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Production of High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid
A method of producing Hyaluronic Acid (HA) from naked mole rats that yields higher molecular weights than those produced by current industrial processes.Problem Solved by This TechnologyDr. Gorbunova and her colleagues at the University of Rochester have discovered that naked mole rats skin cells produce and secret ultra-high molecular weight hyalu...
Published: 4/29/2019   |   Inventor(s): Vera Gorbunova, Andrei Seluanov, Christopher Hine
Category(s): Materials
PCLC Flake Dual-frequency Reverse Drive Mechanism With Low Current Draw
This technology is for PCLC flakes that can be rotated, through different electrical frequencies, to quickly change their orientation, resulting in a change in their reflective properties.Applications: This technology could be used in many displays because the PCLC flakes can provide fast changing images with bright, saturated colors with high refl...
Published: 4/25/2019   |   Inventor(s): Gerald Cox, Kenneth Marshall, Catherine Fromen, Stephen Jacobs
Category(s): Materials
Electrically Addressed Composite Layered Flakes with Angle Dependent Reflectivity for Optical Device Applications
Applications:This invention relates to optical devices in which electrically switchable particles or flakes suspended in a fluid host are used in either active or passive devices with optical properties that can be manipulated and controlled by an electric field for use in information displays, shutters, switchable filters, etc. Advantages:This inv...
Published: 4/25/2019   |   Inventor(s): Kenneth Marshall, Stephen Jacobs, Tanya Kosc
Category(s): Materials
Ultra-Small Highly Fluorescent Near-IR Quantum Dots
This technology provides a process for synthesis of PbSe quantum dot clusters, which are highly fluorescent in the near infra red, of extremely small diameter (< 2 nm), and easily fabricated.Applications:In-vivo biological imaging in the near infrared, where there is reduced absorption of the light by biological fluids, down to the single molecu...
Published: 4/25/2019   |   Inventor(s): Todd Krauss, Li Guo, Jeffrey Peterson, Chris Evans
Category(s): Nanotechnology, Materials
Shape Memory Polymers
Brief Description:A class of shape memory polymers with the unique property that the shape recovery rate is adjustable. The polymers can be structurally tailored to fit many applications because the rate of strain relaxation is influenced by the number and type of covalent cross-links, non-covalent hydrogen bonds, and temperature.Applications:The p...
Published: 4/17/2019   |   Inventor(s): Mitchell Anthamatten, Jiahui Li, Christopher Lewis
Category(s): Materials
Cholesteric Glassy Liquid Crystals for Selective Wavelength Reflection and Circular Polarization
Brief Description:This describes a class of glassy liquid crystal (GLC) materials for optical devices with outstanding mechanical properties for device fabrication and durability.Applications:Optical quality films prepared from these materials can be used for circular polarizers, circular polarized fluorescence films, optical notch filters and refl...
Published: 4/17/2019   |   Inventor(s): Shaw-Horng Chen, Chunki Kim
Category(s): Materials, Optics
Controlled, Local, Targeted Bone Delivery of Small Molecule Drugs
This technology describes compositions and methods for controllable local delivery of therapeutic agents to promote bone formation. This technology can be used to develop treatments for clinical indications such as osteoporosis, bone cancer and fractures. This technology can be honed so that the therapeutic agents are specifically targeted t...
Published: 11/15/2018   |   Inventor(s): Danielle Benoit, J. Edward Puzas, Benjamin Frisch, Tzong-Jen Sheu, Maureen Newman
Keywords(s): Drug Delivery
Category(s): Materials
Tunable Shape Memory Polymers
A material that can be manipulated and deformed only to return to its original shape as necessary. Applications:This invention relates to a class of network polymers, containing reversibly associating side-groups that can be structurally tailored as “shape memory” materials for a variety of applications in biotechnology and medicine as ...
Published: 9/3/2014   |   Inventor(s): Mitchell Anthamatten, Jiahui Li
Category(s): Materials
Heavy Atom Labeled acyl-CoA
A novel protocol to produce large quantities of nearly 100% homogenous heavy-labeled acyl-CoAs rapidly and inexpensively.Problem Solved by this TechnologyIndividual heavy atom-labeled acyl-CoAs are currently available made-to-order through several companies or are being generated in-house in labs as needed. The production of a full battery of acyl-...
Published: 8/4/2014   |   Inventor(s): David Goldfarb, Ian Blair
Category(s): Materials, Research Tools
Ceramic Fuel Cell Membrane Containing Aligned Ion-Conducting Pathways
Brief Description: This fuel cell technology is a thin composite membrane of c-axis aligned hydroxyapatite single crystals to optimize proton transport, grown on a palladium alloy membrane base. Applications: This membrane is intended to enable a new class of fuel cells to operate in the temperature range of 200-600oC. It may also be useful...
Published: 10/18/2010   |   Inventor(s): Matthew Yates, Dongxia Liu
Category(s): Energy, Materials, Nanotechnology
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