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
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Automatic system for electroporation of adherent cells growing in standard multi-well platesAn electrode assembly for in vitro electroporation for adherent cells has been designed and patented by UPC and UB. The new system allows the electroporation in standard culture plates, achieving an enhanced and uniform electric field distribution across the biological sample monolayer and reducing the invasiveness of the operation. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
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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).
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New bioantioxidants, biopreservers and bioantifungal obtained by fermentation of agroindustrial subproducts.This research group is working to obtain greater advantages from the sub-products through fermentation processes, in order to obtain high value-added natural substances: - Obtaining natural compounds with antioxidant activities, preservatives and antifungal. - Interesting in the food industry, both human and animal. - Interesting to control plant pathogens.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Method for dioxin and furan extraction, cleanup and analysisMethod to measure a very low concentration of dioxins (values close to picograms or femtograms). The technique also permits the quantitative analysis of almost all the congeners of dioxins and furans (more than 130 different compounds), not only the main 17 toxic compounds. The technique could be applied to different fields: gaseous emissions from the combustion, characterization of hazardous and toxic wastes, determination in food and feed, determination in sewage sludges and other organic fertilizers, determination in other matrices such as tissues and blood, air, emission due to the traffic, paper, ink, hygienic materials, tobacco smoke, chimney soot, dust… Innovative aspects: − The know-how involves the ability to measure a very low concentration of dioxins (values close to picograms or femtograms). It does not depend on the precise equipment but the expertise in preparing properly the samples by means of a very sensitive and specific analytical method. − The technique also permits the quantitative analysis of almost all the congeners of dioxins and furans (more than 130 different compounds), not only the main 17 toxic compounds. − Nowadays, this methodology (standard one) is the only one available method to carry out reliable dioxin analyses.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Novel method to increase production and extraction of phytosterolsThe research group "Proteomics and functional genomics of plants of the University of Alicante has developed a new procedure that increases the production and extraction of phytosterols in plant cell cultures in vitro. To do this, is added to the culture medium cyclodextrins and optionally methyl jasmonate. After growing under certain conditions, phytosterols are obtained with yields higher than the current extraction techniques from the plant material. This method allows a stable production of phytosterols, independent of geographical, seasonal and environmental factors, with reduced spaces requirements and easier process of purification and industrial scaling. The group is looking for companies interested in acquiring the technology for commercial exploitation. Innovative aspects Nowadays, the classical method of extracting phytosterols from vegetable raw materials has a very low yield. This, combined with the large amount of plant material needed to extract a significant amount of phytosterols from global natural sources (only could be supplied 10% of Western populations), causes a high cost of these products. With this new process of in vitro plant cell culture, it is possible to increase production and efficiency of extraction of phytosterols from natural resources for a greater percentage of the population that could benefit from the positive effects of phytosterols on health.
Ivan Rodriguez Rosello posted this:
Licensing Manager at Universidad de Alicante
Barry McGraw posted this:
CEO at Airable Research Lab, business line of Ohio Soybean Council
Servei de Gestió de la Innovació posted this:
Licensing Manager at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC
Brunel University London posted this:PRISM: Plastic packaging Recycling using Intelligent Separation technologies for MaterialsPRISM is a process for rapidly automatically sorting packaging based on intelligent labels with invisible markers. Codes are written using luminescent materials, typically inorganic phosphors. At the recycling facility the articles are subject to excitation radiation of a specific wavelength and a few seconds/milliseconds later are subject to infra‑red detection as currently. This 2‑step process can identify articles according to the codes and sort them as specified. The benefits include increased recycling rates, the ability to sort articles by their end use (food, non-food) and composition increasing the value of such plastic. Incorporation into existing recycling facilities is easy and cost‑effective with a limited need for capital investment.
jaume mir posted this:
CEO at Biochemize SL