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Rapid enrichment of Viable Bacteria Using Magnetic Ionic Liquids for PCR Amplification and Culture-Based Diagnostics
01/28/19 07:49 PM EST
ISU researchers have developed new molecules with an accompanying method to preconcentrate bacteria for rapid detection for food safety testing.

3D Printing Embedded Nanofibers with an Automated On-the-fly Manual Pull Post-drawing System
01/28/19 07:34 PM EST
The system is a combination 3D printer and an automated manual pull post-drawing system designed for producing different polymer parts with perfectly aligned nanofibers. The embedded nanofibers can produce strong parts and prosthetics with minimal waste for aerospace, biomedical, cosmetics, healthcare, electronics, and infrastructure applications.

A method to Initiate Radical Polymerisations Without Exogenous Initiators
01/28/19 07:24 PM EST
A new method that eliminates the need to store and monitor flammable and toxic initiators, allows reactions to be conducted at ambient temperatures and does not require end-product purification. The method generates radicals without the use of exogenous initiators, which can be applied to a wide range of polymers.

PolyProtek: Platform for Delivering and Stabilizing Therapeutic Biologics, Vaccines, and Industrial Enzymes
01/28/19 07:17 PM EST
UCLA researchers have developed polymers that stabilize proteins for industrial or therapeutic use more effectively than existing methods. The polymers are easily broken down by the body, so they can be used to deliver drugs in patients without causing an immune response or reducing the drug’s activity.

Transparent Conducting Oxide Film – Indium Tin Oxide Alternative
11/26/18 01:40 PM EST
Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) is used as a transparent conducting oxide film in electronics, displays, windows and other devices. A highly reproducible and scalable process for making an ITO alternative that is highly transparent and has superior conductivity has been developed.

Bioprinting of Hybrid Tissue Engineering Constructs
11/26/18 01:18 PM EST
Researchers in Dr. Yunzhi Peter Yang’s lab have developed a 3D printing technology that can be used to form hybrid multi-material constructs incorporating a wide spectrum of materials (rigid and soft) and bioagents (such as cells and growth factors) with controlled spatial distribution across the hybrid structure.

A Wearable Microwave Meta-Skin with Tunable Frequency Selective and Cloaking Effects
11/26/18 12:57 PM EST
This technology is a multi-layered metamaterial-based “skin” that includes an array of liquid metal split ring resonators embedded in a stretchable elastomer, which can be used to benefit many electromagnetic applications.

Thermally Cured Thermoset Polymer Materials for Additive Manufacturing
11/26/18 12:50 PM EST
This technology provides on-demand thermal curing of polymer systems using nanoscale materials to efficiently convert light to heat. The conversion results in extreme temperatures near the nanoscale materials, which greatly enhances the rate of polymerization, achieving billion-fold enhancements of polymerization rates while preserving desired chemical control over the final products.