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Top 10 Innovations 2019, Q1

Alex Stockham

Alex Stockham

Communications Manager – IN-PART, London Office.

The 10 innovations in development by academic researchers that generated the most interest from our global R&D community in the first quarter of 2019.

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An edible coating to keep food fresh for longer

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature An imperceptible, edible coating that extends the shelf-life of fresh meat by locking in moisture and preventing oxidation and microbial growth. – From researchers at Universidad de los Andes.

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Biopesticides that recruit natural defences

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature 2A bacterial pesticide that can be manipulated to deter and/or destroy agricultural pests, such as aphids, either by discouraging them from settling on the crop or by tricking them into eating pathogenic bacteria. – From researchers at Cornell University.

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A biomimetic catalyst for carbon capture and utilisation

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature 3Inspired by the mechanism through which sea urchins grow their shells, these nickel nanoparticles have been designed to help convert carbon dioxide into stable and commercially useful mineral carbonates. – From researchers at Newcastle University.

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Detecting aquatic pathogens in dilute concentrations

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature 4A highly-sensitive test to rapidly detect pathogenic bacteria in water samples using dielectrophoresis and unique nucleic acid primers, ideal for the water treatment industry, medical instrument cleaning, and environmental sample analysis. – From researchers at University of Minnesota.

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Transporting stem cells without cryogenics

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature 5A creative solution to the storage and transportation of human pluripotent stem cells that removes the need for cryofreezing by using a synthetic thermoresponsive gel. – From researchers at the University of Sheffield.

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In silico chemistry to accelerate R&D discovery

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature 6A suite of software and modelling tools that augment processes for developing new chemical formulations (shampoo, oils, paints, etc.) that provide virtual insights to complement and guide experiments. – From researchers at the Science & Technology Facilities Council.

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Tailored wound healing and tissue regeneration

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature 7A new system to fabricate bespoke collagen sheets for tissue regeneration and wound healing that expands the possibilities of this biomaterial by offering fully customisable shape and thickness parameters. – From researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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Detecting infections and diseases in a breath

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature 8A highly-sensitive volatile organic compounds detector to diagnose diseases and infections from a patient’s breath at the point-of-care, offering the same sensitivity to gold standard mass spectrometers but at a fraction of the size and cost. – From researchers at Sandia National Laboratories.

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Delivering perfect doses to the intestinal lymphatic system

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature 9To avoid the excess over-administration of drugs, this new drug delivery system controls the release of active therapeutics into the intestinal lymphatic system to offer more effective and targeted treatment of autoimmune diseases and lymphatic-associated cancers. – From researchers at the University of Nottingham.

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Functionalising medical implants for enhanced integration

Top 10 Innovations 2019 Q1 - IN-PART - Blog Feature 10A surface treatment for medical devices that adds biological functionalisation for enhanced integration into the surrounding tissue and promotes healing and the formation of new blood vessels. – From researchers at Colorado State University.

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Technology summaries written by Josiah (1 & 8), Emma (2), Marianna (3), Gloria (4), Sam (5), Naomi (6), Jenny (7), Sayali (9), Sharon (10). Edited by Alex.


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