Superpolar Chromatographic Stationary Phases and Extraction Sorbents – IP 1563

Poly(ethylene glycol) is commonlyused as a polar polymer for immobilization on a substrate’s surface. However,immobilization of polar polymers, including PEG, on a substrate’s surface isstill considered a challenge to surface chemists. The resulting substratesoften display long extraction time, low solvent resistance, and low thermalstability. In addition, even though the incorporation of PEG polymer in thesol-gel […]

Paper Microfluidic Device for Forensic Serology – IP 1537

Detection of body fluids, and the ability to distinguishthem is very important in a variety of fields, including forensic serology,where their identification is critical for investigators searching for evidenceat crime scenes. Current methods fordetecting and identifying body fluids involve isolating the evidence andapplying a series of individual tests to each sample in order to determine […]

Out-of-autoclave curing system – IP 1224

FIU inventors fabricated a novel way to cure and bondsubstrates together without the possible damage to the substrates that may becaused from reheating during secondary curing. This method utilizes adhesives and a mesh for controllingbond line thickness. The mesh includes fiber optic filaments that can beirradiated with UV light which in turns radiates the adhesive […]

Novel Tools for DNA Topology and Topoisomerases Research – IP 1540

FIU inventors have developed novel reagents for the study of DNA topologyand topoisomerases. These tools are also useful for screening Anti-Cancer Drugsand Antibiotic Targeting DNA topoisomerases. FIU inventors have created amethod to mass-produce a type of fluorescently labeled circular DNA moleculeswith high yields to study DNA topology and topoisomerases by fluorescenceresonance energy transfer (FRET), and […]

Near-Infrared Ray Exposure System for Biological Studies – IP 1556

Near infrared ray (NIR) basedtechnology is emerging as an important tool for studying different aspects ofbiological systems as it offers several advantages over the ultraviolet andvisible spectral range, such as minimum absorption and scattering, and deeperin vivo penetration. Further, when applied in conjunction with nanoparticles,NIR irradiation can be employed for treating in vivo models of […]

Molecularly Imprinted Polymers – IP 1551

Detection of ultra-trace level ofcontaminants in complex food, biological and/or environmental samples is oftennecessary for health and safety reasons. Unfortunately, such detection is oftendifficult, due to a variety of reasons, including the complexity of the samplesthat are being tested, and the presence of numerous potential interferents inthese samples. MIPs are synthetic polymeric materials that possess […]

Molecularly Encapsulated Sol-Gel Training Aids – IP 1520

Biological detector animals, suchas canines, are valuable tools for the rapid, onsite detection of illicitmaterials; however, they require extensive training to ensure fielddeployability with high degree of reliability. A safe method of traininginvolves the uses of mimics, in which biological detector animals are presentedwith the active odors of volatile organic compounds that mimic the odors […]

Method for Enhancing UAV Based Communication – IP 1550

FIU inventors have developped a method that overcomes thedrawbacks present in current UAV-based communication systems, such as highinterference and limited resources to achieve higher capacities by introducingmulti-user (MU) – massive multiple input single output (MISO) communication. Byusing zero-forcing beamforming (ZFBF), MISO-based transmissions can reducenetwork interference with other users, and generate highly directional beamswith high gain. […]

Method for Differential Extraction of Sperm in Mixture – IP 1404

Traditionally, cotton swabs have been used for collection ofbiological samples such as body fluids, touch samples, or other traceevidences. Despite being a common tool for sample collection, sample extractionfrom these swabs can be challenging due to strong adherence of the sample tothe matrix. Often the bulk of a collected biological sample remains entrappedin the cotton […]

Method For Capturing Carbon Dioxide While Producing Hydrogen Gas – IP 1207

Most of the available techniques for CO2 capture aresolvent-based and suffer inherit limitations and impediments. The existingtechnologies are unfavorable due to high raw material cost, severe energypenalty costs, requirement for several pretreatment steps prior to carbonationprocess, corrosiveness, and fast degradation of the sorbent. Researchers at FIU have proposed a new method able to bypassthese limitations […]