Browse 10 innovations being developed by academics around the world that captured the most attention from our R&D community in Q1.
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A new range of solvent-cast polymer coatings that exhibit the highest switching parameters of any known materials, as well as ultra-fast switching speeds. – Durham University
A machine learning system that can read images taken by an unmanned vehicle to screen crops for disease. – Columbia University
The identification of new molecular mechanisms that underpin pain signalling in the spinal cord, which could be inhibited to prevent neuropathic pain after nerve injury. – Osaka University
A patented foam dressing technology that can both absorb wound drainage and simultaneously deliver wound healing agents (antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, or growth factors). – Case Western Reserve University
A method for encouraging the proliferation of rhizobacteria in the soil to aid plant and root growth. – Auburn University
A point-of-care diagnostic device that attaches to a smartphone or tablet and can be used to identify infectious bacteria and their resistance to an array of antibiotics. – Cornell University
A low-cost, optical flow sensor and super twisting adaptive control for robotic grippers that prevents slipping and provides feedback on the object being held. – University of Salford
A diagnostic that rapidly detects whether the respiratory tract is fighting a viral infection, avoiding long-to-process blood tests for a fast, non-invasive, and simple point-of-care diagnosis. – Yale University
High-performance supramolecular elastomers that, by pseudo-cross-linking with noncovalent bond intersections (such as hydrogen bonding), optimise the best mechanical properties of thermoplastic elastomers. – Nagoya University
A novel crop protection formulation that has been shown to control a wide range of the most economically significant diseases. – University of Exeter
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