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10 Most Viewed Innovations, Q2: 2018

Alex Stockham

Alex Stockham

Communications Manager – IN-PART, London Office.

Enjoy 10 innovations from academics around the world that captured the most attention from our R&D community in Q2.

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 2Passing the blood-brain-barrier

A system that uses focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain-barrier at precise locations for the delivery of drugs in response to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other central nervous system diseases. – Columbia University

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 4Finding monoclonal antibodies in the haystack

A new microtool that can identify antigen-specific monoclonal antibodies from within millions of individual bacterial and mammalian cells. – Dublin City University

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 53D-printing embedded electronics

A 3D-printing technology that can embed electronics within components by laying strand materials (copper, optical fibres, or alloys) in the X, Y and Z axes as the part is being built. – The University of Sheffield

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 15A coating with rapid on/off illumination

A smart molecule that changes colour in milliseconds when exposed to UV light, reverting to colourless when the UV source is removed. – Curtin University

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 16A cross-species approach to keeping plants fresh

Compounds that prevent leaves from drying up and wilting by controlling stomatal opening/closing: a chemical, rather than genetic-based approach that means the technology can be applied across species. – Nagoya University

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 8Colour-pure quantum dots

A new process to produce quantum dots (nano-sized semiconductor particles) with highly consistent shapes and sizes. – University of Utah

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 9A modern approach to detect infectious diseases

A new sensor system for the point-of-care testing of infectious diseases with specially designed image processing and recognition algorithms, and integrated machine learning. – The University of Hong Kong

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 10Reducing the weight of components with tunable properties

An additive manufacturing system designed to create lightweight materials with tunable physical properties by patterning hollow structures within the components. – University of California, Irvine

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 11New links between the microbiome and genetics

The identification of two connections between the microbiome and genome: 1) that variations in behaviour (memory and performance) and immune phenotypes are linked to abundant levels of specific microbes; 2) and specific links between host genetics and gut microbial composition. – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Top 10 University Innovations 2018 Q2 IN-PART - 12A solution to delivering large biologics

A proprietary technology that can cross intracellular barriers (membranes) with high efficiency and low toxicity, complemented with an expertise in delivering genes and siRNA. – University of Greenwich

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