Latest technologies from University of South Carolinahttp://techfinder.sc.eduBe the first to know about the latest inventions and technologies available from University of South Carolinaen-USMon, 24 Jul 2017 11:43:47 GMTFri, 21 Jul 2017 12:28:32 GMThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rsstechnology@sc.eduCopyright 2017, University of South CarolinaNanotechnology for Metal Remediation in the Environmenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25739Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:28:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25739Photovoltaic Cell Energy Harvesting from Fluorescent Lightshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25673Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:17:03 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25673Acoustic Black Hole ABH Sensorhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25671Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:26:36 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25671On-Demand Sweating-Boosted Air Cooled Heat-Pipe Condensershttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25670Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:34:13 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25670A Self-forming Membrane for High-flux and Selective Electrochemistry-based CO2 Capturehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25656Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:30:08 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25656Preparation of Metallocene-Containing Cationic Polymers for Anion Exchange Applicationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25612Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:59:04 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25612Voltage Tunable Solar-Blind UV Detector Using EG/SiC Bipolar Photo-Transistorhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25610Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:42:52 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25610Automated Device for Spinal Rod Contouringhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25513Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:12:41 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25513Surface Grafted HIPE Foams for Chemical Separationshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25475Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:30:58 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25475Use of a Newly Discovered Pimarane Diterpenoid for Wound Healinghttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25474Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:53:58 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25474Use of a Newly Discovered Abietane Diterpenoid for Cancer Treatmenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25473Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:51:51 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25473Use of a Newly Discovered Pimarane Diterpenoid for Cancer Treatmenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25472Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:20:16 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25472Use of a Newly Discovered Sesterterpenoid for Cancer Treatmenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25471Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:19:22 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25471Stethoscope With Extended Body Sounds Detectionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25448Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:07:17 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25448Inhibins as Novel and Targetable Regulators of Angiogenesishttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25281Fri, 12 May 2017 13:39:02 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25281Polyamide/Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Oxide Quantum Dots (N-GOQD) Thin Film Nanocomposite Reverse Osmosis Membranes for High Flux Desalinationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25277Fri, 12 May 2017 08:59:07 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25277Laser Line Directional System for 3D-Anatomy Ultrasound Phantom Trainerhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25276Fri, 12 May 2017 08:51:12 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25276Passive Resonatorhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25232Mon, 08 May 2017 13:06:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25232Decellularization of Tissues Using Supercritical CO2http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25222Fri, 05 May 2017 07:41:30 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25222Detection of Smoking Gesture using Smart Watcheshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25164Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:24:55 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25164Multi-Chamber Pellet Die Systemhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25163Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:02:45 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25163Supercritical CO2 Extraction of Residual Glutaraldehyde From Crosslinked Collagenhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25160Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:11:16 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25160Drug Conjugated Nanogels in Microcapsule for Delayed Sustained Protein Deliveryhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25158Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:13:20 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25158Identify Structural Defect Geometric Features from Acoustic Emission Waveformshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25155Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:52:51 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25155Flange Connectors for Double Tee Beamshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25154Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:05:56 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25154Amine-Enhanced Graphene Oxide (GO) Membranes for CO2 Separationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25151Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:36:36 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25151Composition for In Situ Zonal Regeneration of Articular Cartilagehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25150Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:12:01 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25150Growth-Independent Inhibition of Aflatoxin Biosynthesis With Selected Silver Nanoparticleshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25145Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:39:40 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25145Basal Plane Dislocations Elimination and Conversion Below the Epilayer Interfacehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25144Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:37:43 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25144KeratATE Three-Dimensional Cell Culture Systemhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25143Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:34:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25143Transfer-free Synthesis of High Quality Molybdenum Disulfide Thin Filmshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25142Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:33:03 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25142Metallocene-Boronic Acid-Containing Compounds and Copolymers as Antimicrobial Agentshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25141Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:21:25 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25141Left-Right Gene Expression Signature for Triple Negative Breast Cancerhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25140Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:03:04 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25140Using Mosquito Proteins to Create Dengue Virus Transmission-blocking Vaccineshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25074Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:52:11 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25074Tuning of Persistent Micelleshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25035Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:29:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/25035Non-Newtonian Materials for the Prevention of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuryhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/24932Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:53:50 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/24932Targeting G3BP Proteins to Accelerate Nerve Regenerationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/24550Tue, 07 Mar 2017 13:17:16 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/24550New Tetragen Scintillatorshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/24549Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:45:04 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/24549New Deployment Method for Use of Nanotechnology for Oil Remediationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/24017Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:48:43 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/24017Direct Synthesis Of Hydrocarbons From Co-Electrolysis In Micro Tubular Reactorhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23991Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:07:52 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23991Devitalized Cell Microsheets for Growth Factor Release and Immune Regulationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23966Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:20:21 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23966Photocrosslinkable Keratin-based Hydrogel for Cell Encapsulationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23963Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:21:19 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23963Wireless Assessment of Damage During Manufacturinghttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23960Mon, 06 Feb 2017 08:49:03 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23960Rapid and Robust Porous Polymers Enabled by New Etch Chemistryhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23886Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:53:46 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23886Growth Of Human Cancers In Peromyscushttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23885Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:41:47 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23885Preparation of Maleate and Maleimide Monomers and Polymers from Triglycerideshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23878Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:22:23 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23878Xanthohumol Modulates Calcium Signaling in Rat Ventricular Myocytes: Possible Antiarrhythmic Propertieshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23877Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:00:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23877Tunable Nanomaterials by Templating from Kinetically-trapped Polymer Micelleshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23875Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:57:49 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23875Method to Fabricate Micro-channel Array Structured Micro-tubular Solid Oxide Cellshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23685Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:06:54 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/23685Bypass Switch for High Voltage DC Systemshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22855Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:22:58 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22855Multi-sealant System for Improved Shingle Resistance to Separationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22850Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:04:09 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22850Drug Releasing Polymer Implants for the Treatment of Metabolic Disordershttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22848Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:53:18 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22848A Scaled-up Nanotechnological Method for Separation of Oil/Water Mixtures using Flow-through Synthesishttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22847Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:49:12 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22847Accelerated Test Protocols for SOFC Cathodeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22846Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:35:38 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22846Methodology/System for Reforming Liquid Fuel to Tailor Engine Combustion-Emissionshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22845Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:29:36 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22845BK Channels as Non-Genomic Estrogen Targets for Overactive Bladderhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22347Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:46:59 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22347Force Estimation and Event Localization using Structural Vibrationshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22345Reference #: 01180 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for an algorithm for force estimation and localization of impacts to any structure. Invention Description: The subject invention enables location and force estimation of an impact anywhere within/on a structure (e.g. office building), using an algorithm that analyzes vibrations caused by an impact. Advantages and Benefits:The algorithm for FEEL (force estimation and event localization) offers a number of advantages including: Accurate estimation (99% confidence interval that force is within -2% +/- 1.3%) of...Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:28:54 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22345Preparation of Thermoplastic Epoxidized Polymers and Thermosetting Materials from Triglycerideshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22344Reference #: 01203The University of South Carolina is offering licensing for a method of preparation of thermoplastic epoxidized polymers and thermosetting materials from triglycerides. Background: Epoxidized soybean oils are commercially available and have been used as plasticizers in plastic industry. However, the preparation and application of epoxy resins from plant oils is still limited, due to the poor mechanical properties. This invention solves this problem detailing an alternative process/method for preparing epoxidized polymers. Invention Description:The subject invention is a simple...Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:18:14 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22344Suppression of Self-Pulsing Regime of DC-driven Microplasma Dischargehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22343Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:10:44 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22343Syngas Generator: Carbon Gasification Assisted Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cellhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22340Reference #: 01179 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a syngas generator that provides efficient and eco-friendly utilization of coal/biomass and CO2 to produce clean fuel and store energy. Invention Description: The subject invention is a carbon gasification (CG) assisted solid oxide electrolysis cell that can efficiently convert steam and carbon dioxide to syngas as a means of electricity storage and carbon dioxide utilization. This device also provides an eco-friendly and efficient way to use carbon-containing sources, such as coal and biomass, achievin...Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:51:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22340Distance Learning: Invention for Student Activities via Robotic Telepresence Interactionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22339Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:37:47 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22339Improvement and Optimization of Lentiviral Vectors for CRISPR/Cas9 Deliveryhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22329Reference #: 01175 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for an all-in-one CRISPR/Cas9 delivery platform with significant upregulation in vector production efficiency and gene expression. Invention Description: The subject invention is a delivery platform for use in gene editing that includes a relatively short, highly efficient promoter that drives transcription of a nucleic acid sequence that encodes a gene-editing molecule, e.g., either a gRNA or a nuclease. In conjunction with this promoter, the vector includes one or more transcription factor binding eleme...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:17:50 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22329Optical Displacement Sensing System Utilizing Edge Diffractionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22328Sun, 26 Jun 2016 18:09:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22328Isotopically labeled three layer core-shell nanoparticleshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22327Reference #: 01100 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for novel isotopically-enriched core-shell nanoparticles to quantify the respective roles of the particle and the ion from particle dissolution in bioaccumulation. Invention Description: Nanoparticles of between 10-50 nm in size can be made of pure metals or their oxides, alloys of two more metals (or oxides) or as core-shell nanoparticles. In this case, there are two layers of metals (or their oxides) which are pure phases of that component in each layer. The subject invention uses three layers and labels ...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 17:59:50 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22327A Reproducible Sample Preparation Method for Quantitative Stain Detectionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22326Reference #: 01146The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a method that allows liquid stains to be created on fabric in a reproducible and constant manner that greatly reduces unwanted variability between samples of different dilution or fabric type.Invention Description: The subject invention is a stain-barrier that can be easily applied to fabric samples to limit the amount of fabric with which the deposited liquid is able to interact. This stain barrier greatly reduces unwanted variability between samples of different dilution or fabric type so that limits o...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:32:10 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22326MicroRNA-155 Enhances the Efficacy of Dendritic Cell Vaccine for Cancerhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22325Reference #: 01197The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for nanoparticle delivery tools (microRNA transfection) that enhance the efficacy of dendritic cell vaccines for cancer.Background:In anti-tumor immunity, dendritic cells (DCs) capture, process, and present tumor antigens to T cells, initiating a tumoricidal response. However, DCs are often dysfunctional due to their exposure to the tumor microenvironment (TME) as a result, dendritic cell vaccines developed for many cancers including breast cancer as immunotherapies have been ineffective. However, microRNA-1...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:23:48 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22325Cysteine-Modifying Substrate Analogue Inhibitors of Ribose 5-Phosphate Isomerasehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22324Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:04:18 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22324Polymer-protein Core-shell Particles as Effective Vaccine Delivery Vehicleshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22322Reference #: 01168The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a method to formulate protein-based antigens, especially glycoproteins-based antigens that enhance in vivo immune responses.Invention Description:The subject invention describes a novel vaccine delivery system using a self-assembled nanoparticle system. Protein-based antigens self assemble with proprietary, biocompatible polymers to form core-shell nanoparticles. Such nanoassemblies can induce much stronger immune responses as observed from in vivo studies.Potential Applications:Vaccine development...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:47:02 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22322Beamforming and Steering in Plate-Like Anisotropic Structureshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22321Reference #: 01166The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a phased array technique to rapidly inspect damage in large composite structures. It may be used to assess the quality of composites in product design and manufacturing processes.Invention Description:The subject invention describes a phased array technique that allows rapid inspection of large areas of composite material. Compared to the traditional methods, which are designed for isotropic metallic structures, this invention offers a revolutionary approach for rapid damage inspection in composites. It...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:36:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22321Manufacture of Fiber Reinforced Engineering Thermoplastic Filament for 3D Printinghttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22320Reference #: 01164 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for fiber reinforced thermoplastic parts composed of continuous filament. Invention Description: The subject invention allows the controlled manufacture of continuous fiber reinforced plastic filament. This filament can be used in combination with a dedicated 3D printer to print continuous fiber reinforced parts which are superior to the unreinforced plastic parts printed with the current generation of 3D printers. Advantages and Benefits: Current printers allow printing of continuous fiber polymer but so f...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:40:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22320Integrated Robotic 3D Printing System for (Fiber Reinforced) Polymer Partshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22319Reference #: 01157 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for an integrated 3D printing system to multi-axial composite parts. Invention Description: The subject invention is a 3D printer that can print thin composite parts with continuous fibers in multiple directions. The printer allows the production of thin-walled, carbon fiber-reinforced parts without the use of positive or negative molds. It combines the advantages of traditional 3D printing with plastics with the strength and stiffness of composite parts produced with methods such as vacuum injection. Pot...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:14:45 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22319Reproducible Sample Preparation Using 3D Printinghttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22318Reference #: 01152 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities a method of 3D printing polymer boundaries that allows fast preparation of reproducible sampling areas on the fabric substrate sample materials while minimizing variability. Invention Description: The subject invention is a reproducible sample preparation method for 3D printed polymer rings that provide boundaries on different fabric types to hold liquid samples up to 500 uL. This allows liquid samples with different dilutions to spread uniformly within the same area. In addition, the rings also differe...Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:51:52 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/22318Repeat PSA screening for virulent prostate cancerhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/21428Fri, 12 Feb 2016 12:30:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/21428Targeting Cancer Stem Cells By Metformin To Treat Malignant Neuroblastomahttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/21036Reference #: 01167 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a metformin-based drug formulation (alone or in combination with other existing drugs) to inhibit cancer metastasis and treat pediatric cancers such as neuroblastoma.Invention Description: The subject invention utilizes metformin to induce apoptotic cell death in neuroblastoma stem cells that cause tumor growth. It also inhibits the self-renewal and differentiation potential of new neuroblastoma stem cells to prevent the further occurrence and progression.Advantages and Benefits: Metformin is cost effec...Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:59:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/21036Polydopamine Coated PLGA Nanoparticle for Photothermal Therapyhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/20927Reference #: 01169 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a biodegradable, photothermal-responsive nanoparticle that can be used for disease therapy, drug delivery, and other biomedical applications.Invention Description: The subject invention is a dual-functional, photothermal nanoparticle that not only delivers therapeutic agents to a target within the body but also generates heat under exposure to near-infrared (NIR) irradiation. The hybrid nanoparticle uses FDA-approved materials and includes a poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) core and a polydopamine s...Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:12:26 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/20927Ceramic Nanofiltration Membranes Prepared by Molecular Layer Depositionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/20925Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:30:22 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/20925Anti-diabetic Activity of Ciclopiroxhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/20924Reference #: 01154 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for using Ciclopirox to treat diabetes and other conditions that involve the loss of glucose homeostasis.Invention Description: The subject invention is a novel use of Ciclopirox (also known as CPX, Loprox, or Ciclodan), an antibiotic used for fungal infections, to modulate glucose homeostasis, thereby regulating blood sugar levels that are responsible for many symptoms associated with diabetes. Potential Applications: CPX may be used for the treatment of diabetes, including but not limited to type I diabet...Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:23:59 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/20924Anti-Ccl8 Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancerhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/20923Reference #: 01150 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a novel therapy that slows breast cancer metastasis by interfering with Ccl8, a protein instrumental to cancer cell dissemination.Invention Description: The subject invention identifies the cytokine Ccl8 as a protein that is released by the stromal cells in response to signals produced by cancer cells, especially breast cancers that are triple negative (i.e Her2-, ER-, and PR-). Disrupting Ccl8 activity inhibits cancer cell migration thus providing a strategy to inhibit breast cancer metastasis. Potenti...Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:02:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/20923The Preparation of Brain Targeted Nanoparticle and its Applicationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/19990Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:27:01 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/19990Pulsatile Perfusion Bioreactor Mimics, Controls, and Optimizes Blood Vessel Mechanicshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/19989Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:20:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/19989Optically Switched Graphene/4H-SiC Junction Bipolar Transistor (G-SiC BJT)http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/19712Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:25:04 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/19712The Preparation of Polymeric Prodrug of Disulfiram and its Applicationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17968Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:33:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17968Therapeutic Inhibitors of Hexokinase and Glucokinasehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17947Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:48:26 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17947Schottky Barrier Detection Devices Having a 4H-SiC n-Type Epitaxial Layerhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17896Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:20:06 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17896Assessment of Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concretehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17895Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:03:20 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17895Hot Microcantilever-Based Selective Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Sensorhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17859Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:57:43 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17859<![CDATA[Novel Materials & Methods to Create Defined Architectures in Hydrogels]]>http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17842Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:18:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17842Supported, Bimetallic Nanoparticles for Selective Catalysishttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17767Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:48:07 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17767Preparation Of Chemicals, Monomers And Polymeric Materials From Triglycerideshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17704Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:01:40 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17704Multiple Copolymer Systems as Templates for Block Copolymer Nanolithographyhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17697Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:43:02 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17697Preparation Of Conjugated Aromatic/Heteroaromatic Oligomer-Containing Dielectric Polymers And Their Applicationshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17695Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:42:52 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17695Direct Piezoelectric Fabrication of 3D Structureshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17671Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:13:36 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17671Vapor Nanobubble Generation and Flows Enabled by Novel Superhydrophilic Bi-porous Interfaceshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17667Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:22:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17667Development of Polyvinylpyrrolidone Grafted Nanoparticles using New RAFT Agenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17636Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:29:16 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17636Cortical-Bone-Like Microtubular Laminated Composite Scaffold Compositionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17635Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:29:12 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17635Micellar Degradable Hydroxy Acid Chain Extended Polyethylene Glycol Hydrogelhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17634Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:29:08 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17634Means of Facial and/or Ocular Infection Avoidancehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17592Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:04:46 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17592Polymer/Copper Combination for Cancer Targeted Therapyhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17589Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:43:46 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17589A Novel Method of Preparing Lipamino Acids and Lipopeptideshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17582Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:20:13 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17582Scalable and Highly Repeatable Fabrication of Low Cost, Ultrathin Graphene Oxide Membranes for Highly Selective Gas Separationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17573Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:49:58 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17573Preparation of Gold/Silica Hybrid Nanoparticle and Its Applicationshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17492Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:14:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17492Beam-Steering High-Gain MIMO Antenna Array for Handheld Wireless Terminalshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17408Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:00:09 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17408Marsh Restoration by Resuspension of Sediment by Hydraulic Jethttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17392Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:11:11 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17392Superior lithium ion battery electrode and methods for fabricating suchhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17391Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:11:09 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/17391Synthesis of an Iron Analog of a Zeolitehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/16017Reference #: 01101 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a new class of complete iron-based, zeolite analogs with three-dimensional frameworks.Invention Description:The subject invention represents the first examples of a zeolitic iron framework structure. These synthesized crystals are complete iron analogs of the basic zeolite known as sodalite. The presence of the transition element iron introduces electronic and magnetic properties to the iron-based zeolite crystal structure since the tetrahedral sites are all occupied by iron rather than by aluminum or s...Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:07:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/16017Method of operating hydrogen pumps with high concentration hydrogen sulfideshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15689Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:24:35 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15689Partial Oxidation of Methane (POM) Assisted Solid Oxide Electrolysishttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15687Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:08:01 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15687Cyclodextrin Functionalized Nanoparticles for Quenching Bacterial Communicationshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15671Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:09:55 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15671A Novel Chemically Stable Ceramic-Metal Composite Membrane For Hydrogen Separationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15670Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:07:05 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15670Use of cannabinoids in treating SEB-mediated toxicity and diseasehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15619Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:55:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15619Catalyst Technology for One-Step Upgrading of Biomass-Derived Chemicalshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15517Reference #: 01019 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for novel catalyst technology for biofuel production.Invention Description: The subject invention is a catalyst technology that combines the traditional method of removing oxygen from carbohydrates required for liquid fuels and the traditional method for forming long-chain molecules present in gasoline and diesel fuels into a single process that does not require liquid phase operations.Potential Applications: Biofuel production (e.g. liquid carbon production)Advantages and Benefits: 1. Scalable, single step...Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:19:04 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15517Presaturation of Supercritical CO2 with Water for Decellularization of Matriceshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15493Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:25:01 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15493Poly Alkyl (Meth)acrylates-Grafted Nanoparticles and Polyolefin Nanocompositeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15492Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:15:38 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15492Polyisoprene Grafted Nanoparticleshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15491Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:06:19 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15491Ultra-efficient Two-phase Evaporators/Boilers Enabled by Nano-tip-Induced Boundary Layershttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15490Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:58:59 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15490Low Cost Multi-Mode Structural Health Monitor with Radiation Sensing Functionalityhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15486Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:13:19 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15486Quantitative Acoustic Contrast Tomography for Studying Fungal Growth and Toxicityhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15485Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:56:44 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15485Cracking of Platform Chemicals to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15478Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:38:17 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15478The preparation of triple responsive nanogel system and its applicationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15470Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:37:44 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/15470METALLOCENE-CONTAINING CATIONIC COMPOUNDS AND POLYMERS LOADED WITH ANTIBIOTICS AS ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTShttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14162 Reference #: 01060 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this novel method of utilizing systems to target drug resistant bacteria. Invention Description: The present invention uses cationic metallocene derivatives to promote the effects of traditional antibiotics against a broad spectrum of bacterial pathogens including drug resistant bacteria. These materials have excellent effects against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, including various kinds of multidrug-resistant bacteria including Staphylococcus, Enterobacteriaceae, Haemophilus influenzae, N...Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:38:51 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14162Emodin as a Therapy for Metastatic Cancershttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14109Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:46:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14109SEE-THROUGH ENCLOSURE FOR HANDHELD DEVICEShttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14004Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:41:15 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14004Engineered Matrix for Enriching Malignant Cancer Stem Cellshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14002Reference #: 01067 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a novel system for testing cancer drugs. Invention Description: Cancer recurrence or relapse is related to a very small population of highly-malignant and metastasizing cancer stem cells that have the ability initiate, propagate, and maintain the cancer tissue. This invention is a material composition that allows the growth and survival of cancer initiating/stem cells, or those cancer cells that are resistant to therapy. When any cancer cell line is embedded in the material composition of this invention...Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:35:28 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14002Engineered Matrix for Enriching Malignant Cancer Stem Cellshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14003Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:35:28 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/14003Sparstolonin B in Neuroblastoma Treatmenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13830Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:20:59 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13830Adding Sounds to Simulated Ultrasound Examinationshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13828Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:12:41 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13828Ultrasound Loop Controlhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13826Fri, 01 Nov 2013 08:04:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13826Fabrication of Magnetic Nanoparticles with A New Technologyhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13814Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:13:04 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13814High Frequency Microbubble-switched Oscillations Modulated by Microfluidic Transistorshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13813Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:09:27 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13813Leukocyte miRNAs as biomarkers for endometriosishttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13812Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:48:05 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13812Novel phosphonate/phosphonic acid RAFT agents and monomer designhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13621Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:29:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13621Control Algorithm for Protection Circuit for DC Power Distribution Systemshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13456Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:40:39 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13456Method of Growing High Quality Epitaxial Graphene with Thickness Controllabilityhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13455Reference #:  01008The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a method of achieving thin to thick graphene from a few monolayers to several microns with excellent surface morphology and uniformity, the combination of which is not realizable by other techniques.Invention Description:The subject invention is a novel method of growing epitaxial graphene by changing the silicon loss mechanism necessary for subsequent C-rich layers to form. This allows thickness and electronic properties to be controlled simultaneously, breaking the fundamental trade-off between crysta...Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:32:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13455Preparation of Nanogel Cocktail and its applicationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13445Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:33:52 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13445An Automated ISFET-Based Ion Channel Screening Systemhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13422Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:41:35 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13422Purification of colloidal nanocrystals by gel permeation chromatographyhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13421Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:40:00 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13421Thermographic Imaging of Chemical Contrast via Differential Heatinghttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13238Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:07:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13238Anion-paired cationic metallocene-containing compounds and polymers as antimicrobial agentshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13135 Reference #: 01016 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for new types of cationic organometallic compounds and metal-containing polymers, or "metallopolymers," for drug-resistant, antimicrobial applications. Invention Description: The subject invention demonstrates the utilization of cationic metallocene moeities that exhibit antimicrobial properties when paired with a variety of different anions. These organometallic molecules and their charged metallopolymers inhibit a broad spectrum of pathogens, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and many ki...Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:17:47 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/13135Enhanced Ultrasound Probehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12935 Reference #: 00953 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a novel medical device that simultaneously conducts auscultatory and ultrasound examinations, allowing for more accurate diagnostic assessments. Background: Traditionally, physicians and other healthcare professionals use stethoscopes to listen to sounds generated by the heart, lungs, and other internal organs while separately using ultrasonography to create images of the organs being examined. Current ultrasound images do not include sounds from auscultations. Invention Description: This technology is...Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:09:09 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12935Switch Sanitizing Devicehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12934 Reference #: 01009 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for devices that automatically sanitize switch surfaces using UV germicidal radiation to prevent transfer of communicable diseases from contaminated switch surfaces. Invention Description: The present invention addresses the need for sanitization or decontamination of the contact areas of manual switches by providing a localized source of germicidal electromagnetic radiation that is directed toward said contact surfaces via novel routing and shielding of said radiation. The device is designed in such a wa...Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:09:09 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12934Self-Healing Catalysts for Oxidative Environmentshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12933Reference #: 01031The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a method of synthesizing self-healing catalysts that eliminate the need for periodic regeneration caused by catalyst deactivation.Invention Description:The subject invention achieves self-healing functionality by carefully controlling crystallographic facets exposed on the active catalyst surface to promote the reduction of oxidized species that cause deactivation.Potential Applications:Extending catalyst lifetimes in many catalytic reactions, such as CO2 mitigation and biomass upgrading, during which wa...Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:09:06 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12933Novel Glucose Sensing Fluid for Continuous Glucose Monitoringhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12097 Reference #: 00685 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a new system for continuing glucose monitoring. This technology helps to treat and control diabetes and its serious complications, which can lead to premature. Potential Applications: The system can be used as part of the successful treatment and control of diabetes. Advantages and Benefits: Provides for continuous monitoring of blood glucose levels Uses a stable, biocompatible sensing fluid in a previously developed microelectromechanical system Provides accurate and highly specific response i...Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:37:49 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12097High-throughput Cell-free Assay for Detection of Quorum Sensing Signals, Acyl-Homoserine Lactones (AHLs)http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12096Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:51:52 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12096Method and Apparatus for Online and Selective Measurement of Gas Permeation Through Polymer Filmshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12071Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:00:19 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12071Designing Infant and Toddler Environments (chapters 5-15)http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12012 Reference # 00852 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology. Potential Applications: BASICspaces improves the quality of spaces where children grow, learn, and play. Advantages and Benefits: BASICspaces has already improved the quality of over 80 child care centers in South Carolina. Invention Description: BASICspaces is a three-pronged early care and education intervention program that improves the quality of spaces where children grow, learn, and play. The project, which stands for Building Academic Success in Childhood Spaces, is grounded in ...Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:00:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/12012Disposable Handlehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11831Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:33:39 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11831Sterility barrier for ultrasound guided procedureshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11830 Reference #: 00987 Background: Frequently, ultrasound procedure kits are used for sterility purposes to prevent infection when skin puncture is necessary for ultrasound guided procedures. These kits can include a sterile ultrasound probe cover, sterile gel, and drape, but are expensive and time consuming to use. Ultrasound trained practitioners who routinely perform procedures such as removing fluid from the lungs or an arthritis joint or placing medicine into a joint need to have some way to prevent contamination of the sterile area of the skin puncture site to prevent infection. Instead of ...Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:33:39 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11830Transparent silicone based nanocomposites filled with inorganic nanofillershttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11829 Reference #: 00992 Background: Compared with pure silicone polymer, silicone-based nanocomposites can realize enhanced mechanical, thermal, electric, dielectric and optical properties by adding functional inorganic nanofillers. However, the incompatibility between inorganic nanofillers and an organic matrix normally leads to large agglomerates of the inorganic nanofillers within the polymer matrix. The agglomeration leads to a loss in optical transparency and severely limits the use of these materials in optical applications. This is especially true for silicone nanocomposites because the sur...Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:33:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11829An Intelligent Concrete-Embeddable ICE Sensing Waferhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11768 Reference #: 00909 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for an intelligent sensing wafer capable of monitoring the integrity of concrete structures by using ultrasonic waves to detect, locate, and assess defects. This inexpensive, low profile, and durable device can be embedded or mounted to provide up-to-date monitoring and diagnosis for the operational life of the structure. Invention Description: The subject invention is a device for performing ultrasonic damage detection in concrete structures using embedded thin piezoelectric wafer for the transmission an...Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:18:39 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11768Bio-inspired Polymeric Additive for Strength and Deformability Enhancement of Cementitious Compositeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11767Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:18:38 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11767Ortho-acylation Method for Synthesis of Xanthones and Sparstolonin B (SsnB) Derivativeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11711 Reference #: 00989 Invention Description: The subject invention is a novel one-step, high yielding ortho-acylation reaction of phenols capable of synthesizing xanthones under considerably mild conditions. Background: Xanthones are important structural units in organic chemistry and widely present in natural products. Their derivatives show diverse physicochemical and pharmacological properties including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antineoplastic, and vasodilator. Furthermore, xanthones are important intermediates for synthesizing Sparstolonin B (SsnB), an effective anti...Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:10:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11711Surface coating of plant virus particles and polymers to probe cellular behaviorshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11710Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:10:30 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11710Risk of Loss Analysis and Mapping of Coastal Wetland Habitathttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11492Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:33:38 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11492Compositions of Degradable Salt-Responsive Copolymershttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11480 Reference #: 00974 Invention Description: The subject invention is a method of making salt-responsive, water-dispersible, 100% biodegradable, cationic co-polymers and their applicability as binder compositions. The invention provides an entirely new approach to develop new binder compositions for personal care products such as baby diapers, incontinence products, tissues and wet wipes, and feminine hygiene products. Successful implementation of these polymers will enable replacement of some non-degradable acrylic polymers used as the standard today. Advantages and Benefits: The copolymers ha...Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:45:43 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11480Method and Apparatus for Improved Mixing of Solid, Liquid or Gaseous Material and Combinations Thereofhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11448Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:40:22 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11448III-V Nitride Microcantilever based Photoacoustic Biosensorhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11398Reference #: 00978 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this novel biosensor for use in detecting cancer cells in blood samples.Invention Description:The subject invention is a highly sensitive and miniaturized biochip sensor capable of detecting a single melanoma cancer cell in circulating blood samples. The pre-clinical and clinical applications in detecting cancer metastasis and prognosis are extensive. The biochip sensor utilizes the photo-acoustic detection technique to differentiate cancer cells from other cells present in blood in a label-free manner,...Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:01:58 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11398III-V Nitride Microcantilever based Nuclear and Radiological Sensorhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11397Reference #: 00979The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this novel, cost-effective system used in identifying radioactive fission gasses.Invention Description:The subject invention is a portable sensor system developed for identifying radioactive fission gases. It addresses the drawbacks of current state-of-the-art systems and facilitates easy and widespread monitoring for safe and clean nuclear operations. The detection of radioactive fission gases, 129I, 133Xe, and 85Kr, involves utilizing the high sensitivity and versatile detection capability of radiation...Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:40:59 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11397Hydrolysis reactor for hydrogen productionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11394 Reference #: 00677 Invention Description: This technology deals with the production of hydrogen using hydrides. It is a method and reactor configuration for treating a chemical hydride with water at an elevated temperature to cause a reaction (hydrolysis) between the hydride and the water to produce hydrogen. The technology is also a novel method for delivering a hydride to a reaction zone in a manner that allows rapid reaction of a hydride with water to produce hydrogen. Advantages and Benefits: This technology does not require acid or a heterogeneous catalyst for hydrolysis to occur. It p...Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:31:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11394Dietary Inflammatory Indexhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11368 Reference#: 00984 Invention Description: The subject invention is a Dietary Inflammatory Index. The DII is a new tool for assessing the inflammatory potential of diet that can be applied to any population in which dietary data have been collected. It also has the potential to be used for evaluating and guiding individuals in setting dietary goals to decrease levels of inflammation and possibly reduce the risk of certain chronic conditions. Advantages and Benefits: Even though other dietary indices exist, this invention is the first known literature-based index to focus primarily on the inf...Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:42:14 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11368Soft Reclosing Method for Service Restoration in a Power Systemhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11315 Reference#: 00976 Invention Description: This invention is a process for using inverter-coupled local energy storage to softly restart an industrial power network after a grid outage. The soft restart process eliminates a number of problems commonly associated with simply reclosing a circuit breaker -- problems such as large inrush currents, motor torque pulsations, and voltage dips on the power line feeding the plant. The soft restart process applies a specific protocol to pre-energize or rapidly re-energize the network while still in islanded mode, and then to reclose the circuit breaker on...Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:46:01 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/11315Glycomics Tools and Diagnostics: Novel Peptide-Based Borono-Lectin (PBLs) Sugar Sensorshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10971Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:45:53 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10971Optimized Embedded Ultrasonic Structural Radar (EUSR) System with Piezoelectric Wafer Activee Sensors (PWAS) Phased Arrays for In-situ Wide-area Damage Detection during SHM and NDEhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10968Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:45:48 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10968Novel Solar Array Configuration for Enhanced Power Generationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10966Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:45:45 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10966Pulse electrodeposition of Platinum for PEMFC Electrodes using Wetting Agenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10965Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:45:44 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10965Nanoscale Spintronic Chemical Sensorhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10964Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:45:44 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10964Novel Electrocatalyst Support and Catalyst Supported Thereonhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10963Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:31:27 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10963Tetrary gene delivery system for safe and efficient gene therapyhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10962Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:31:26 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10962Calculational Procedures for Entropy Metrics for Internet Networkshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10961 Reference #: 00546 Invention Description: The subject invention is a method for the reduction of large network connection matrices to far less numbers of variables, thus constituting an invention of new "entropy matrices for the network". Potential Applications: The use of such intellectual property or technology is for the classification and tracking of the behavior of complex systems over time to identify failures, attacks, major structural changes in the topology, and other variance within Internet Networks. Advantages and Benefits: Reduction of large networks to a few representative param...Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:31:25 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10961Novel Electrolytic Production of Hydrogenhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10960 Reference #: 00482 Invention Description: The hydrogen economy is viewed by many as the world's long-term solution to our energy needs. An example of how hydrogen would be used in this new economy is via proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. PEM fuel cells operating on pure hydrogen have excellent energy and power capabilities. However, producing pure hydrogen from water using electrolysis is not economical. This invention involves a new process for combining electrolysis and thermal chemistry to economically produce hydrogen. Advantages and Benefits: The current production of hydrogen ...Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:31:24 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10960Design and Integrated Circuit Implementation of a Driver Circuit for GaN HFETshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10938Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10938Graphite as NO2 Sensor Using Surface Work Function Changeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10936 Reference #: 00645 Invention Description: This invention is a novel sensor based on electromechanical principles using a resonant microcantilever. It can be used for detecting volatile chemicals, toxic gases, and bio-agents. The technology is based on a highly economical film deposition technique on a substrate (as opposed to the cantilever that is normally used) to create a surface that is highly sensitive and selective to various target gases. Potential Applications: This invention will be used for toxic gas sensing, pollution control, bio-hazard detection, and counter terrorism/homeland ...Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10936Poly (lactide-co-glycolide fumarate) Copolymer Networks as a Bioresorbable In-situ Crosslinkable Scaffold for Tissue Regenerationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10935Reference #:  00504The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for the development of novel macromers used for tissue regeneration.Invention Description:This invention involves the development of novel PLA, PGA and PLGA macromers. These macromers can be formed into a paste and are able to conform to the shape of irregular defects or made into viscous liquid compositions for injection into defects in minimally invasive procedures. The invention also features the addition of unsaturated reactive groups to the short polymer chains for in situ crosslink-ability.Advantages ...Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10935Synthesis of a Highly Crystalline, Covalently Linked Porous Networkhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10934Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10934A Novel Screen of PAD4 Inhibitorshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10933 Reference #: 00689 Invention Description: The subject invention is an Activity-Based Protein Profiling (ABPP) assay in which a potential inhibitor compound competes with rhodamine-conjugated fluoroamidine to bind to PAD4. Fluorescence is measured to determine an estimate of the amount of fluorescent protein arginine deiminase 4 that is present in the assay. Potenttial Applications: Protein Arginine Deiminase 4 (PAD4) is a leading target for the development of a Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) pharmaceutical. Advantages and Benefits: Overcomes the limitations of commonly used PAD4 assays by elimi...Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10933(Disease Resistance) - A Method of Enhancing Systemic Acquired Resistance in Plantshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10932Reference #:  00194The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this method of generating tobacco plants that are less susceptible infection.Invention Description:This invention specifically provides an alternate use for the booster sequence in tobacco plants.  The use of the booster sequence will suppress the immune system (post transcriptional gene silencing) but its supplication to plant material also induces general and induced resistance to plant pathogens such as viruses or fungi.  (P1/HC-Pro lines have an enhanced Systemic Acquired Resistance response.)  In o...Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10932An endogenous regulator of RNA silencing in plantshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10930 Reference #: 00454 Invention Description: The subject technology is a technique or method for altering gene expression in plants by regulating an endogenous mechanism called RNA silencing (or RNA interference-RNAi). A certain transcription factor was discovered which, when overexpressed, delays the onset of RNA silencing, thus allowing longer expression of the silenced gene. Conversely, when the expression of this same transcription factor is decreased by various means, the plants silence more rapidly and more effectively. This invention includes the identification of a tobacco protein (terme...Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10930Method for Treating Osteoarthritis and Enhancing Wound Healing, Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Researchhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10927Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10927A Method and Apparatus for Slicing Hard, Brittle Materialshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10926Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:30 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10926Embedded-Ultrasonic Structural Radar (EUSR) with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors (PWAS) for Wide-Area Nondestructive Evaluation of Thin-Wall Structureshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10925Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:30 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10925Multi-dimensional Integrated Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS)http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10924 Reference #: 00681 Invention Description: The present invention is a novel Multidimensional Integrated Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS) which leads to the development of robust, versatile, and inexpensive sensors based on a nano-structured graphite and/or Graphene functionalization layer that can be put very easily and economically on a variety of substrates. The system uniquely integrates potentiometric and capacitive detection techniques with the commonly used amperometric technique for highly sensitive, expedient, and accurate detection of target molecules. Advantages and Benefits: Tr...Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:30 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10924Preparation of Improved Catalysts Used for PEM Fuel Cell Applications Using Electroless Depositionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10922Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:29 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10922Cartesianal Approach to Localized Electric Field Application and Harvesting Within a Continuous Mediumhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10921Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:27:29 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10921Energy Storage from Cotton Textileshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10775Tue, 11 Sep 2012 07:12:01 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10775Method of Making Homogeneously Porous Solid Matrix with Tunable Porosity and Pore Sizehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10412Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:18:17 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10412System to Reverse Engineer Computer Application Screenshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10410Tue, 04 Sep 2012 08:17:57 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10410PCR Primers for improved detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus thermostable direct hemolysin (TDH) and TDH-related hemolysin (TRH) geneshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10409Tue, 04 Sep 2012 08:17:53 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10409Development of a robust stereo calibration method for accurate digital image correlation measurements in submerged sceneshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10102Reference #: 00612The University of South Carolina is licensing a stereo calibration method for accurate digital image measurements in multi-media applications. This method allows users to employ standard optical equipment to measure accurately the motion and strain of an object immersed in a medium that is different from the one in which the measurement equipment is located. The method can be used with a variety of measurement systems and interfaces.Problem:It is difficult to measure motion and strain accurately for objects that are immersed in a medium that is different from the medium in wh...Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:21:36 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10102Dual secured therapeutic peptide delivery system for cancer therapyhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10085Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:53:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10085Mobile sensors for infrastructure monitoringhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10083 Reference #: 00789 Background: Smart sensors have the capability to communicate with other sensors and process information locally using their own wireless units and microprocessor. Smart sensor hardware has already been developed by other researchers and their capacities have been tested in real civil structures (Nagayama and Spencer, 2007; Lynch et al., 2004). Even though these studies have shown potential in substantially reducing the time and cost of instrumenting a structure, there are still some fundamental challenges faced by this technology such as battery life and overload of the com...Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:11:04 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10083M13 Bacteriophage as a chemoaddressable nanoparticle for sensing and cell culturinghttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10082 Reference #: 00749 Invention Description: The present invention is the use of M13 bacteriophage for cell targeting, cell imaging, drug delivery vehicle, and bio-scaffold able to direct cell growth. Potential Applications: Can be customized for various therapeutic applications: bio-imaging (use of fluorescent dyes, magnetic contrast imaging agents) cell targeting molecules (use of boronic acids, folic acid, antibodies) drugs at high local concentrations to increase detection sensitivity and efficacy for therapeutic applications Advantages and Benefits: Provides a wide array ...Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:11:01 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10082<![CDATA[Improved Method for Industrial Scale Micropropagation of Select Monocots (Arundo, Miscanthus & Scirpus) based on Sustained Totipotent Cell Cultures]]>http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10062Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:19:45 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10062CEMIA - Compact Electromechanical Impedance Analyzer for Structural Health Monitoringhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10060CEMIA - Compact Electromechanical Impedance Analyzer for Structural Health MonitoringThu, 16 Aug 2012 13:42:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10060Development of novel method for preparation of PEM fuel cell electrodeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10057Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:42:30 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10057StationView - (Comprehensive Management System for Managing the National Geodeic Survey Control Stations)http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10056StationView - (Comprehensive Management System for Managing the National Geodeic Survey Control Stations)Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:42:29 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10056Additive for Enhanced Hydrogen Adsorption/Desorption Kinetics in Complex Hydrideshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10055 Reference #: 00395 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology. Invention Description: This technology is a new method for producing doped metal hydride compounds that has been shown to improve hydrogen storage characteristics. Advantages and Benefits: The method is an improvement from the traditional ball milling techniques and achieves enhanced distribution and uniformity of materials. As a result, the composition is a fused combination of dopants and metal hydrides. The fused compositions have excellent physical stability and desirable absorptio...Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:42:28 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10055Reversible Hydrogen Storage materialshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10054Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:42:27 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10054A Method of Eliminating Forward Voltage Drift in SiC PiN and PN Diodeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10053Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:42:26 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10053Activity Based Protein Profiling Reagents for Protein Arginine Diminase 4 (PAD4): Synthesis and in vitro Evaluation of a Fluorescently-labeled probehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10052Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:42:25 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10052(HC PRO) - Plant Viral Genes Capable of Boosting the Replication of a Broad Range of Other Viruseshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10027Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:07:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10027(AMPLICON - HCP+) - A Method for High Level Expression of Gene Products in Plantshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10026Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:07:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10026Nondestructive Defect Delineation in SiC Wafers Using Optical Stress Techniquehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10025Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:07:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10025Synthesis of Functional Nanowires via Virus Assemblyhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10024Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:07:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10024Artificial Myocardiumhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10023Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:07:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10023A Method for Decomposing Toxic Organic Pollutantshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10022Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:07:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10022In-situ structural health monitoring, diagnostics, and prognostics system utilizing smart active sensors with embedded intelligence and wireless installationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10021Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:07:30 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10021Total Synthesis of (+)-Fusarochromanonehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10020Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:07:29 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/10020Co-based Catalysts Supported on Modified Carbon Substrates for PEMFC Cathodeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9925Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:16:27 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9925Quantitation of Gene Expression Using Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser-induced Fluorescence (CE-LIF)http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9924Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:16:26 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9924Metal-free Carbon Catalysts for Oxygen Electroreduction in PEMFC Cathodeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9923Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:16:26 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9923Polymer-Coated Silver Vanadium Oxide for High Performance Primary Lithium Batterieshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9922Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:06:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9922Method for Implementing MOC Classification via Streak Imaging of Particleshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9790 Reference #: 00906 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology. Potential Applications: Characterization or classification of phytoplankton Advantages and Benefits: Novel method for the characterization of phytoplankton-the method is able to characterize MOEs and mimic linear discriminant analysis (LDA) results based on plankton spectroscopy Invention Description: Phytoplanktons are the autotrophic components of the plankton community. They represent the basic organic compounds of natural waters. Their diagnosis and characterization are impo...Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:11:24 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9790High-Efficiency, Non-Toxic Scrubber for Removing Carbon Dioxide from Atmospheric Airhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9789 Reference #: 00712 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a high-efficiency and non-toxic CO2 scrubbing system configured to remove the variable CO2 in atmospheric air. Potential Applications: This technology can be used to improve efficiency and consistency of processes using CO2 scrubbing systems. Advantages and Benefits: Is highly efficient and non-toxic Provides for stringent control of pCO2 Removes the variable CO2 in atmospheric air Problem: Given the massive use of fossil fuels to provide energy for our world population, concerns about the ...Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:11:24 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9789(Micro-RNA) Manipulation of Gene Expression Via the Micro-RNA Pathwayhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9771 Reference #: 00346 The University of South Carolina is offering sub-licensing opportunities for a plant biotechnology for the regulation of gene expression by using miRNA pathways to silence deleterious or non-desired genes. Potential Applications This technology is useful in a variety of situations where it is desirable to control the expression of a specific gene in a plant. Advantages and Benefits: Can be used to increase the expression of beneficial or desired plant genes and decrease the expression of deleterious or undesired plant genes Provides an alternative to the use of RNA si...Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:47:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9771Novel Materials Development by Controllable Virus Assemblyhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9770 Reference #: 00711 Invention Description: The technology relates to the modification of bio-nanoparticles and proteins to generate the core-shell assemblies of virus-polymer nano-composites by a controlled assembly based on non-covalent interactions among polymers, viral particles, and proteins. Potential Applications: Bio-nanoparticles are ideal templates and scaffolds for generating nano-based materials with hierarchical structure. Hierarchical assemblies of nanoparticles to form core-shell nanostructure have potential applications ranging from drug delivery to photovoltaics, catalysis ...Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:40:53 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9770Prevention of Osteoarthritis and Other Pathological Calcificationshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9765 Reference #: 00698 Title: Prevention of Osteoarthritis and Other Pathological Calcifications The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a technology that advances the study and treatment of osteoarthritis and other pathological calcifications. Potential Applications: In addition to the treatment of osteoarthritis, chondrocalcinosis, and atherosclerosis, this technology can have applications in the areas of oncology, inflammation and virology. Advantages and Benefits: Provides a fully functional model of the first steps in protein-membrane interaction Lowe...Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:40:51 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9765A Method to Increase and Control Carrier Lifetime in SiChttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9764 Reference #: 00694 Invention Description: This invention is a method to use Silicon Carbide (SiC) epilayers for bipolar devices, which gives the user control of the carrier lifetime. Background: Until now, there has been no method for controlling or improving the carrier lifetime using the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). Carrier lifetime is a key parameter of bipolar devices. A long life is useful for modulating the conductivity, while a shorter lifetime is better for switching devices with lower switching losses. Therefore, it is incredibly important to have a controlled process where ...Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:40:51 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9764Specific Gene Polymorphisms in Cancer Disease Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatmenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9762 Reference #: 00687 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a direct nucleotide sequencing strategy that identifies polymorphisms of CD44, which may account for 80% of breast cancer cases. Potential Applications: This nucleotide sequencing strategy is used in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. Advantages and Benefits: Aids in the diagnosis of breast cancer at earlier stages leading to higher survivability Identifies CD44 polymorphism which may account for 80% of breast cancer cases Background: Currently, two breast cancer suscepti...Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:40:50 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9762 A Robust Paradigm for In Vitro Screening and Discovery of Drugs for the Prevention of Osteoarthritis and Pathological Biomineralization and Atherosclerosishttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9747Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:40:46 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9747Augmentation of cryoablation using a thermally responsive nanocapsule for controlled drug deliveryhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9737Reference #: 00782Invention Description:This invention is a product and method to integrate cryoablation with controlled drug delivery using a thermally responsive nanocapsule to achieve complete cancer destruction in the iceball and simultaneously minimize the systemic drug cytotoxicity. Because of characteristics specific to the nanocapsule, a significant drug release into the cytosol of cancer cells can be achieved under cryoablation, which can significantly augment cryoinjury to ensure complete destruction of the whole frozen tumor.Potential Applications:Augmented cryoablation has the pote...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9737A MOS-driver Compatible JFET Structure with Enhanced Gate Source Characteristicshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9736 Reference #: 00780 Invention Description: This invention is a modified Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) gate structure that allows the gate to be driven by a conventional Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) gate driver. Prior-art JFETs have different gating requirements from MOSFETs because of the diode between gate and source. This invention reduces the amplitude of the gate current needed to control the device because in the present invention the gate current is a unipolar current (only one carrier type), rather than a bipolar current (both carrier types) as ...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:41 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9736Encapsulation and controlled release of small molecules for intracellular delivery using thermally responsive nanocapsuleshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9735Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:41 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9735Veiled Vertification: Credentials Incorporating Bi-level Identificationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9733Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:41 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9733Chloroacetamidine based inhibitors and activity based probes for the Protein Arginine Methyltransferaseshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9732 Reference #: 00771 Invention Description: The present invention is a potent, irreversible inhibitor, targeting protein arginine methyltransferase 1. Inhibition studies have demonstrated that the inhibitor is a potent and selective inactivator of the enzyme. This inhibitor covalently modifies an active site residue on the enzyme. Potential Applications: This inhibitor could be a vital tool in the treatment of heart and vascular diseases. By regulating the levels of ADMA, NO synthesis can be increased, leading to improved vascular homeostasis. It is also believed that this inhibitor, or a ...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:40 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9732Sit to Stand Transfer Data Collectionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9731 Reference #: 00770 Background: Health care needs and costs are estimated to rise in parallel with the rapidly growing aging population. When an older adult becomes dependent or disabled, family and health care providers experience significant financial, personal, and emotional burdens. Using indicators to predict approaching disabilities in older adults will allow for intervention and prevention, thereby reducing the burdens and costs associated with adult dependency. For instance, the capacity to stand up from a chair is an indicator of physical motor capabilities for older adults. Invent...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:40 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9731A Method to Synthesize Porous Hollow Metal Oxide using "self-rising" approachhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9730 Reference #: 00768 Invention Description: This invention is a method for creating a hollow structure following a "self-rising" approach, which is virtually a modified evaporation-induced self-assembly method. Development/Demonstration / Validation: This method was applied to cobalt oxide showed high crystallization. SEM imaging indicated sphere formation with 5 µm layers composed of spheres with diameters of 1 µm. TEM analysis has shown porous hollow spheres with very thin shells, some with intact or broken sphere morphology. High magnitude TEM exhibited small particles around 10nm that ...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:40 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9730Modulation of Delta Opioid Receptor Expression for Pain Managementhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9728 Reference #: 00766 Invention Description: The invention involves the use of a human herpes simplex virus as a vector to decrease expression of Delta Opioid Receptors (DORs) in Dorsal Root Ganglia (DRG) neurons as a treatment for acute and chronic pain and to enhance opioid analgesia. Potential Applications: Decreasing expression of DORs should increase the endogenous pain-suppressing mechanism, leading to a reduction in pain. This approach will allow for direct reduction of pain as well as a reduction in the dose of opioid required to produce analgesia, thus limiting opioid-associated sid...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:39 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9728nano-PWAS: Structurally Integrated Thin-Film Active Sensors for Structural Health Monitoringhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9726 Reference #: 00759 Invention Description: Structural health monitoring (SHM) is a method of determining the health of a structure from the readings of an array of permanently-attached sensors that are embedded into the structure and monitored over time. SHM can be performed in two ways: passively and actively. Passive SHM consists of monitoring a number of parameters (loading stress, environment action, acoustic emission from cracks, and other performance indicators) and inferring the state of structural health from a structural model. In contrast, active SHM performs proactive interrogatio...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:38 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9726Sensor Energy Harvesting for Non-Instrusive Monitoring of Power Systemshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9725 Reference #: 00758 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology. Potential Applications: The invention is intended to provide energy harvesting for devices which cannot be connected to an energy source directly and for sensors in electric power systems. Advantages and Benefits: Traditional modes of energy supply, such as batteries, have not been able to sufficiently provide the continuous or intermittent power needed by wireless sensors and other miniature devices. The invention is intended to overcome the problems presented by current technolo...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:38 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9725Nursing Bottle Apparatus for Improvement of Sucklinghttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9722Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9722Membrane-Deformation Mapping Technique for Evaluation of Bioprosthetic Heart Valveshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9721Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9721Electrochemical Preferential Oxidizer of Carbon Monoxide in Fuel Cell Reformatehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9720 Reference #: 00740 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology. Potential Applications: Removal of carbon monoxide from reformate hydrogen providing power to PEM fuel cells Advantages and Benefits: Minimal power consumption PEMFC performance retained because Pt anode unaffected by CO in reformate hydrogen Invention Description: Hydrogen (H2) fueled proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) offer an efficient alternative electrical power source for portable appliances. As hydrogen storage is a challenge, recent advances in micro refo...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9720Methods for Making Layered Mixed-Metal Phosphonates for High Dielectric Strength Polymer Nanocompositeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9716Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:35 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9716Phosphor for Near UV AIGaN/GaN UV LEDshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9715 Reference #: 00731 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology. Potential Applications: Luminescence, or the absorption of energy with subsequent emission of light in the visible part of the light spectrum, is the basis of a broad range of applications such as cathode ray tubes, projection televisions, fluorescent tubes and lighting and x-ray and ionizing radiation detectors for medical and technical applications. The new families of phosphors introduced by the present invention can be used to make white-light emitting devices by exposing an app...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:35 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9715Structural Health Monitoring Software and Hardwarehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9714 Reference #: 00730 Invention Description: The present invention is improved apparatus and methodologies for monitoring structural integrity. More specifically, the invention relates to apparatus and methodologies employing ultrasonic devices and associated analysis software to perform, investigations of a structure. Potential Applications: Structural health monitoring (SHM) is a method of determining the health of a structure from the readings of an array of permanently-attached sensors that are embedded into the structure and monitored over time. Advantages and Benefits: While various i...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:35 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9714A Method for Tissue-Engineering Organ Building Blockshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9713 Reference #: 00727 Invention Description: Dr. Jay Potts of the USC School of Medicine has collaborated with Dr. Robert Gourdie from the Medical University of South Carolina to develop a new method for generating tissue-engineered rings (toroids) of aligned contractile cells in vitro. The method provides a novel approach to directing self-organized morphogenetic principles that are intrinsic to 3D networks of coupled cells. Background: Body organs display complex shapes, surfaces, and internal structures including blood vessels. Coupled to morphological complexity, the component tissues of...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9713Light Induced Activation of Fusarochromanone and its Derivatives for their Use in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancerhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9711 Reference #: 00718 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for an exciting advancement in cancer treatment. Fusarochromanone is a photodynamic therapy that targets cancer cells without destroying healthy cells. It is effective in low doses and has limited side effects. Potential Applications: Fusarochromanone can be used in the treatment of a variety of cancers. Advantages and Benefits: Kills targeted tumor cells without killing normal cells Can be administered locally and in low doses Limited side affects Background: Cancer is the leading cause of dea...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9711In-situ Alkalinity Measuring Apparatus Utilizing Reverse Gran Titrationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9710Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:52:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9710Hydrogen Passivation Induced Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphenehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9708 Reference #: 00943 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: Dispersion of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into different media both in research and practice Advantages and Benefits: Very efficient in dispersing MWCNTs Excellent dispersion of MWCNTs can be achieved with only 2h ultra-sonication after HP, which is much shorter than the conventional ultrasonic method that requires 10hr This method offers opportunities for dispersing a series of materials which tend to bundle together due to dangling bond, such as Graphe...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:43 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9708Raman Spectroscopy Using a Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometerhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9707 Reference #: 00935 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: Ideal for deep-UV laser excitation Pure rotational or ro-vibrational Raman measurements Planetary lander/rover measurements where the wide area collection capability of the instrument allows large areas of the surface to be measured quickly with no loss of spectral resolution Advantages and Benefits: The SHS Raman spectrometer has many unique advantages over all previously reported Raman spectrometers. Typical examples include: [A] Advantages over...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:43 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9707Method of Making Redox Materials for Solid Oxide Redox flow Batteryhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9706Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9706Development and optimization of substrate pretreatment method for reduction/elimination of basal plane dislocation and in-grown stacking fault with no surface degradation for high quality SiC epitaxial filmshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9705 Reference #: 00932 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for an optimized process for the pre-treatment of the SiC substrate to reduce or eliminate basal plane dislocation and in-grown stacking faults in SiC epitaxial films for the fabrication of state of the art electronics and optical devices. This process offers significant advantages over current techniques because it preserves high BPD conversion rate and is simple (three-minute treatment), non-destructive, and highly efficient process. Advantages and Benefits: Simple, non-destructive, fast, and highly e...