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.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New procedure for the elimination of printed ink from plastic filmThe most innovative aspects of this technology are: • The process for the removal of the ink is completely innovative and ecological, because it does not use organic solvents. • The technology has been successfully tested on different plastics, such as Polythene, Polypropylene, Polyester and Polyamide. It is viable for both water and solvent based inks.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel photobioreactor for mass cultivation of microalgaeThe main innovation of this invention is: • This novel photobioreactor combines the mechanism of a bubble column with the air-lift type for higher biomass production than that obtained for both systems separately.
uacoopera posted this:Innovative process for the production of wine without the addition of sulfur dioxide by using chitosan-based filmsDespite the numerous applications of chitosan, was never described the production of chitosan films with natural compounds with these properties. As well as their use as substitutes for the addition of sulfur dioxide in wines or other food products. The chitosan films have many applications due to their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The limitation in their use is that chitosan is soluble in acidic aqueous media. Despite the numerous applications of chitosan, was never described the production of chitosan with natural compounds that are stable in acidic and with high antioxidant activity, maintaining the antimicrobial activity of chitosan. Has never been reported the use of chitosan as a substitute of the addition of sulfur dioxide in wines or other food products, pharmaceutical or other related areas.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel visual inspection system for quality control in production procesessVisual inspection systems are based on the employment of pictures, both in the visible and infrared or ultraviolet spectrums. They can also make use of sonar images or adding structured light to the environment in order to analyze defects and shapes in products. The figure shows an image obtained by means of a range camera that allows distinguishing an object by its depth. Thus, its position and defects can be determined through its volume. The technology is totally developed and has been laboratory and field tested, although, it requires a particular specification for each case. The technology can be used for real-time inspection of production processes, both for the recognition and for the classification and quality inspection.
Universitat de València posted this:BioCalibra: Device for activated sludge models calibrationThe device has the following advantages over existing techniques: Improves WWTP simulations: allows simulation of calibrated WWTP with only the adjustment of influent characteristics. High efficiency: allows the calculation of the most important set of parameters for the activated sludge model with the minimum of experimental effort User friendly software: all elements are controlled by the calibration software that can be installed on any conventional computer.
Universitat de València posted this:Nitrogen removal control system based on low-cost sensorsThis control system allows optimization of the activated sludge process since maintains effluent nitrogen concentration under limit values with minimum energy consumption. The most remarkable advantages provided by this technology are: Cost reduction of initial investment and maintenance Easier operation than nutrient analysers Lower time response Lower aireation energy consumption Lower pumping energy consumption
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:Healthy oil from marine and vegetal sources, natural enhancer of flavors characterized by a high conservation and good performance at cooking temperatures.Our product: .- Stabilizes fish and / or algae oils, slowing its normal oxidation process, that until now hindered its alimentary uses. .- Provides oil blend with a more balanced proportion of natural antioxidants (polyphenols) and vitamins (A, D and E) than the oils offered current in the market. .- Regarding vegetable oils rich in omega 6, this mixture provides an optimal balance with omega 3 which has a potent anti-inflammatory effect. .- It avoids the use artificial additives such as flavor enhancers..- It enriches the flavor in preparing of dishes and foodstuff from the sea. .- It can be heated without its drastic deterioration
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Better Care, S.L. posted this:Better Care allows the capture, integration, analysis and processing of biomedical signals from a wide range of medical devices (monitors, respirators, ...) The platform incorporates medical knowledge through implementation of configurable alarms.Our product is unique and different compare with the competition because: - The capacity of acquiring, processing and storing biomedical signals in high quality with advanced alarms. - The advanced alarms are validated by health professionals. - Provide tools for teach and research purposes. - Synchronization of signals from different devices. - Designed for and by health professionals. - Wide variety of medical devices integrated, providing the same interface for the user, easily customizable. - Fully integrated with the Hospital Information System and Electronical Medical Record (EMR) using standards (HL7, DICOM).