UIC-2019-090 – Method and device for delivering solution to posterolateral fusion

An adaptation to current spinal fixation devices that provides sustained, controlled, and evenly distributed medication delivery throughout the entire length of the hardware. Fenestrated rod. Facilitates sustained or intermittent medication delivery without additional surgical interventions. Drains liquids and other mixed fluids via negative pressure into an external reservoir. Fluid chamber to deliver medications to the […]

UIC-2019-067 Drug Encapsulated Carbon (DECON)

A safe and effective method for enhancing antiviral drug delivery using carbon black’s charcoal content to treat mucosal surfaces. Jonathan Gortat jgortat@otm.uic.edu (312) 413-1643

UIC-2018-080 – Urine Control – Automated Urinometer for the Intensive Care Unit

An automated, universal adaptor for current urine output measuring devices that can digitally display the real-time rate of urine output on an external interface. Attaches at the interface between the catheter and the drainage tubing. As the urine exits the bladder, it flows through the catheter and into the device where it is measured and […]

UIC-2018-053 Ocular Projector System

A safe and effective device for correcting corneal blindness in patients who are unable to obtain or are at high risk of corneal transplant failure. This device uses a camera to capture images that are wirelessly transmitted to an implanted receiver, and uses a high resolution micro display and lens to project the image onto […]

New Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction: Synthesis of an Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction to Be Used With Renewable Energy Sources (19077)

Novel oxygen-evolution reaction catalyst; Superior catalytic performance compared to past catalysts; More economical than precious metal catalysts; A key process in the ever-expanding field of renewable energy is the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). OER is a reaction in the process of generating molecular oxygen through a chemical reaction, such as the electrolysis of water into […]

Live Attenuated Vaccine Against Group A Streptococcus Infection

Researchers at UC San Diego have new methodology to facilitate the exploration of virulence factors by recently developing Biomimetic Virulomics, a tool that uses nanotechnology-enabled affinity enrichment coupled with multiplexed quantitative proteomics. This tool successfully enriched red blood cell (RBC)-specific effector proteins secreted by GAS. Among the identified proteins were known blood toxins, such as […]

Improved Cas12a Proteins for Accurate and Efficient Genome Editing

Mutated versions of Cas12a that remove its non-specific ssDNA cleavage activity without affecting site-specific double-stranded DNA cutting activity. These mutant proteins, in which a short amino acid sequence is deleted or changed, provide improved genome editing tools that will avoid potential off-target editing due to random ssDNA nicking. Terri Sale terri.sale@berkeley.edu 510-643-4219

Illumination Device for Dynamic Spatiotemporal Control of Photostimulation

A programmable LED device that illuminates multiple spatial locations (termed wells) with user-defined light patterns whose intensity can be modulated as a function of space and time. The devices are used for optogenetic stimulation of tissue culture plates (24-well and 96-well) kept in a heated and humidified tissue culture incubator, as well as photopatterning of […]

Covalent Organic Framework With Exceptional Water Sorption Properties

A new covalent organic framework (COF) with defective square lattice topology and exceptional water sorption properties stemming fro its unique framework structure. The COF exhibits a working capacity of 0.23 g(H2O)/g(COF) between 20 and 40% relative humidity without displaying hysteretic behavior. Furthermore, it maintains these promising water sorption properties after several uptake and release cycles. […]

Active Resonator System with Tunable Quality Factor, Frequency, And Impedance

The increasing role of wireless technology is driving the need for reducing power consumption of wireless devices. The high-Q SAW and FBAR vibrating mechanical devices used for current RF band-pass filters are responsible for significant power savings. Still, there is room for improvement. To address this situation, researchers at UC Berkeley have developed an active […]