Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Biopolymer-containing calcium phosphate foam for bone regenerationThe Challenge Hidroxyapatyte is a natural mineral found in teeth and bones. It is commonly used as a filler to regenerate bone or as a coating to promote bone growth. The application of calcium phosphate cements, which can form hydoxyapatite, in the treatment of bone defects, begun more than two decades ago and many formulations have been developed so far. The ideal bone replacing cement should be osteoconductive and osteoinductive, to stimulate bone regeneration. Moreover, it should be resorbable and gradually replaced by newly formed bone. Although most of the developed calcium phosphate cements are more resorbable than sintered hydroxypatite ceramics, they still show relatively slow resorption kinetics and in many cases the cement remains stable in the implanted site during years. The absence of interconnected macropores is indeed a limiting factor to achieve resorption. If the designed material has macropores, cells can colonize it and the access of osteoclasts is facilitated increasing the rate of healing of the bone defect.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New inorganic cement for biomedical applicationsA novel magnesium phosphate cement with good properties for clinical applications has been patented and developed. It is envisaged as an excellent root canal filler for endodontic treatments, improving the commercial materials currently used for this application. Partners to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New nanostructured material for tissue regenerationA new ion release system for revascularization and tissue regeneration based of calcium phosphate glass nanoparticles has been patented and developed. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New orthotic glove designed to amplify hand strength An actuated hand exoskeleton useful for old or disabled people who have not enough strength in their hands has been patented and developed. This new technology allows amplification of hand-grasping forcThe Challenge Partial hand disability represents a serious problem for many people, who although they have mobility and sensitivity in their hands, are not strong enough to hold a simple mug. For example, people with diseases, elderly or people who have suffered a traffic accident. In order to improve their quality of life, the design of devices such as the exoskeleton presented is so important. Currently, there are some similar devices nevertheless most of them need external energy and sophisticated drive mechanisms, complicating their use and maintenance.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Simple, comfortable hand-held patient interface for fast ECG measurementsA simple, comfortable patient interface that reduces the time to obtain the ECG (lead I) and minimises external differential-mode interference on it has been patented and developed. The device uses dual dry electrodes placed on a mechanical support that the patient touches, holds or grasps, and can be easily applied wherever a fast ECG measurement can be of interest. A laboratory prototype is available that can be wireless connected to any convenient user interface such as a PC. Partners to further develop the device and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New method to test tuberculosis virulenceA new easy, fast and reliable method to determine the virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) has been developed by a group of scientists from UPC and IGTP. Partners to further develop the technology and/or to establish comercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Enzymatic aqueous preparation for the surface functionalization of paper or cellulosic substratesA new biotechnological product for the chemical modification of the surface of cellulosic substrates has been patented. The bioproduct is obtained from an enzyme-mediator system, and several properties can be easily conferred to substrates applying very low concentrations of this enzymatic product in their surface. Partners to further develop the product and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Lucas Montes posted this:
Technology Transfer Advisor at University of Granada (OTRI)
Alfonso del Rey Pérez posted this:
Technology Transfer Officer at ICMAB-CSIC
Biótica, Bioquímica Analítica,S.L. posted this:ULISENS Legionella Desktop AnalyzerFully automated equipment for 1 hour-determination of Legionella in concentrated water samples. The #ULISENS Desktop is a portable computer that makes it possible to analyze #Legionella in filtered water samples. With the "nespresso" philosophy, it uses a recyclable cartridge. "Push & Run" and the data is available in only 1 hour. It automates the rapid immunomagnetic method listed in the norm UNE100030:2017 for the control and prevention of #Legionella. (https://youtu.be/baiHP26xwCs)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:In vitro method for designing a customized therapy for a subject with Parkinson´sDisease CSIC, Université de Lille, INSERM and Centre Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Lille have developed an in vitro method for designing a customized therapy for a Parkinson ‘s Disease patient through the determination of the presence of a centrosomal deficit from that subject and therefore susceptible to receive a therapy based on a LRRK2 inhibitor. LRRK2 is a key player for the development of both genetic and sporadic forms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Industrial partners from pharmaceutical industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Diagnosis & Rehabilitation of Language Disorders in Children, Using a Self-Operated Tablet Based AppDiagnosis & Rehabilitation of Language Disorders in Children, Using a Self-Operated Tablet Based App Project ID : 19-2019-8746
Yissum - Research Development Company of the Hebrew University posted this:Enhanced Secretion of Proteins by Tag-Cleaving Cellular SystemEnhanced Secretion of Proteins by Tag-Cleaving Cellular System Project ID : 6-2019-8747
Ivan Rodriguez Rosello posted this:
Licensing Manager at Universidad de Alicante
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.