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Fully Automated Fraction Collection Instrument
Project ID: TECH-2023-10 Background Size exclusion chromatography (SEC) is the preferred method to isolate and purify exosomes and extracellular vesicles. However, this technique is labor-intensive, requiring the operator to pipette samples, buffer, and wash into individual columns. Current solutions attempt to automate fraction collection, but still...
Advanced Driving Assistance System Using Fuzzy Logic
Project Id: D2022-24 Connected autonomous vehicles need an enhanced understanding of driver behavior to address complications and challenges around safety and efficiency of these self-driving vehicles and the driver. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has classified self-driving vehicles into stages, which range from level 0 to 5. Particularly,...
LC/MS for Microcystin Separation and Analysis
Project ID: D2016-76 Background When water conditions are favorable for cyanobacteria growth, harmful algae blooms (HABs) can result, causing elevated levels of toxins called microcystins (MCs). There are over 300 microcystin variants. The EPA suggests that MC-LR variant concentration in drinking water should be less than 0.3 µg/L. Trace levels...
Emulsion Formation using corona discharge and electrohydrodynamic pumping
Project ID: D2020-22 Background Making water-in-oil emulsions often requires high pressure, ultrasonication, or sensitive inversion techniques that may still only result in a semi-stable colloid. In addition to emulsion shelf life, these techniques have drawbacks, such as having high-energy consumption and narrow/sensitive production parameters, needing...
Novel active flow control system for improved performance of VTOL aircrafts
Project ID: 2016-66Technology summary:The market of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) with a CAGR of 19.11% is at its strongest point that will lead the world in several areas such as communications, surveillance, automobile, intelligence, and defense. VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that has ducted-fan are known for superior stationary aerodynamic...
Removal and degradation of microcystins from drinking water using biofilters
Project ID: D2018-52Background Harmful algal blooms (HABs) release microcystin (MC) toxins that can end up in drinking water, causing a range of illnesses, including liver cancer. Currently, water treatment facilities remove or degrade MC using chlorination, ozonation, activated carbon adsorption, and/or floculation. However, those techniques are not...
Homogenous and Reusable Superacid Polymer Catalyst for the Synthesis of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Glucose
Project ID: D2018-18 Background Combinations of Brønsted and Lewis acid catalysts are generally used for the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from glucose. However, reutilization of these catalysts is challenging due to their solubility in reaction medium. Heterogeneous catalysts containing both types of acid sites are not usually...
Carbon Dioxide as a Directing Group for C-H Functionalization Reactions
Project ID: D2018-03Background The development of new strategies for elaboration of amines via C–H functionalization has been an important area of research over the last decade. Compounds made by this method are useful in a variety of industries, including the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Numerous directing groups have been used...
Loading Platform for Three-Dimensional Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
Project ID: D2016-48 IP Status: Patent Pending Technology Summary: Bioreactor systems are a vital cue in the process of 3D tissue engineering and the formation of tissue contracts. Bioreactors capable of stretching three-dimensional (3D) cellular constructs are considered to be good biomimetic models due to their ability to mimic the complexities...