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A new system for probiotic and prebiotic delivery

A new system for probiotic and prebiotic delivery People with digestive disorders demand highly effective lactose and allergen-free food/supplements for restoring their intestinal microbiota. Neither dairy nor pills addresses this demand due to lactose and casein (an allergen) residues and/or an insufficient amount of prebiotic. Kurago Biotek produces Biogel®, a soft gel bed that immobilizes…

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New class of commercial-scale separation membranes incorporating graphene

High-quality, flawless graphene derived composite membranes have been made available at large scale and demonstrate enhanced performance in a wide range of industrial separation applications. The developers now seek investors and commercial partners. Technology Source: Chun Yuan Christian University (CYCU) High-quality, flawless graphene derived composite membranes have been made available at large scale and demonstrate…

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Building monitoring networks for security and data mining

Contamination of water supply is a big problem in developing economies. Heavy metals and other pollutants get into the food chain and affect the health of millions of people. The economic effects are devastating. For example, in a country like Bangladesh UNICEF estimated that poor health arising from arsenic pollution in groundwater caused a GDP…

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Low-cost graphene manufacture

A process for converting inexpensive Graphite into high-value Graphene. Graphene – the Next Big Thing? Graphene has been identified as a new material with significant commercial potential. Many billions of dollars are being invested around the world to develop new methods for producing graphene, and there is a race to bring this material to market…

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Continuous Solar Dryer for Food

This is a solar technology that consists of five models for continuous drying of cereals, fish and meat, tropical fruits, vegetables and other products. The technology operates continuously with an Autonomous system by Renewable energy usage. The structure modular allows installing the equipment in the field crop, with the capacity to dry several crops at…

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Mobile artificial nose for odour tracking

Natural disasters can be catastrophic where toxic gas leaks are a high priority problem. Using chemical sensors to sense odor, robots are able to detect these gases. However, is not enough to detect the presence of odors, but it is necessary to track them and reach the source. Just like detecting gas leaks, locating the…

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Diagnostic probes for monitoring inflammatory diseases

Early and accurate diagnosis is critical to prevent and treat inflammatory diseases. Several diagnostic tools are being developed for the investigation of these diseases. However, most of these methods are invasive in nature and often leads to trauma and pain in humans. A rapid, non-toxic and non-invasive probe has been developed that allows real time…

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Mucosal Injury Surveillance System

The information in this technology profile is provided “as is” without conditions or warranties and Oxford University Innovation makes no representation and gives no warranty that it is the owner of the intellectual property rights in the technology described. The Mucosal Injury Surveillance System is a medical device intended to provide critical care professionals with…

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Downhole surface read-out pressure & temperature gauge

The IIE200MX downhole surface read-out gauge is a technology designed for real time applications in the oil sector. The gauge sends high  pressure and high temperature (up to 22 kpsi and 200 °C) data from downhole to a surface data acquisition system on a real-time basis through one single conductor wire-line cable. High pressure high…

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Enhanced chemiluminescence testing

Advanced Lab-on-a-Chip technology delivers an order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity for chemiluminescence sensors Chemiluminescence Detection Chemiluminescence based detection devices are used across a very wide range of industries: Environmental testing (for pesticides, drugs, bacteria, parasites and a wide range of other contaminants) Point-of-care medical screening (for different substances in blood, urine and saliva) Industrial…

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Highly Accurate Electronic Thermometer

This thermometer is: highly accurate, calibration-free, fast, and fully electronic, displaying the widest operating temperature range in the market. It uses a patented new technology and off the shelf reliable electronics; namely its disposable and extremely cheap sensor. Current thermometers use expensive sensors and have to be calibrated; a costly and time-consuming process that ensures…

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AMC51: NOVEL DNA APTAMER FOR DIAGNOSIS OF CANCER CELL BIOMARKER AMAC

Technology Source: National Taiwan University (NTU) AMC51, a novel aptamer for targeting prostate cancer biomarker AMACR with high efficiency. These specific DNA aptamers offer great opportunities for multiple clinical applications including diagnosis and targeted therapy. Background Alpha-methylacyl CoA racemase (AMACR), also known as P504S in cancer literature, has been proven to be highly expressed in…

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Battery management system for electric vehicles and stationary power storage

Technology source: Australian company An Australian company has developed an advanced fourth generation battery management system and seeks commercial and investment partners to capitalise on this development. Background   The company’s battery management system (BMS) is a proven and feature rich product. A simple failure in a battery management system can lead to battery damage…

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Capital and cost effective tyre and plastic recycling systems

New Zealand Company has developed a proprietary continuous pyrolysis process that converts waste tyres and plastics into oil, steel, char and gas in a more capital and cost efficient way than the processes on the market today. Background Waste tyres present both a big problem but also a big opportunity. In developed economies it is…

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Compact electric vehicle charger compliant with international standards

Technology source: Australian company An Australian company has developed a compact electric vehicle fast charger and seeks commercial and investment partners to capitalise on this development. Compact electric vehicle fast charger Other electric vehicle DC fast chargers are big, heavy and poorly protected from the environment. The Australian company’s fast charger has the smallest footprint…

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Energy efficient motors using soft magnetic composites

Technology Source: Australian Company Australian Company has developed manufacturing processes and optimised motor designs that successfully use next generation soft magnetic composites to produce small, low-power but highly efficient electric motors that meet all new energy efficiency regulations/standards. Background According to Frost & Sullivan the Western European market for electric motors was worth more than…

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Energy recovery system for combustion engines

Technology source: Australian company An innovative energy recovery system has been developed to reduce fuel consumption by over 7%. It also reduces CO2 emission and improves engine durability and performance. Energy recovery system In a typical passenger car, only ca. 20% of energy in the fuel is converted to shaft work and the rest is…

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High wear resistance and non-stick syringe needles

Technology Source: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) Thin film metallic glass coating on syringe needles exhibits extremely low coefficient of friction, which provides non-stick surface and less pain yielding during insertion. Background Syringe needles are commonly used medical devices used in the transdermal delivery of drugs. Fine needles with a smaller gauge…

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Low driving-voltage liquid crystal composites for broad display requirements

Technology Source: Chun Yuan Christian University (CYCU) Additives of inorganic layered materials for reducing driving voltage and increasing contrast ratio of liquid crystal; besides application in existing products to provide enhanced performance, the technology can be applied in new applications such as smart windows for cars. Background Liquid crystal is found in materials which exhibit…

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New catalysts for PET and other polymers

Technology Source: Chun Yuan Christian University (CYCU) Safe, non-heavy metal catalysts have been made to significantly reduce polymerization time. Compared with pure PET, PET added with the inorganic layered materials shows great mechanical properties and high barrier. Background Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a popular polymer for packages or containers, such as bottles and cans. In…

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