the concentration of particulate matter in the ambient air in a real time. The sensors are regularly calibrated, which makes the results much more reliable. Applications: environmental protection, smart buildings and cities
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Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University posted this:High-precision environmental monitoring UAV-mobile systemNovosibirsk State University has developed a UAV-mobile complex for high-precision environmental monitoring. Due to the use of a high-frequency magnetometer, highly sensitive gamma-ray spectrometer, gas analyzer, as well as special software for data processing, the costs of environmental monitoring are reduced significantly, often by more than 3-5 times. The University seeks partners for scientific cooperation and service agreements
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Clay-Polymer Sorbents for the Removal of Organic Micro-Pollutants from Water"Complex" Pyridine [not simple PDADMAC.] Yael Mishael – Clay Polymer Sorbents for the Removal of Organic Micro-Pollutants (TTM:2876)– Prof. Mishael developed a patented clay based ‘pyridine’ composite to remove organic pollutants with a higher efficiency then activated carbon. The composite is cheap to produce yet highly effective in removing drugs, herbicides and pesticides. Patent Position: https://www.lens.org/lens/patent/WO_2016_151592_A1 Yissum Online: http://www.yissum.co.il/technologies/project/2876 Below thoughts were edited and approved by Yael Mishael: The complex pyridine based polymer is ‘designed’ for catching micro pollutants @ ng/Liter concentrations (single molecule - pharmaceuticals, herbicide, pesticide), but there are no regulations in place for treatment of micropollutants from waste water. So there is no incentive for companies/municipalities to add expensive capex to treat this wastewater (capex for pumps, filtration columns etc – irrespective of adsorption resin). There is not really a need for filtering freshwater (tap water) through a complex resin since freshwater is not tested for micro pollutants and is not likely to have this and again there is no regulation for this. On the other hand the simple ‘PDADMAC’ polymer can be used for filtering any dissolvable organic matter (humeric/muddy), and can be used for clearing up opaque fresh water prior to drinking or treated wastwater. So the results are clearly visible and can be used in municipalities and private home filtration systems, and it was found to be more efficient and more cost effective in purifying organic matter than granulated activated carbon. Project ID : 8-2012-2876
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Development and method of construction of a new electrochemical sensor of Magnesium (Mg2 +), without the need to add organic salts, additives or organic solvents to the sampleThe research group in Bioelectrochemistry and Biosensors of the University of Alcalá in collaboration with the Textile Industry Research Association (AITEX) has developed an electrochemical sensor of magnesium (Mg2 +) and a construction method based on the formation of a polymeric three-dimensional network that allows the entrapment / immobilization of a selective indicator for Mg2 +, eriochrome black T, by the use of a crosslinking agent and a polymer. The combination of these three reagents allows the construction of the sensor on any conductive surface, avoiding the electro polymerization of the indicator. The resulting sensor allows to measure MG2 + in any type of samples, without the need to add organic salts, additives or organic solvents. The quantification of Mg2 + is done directly by incubating the sensor in the sample containing the analyte, resulting in a modification of the amperometric signal proportional to its concentration. This method has many applications especially in health and biomedical sector since Mg2 + participates in such important activities as neuronal, neuromuscular transmission, or regulation of blood pressure and plays a key role in various pathologies such as vascular and migraines headache. The group is looking for companies in the agro-food, bio-sanitary and environmental sectors, with the aim of reaching technical collaboration agreements, commercial agreements or patent licenses.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:New way of detection Cryptosporidium and Giardia protozoa.Advantages of the technology: - Our method is sensitive, reproducible, species-specific and inexpensive way to detect Cryptosporidium sp. oocysts ad Giardia intestinalis cysts in various environmental samples. - There is not necessary to use highly specialized and expensive equipment. All the materials for realizing the invention (chemical reagents and equipment etc.) are commercially available. - It is not requirement the use of toxic flammable solvents to ensure the safety of personnel conducting the test. - The use of appropriate materials, allowed to simplify and shorten the work, to improve the reproducibility of detection and reduce the cost of detection procedure. - To achieve sensitive detection method allows subjecting the examination of much smaller volumes of liquid samples in comparison with that provided by the USEPA protocols (United States Environmental Protection Agency).
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Bioremediation strategy in situ for the precipitation and immobilization of uranium and other toxic elements in contaminated soils.A research group from the Geology Department of the University of Alcalá is developing a technology to study the role of the oxidation-reduction processes of humics in the reduction of uranium and other toxic metals in contaminated soils to determine whether stimulating the activity of humic-reducing and oxidizing microbial communities in contaminated soils can be an effective strategy for the in situ immobilization of uranium and other toxic metals. The group is looking for technical cooperation projects with companies.
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:An improved fast and high throughput method for the sequential measurement of nitrate and nitrite in water samplesWe have developed an improved fast and sequential protocol that permits the determination of low concentrations of nitrite and nitrate in aquatic samples using small volumes. It is ideal to analyse large sets of samples with different characteristics, since it is enough a small amount of water the volume and cost of reagents and consumables are reduced.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Universal sensor platform for immunoassayThe research group in Bioelectrochemistry and Biosensors of the University of Alcalá has developed a method for the construction of a universal analytical device that allows the adaptation of any ELISA format to an immunosensor format, in order to develop simple, low cost and easy to use sensors. This device is based on the sequential deposition of self-assembled monolayers of polymers and affinity elements, applicable for the detection and quantification of any analyte or target antigen in a liquid sample, which allows the development of "on-demand" immunosensors. The group looks for companies or institutions from agro-food, bio-sanitary and environmental sector, interested in reaching collaboration agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance or patent licensing.