Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Effective method for plant wound healingCSIC and the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics have developed an effective method for plant tissue regeneration that involves the use of a bacterial cellulose-based biopolymer. The application of this material directly in plant wounds enhances the formation of new cells layers which boosts the healing processes. Industrial partners are being sought to exploit the existing know-how through a patent license agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
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Cracow University of Technology posted this:The synthesis of silver nanoparticles suspension and nanosilver suspension in reductive system with urea for agrochemical and sanitary applications.The main advantage of proposed technology is the presence of urea in the system used commonly as a fertilizer promoting the growth of plants and both antifungal and antibacterial activity against pathogens. It also fits into the current trend towards the use of proecological technologies in industry. The resulting nanoparticles can be used in many industries, but the biggest potential lies in the agrochemical industry.
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Metal alloy nano-foams as Catalysts for Methane Dry Reforming during GTLProof of concept of metal foams as promissing GTL catalyst materials - Electrodeposited Ni-foam catalyst shown stable performance for methane reforming with an area of ca. 5 m2/g, which matches the performance of many supported powder catalysts having areas of 5-20 times larger (Colton Nadal). Advanced development (MF) of high surface-area metal alloy nano-foams as GTL catalysts targets conversion rate of 80% and volume processing of 100 liter/ gram/ hour at atmospheric pressure and 700-800C. Project ID : 6-2015-911
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Enhancement of Durability, Sensitivity and Selectivity of Environmental Sensors & BioSensors by Peptide NanotubesA Peptide NanoForest, is a dense array of self assembling organic nanotubes, capable of enhancing sensitivity and selectivity parameters of amperometric electrode high-performance sensors. The patented Diphenylalanine (FF) aromatic dipeptide nanotubes are formed under mild conditions from inexpensive building blocks. These bioinspired materials have a unique mechanical strength. They have a high Young’s modulus of about 20–30 GPa. In addition, the inherent biocompatibility of the structures along with the options of their chemical and biological modifications, extraordinary thermal stability, and organic solvent stability, lead to a novel class of nanostructures for sensing applications. The vertical arrangement of the peptide nanotubes enable the deposition of a larger number of nanotubes on the same surface, resulting in a remarkable surface area increase. FF peptide-nanotube-based sensors are benchmarked to CNT-based sensor, and clearly demonstrate the enhancement effect. Project ID : 3-2011-149
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Characterization of Porous Media for Petroleum ExcavationsA diffusion magnetic resonance (MR) method for non-invasively visualizing geochemistry and microstructures of porous sediment samples. The method provides quantification of pore sizes, pore size distribution and measure on pore eccentricities even for heterogeneous samples in the presence of free water or other liquids. Most diffusion MR methods use single pulsed-field-gradient (PFG) MR sequences; however such sequences are only beneficial for measurement of uniform, highly ordered media. We use the angular bipolar double-pulsed-field gradient (bp-d-PFG) to measure the poly dispersed sizes and shapes of pores of sedimentary rock samples with inter connections and three-dimensional organization. No a priori knowledge on the sizes or distribution is required. Project ID : 6-2012-372
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Iron oxide nanoparticles (IOP) for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and other inflammatory conditionsA novel approach for the treatment of AMI has been developed using IOPs. IOPs, when injected into the infarcted myocardium, lead to improved heart function after MI. IOPs activate anti-inflammatory macrophages and thus promote tissue healing and repair and prevent myocardial remodeling and dysfunction. Potential Applications IOPs can be used to treat AMI and other inflammatory conditions associated with pro-inflammatory activated macrophages and to promote tissue healing and repair. Advantages ? IOPs are nontoxic ? IOPs are FDA approved for use in humans for MRI imaging Stage In vivo studies in mouse and rat models of MI and heart failure Project ID : 10-2011-247