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The University of Florida generates more than 300 new discoveries every year that need commercial partners to get them from the lab to the market. Browse through these technologies by category or search using key words or phrases. Each individual technology page includes a detailed description of the invention, contact information for the licensing officer managing that technology, and other available information. You can download a PDF to print, or share the technology electronically on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.
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17351 – Improves Resolution and Greyscale Uniformity of X-ray and CT Imaging Using Mitigating Materials These materials, made with nano fluids or metal-filled putties, for instance, minimize scatter that arises most strongly during an X-ray or computed tomography (CT) scan of an object, where the object interfaces with the surrounding air. In dentistry, for instance, scatter occurs from existing... Read More
1598 – Facilitates Repair and Regrowth of Damaged Bone and Integration of Artificial Implants This bone paste, composed of an osteogenic (bone-producing) compound in a thermally-crosslinked gelatin matrix, supports the regrowth of existing bone and stimulates the growth of new bone when used as a graft, increasing the effectiveness of orthopedic, dental or craniofacial procedures, such as implant... Read More
17551 – Allows Externally-controlled Delivery of Large Macromolecules for Dynamic, Spatial and Temporal Release Of Biologics This drug delivery system addresses the previously unmet need of a controlled drug-release platform for large biomolecules, such as growth factors and proteins. Controlled drug-release technology is one of the most rapidly growing technologies in human healthcare with market... Read More
17157 – Tracks Pharmaceutical Tablets at Pill Level to Enhance Traceability and Prevent Counterfeit Drug Replacement This unclonable chipless RFID (UCR) tag enables pharmaceutical companies to trace products at the pill level through their supply chains. Today’s pharmaceutical industry suffers from product theft and counterfeiting. These issues not only damage the profit and reputation of... Read More
14882 – Allows Surgical Removal Through Minimally Invasive Procedures While Reducing the Risk of Spillage This laparoscopic surgical instrument reduces the risk of tissue spillage and infection during the removal of solid or cystic pelvic masses from the abdomen, allowing surgeons to perform safe tissue removal through a minimally invasive incision. Laparoscopy has continued to revolutionize... Read More
17216 – Injects Fuel into a Jet Engine’s Airflow Upstream of the Combustion Chamber to Improve Fuel Modulation and Combustion Efficiency This fuel injection system places a porous injection strut upstream from the combustion chamber inside of the inlet and/or isolator. This positioning improves fuel distribution throughout the flowpath during the flight regime, provides improved energy management... Read More
17166 – Incorporates an Electronic Circuit for Delivery of Ocular Medications to the Posterior Eye This electronic contact lens uses iontophoresis, a process incorporating electronic stimulation, to deliver ophthalmic drugs to the eye’s posterior segment, for back-of-eye disease treatment. Macular degeneration and other forms of posterior eye disease affect over 8.5 million Americans. These... Read More
17049 – Efficiently Removes Water from Phosphorus Clay to Speed the Disposal of Waste Clay Suspensions Resulting from Phosphate Mining This device continuously dewaters phosphatic clay suspensions through electrokinetics. A typical Florida phosphate mining operation produces more than 100,000 gallons per minute of phosphatic clay, which is pumped into large ponds known as clay settling areas, or... Read More
17452 – Detects Electrical Shorts Prior to Battery Operation Using Dual-screening Techniques This quick-sampling test can easily detect an internal lithium-ion battery short circuit prior to operation, reducing the chance of damage to electronic devices. Lithium-ion batteries are high-energy, rechargeable batteries usable in several products, including electric vehicles, smartphones and laptops.... Read More
17454 – More Accurately Characterizes AAV8 and AAV9 Capsids for Development of Next Generation Vectors to Evade the Host’s Immune Response This panel of antibodies allows better characterization of antigenic epitopes on AAV8 and AAV9 capsids with the goal of mitigating patient immune response to the existing AAV based gene therapy. Adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors are currently the... Read More