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Parc de Recerca de la UAB

Street
Campus de la UAB
ZIP Code
08193
City
Cerdanyola del Vallés
Country
Spain


Company Profile:
The UAB Research Park (PRUAB) is a non-profit organization founded by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologies Agroalimentàries (IRTA), whose aim is to stimulate and improve technology and knowledge transfer activities, to promote entrepreneurship activity through new science-based companies and, in general, to provide interaction between research, industry and society. The UAB Research Park is located at the UAB Campus, in Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)
Profiltitel

Position sensitive photodetectors with lager dimensions

What we offer:
CSIC and IMDEA Nanociencia have developed a new device for the continuous and accurate detection of the position of an incident light beam, with potential to sense longer displacements and/or fabricate sensors with large dimensions.
This photodetector is based on organic semiconductors that have many attractive features characteristic of plastic materials such as low cost, flexibility and light weight. These devices fulfill all specifications for practical application that means high efficiency, wide dynamic range and long average life time. Moreover, they are easy to process.
Applications:
Sensors and Security: smoke detectors, movement sensors, eye scanners, electronic detection of fingerprints, etc.
Telecommunications: automatic alignment position for lasers and optical fibers.
Information and computing: paper alignment in copiers, faxes and scanners, touch screens, advanced remote control systems, remote interface between humans and computers, player controls in game consoles and computers, etc.
Automotive: autopilot systems and driver assistance. Medicine: advanced detectors for optical tomography, X-rays, etc.
Construction: altimeters (geography), optical level meters.
Storage: bar code readers, tags sensors, etc.

What are we looking for:
We are looking for Industrial Partners interested in a license agreement for the exploitation of this technology.

Keywords:
  • ] Materials technology
  • ] Micro- and Nanotechnology


Collaboration sought:
  • Licence Agreement


Responsible

Ms Virginia Cousté

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Radiopharmacy Versatile Platform

What we offer:
Developing a radiopharmaceutical second generation consisting of a transition metal complex attached to biomolecules has the advantages of preparation lower cost and versatility compared to the preparation of the halogenated biomolecules.

However, the use of a transition metal has several limitations concerning their preparation (high yield required, and short preparation procedure). Another limitation of the current methods is the linkage to biomolecules that requires customized design process.

We have found a new synthon molecule for preparing a wide range of bioconjugated radiopharmaceuticals with transition metals.
It represents a cheaper and time-saving alternative to the current methods as a customized procedure for linking each biomolecules to a transition metal is not required.

What are we looking for:
We are seeking a company partner to further develop the technology through a license agreement.

IP: EP and PCT patent applications where done (priority August 4th 2010).

Innovative aspects and applications
> Versatile platform to bind transition metals to a wide range of biomolecules to obtain bioconjugated radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes
> The transmetallation reaction shows yields of nearly 97%
> Labeled compounds with a very high ratio labelled biomolecule/non-labelled biomolecule.
> Low toxicity of Zn(II) dithiocarbamates of isonipecotic acid.

Keywords:
  • ] Pharmaceutics
  • ] Special Chemicals, intermediates
  • ] Biology/Biotechnology
  • ] Biochemistry/Biophysics


Collaboration sought:
  • Commercial Agreement
  • Licence Agreement
  • Research and development
  • Technical Co-operation


Responsible

Mr Dr Nicolas Renaud

IP manager

Ms Virginia Cousté

Profiltitel

Fe Nanoparticles for enhancement of BIOGAS production in anaerobic digestors

What we offer:
Biogas is a sustainable alternative source of energy but to date production methods have proven inefficient.

Iron has been shown to strongly enhance anaerobic digestion, but introducing the standard form of the metal ion in an anaerobic closed reactor is problematic.

The new system is based on the use of soluble/biodegradable nanoparticles, facilitating the production of iron ions in the reaction medium while avoiding many of the problems, such as toxicity.

Tests have shown an increase in methane production of up to 70% using these nanoparticle additives.

What are we looking for:
We are looking for a partner willing to enter into a codevelopment agreement or in a licensing agreement (exclusivity possible)

IP: EP patent application (priority March 14th 2011)

State of development
These new iron oxide nanoparticles have been successfully tested in anaerobic digestion processes with sludge from real wastewater treatment plants.

Ongoing research
The main challenges are the scale-up of nanoparticle production, trials in an industrial plant digestor, and optimization of the whole process considering also nanoparticle recycling.

Innovative aspects and applications
> Significant improvement of biogas production (increase up to 70% in methane production) at a low cost
> Iron oxide nanoparticles recovery based on the magnetic properties of magnetite
> This technology can also be applied to other processes related to anaerobic digestion such as industrial residues, urban solid residues (USR) or even agricultural wastes

Keywords:
  • ] Anoganic substances
  • ] Environment
  • ] Waste management


Collaboration sought:
  • Licence Agreement
  • Technical Co-operation


Responsible

Mr Dr Nicolas Renaud

IP manager

Ms Virginia Cousté

Profiltitel

Triphenylphosphine derivatives and its use as catalysts

What we offer:
The present invention relates the synthesis and uses of a new family of sulfonated triarylphosphines containing trifluoromethylated substituents useful as catalysts.

These phosphines can be used in different combinations of biphasic systems by adjusting hydrophilic and hydrophobic groups.

Since these phosphines have a low oxidability, they can be safely handled in air without significant oxidation.

Their low basicity leads to better performance than commercial benchmarks in metal catalysed reactions.
Indead, when benchmarked with commercial sulfonated phosphines, the inventive phosphines showed higher conversion rates and selectivities for the biphasic hydroformylation of unsaturated molecules containing polar groups and catalyzed by a Rh/phosphine complex.

What are we looking for:
We are looking for a partner willing to set a licensing agreement.

IP: EP followed by PCT application (priority October 16th 2009)

Keywords:
  • ] Anoganic substances
  • ] Special Chemicals, intermediates


Collaboration sought:
  • Licence Agreement


Responsible

Ms Virginia Cousté

Mr Dr Nicolas Renaud

IP manager

Profiltitel

Public-private partnership

What we offer:
Collaborative projects between researchers and companies are a powerful way of promoting knowledge transfer and they often provide an essential complement to other forms of commercialisation.

These projects may be used to respond to the specific demands of a company or to carry out concept testing on the possible application of a certain technology for a specific product.

The UAB Research Park offers the following services:
- Tailor-made knowledge catalogue. Identification of research groups with lines of research that are similar and/or complementary to that of the person or company requesting the information.

- Network of contacts and partner search, both within the UAB Research Groups, Esfera UAB Esfera and other universities and centres, public organisations, chambers of commerce, business associations, intermediaries, etc.

- Facilitating access to public financing for collaborative R+D+i projects.

- Account manager. We offer the possibility of supplying the "partnership" with a person to undertake project coordination tasks, with a view to facilitating the interaction between the company and scientific staff.

What are we looking for:
Partnerships for R&D collaborative projects

Keywords:
  • ] Coatings
  • ] Surface treatment
  • ] Materials technology
  • ] Agrochemicals
  • ] Anoganic substances
  • ] Organic substances
  • ] Pharmaceutics
  • ] Analytical chemistry
  • ] Computational chemistry
  • ] Separation Technologies
  • ] Biology/Biotechnology
  • ] Biochemistry/Biophysics
  • ] Micro- and Nanotechnology
  • ] Food additives / Ingredients / Fuctional Food
  • ] Chemical material testing
  • ] Environment
  • ] Waste management


Collaboration sought:
  • Commercial Agreement
  • FP7 Project
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Licence Agreement
  • Research and development
  • Technical Co-operation


Responsible

Ms Virginia Cousté

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