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9705Software and compact hardware for logging power consumption of portable equipmenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9704 Reference #: 00927 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology. Potential Applications: Power logger for synchronous monitoring and logging of power consumption in portable electronic equipment Specifically designed to be compatible with military radios such as PRC-152, PRC-153, PRC-117 and a whole range of other equipment Advantages and Benefits: A wide range of advantages including low power consumption, long duration data logging (up to 100 hrs.), high accuracy real-time clock, and unique device identification number Invention Descr...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:42 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9704Novel sulfur-tolerant anode material for direct hydrocarbon solid oxide fuel cellshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9702 Reference #: 00920 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: The novel material acts as a promising anode material for high performance SOFCs with high tolerance towards carbon deposition and sulphur poisoning to efficiently convert practical fuels into electricity. Advantages and Benefits: The novel material acts as a SOFC anode material that has high electrode performance. It can simultaneously display both good sulfur tolerance and catalytic activity for hydrogen and hydrocarbon oxidation. Invention Descrip...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:41 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9702Nanoparticles with Multiple Attached Polymer Assemblies and Use Thereof in Polymer Compositeshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9700 Reference #: 00918 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for improved methods for synthesizing nanoparticles with multiple polymer assemblies attached. Potential Applications: This technology can be used in composites with improved mechanical properties or optically clear composites. It may also be used in biological and antibacterial applications. Advantages and Benefits: Improves the dispersion of nanoparticles in an organic polymer matrix Allows synthesis of nanoparticles with multiple polymer assemblies attached Nanoparticles with multiple polymer a...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:41 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9700Automated Analysis of MOC streak-camera imageshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9698 Reference #: 00907 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: 1. Interpretation of results of Phytoplankton characterization procedure 2. Underwater monitoring and tagging of phytoplankton Advantages and Benefits: Ability to not only monitor but also discriminate between different phytoplankton taxa or discern cell size Ability to automatically detect and analyze the "barcode-like" patterns as well as sizes/shapes of the plankton streaks and assign a class to the plankton where possible Invention Description: ...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:40 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9698Solid Oxide Redox Flow Batteryhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9695Reference #: 00898The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology.Potential Applications:Has application in the large-scale stationary electricity storage for power generation industry.Advantages and Benefits:Maintains high efficiency levels that designated it as an energy-efficient electricity storage It utilizes a Me/MeOx redox couple to store H2 produced by an SOEC on-cell during the charging cycle. This capability is clearly advantageous over combined SOFC-SOEC storage device where the H2 produced by SOEC must be either instantaneously consumed by S...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:39 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9695A Mixed Proton and Carbonate Ion Conductorhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9694 Reference #: 00897 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology. Potential Applications: Finds application in IT-SOFC Advantages and Benefits: Relatively low cost of anode materials Simple anode fabrication procedure Drastically minimizes/Eliminates significant deposition of carbon synonymous with ordinary nickel anode Invention Description: Yttrium-doped barium zirconate (BZY) is now considered as an alternative to the oxygen-ion conductor electrolytes conventionally used in IT-SOFCs due to its higher bulk proton conductivity at low...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:39 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9694Rosin-derived Cationic Compounds and Polymers and their methods of preparationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9691Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9691A Double Precision Floating Streaming Accumulator Architecturehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9690 Reference #: 00890 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a double precision floating point stream accumulator. Invention Description: This invention is a SpMV architecture based on a novel streaming reduction circuit and a specialized cache optimized for CSR data. This architecture is implemented on the Convey HC-1, a self-contained heterogeneous system containing a Xeon-based host and an FPGA-based co-processor board with four user programmable Virtex5-LX330 FPGAs. A CSR sparse matrix-vector multiplier was configured and its implementation was analyzed o...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9690Integrated Hazard Assessment Tool (IHAT)http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9689 Reference #: 00889 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: Rather than bogging users down in the process of spatial data collection, analysis, and mapping activities, the IHAT will ultimately enable planners and analysts to spend more time creating effective planning and mitigation strategies and programs based on sound scientific (geospatial) analysis. Advantages and Benefits: Data and outputs are not only easily ingested into federally-mandated hazard mitigation plans, but the data also enables users to easily c...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9689Novel peptide derived from human apolipoprotein E inhibits Hepatitis C virus entryhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9688 Reference #: 00885 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this novel method of blocking and/or treating Hepatitis C Virus. Invention Description: This invention is a human apolipoprotein E (apoE) peptide, designated hEP. hEP blocks Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) entry into hepatocytes. This peptide specifically blocks HCV entry at the attachment step and is effective at sub-micromolar concentrations. Analyses of hEP mapped its anti-HCV activity to a 33 amino acid-long region that harbors the receptor binding domain of human apoE. These results highlight the pot...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9688Na3FWO4- a Member of a New Scintillator Materials Family (MO4)FAnBm with M=B, Al, Si, P, S, Cr, V, Nb, Ta, Zr, Hhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9686Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:36 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9686Flexible Zn2SnO4/MnO2 Core/shell Nanocable-Carbon Microfiber Hybrid Composites for Energy Systemshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9685Reference #: 00882The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this the use of MnO2 in creating sustainable and renewable power sources.Potential Applications:Dr. Li’s research suggests that a MnO2/ZTO/CMF composite with hierarchical architecture is very promising for next generation, high-performance, flexible super-capacitors.Advantages and Benefits:• Low cost of MnO2• Environmental friendliness of MnO2• Natural abundance of MnO2Invention Description:To meet the urgent need for sustainable and renewable power sources in the modern electronic industry, many efforts...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:36 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9685Non-ATP Competitive PLK 1 Polo-dox Domain Inhibitors as Anti-tumor Therapeuticshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9684Reference #: 00881 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a PLK1 polo-box domain inhibitor that makes cancer treatment more effective by targeting cancer cells for destruction while alleviating the harmful therapeutic toxicity that occurs from the use of existing remedies.Potential Applications:This therapy opens new therapeutics for cancer treatment without the traditional effects of toxicity to healthy cells.Advantages and Benefits:Is non-ATP competitive Selectively targets the polo-box domain of PLK1 Is not toxic to normal cells Background:Cancer is the lea...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:36 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9684Determination of the Remaining Life of a Structural System Based on Acoustic Emission Signalshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9683Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:36 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9683Treatment of Prolonged Status Epilepticushttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9682 Reference #: 00878 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: Stiripentol or related compounds may be of benefit in treatment of status epilepticus (SE), in particular prolonged SE, refractory SE and benzodiazepine (BZD)-resistant SE. Advantages and Benefits: STP alone terminates brief SE. During prolonged SE, significantly less pharmacoresistance develops to STP, than to DZP. STP potentiates both GABAA mediated inhibitory post-synaptic currents and tonic currents. During prolonged SE, STP retains efficacy i...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:35 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9682Peroxide free Fenton type reaction predictions for use in wastewater treatmenthttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9681 Reference #: 00875 Keywords: Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), hydroxyl radical, treatment/remediation, sustainable oxidation Invention Description: The subject invention is a system of equations (a model) that can be used to develop sustained free radical oxidation processes using low energy, environmentally sustainable feedstocks such as Fe salts, atmospheric oxygen, and naturally occurring organic molecules. Background: The oxidation of aqueous Fe(II) by atmospheric dioxygen is associated with the production of several reactive oxygen species (ROS). These include hydrogen peroxide...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:35 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9681Ni Modified Ceramic Anodes for direct-methane solid oxide fuel cellshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9680Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:35 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9680Method and Sensor for the Detection of Active Carbon Filters Degradation with EMIS-ECIS PWAShttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9679 Reference #: 00872 Background: Combined use of electromechanical impedance spectroscopy (EMIS) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (ECIS) with piezoelectric wafer active sensors (PWAS) for degradation detection in active carbon filters offers a revolutionary new approach to detect electrical and mechanical changes in active carbon filters. PWAS are the enabling technology for active structural health monitoring (SHM) systems. The motivation for this development is to give a non-intrusive in-situ evaluation method to improve the safety of active carbon filter systems. Invention Desc...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9679Preparation of Cobaltocenium-containing vinyl monomers and their polymershttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9677Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:34 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9677Suspended epitaxial graphene film based sensors for IR radiation and trace explosiveshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9673 Reference #: 00862 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: The high-performance uncooled IR sensors will be fast, highly sensitive, have a small carbon footprint and consume little power and would be suitable for a large variety of applications in defense, homeland security, law enforcement, space and environmental research, as well as many industrial and civilian applications. Advantages and Benefits: Ultra low detector Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference (NETD) down to ~2 mK which is similar to that obtained...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9673SoVI (trademark) is an algorithm for measure the social vulnerability of places and the people who live there to hazards and extreme eventshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9672Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9672Mixed Carbonate-ion and Oxide-ion conducting membranes and reactors for H2 production with zero CO2 emissionhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9668 Reference #: 00856 Invention Description: Steam reforming of methane is the most common hydrogen production method in commercial use today. However, one of the major byproducts of the steam reforming process is CO2, a significant contributor to global warming and climate change. Capturing CO2 has therefore become a paramount task for the hydrogen producing industries. This technology involves a novel process that produces pure hydrogen without emissions of CO2. The overall system description and necessary modifications/variations would require limited technological sophistication. The f...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9668Sensor Energy Harvesting for Non-Intrusive Monitoring of Power Systemshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9667Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:32 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9667Immunohistochemical screen that determines tumors with fumarate hydratase mutationshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9666 Reference #: 00849 Invention Description: Dr. John Baynes and Dr. Norma Frizzel, along with researchers from Oxford University, have developed a novel rapid diagnostic immunohistochemical screen to identify tumors that have mutations in the fumarate hydratase gene. The screen can detect genetic mutations in less than three hours and allows for retrospective screening of archival paraffin embedded tumor samples. Potential Applications: This invention provides diagnostic screening to identify tumors with specific genetic mutations. It may also be possible to use the screen to identify prec...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9666In-process Monitoring for Composite Parts Quality Control Using Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors (PWAS) Technologieshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9665Reference #: 00847The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this cost-effective method of monitoring parts for quality control.Potential Applications:The composite molds with embedded PWAS for detecting and quantifying defects would significantly improve the quality control of composite parts during manufacturing processes and also reduce costly, rejected composite parts.Advantages and Benefits:The PWAS embedded molds are reusable during the manufacturing process. PWAS transducers provide in-situ monitoring of composite thickness throughout the manufacturing proc...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9665Detecting Protein Arginine Deiminase (PAD) Activity in Human Tissues and SERAhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9663 Reference #: 00844 Background The abundance of citrullinated proteins in human tissue has become a hallmark of many diseases, including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and multiple sclerosis. Proteins are citrullinated by a class of enzymes termed Protein Arginine Deiminases (PADs), which convert peptidyl-arginine to peptidyl-citrulline through an enzymatic reaction called deimination. Developing PAD inhibitors has become a focus of much research due to the apparent roles of PADs in the aforementioned diseases. Invention Description: Dr. Paul Thompson and his research team have dev...