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Researchers combine electronics with living cell to create potential toxicity sensor

... in health-related fields. The chip has since been patented by UC Berkeley and exclusively licensed to Excellin Life Sciences, a Milpitas-based biotech startup. "This would benefit applications that rely upon the knowledge of whether a cell is alive or dead," said Huang, lead author of the current study and n...

Collaboration at EMSL produces innovative mass spectrometer

...t's commercial ion manipulation optics with EMSL's patented ion funnel technology, as well as the design, development and construction of an automated LC system that incorporates a commercial autosampler and PNNL's high-pressure LC technology. Software written by researchers at EMSL is used to control the LC ...

Brookhaven Lab & Battelle collaborate on research that may lead to novel anti-microbial drugs

...will clone and express each of the enzymes using a patented gene expression system, known as T-7, invented by Brookhaven biologists. Then she will purify each enzyme, crystallize it, and expose it to x-rays at the NSLS. A detector records a pattern from the resulting scattered x-ray beam, which allows Bewley ...

Study shows ulcerative colitis patients achieve remission with probiotic composition VSL#3

...t: Role of Commensal Bacteria and Probiotics." A patented probiotic therapy, VSL#3 has been evaluated in more clinical trials of serious GI disorders than any probiotic on the market. VSL#3 is different from other probiotic therapies in that it contains numerous strains of bacteria at high concentrations (...

UW-Madison scientists return to rat as biomedical research tool

... is how they are combined." The technique has been patented by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. In addition to Gould, lead co-authors of the Nature Biotechnology paper include Yunhong Zan and Jill D. Haag....

Pitt researchers develop non-invasive glucose sensor

...ide. The University of Pittsburgh, which owns this patented technology, has licensed this technology to a new startup company that will engineer the material and commercialize it. The researchers believe the product is at least a year from being tested in humans.The researchers expect that their technology w...

Virginia Tech inventions, creations can improve lives

...llers and 300 V traction inverters and motors. The patented "Accelerated commutation for passive clamp isolate... the bacteria reside in the bone marrow. The newly patented vaccine uses an isolated Brucella DNA fragment. It is relatively safe to handle and manufacture, doe...

Carnegie Mellon University research story ideas on DNA

...rom different samples. Dr. Jon Jarvik has recently patented and licensed a revolutionary technology (CD tagging) that captures and tracks in real time the expression of many proteins and where these proteins all end up in a cell (location proteomics). Results of this work, done in collaboration with Dr. Pete...

Tapeworm's chemical trick could make drugs more effective

...size. Its use as an additive to medicines has been patented by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. "Many drugs are absorbed at less than 50 percent from the intestine," says Oaks. "The key will be can we use cyclic GMP with certain kinds of drugs to increase their level of uptake into the blood?" An exa...

New milestone for gene silencing

...very, called RNA interference (RNAi) was recently patented (US Patent 6,506,559 B1), and it has been widely licensed in the U.S., Europe, and Japan to address a broad range of research questions. "I am extremely pleased that RNAi has been made freely available to researchers in universities and similar ...

Flying SnifferSTAR may aid civilians and US military

... partnership with Lockheed Martin Corporation. The patented device, which detects nerve gases and blister agents, operates on only half a watt of electrical power, says Sandia researcher Doug Adkins. While other gas monitors exist, "this is small, lightweight, low power, and offers rapid analysis," says Adki...

Scripps scientists discover rich medical drug resource in deep ocean sediments

...isms," said Fenical. These discoveries have been patented by the University of California and licensed to Nereus Pharmaceuticals Inc. for subsequent development. Nereus is a four-year-old biotech company in San Diego, Calif. dedicated to the development of new drugs from this new source for drug discovery. ...

Ultrasound shown to be potentially safe, effective way to kill bacteria

...junction with new materials, is applied in the new patented NCU device developed for decomtamination." Bhardwaj, who a Penn State alumnus, recruited Hoover and Ostiguy for the decontamination studies which were supported, in part, by Hoover's Hatch grants....

Kiss mistletoe goodbye this season for better tree health

...sful, the research said, the method likely will be patented for use on mistletoe throughout the United States....

Acoustic technique could disinfect medical instruments without heat or harsh chemicals

...l advantage for expensive medical equipment." The patented technique uses a form of cavitation, a phenomenon in which acoustic energy applied to a liquid induces the creation of voids -- or bubbles -- that release energy when they collapse. By pressurizing their test chamber while inducing cavitation, Cunef...

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide donates intellectual property to Rensselaer

...fficiently produce microbial cellulose. Rensselaer patented that process and licensed it to Xylos. Additionally, Johnson & Johnson licensed to Xylos the exclusive worldwide rights to its patents for using microbial cellulose in wound-care dressings. Xylos continues to augments its patent portfolio with additi...

Indonesia launches nationwide program to protect newborns against hepatitis B

...e. The Uniject device was invented, developed, and patented by PATH, withfunding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)and other donors. In 1996, PATH licensed the technology to BD (Becton,Dickinson and Company), a multinational pharmaceutical company. AnIndonesian vaccine produce...

Loblolly pine open for genetic engineering, research shows

...m region for inoculation with Agrobacterium - was patented by the Experiment Station in 1992. The first plants transformed using this method were petunia and corn, followed by cotton and rice. She said using a plant meristem for transformation, rather than the traditional callus method, is a quicker and mor...

Compound from yeast shows promise in protecting against anthrax

...s largest scientific society. WGP Beta Glucan is a patented form of beta 1,3-glucan, a polysaccharide derived from the cell wall of baker's yeast and other natural sources. Beta 1,3-glucan's potential health benefits, particularly its immune-enhancing properties, have been the subject of numerous scientific s...

Bandage could repair damaged tissues

...erate damaged or diseased tissue. Kao's bandage is patented by the Wisconsin Research Alumni Foundation, a nonprofit organization that manages the intellectual property in the interest of UW-Madison. For more information, contact John Kao, 608-263-2998, wjkao@pharmacy.wisc.edu ....

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