Top 10 Innovations: 2017
Scroll through the 10 most viewed innovations on IN-PART in 2017; an indication of interest from the R&D community in technology being developed in universities around the world.
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University of California, Santa Barbara: A process of creating multinanoemulsions with high encapsulation efficiency and droplet stability using sequential high-energy emulsification.
University of Western Australia: An ultra-thin layer of aramid fibres that can be sandwiched between layers of composite materials to improve adhesion.
SATT Ile-de-France Innov: Microsystem for harvesting vibration energy at human frequencies.
University of Manchester: A technique for fabricating poly L-lactic acid (PLLA) into fibres or films with high tensile strength and high melting temperatures.
Unfortunately, this technology is no longer available for collaboration, but there is a similar innovation on IN-PART from researchers at The Ohio State University: Fabrication of Nanopapers and Nanoparticle Reinforced Polymeric Composites Using Vacuum-Assisted Layer-by-Layer Spraying Technique.
Queen’s University: A surgical navigation system enables the surgeon to follow (in real-time) a pre-operatively defined ‘excision path’ for removing the tumour, thereby improving spatial awareness of the tumour relative to electrocautery instrument.
Australian National University: A flexible, multilayered nanofilm that enables coatings to be manufactured independently of the substrate.
University of Cambridge: A process for producing nanocrystalline cellulose microparticles with structural colouration for a new generation of pigment-free, biodegradable, natural coloured products.
De Montfort University Leicester: A catalyst for water remediation that works in the presence of an oxidant such as hydrogen peroxide, peroxy acids, hypochlorous acid or it’s salts.
University of Tasmania: A novel microfluidic device for point-of-care analysis of low-molecular compounds in complex sample matrices at very low concentrations.
Unfortunately, this technology is no longer available for collaboration, but there is a similar innovation on IN-PART from researchers at Northeastern University: A Microfluidic Platform for Drug Modelling & Analysis of Tumour Microenvironments.
Oxford University Innovation: A technique for reliably manufacturing continuous nanofibrous filaments for medical healing textiles such as sutures and tissue-engineered scaffolds, as well as non-medical applications.
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