Prostate Cancer Biomarker Assay

Queen’s University Background High prevalence and low risk of progression have made it difficult to effectively screen and manage prostate cancer. Currently, elevated serum prostate‑specific antigen (PSA) testing is the gold standard screening tool for prostate cancer. Men with a positive PSA test undergo an invasive prostate biopsy to obtain a definitive diagnosis. However, PSA […]

Device for Vestibular Stimulation in Premature Infants

University of Kansas Technology Overview Respiratory complications are one of the most common and immediate problems with premature infants. These complications range from a mild oxygen need to an immense oxygen dependency that can result in the scarring of the lung tissue. Respiratory complications not only prolong the time spent in the neonatal intensive care […]

Surface Modified Ceramic Filter for Water Purification

University of Kansas Background Millions of people worldwide drink water contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic and other contaminants. Exposure to these contaminants is hazardous to human health and results in arsenicosis, cancer, and other diseases. Developing countries are particularly affected, thus an inexpensive and user-friendly solution is needed. Porous clay pot filters are currently used […]

Microwave Crossover Device

Universitat Politècnica de València Technology Overview Microwave crossover device that allows two microwave signals to cross in a relative way with minimum interference. It is the most compact crossover device possible, which also includes filtering features. It is of particular interest when designing very compact microwave components, where space is limited, and where the structures […]

Biosensor for Diagnosis of Autoimmune Diseases Related to the Ro/SSA Complex

Universitat Politècnica de València Background Currently, autoimmune diseases related to the Ro/SSA complex (like systemic lupus erythematosus (LES), discoid lupus, Sjögren’s Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, among others) are difficult to diagnose. In the normal procedure, the diagnosis is done based on the information gathered by the doctors from several sources: medical record, laboratory test results, and […]

Passive Multidirectional Illumination in Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy

University of Pennsylvania Background Light-sheet fluorescence microscopy enables rapid scanning of biological samples to reconstruct a 3-dimensional image of the sample. However, images generally contain artifacts (shadows, stripes, etc.) that are caused by illumination inhomogeneity due to absorption or scattering within the sample. These artifacts can occlude observation of biological phenomena in a sample. Moreover, […]

Polynerve: Helping to Improve the Repair of Severed Nerves

University of Manchester Innovation Factory Background Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a common outcome of physical trauma, such as cuts and lacerations, civil/industrial accidents and military injuries. At a conservative estimate, a million PNI procedures are performed each year in the United States alone. The potential US market for repair of peripheral nerves in the […]

Researcher dynamics in the generation of Emerging Topics in life sciences and medicine

Understanding the driving forces that generate emerging topics (ETs or Emerging Research Topics) will assist in the sound development of science and technologies. In the present study, we aim to clarify the researcher dynamics of generating and developing ETs in life sciences and medicine over the past half-century by analyzing the pre-, contemporary-, and post-participation […]

Medicinal Composition for Treatment of COPD (GSU TechID 2015-16)

Medicinal Composition for Treatment of COPD (GSU TechID 2015-16) Details Abstract Market Application: Combination therapy for treating treat COPD and other potentially other inflammatory diseases. Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of diseases – such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis – that affect millions of people just within the U.S. The diseases […]

Graphene-Based Gas And Bio Sensor With High Sensitivity And Selectivity

Background The exceptional surface to volume ratio, high electrical conductivity, low thermal noise, low contact resistance and the ability to strongly tune the conductivity by the gate in graphene make them promising for gas sensing applications. The sensitivity of graphene devices to NH 3 , NO 2 , CO, CO 2 , and O 2 […]