Mª Eugenia Garcés Castellote posted this:
Commercialization Specialist at Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Method of isolation and purification of xanthophylls from diatom cultureXanthophylls, with their antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, found important applications in food and nutrition, cosmetic and environmental industries, as well as pharmacy and medicine. Diadinoxanthin (Ddx) and diatoxanthin (Dtx) are two pigments that belong to xanthophylls family. The availability of Ddx and Dtx on the market is low and up to date limited as they are sold exclusively in small quantities at extremely high prices to be used as HPLC calibration standards. The solution of the above mentioned problems is the 5-step method for the isolation and purification of Ddx and Dtx developed at the Jagiellonian University..
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Protein separation by using anionic carbosilane dendrimers.BIODEN research group (Biomedical applications of dendrimers) from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Alcala along with the research group of Micro(sep) from the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering have developed a technology based on the use of anionic dendrimers as nanoadditives in capillary electrophoresis (CE) for protein separation, more specifically for obtaining protein profiles useful in food characterization. The groups look for companies of chemical, pharmaceutical or biotechnological sector to sign research collaboration agreements or license agreements.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:New method for efficient isolation of microbial DNA from bloodThe method of the invention is a solution that allows the simultaneous isolation of microbial DNA from the blood. In this method the isolation is carried out by compilation of enzymatic, mechanical and thermal lysis. This approach enables to obtain DNA from all types of organisms, irrespective of the structure of the cells.The obtained precipitate is subjected to further preparations, using a commercial DNA isolation kit according to the protocol provided by the manufacturer's procedure. The procedure results in obtaining the DNA ready for further stages of the analysis, e.g. performing a PCR reaction to detect fungi. The most important and most difficult problem in the treatment of bloodstream infections, determining the effectiveness of therapy and, consequently, the cost and time of hospitalization, is the effective diagnosis of factors responsible for the systemic inflammatory response in the course of sepsis. Determination of etiologic factors allows for selection of appropriate antibiotic therapy. The material subjected to diagnostic testing is blood taken from the patient showing clinical signs of sepsis. Currently, the "gold standard" diagnostic method is testing for microbial growth after inoculation in culture media specific to selected pathogen groups. This method is relatively simple and inexpensive, but also time-consuming – results can be available as late as in 5 days. Moreover, identification of pathogens with this method often fails due to low sensitivity; microbial growth can be detected in only about 15-20% of the cultures.
Maria João Cardoso posted this:
Science and Technology Manager at UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia