Biosensor Device to Detect Infection in Real Time
Project ID: D2013-32
Invention novelty: Sensor capable of rapid differentiation between viral and bacterial infections (in vivo or in situ). If bacterial, provides capability to segment into either Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria.
· Receptor component can be configured to have different sensing elements that can ...
Amine-terminated Aptamer Functionalized SPR Sensor
Project ID: D2012-07
IP Status: Provisional Application
Invention novelty and description:
This novel invention describes sensors for target entities having at least one amine-terminated aptamer specific to the target entity. Aptamers are artificial oligonucleotides which can serve as antibody mimics because of their high affinity and selectivity ...
Enhanced Anti-Fouling Properties of Novel Composite Material
Project ID: D2013-31
Novelty: Development of a novel electromagnetic polymer composite material for enhanced anti-fouling effects.
Background: Biofouling (bacterial attachment to solid surfaces and colonization) is the main source of bacterial infection and poses potentially harmful impacts on human health. Medical devices, food packaging, and drin...
Simple preparation of stiff gel adhesives for underwater use
Project ID: D2014-08
Invention novelty: Adhesive gels that suggest a new class of self-assembled adhesives can be prepared from inexpensive and readily-available ingredients. These gels provide a simple and scalable platform for underwater adhesion, adhere to dissimilar substrates underwater and deliver adhesion strengths that are comparable to th...
Methods of Making and Using Antibacterial Surfactant/Microgel Formulations
Project ID: D2012-31
Invention Description and Novelty: Antibacterial surfactant formulations are often prepared using cationic surfactants (e.g., alkyltrimethylammonium salts) which are toxic. Consequently, their use in cleaning and disinfecting formulations raises environmental and health concerns. Unique formulations consisting of quaternized mi...