uacoopera posted this:Optical pressure sensor based on zirconia nanostructuresA group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed the concept of a gas pressure gauge based on the control of the luminescence from zirconia nanostructures. The invention aims to measure the gas pressure based on the nanoparticles emission that is different depending on the amount of gas molecules surrounding the nanoparticles. Comparing with existing solutions, the advantage of this process, which operate in a pressure range of interest for various market sectors (ex. Food industry), is the absence of electrical contacts. The university is looking for companies that develop this type of solution on an industrial scale for the further joint development of specific applications or technology licensing.
IMIM Institut Recerca Hospital del Mar posted this:New phenolic natural extract obtained from olive and herbal spices with proven cardioprotective effect.This product consists of a natural extract wich combines olive oil phenols and other bioactive compounds from herbal species. The bioactive compounds of the natural extract have been characterized and quantified. Its use allows a novel therapeutic approach by means of the combination of complementary antioxidants from different origins that provides additional health benefits. Consumer acceptance has previously been assessed by conducting a panel test. Data from a randomized, controlled, crossover, clinical trial showed an improvement of vivo endothelial function and HDL subclass distribution, in humans. These effects were obtained with a low daily intake of the extract.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Manganese-lactoferrin complex stimulating the growth of probiotic bacteriaThe subject of the offer is manganese-lactoferrin complex with properties stimulating the growth of probiotic bacteria in digestive system. Possible applications of the invention include prevention and treatment of bacterial infections (including sepsis in newborns), chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, dietary supplementation in prevention of bacterial infections and some other indications.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for obtaining peptides with antioxidant and antihypertensive properties from olive seeds.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry Department at Alcalá University has developed a procedure from which it is possible to obtain peptides with antihypertensive and antioxidant capacity of isolated proteins from olive seed by enzymatic digestion. The method consists of the protein extraction from the olive seeds using a previously developed process, and digest the extracted proteins with Thermolysin enzyme, allowing to obtain peptides with antihypertensive capacity in vitro, or with Alcalase enzyme leading to obtain a peptide extract with antioxidant properties. The group seeks to establish commercial , licensing or collaboration agreements with companies of the food and pharmaceutical sectors interested in both the use strategy of this waste material (olive pits), as in the use of the found bioactive peptides.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Process for manufacturing and use of brines that eliminates the anisakiosis riskA Spanish research group from the Microbiology and Parasitology Department of Alcalá University has developed a process of manufacture and use of brines that eliminate the anisakiosis risk. These brines contains concentrations equal or superior to 10% of acetic acid, food additive E-260 instead of commercial vinegars, all of them with smaller degrees of acidity able to kill the 100% of the Anisakis sp. larvae. The group is looking for manufacturing agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Disposable electrodes based on filtered nanomaterials.A Spanish research Group from Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Departments at University of Alcalá (Spain) has designed and developed different disposable electrodes constituted exclusively by conducted nanomaterials for analytical measurement of electroactive molecules for (bio-) sensoric in relevant areas such as health, agri-food and environmental. The group is looking for companies in the chemistry, clinical, agri-food and environmental sectors to reach licensing agreements or collaboration and commercial agreements for technical assistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for ultrafast detection of protein of cow's milk in soybean products by high-performance liquid chromatography.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry Department of Alcalá University has developed an ultrafast procedure for detection of whey protein of cow's milk by Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography in dairy-type products of soybean. This invention represents a breakthrough for routine quality control analysis of these products. The group is seeking for commercial agreements with technical assistance or license agreements patent.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for characterization and quantification of soybean proteins by Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry Department of Alcalá University has developed an analytical method of Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography to characterize and quantify soybean proteins in commercial products in short analysis times. This invention represents a breakthrough for the routine analysis of these products made from soybean, since the analysis is done in very low times. The group is seeking for commercial agreements with technical assistance or license agreements patent.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for estimating the content of 7S and 11S globulins in soybeans by Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department of Alcalá University has developed a procedure for estimating the content of 7S and 11S globulins in soybeans by Perfusion reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC). This invention represents a breakthrough for quality control analysis of these products. The group is seeking for commercial agreements with technical assistance or license agreements patent.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for fast differentiation between transgenic and non-transgenic soybean using protein chromatographic profiles.A research group from the Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department of Alcalá University has developed some procedures for rapid differentiation between transgenic and non-transgenic soybean using chromatographic protein profiles by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) on reversed phase using monolithic and perfusion columns. The group is looking for licensing agreements or collaboration and commercial agreements for technical assistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Improved procedure to obtain active principles in Aloe leavesA technology based firm, set up by researchers of Alcalá University, has developed a procedure to obtain active principles from Aloe leaves. With this procedure, a product with pharmacological, cosmetic and nutritional use is obtained. The resultant product could have therapeutic and/or food properties. Toxic compounds as phenols are removed. The researchers are interested in join venture and/or manufacture agreements.
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:New process for using beer bagasse (spent brewers grain) to obtain raw materials for the production of biofuelsCurrently, considerable quantities of lingo-cellulosic residues are generated continuously in many sectors of the agro-food industry. If these can be suitably processed, they are of great commercial interest to industry as potential raw materials for the production of biofuels and a variety of other high value-added products. The residual biomass of the agro-food industry typically has a high content in lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and other compounds of industrial interest. The only limitations to its use as a precursor of biofuel are the economic viability of the process for obtaining these precursors and their quality. One of the byproducts of special interest for this application is spent beer grain, also known as bagasse; given the existing lack of commercial value, this bagasse is widely available as a low-cost raw material. Currently, the principal application of bagasse is as feedstuff for livestock. In general, bagasse does not represent a source of income for breweries, and the reason why it is sold is to minimize the associated problems of waste management and disposal. The UCA research group on "Allelopathy in Higher Plants and Microorganisms" (FQM- 286) has developed an acid hydrolysis procedure whereby precursor materials for biofuels and other high -value-added products are obtained from beer bagasse. Its content in lipids and food fibre (equal to or more than 5% and 20%, dry weight, respectively), make it an ideal material for this application. This would represent a more attractive commercial outlet for many of the residues resulting from operations of the agro-food industry, and in particular, for beer bagasse. The object of the process is to obtain two different products. The first is an oil consisting mainly of the fats contained in the bagasse; the second is a substance rich in sugars or molasses. The oil is of interest as raw material for the production of biodiesel by the process of transesterification; the molasses can be employed as raw material for the production of bio-ethanol by means of fermentation. Molasses can also be formulated as sugar, after a crystallization process. The oil would be particularly useful for correcting the viscosity of biodiesel, thus achieving the optimum parameters for its use as biofuel. In outline, the process developed by the research group consists of a principal line, in which a series of operations take place for the conditioning of the bagasse, such as milling, extraction of lipids and the separation of the resulting solids. Downstream, this line divides into two secondary lines: in one line, for production of oils, the solvents from the prior extraction stage are separated out; in the other secondary line, for the production of molasses, an acid hydrolysis of the sugars is carried out. Another significant feature is that the optimum operating mode of the process is continuous operation, although batch loading is also accepted.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New Food Disinfection System Using Ultraviolet Germicidal Radiation• Non transparent liquid foods, having low UV radiation penetration depth, are fully sterilized. • It is an alternative to thermal processes because it provides similar results being less aggressive to the product characteristics. • Superficial disinfection of solid surfaces can be accomplished. • Low cost and effective technology. • UV disinfection can be implemented anyway in the production process.