University of Vigo posted this:Procedure for the extraction of biosurfactants contained in corn steep liquorsNowadays, most of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic products in the market contain chemically synthesized surfactants in its composition. In many cases, these surfactants are the same as those used in regular cleanup activities. In order to get more natural and biocompatible products, it would be interesting to include natural surfactants instead of chemical surfactants in the preparation of these pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. These biosurfactants are also present in the formulation of greener nanoparticles, replacing the chemical surfactants currently used in the preparation thereof. Most biosurfactants have antimicrobial activity, which would improve the properties of certain nanoparticles, as well as many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. The main disadvantage of biosurfactants industrial production is related to the high cost compared to chemically synthesized surfactant production. The solution proposed by the Chemical Engineering research group at the University of Vigo, is the development of eco-friendly simple extraction of biosurfactant from a corn wet-milling industry byproduct, such as corn wash liquors, better known as "corn steep liquor (CSL)", which could compete in terms of cost production with its chemical counterparts.
University of Vigo posted this:Diagnosis and cleaning using laser technology for the restoration of historical monumentsSince ancient times granite has been used in historic buildings. Some restorers used to apply molten beeswax on their granite surfaces to stop imminent deterioration of the monuments. At first, this treatment was a good solution to consolidate the stone, but with time it resulted counterproductive. This method allows removal and cleaning of wax and other contaminants from porous stones in historical monuments and artworks using nondestructive means through laser technology.
University of Vigo posted this:A novel mild and efficient method to prepare ε-Caprolactam precursor of Nylon 6ε-Caprolactam, the main precursor of the synthetic fibber Nylon 6, is prepared from cyclohexanone oxime by treatment with a new salt as promoter. This procedure requires mild reaction conditions and affords excellent levels of conversion and selectivity to obtain pure ε-caprolactam. No reaction by-products are formed. The new promoter salt is cheap, no corrosive, and easy to prepare. All these characteristics makes the procedure suitable for undustrial purposes.
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jaume mir posted this:
CEO at Biochemize SL
National Cancer Institute CRO Aviano posted this:HPLC device for high-volume samples analysisFluidic device that allows high sample volume injection in HPLC systems and provides an automated purification step, reducing sensitivity problems and facilitating the analysis of extracted compounds from complex matrix.
National Cancer Institute CRO Aviano posted this:CHEMIOTHERAPY: IRINOTECAN DRUG MONITORINGThe effectiveness of many anticancer drugs varies greatly from patient to patient and personalized dosages are required to avoid adverse side effects. The invention provides for the first time an electrochemical method to measure the concentration of the drug Irinotecan in patient's plasma and then to establish the optimal dose, with an on site test readable in real time.
National Cancer Institute CRO Aviano posted this:CHEMIOTHERAPY: IMATINIB DRUG MONITORINGThe effectiveness of many anticancer drugs varies greatly from patient to patient, with risks of incorrect dosages and adverse side effects. The invention provides for the first time an electrochemical method to measure the concentration of the drug Imatinib in patient's plasma and then to establish the optimal dose, with an on site test readable in real time.
National Cancer Institute CRO Aviano posted this:Mechanisms of p53 inactivation in TP53 wild type tumors and factors affecting sensitivity to MDM2 inhibitorsThe research group led by Dr Roberta Maestro demonstrated that the overexpression of the protein Twist, detectable in a large fraction of sarcomas but also in a fraction of carcinomas, facilitates the MDM2-mediated degradation of p53 by making p53 more susceptible to MDM2 attack. The p53:MDM2 interplay is the target of a number of compounds currently under clinical trials. These compounds (MDM2i) are aimed at alleviating p53 from MDM2-mediated degradation and hence at restoring the p53 tumor suppressive activity. Maestro and coworkers gathered data indicating that the expression of Twist may significantly impact on the activity of these drugs.
Armand Henri posted this:
Business Development Manager at Palac Industries
Technology Transfer Office
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Beafire – simulating fire resistance of reinforced concrete beamsThe Beafire technology consists of an originally developed algorithm for finding fire resistance of reinforced concrete beams and a prototype of an engineering application based on it. The algorithm couples 1D mechanical modelling with 2D simulation of cross-section temperature distribution what makes it very efficient. The application consists of GUI and stimulation engine modules.
Jhonny Ramirez Dala posted this:
Independent Reseacher for the solution of technological important problems in refining industry at Independent
LUCIA CORAL posted this:
Knowledge Tranfer Manager at National Cancer Institute CRO Aviano
University of Granada (OTRI) posted this:Method for diagnosing Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare and genetic disease in which a disorder in angiogenesis exists. A new method for the molecular diagnosis of this disease has been developed. It is based on the quantification of a set of microRNAs (miRNAs) transported by plasma exosomes, and in addition, this set allows diagnosing different variants of the disease. This new method has the advantage of providing new biomarkers that allow a rapid and reliable diagnosis of HHT, since the current methods are not valid for all the patients affected with HHT.