Technology Transfer Office

Universidade de Aveiro, Edifício do Departamento de Educação e Psicologia, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal · Portugal | PROFESSIONAL

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The University of Aveiro is a young and innovative university, which fosters entrepreneurship and technology and knowledge transfer, with expertise in a wide range of knowledge areas namely IT, Life Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Health, Environmental Sciences), Nanotechnology and Materials Science, Mechanics, Physics, Mathematics, Building, Design and Management. uacoopera is the Technology Transfer Office of University of Aveiro. This office engages in value adding activities such as start-up and spin-off creation, support to university-industry cooperation (sponsored research and consultancy services), IP protection and prosecution, licensing, marketing, among others. It covers four main interrelated functional areas – Intellectual Property Management, Licensing, Entrepreneurship, and Industry Liaison.
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Technology Transfer Office
Universidade de Aveiro,
Edifício do Departamento de Educação e Psicologia,
Campus Universitário de Santiago,
3810-193 Aveiro,

Publications (55)

Coated and functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for e.g. detection and separation of DNA and RNA, protein purification, cell separation and immunoassays, con-trolled by temperature. Contrary to state-of-art mag-netic nanoparticles presently used for separation, which always present a certain degree[…]

This invention describes a purification process of immunoglobulin Y from egg yolk in three stages, by applying precipitation methods, liquid-liquid extraction and ultracentrifugation. The present process allows to obtain immunoglobulin Y of high quality and with a purity >95%, in a simple and econom[…]

Continuous electrospinning system and process for production of thick 3D matrices of aligned polymeric fibers. The matrices obtained with this technology can have aligned polymeric fibers with several patterns along the matrix’s thickness, which size depends solely on the number of layers of deposit[…]

New method aimed to enhance the overall throughput of communication systems by utilizing delayed channel gain information for distributed interference compression and removal. The technology targets a dynamic environment in which the transmitters, the receivers or even the scattering environment are[…]

Processing graphene coating technology of textile fibres and fabrics, turning them highly electrically conductive keeping the textile properties. It is a simple method, with solution deposition at room temperature, in which the coating can also add antimicrobial properties.[…]

Wireless system for indoor detection, localization and navigation support of people or objects. The system is composed of a set of passive sensors integrated into the floor, which may be constituted by several materials, and does not require wired power feeding. The data collection and analysis modu[…]

Family of dyes to be used in fluorescence microscopy imaging of cells in culture or entire organisms, including live cell imaging. The fluorophores are not toxic, and preferentially bind to lipid aggregates, such as intracellular lipid droplets. They also light up cells by binding weakly to several […]

Easy-to-apply device composed of a transdermal patch with microsize patterns such as micropillars, able to efficiently entrap the maximum amount of drug particles at the microscale and release them in a controlled and sustained manner. The maximum amount of entrapped drug microparticles is enabled[…]

BioMicroElectroMechanical System devices (BioMEMs) targeted to the promotion of bone regeneration by means of coating a biomedical metallic substrate with a functionalized ferroelectric/piezoelectric biocompatible oxide layer or with a functionalized piezoelectric biocompatible and biodegradable pol[…]

New low cost magnetic adsorbents prepared from egg-shell membranes and deep eutectic solvents, which selectively and effectively remove purine compounds and nucleic acids from liquid matrices, such as fermented drinks and/or alcoholic beverages.[…]

New method for the pretreatment of human urine sam-ples, comprising the simultaneous extraction, concentration and purification of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a prostate cancer biomarker. In this technology, aqueous biphasic systems composed of ionic liquids and salts are used. These syste[…]

Formulations of puff pastry and custard that allow preparation of ready to eat Portuguese custard tart (Pastel de nata) after microwave oven re-heating. This Portuguese custard tart, when completely cooked and deep-frozen, can be re-heated in a microwave oven and keep the same characteristics of the[…]

New method for preparing ion chelating magnetic nanoparticles, which allow selective protein enrichment, namely metalloproteases (MMPs) and His-tagged proteins, from complex mixtures.[…]

Method for preparing hybrid materials based on biopolymer and silica, in the form of spherical particles with uniform size and smaller than 1 micrometer (µm), for several applications in environmental and industrial areas.[…]

This invention develops a process for the removal of zinc from waters, namely, rainwater, resorting to a low-cost biomaterial, resulting in water suitable for use in buildings. The process comprises three steps: (a) preparation of the adsorbent material; (b) removal of zinc from referred water; (c) […]

Method for obtaining a dairy product, e.g. yogurt, with ginger extract and a natural additive, cyclodextrin. Cyclodextrin is a nanocapsule with taste-masking properties, allowing using higher amounts of ginger while keeping a mild taste. The taste-masked yogurt is better accepted by consumers than t[…]

