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10 Most Viewed Innovations, Q3: 2018

Eve Satkevic

Eve Satkevic

Communications & Marketing Assistant – IN-PART, London Office.

The top university innovations being developed by academic researchers in institutes around the world that captured the most attention from our R&D community in Q3.

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Electroceutical antimicrobial smart device
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An ‘electroceutical’ antimicrobial smart device that can detect and destroy bacteria in wounds via integration into bandages and surfaces. – Durham University

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Pristine nanotubes for integrated nanotechTop university innovations Q3 2018 IN-PART - Blog image 2

A non-destructive method to prepare semiconducting, silylated, single-walled carbon nanotubes for integrated nanoscale systems. – Stony Brook University

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New catalysts for carbon capture and hydrogen generationTop university innovations Q3 2018 IN-PART - Blog image 3

New catalyst compositions that enable the efficient synthesis of methanol from waste gases and the selective generation of hydrogen from methanol. – Oxford University Innovation

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World’s first light-seeking nanorobotsTop university innovations Q3 2018 IN-PART - Blog image 4

The world’s first nanorobot that can be controlled by UV and visible light, with potential applications in a range of biomedical settings. – The University of Hong Kong

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Autoimmune disease treatment by interleukin-17 inhibition Top university innovations Q3 2018 IN-PART - Blog image 5

Novel, orally available small molecules with a proven affinity for controllable interleukin-17 inhibition as potential alternatives to monoclonal antibodies. – University of Greenwich

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Wearable grapheneTop university innovations Q3 2018 IN-PART - Blog image 6

A graphene deposition technique that can be used to fabricate graphene films on a range of substrates without additives, for the development of graphene-based flexible electronics. – University of Exeter

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Super surfacesTop university innovations Q3 2018 IN-PART - Blog image 7

Multifunctional film coatings, based upon tungstate nanodot technology, that prevent fogging, self-clean, block UV radiation and heat IR sources, while maintaining transparency to visible light. – Monash University

Unfortunately, this technology is no longer available for collaboration, but there is a similar innovation on IN-PART from researchers at the University of California, Irvine: Infrared Heat Reflective Coating.


Food and water biohazard analyzerTop university innovations Q3 2018 IN-PART - Blog image 8

A portable and fully-automated biohazard analyzer that enables rapid, ultrasensitive, and simultaneous detection of a wide panel of pathogens. – University of Utah

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Preventing the development of epilepsy
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An age-specific therapeutic designed to block calcium-permeable receptor activity linked to epilepsy development in newborn seizure patients. – University of Pennsylvania

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Encouraging skin repair to heal dermatitis
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A nanoparticle formulation that is designed to address the chronic barrier deficit associated with atopic and other forms of dermatitis. – University of Oklahoma

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