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:31 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9663UP-CONVERSION WHITE LIGHT PHOSPHORShttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9659 Reference #: 00838 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: Frequency up-conversion luminescence has great potential applications in diode-pumped all-solid-state visible lasers, highly efficient next-generation lighting, near-IR photon detectors, high power fiber up-conversion lasers, nm-sized biological labels and new emissive displays. Up-to-date rare earths have mainly been doped into oxyfluoride glasses since oxyfluorides combine the favorable low phonon energy and high up-conversion efficiencies with the high mech...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:29 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9659Analysis of RNF138 interaction with RAD51D and basis for discovery of RNF138 E3 Ligase Inhibitorshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9658 Reference #: 00837 Invention Description: Deficiencies in DNA damage response and repair pathways that manage DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are associated with cancer susceptibility. RAD51D, a member of the RAD51 protein family, is required for homology-directed repair of both DNA DSBs and interstrand crosslinks. The protein also maintains chromosome and telomere integrity. RAD51D participates in the "BRCA2 complex" and interacts directly with RAD51C and XRCC2. Invention Description: Dr. Douglas Pittman has identified RNF138, a mediator of homology-directed DNA DSB repair that functions ...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:29 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9658NEFIG Nano-Electric Field Implanted Generator for Modulating Wound Healing Responsehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9657Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:29 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9657Wireless Power Transfer to Embedded Sensorshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9656 Reference #: 00835 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: Wireless embedded sensors for infrastructure monitoring in bridges, buildings, pipelines, power lines, and dams Hazardous waste processing and removal facilities Nuclear waste monitoring Biomedical applications Advantages and Benefits: Futuristic low-cost solutions that can be embedded within a RFID infrastructure (when the structure itself is built) Dual-function humidity sensor antenna that can be easily integrated within existing or futu...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:28 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9656Stents that would collapse into non-convex structureshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9653 Reference #: 00832 Invention Description: Dr. Arash Kheradvar has developed a type of stent that can be collapsed into a non-convex structure. This is accomplished by transforming the primary convex cross section of an expanded stent into a non-convex cross section when collapsed, thus reducing the overall profile size of a collapsed stent through minimizing the intra-stent space. A convex cross section is a polygonal shape with the interior as a convex set. A polygon that is not convex is called concave or reentrant. A concave polygon will always have an interior angle that measures greate...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:28 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9653Structural Analysis of the CDK4/cyclin D1 substrate recognition site and basis for p27 and inhibitor bindinghttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9652 Reference #: 00829 Invention Description: An alternative strategy for inhibition of the cyclin dependent kinases in anti-tumor drug discovery is afforded through the substrate recruitment site on the cyclin positive regulatory subunit. This approach offers the potential for generating cell cycle-specific CDK inhibitors and to reduce the inhibition of transcription mediated through CDK7 and 9, commonly observed with ATP competitive compounds. While highly potent peptide and small molecule inhibitors of CDK2/cyclin A, E substrate recruitment have been reported, little information has been gen...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:27 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9652Enhanced Hydrogen Permeation in Nanocrystalline Proton Conducting Ceramics of the Form SrCeO3http://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9651 Reference #: 00828 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: Implementing this technology to create dense, nanocrystalline ceramics or thin films on porous supported substrates would result in enhanced hydrogen permeation membranes. Advantages and Benefits: Because electron conductivity has been demonstrated to be the limiting factor for hydrogen permeation, any increase in this value results in enhanced permeation: In oxide structures exposed to a reducing hydrogen atmosphere, oxygen is removed from the SrCeO3 lat...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:27 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9651Detecting Heat Capacity Changes Due to Surface Inconsistencies using High Absorbance Spectral Regions in the mid-IRhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9650Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:27 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9650Detecting Surface Stains Using High Absorbance Spectral Regions in the mid-IRhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9649Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:26 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9649A Software Tool for Computing the Net Present value of Carbon Credits for Tidal and Constructed Wetlandshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9648Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:26 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9648Novel Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conductor Based on Sr2Fe2-xMoxO6 Double Perovskitehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9646Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:26 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9646A Novel Method to Fabricate High Performance Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cellshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9645 Reference #: 00819 Invention Description: This invention is a proprietary process to produce tubular solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). SOFCs have long been considered promising candidates for the next generation energy conversion devices, due to their high electrical conversion efficiencies, environmental benignity, and fuel flexibility. The tubular SOFCs produced with the subject process realize that promise. They can be operated in reversible (both fuel cell and electrolysis) mode with high cell performance and excellent durability. As such, they offer an economically viable alternative for...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:25 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9645Veiled Biometricshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9644Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:25 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9644High Throughput Synthesis of Carbide Nanostructures from Natural Biological Materialshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9643 Reference #: 00816 Background: Cotton is the oldest and most commonly used nanoporous material. It is a remarkable pure fiber with a cellulose content of greater than 95 wt% in the dry fiber when harvested. A striking and extremely useful feature of cotton is its ability to absorb large quantities of liquids. Based on these structural and pyrolytic properties, the cotton from a T-shirt acts as both a template and a carbon source to generate nanosized catalysts for the growth of 1D carbide nanomaterials. Invention Description: Dr. Li has developed a proprietary method for coating cotton T-...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:25 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9643Composite Mixed Carbonate Ions and Electrons Conducting Membranes and Reactors for CO2 Separation and Capturehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9642 Reference #: 00815 Background: The technical approach to reduce CO2 emissions is simply to avoid the emissions to the atmosphere by capturing and storing it at either the pre-combustion or post-combustion stage. At either stage, CO2 has to be separated from either a reducing fuel stream (pre-combustion) or an oxidizing flue gas stream (post-combustion) into a highly concentrated form, from which CO2 can then be further compressed into a liquid form and stored via geologic sequestration. The technologies available for CO2 separation include mechanical scrubbing and poly-amine solvent-based p...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:25 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9642Multi-mode Imaging in the Thermal Infrared for Chemical Contrast Enhancementhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9640 Reference #: 00811 Invention Description: This technique relies on a thermal imaging system adapted with a modulated light source. Chemical contrast in the image is enhanced by using AC responses as well as lock-in amplifier techniques to acquire both reflection and emission data about the sample. Potential Applications: One skilled in the art will recognize that this technique can be used for, but is not limited to, the imaging of blood or proteins. Data would suggest this technique could be used to identify any substance that has a unique spectral profile. Advantages and Benefits: Dat...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:24 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9640Preparation and Applications of Well-Defined Polymers Derived From Rosinhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9639 Reference #: 00810 Invention Description: The present invention provides an entirely new approach for developing well-defined polymers for the use of rosin in applications ranging from thermoplastic resins to polymer composites. More particularly, methods are provided for preparing well-defined polymers comprising rosin wherein: (i) block copolymers, random copolymers, graft copolymers, star copolymer, or organic/inorganic hybrids contain at least one polymerized monomer derived from rosin; and (ii) rosin-containing block copolymers, random copolymers, graft copolymers, star copolymer or or...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:24 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9639Novel Electrode Design for Low Temperature Direct-Hydrocarbon Solid Oxide Fuel Cellshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9638 Reference #: 00808 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: For the production of more efficient fuel cells Advantages and Benefits: (1) Superior thermal cycling capability (2) Enhanced oxide ion conductivity. (3) High cathode electronic conductivity and electrocatalytic activity (4) Mitigated thermal mismatch on the cathode (5) Superior electronic and ionic conductivity for the anode (6) Direct utilization of hydrocarbon fuels without deactivation in the Ni-based anode. Invention Description: Among the perovskite...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:23 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9638InN Nanowire Based Multifunctional Sensorshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9635 Reference #: 00802 Invention Description: This technology is an indium-nitrogen (InN) nanowire (NW) based multifunctional V-shaped nanocantilever (VNC) sensor for detection of analyte molecules in ambient conditions and investigation of electrical signal propagation in neurons. The special shape and geometry of the nanowires, which can be achieved inexpensively through barrier patterning, allows not only their use as cantilevers, but also transduces their deflection from change in resistance between the two arms. A VNC can both dramatically improve detection sensitivity and provide a ready ...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:23 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9635A High Throughput Assay For Discovering New Inhibitors of the GIRK1/4 Channelhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9627 Reference #: 00792 Invention Description: Discovery of new drugs that act on the cardiac IK,Ach has been hampered by the absence of a cell-based high throughput screening system that utilizes IK,Ach. The present invention provides a high throughput methodology for discovering new drugs that bind to and inhibit IK,Ach. In this invention, cells expressing IK,Ach are plated in 96-well culture dishes and treated with potential drugs that inhibit IK,Ach. The activity of IK,Ach is then measured in the presence of muscarinic agent carbachol using a fluorescent imaging plate reader (FLIPR). Potent...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:21 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9627Driver Integrated Circuit (IC) Implementation for GaN HFETshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9626 Reference #: 00788 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for this technology Potential Applications: Power electronics in high power, high temperature, and high speed applications. Potential GaN applications in power electronics include IT and consumer (eg. power supplies, inverter/converter), automotives (eg. AC/DC inverters, DC/DC converters), and industry (eg. power inverters used in motor control), etc. These devices make it possible to design high-efficient, small-size and reliable power systems. Advantages and Benefits: Silicon power devices are curre...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:21 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9626Discovery of Direct Growth Inhibition of Various Types of Cancer Cells by Fusarochromanonehttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9623 Reference #: 00337 The University of South Carolina is offering sub-licensing opportunities for a compound that shows promise for the treatment of cancer, arthritis, and other angiogenic diseases. The compound strongly inhibits tumor growth and is also effective in inhibiting angiogenesis. This unique combination of anticancer activity and anti-angiogenic activity makes this compound attractive for clinical development. Potential Applications: This invention offers promise for the treatment of cancer and angiogenic diseases, including arthritis. Advantages and Benefits: Particularly attrac...Thu, 05 Jul 2012 09:58:19 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9623A Single-Pot Method for the Synthesis of Mono-Disperse Core-Shell Nanoparticleshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9590Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:05:37 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9590Small (~100 µm ) microcapsules for cell micro encapsulationhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9589 Reference #: 00892 Background Alginate is one of the most widely used biomaterials for cell microencapsulation due to its natural origin and excellent biocompatibility. Alginate microcapsules can be coated with a polycation layer to increase stability and allow for further control of membrane permeability of the microcapsules. Poly-L-lysine (PLL) is the most studied and utilized polycation to produce alginate-PLL-alginate (APA) microcapsules. However, PLL induces cytokine production in monocytes and can cause cellular necrosis. Chitosan has attracted much attention as a replacement for PLL. ...Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:05:35 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9589Protein Arginine Deiminase inhibitors as a novel therapeutic strategy for rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and other human diseaseshttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9588Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:05:33 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9588Real-Time PCR loading platformhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9587 Reference #: 00675 The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a platform that allows researchers to consistently and accurately reproduce small amounts of reaction mixes for real-time PCR. Potential Applications: This platform is used in real-time polymerase chain reaction experimentation. Advantages and Benefits: Shows the investigator exactly which wells have been loaded and which are to be loaded next No external light is applied, unlike previous devices which interfered with the florescent chemistries used in the PCR Extremely user-friendly and cost...Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:05:30 GMTtechnology@sc.eduhttp://techfinder.sc.edu/technology/9587