Rapid Fabrication of Malleable Fiber Reinforced Composites

University of Colorado Boulder Background Fiber reinforced polymers (FRP) consist of long continuous fibers, arranged in parallel or in interwoven mats, which are embedded in a polymer matrix. Most existing FRPs are based on thermoset polymers (e.g., epoxy) consisting of polymer chains crosslinked by irreversible covalent bonds. These thermoset FRPs exhibit outstanding thermal stability and […]

Method for Synthesis of End-functional Sequence-controlled Polymers

Cornell University Background Macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins, can be described as sequence-controlled biopolymers composed of monomer sequences of different chemical nature that are organized in specific ordered patterns. Various synthetic methods have been identified however none have achieved the complexity and regularity similar to macromolecules in nature. It still remains challenging to develop […]

DARC Diagnostic Test for Tumor Immunotherapy

Cornell University Background The Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines (DARC), also referred to as Atypical Chemokine Receptor 1 (ACKR1), plays a major role in the regulation of circulating pro-inflammatory chemokines. A mutation in the DARC/ACKR1 gene, referred to as rs2814778, results in a Duffy-null allele. African American cohorts have over 70% allele frequency of this […]

AI-Driven Customer Journey Intelligence

University of Toronto Technology Overview Emerging from data analytics research at U of T in both the Faculty of Information and the Faculty of Computer Science, the technology is a suite of AI‑powered tools that facilitates the exploration, analysis, summarization, and optimization of a customer journey, from awareness to purchase. The novel, intuitive, scalable, secure, […]

Flash 2 – Real-Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Max Planck Society Background Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is nowadays a leading modality for diagnostic imaging with about 100 million examinations per year worldwide. However, when invented by Paul Christian Lauterbur in 1973, MRI was too slow to allow for routine medical applications. A breakthrough was achieved in 1985 by the FLASH (Fast Low Angle […]

Therapeutics for Alzheimer’s Disease

University of Kansas Background Alzheimer’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disease, a hallmark of which is the accumulation of amyloid-beta (Alpha, Beta) oligomers in the synapses of mitochondria. This accumulation of amyloid-beta (Alpha, Beta) oligomers impairs various mitochondrial functions such as cellular respiration, energy metabolism and calcium homeostasis. In addition, amyloid-beta accumulation affects the permeability of […]

High Quality Mosaics from UAV Obtained Images

IP Status: Issued US Patent; Application #: 15/415,347 Improved agricultural mosaic and 3D model reconstruction _x000D_ _x000D_ Large scale mosaics are constructed by stitching together images obtained from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying at low altitudes. This novel method generates improved image mosaics by using overlapping images of a landscape after determining a three-dimensional plane […]

Cellular Models of Neurodegenerative Disease Derived from Human Cells

The University of Sheffield Background Studying disease in living cells relevant to human neurodegenerative diseases has historically relied on making induced neuronal progenitor cells (iNPCs) from post-mortem tissue, or on making induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from skin fibroblasts. iNPCs or IPSCs can then finally be turned into the tissue of interest, be it neurons, […]

Percutaneous Collar for Exo-prosthetic Limbs

Universitat Politècnica de València Technology Overview The percutaneous collar consists of a device intended to create the bonds of soft tissues (dermal and fatty) in exo-prosthesis applications for limbs and other percutaneous applications such as ostomies (cystostomies, colostomies, etc.) and gastric applications. The problem that this collar solves is that it provides an exo-prosthesis device […]

DeepSLAM: A Robust Monocular SLAM System with Unsupervised Deep Learning

University of Essex Background Visual Simultaneous localisation and mapping otherwise known as SLAM, technique is one of the most important research areas in machine vision and robotics with a broad range of vertical applications spanning from autonomous vehicles to virtual reality. SLAM systems can estimate the robot pose and environment maps and their uses also […]