Eco-friendly firelighters, exclusively composed by natural and recycled materials, based on forest waste and bee wax. The firelighter resulting from this mixture is, itself, involved in a vegetal fiber-based paper, which can be detachable and individually used. The product aims the promotion of a be[…]

Network of wireless and passive sensors (without batteries), using a set of unique sensors which use a frequency for the data transfer (obtained by sensors) and another frequency for the reception of energy that is emitted by transmitters that power the sensors. For this, only a central data recepti[…]

Cyclodextrin is a nano-sized capsule that allows increasing the stability and aqueous solubility of active pharmaceutical ingredients such as montelukast. This technology comprehends an alternative method to obtain an amorphous solid composed by montelukast and cyclodextrin. In alternative to conven[…]

Novel multimodal chromatographic supports prepared by functionalizing matrices with ionic liquids, allowing the separation of RNA and DNA in a single chromatographic step with high selectivity, robustness and reproducibility. In comparison to other commercially available supports, a higher dynamic b[…]

Fast, efficient and accurate method for the quantification of alkylphenols (APs). These sensors are based on a network of single-walled carbon nanotubes functionalized with a highly specific anti-AP antibody, which is at the core of the AP quantification reaction. This quantification is determined […]

New method for the measurement of the in vivo emission of chlorophyll a fluorescence by photosynthetic organisms, through the generation of light-response curves with independent observations, measured in a non-sequential and much faster way than the existing methods. The method combines the (i) pro[…]

Process for preparation and incorporation of eggshell waste in the formulation of a ceramic slurry for porous pavement. With this invention aims to promote the use of a residue which has become an environmental issue, valorizing it by industrial application. The main ad-vantage of this the chance to[…]

Biological process to treat waste, effluents and organic by-products with industrial origin characterized by high biodegradability. This process adds value to convention-al biological treatment processes, integrating their assumptions on the concept of biorefinery, simultaneously allowing reducing a[…]

Method for obtaining collagenase with high collagenolytic activity, through a process based on recombinant DNA technology. This new process enables collagenase purification e isolation through a simple and economical procedure, obtaining an active enzyme with remarkable storage stability.[…]

The execution of ecotoxicological tests with organisms in liquid medium, eg. Daphnia sp., requires its counting and characterization to evaluate several parameters. Currently the score is performed by technicians by direct observation (“naked eye”) of exposed organisms. This process is slow, tiring […]

A group of researchers from a Portuguese university developed a method for preparing new hybrid materials based on biopolymer and silica, in the form of spherical particles with uniform size and smaller than 1 micrometer for a number of applications in environmental and industrial areas. The method […]

A group of researchers from Portuguese university developed a device that allows the collection and storage of the exhaled alveolar air by humans. The invention aims simultaneously to overcome some of the technical difficulties in the current state of the art, such as i) little or no response in th[…]

A Portuguese University has developed an invention consisting of a new concept of flow variation in a vane pump that allows to bypass the concepts now patented and used. This invention therefore relates to a variable displacement vane pump and the variations in the fluid’s flow rate conveyed by the[…]

A group of researchers from a Portuguese university developed a method for chromatic dispersion equalization for coherent optical communication systems. The invention is targeted to equalize the the chromatic dispersion impairments in high-speed coherent optical communication systems. This meth[…]

A group of researchers from a Portuguese university developed a family of new fluorophores to be used in biological imaging, either in cells or in entire organisms, in fluorescence microscopy techniques, including live cell imaging. The fluorophores are not toxic to cells and organisms, and light up[…]

A group of researchers from a Portuguese University developed a phase change composite material with high thermal conductivity, dispersed in an aqueous matrix with self-organization, processable in situ and with high potential for use in cold storage systems. The new material allows to accumulate a[…]

A group of researchers from Portuguese university developed a biosensor for the detection and quantification of alkylphenols (AP). This invention constitutes a fast, efficient and accurate method for the quantification of these contaminants, found in items ranging from detergents and pesticides to[…]

A group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed the concept of a lighting device with adjustable white light based on zirconia nanostructures. The invention aims to control the color temperature of white light emission that is different depending on the morphology/dimension of the […]

A group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed the concept of a gas pressure gauge based on the control of the luminescence from zirconia nanostructures. The invention aims to measure the gas pressure based on the nanoparticles emission that is different depending on the amount of[…]

A group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed a system of "Minimal Quantity of Lubricants" fully functional and automated. The term MQL, "Minimal Quantity of Lubricant", refers to the use of a low lubricant flow (10 to 100 mL / hr) through a high pressure fluid (compressed air). […]

A group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed a biological process to treat waste, effluents and organic by-products with industrial origin characterized by high biodegradability that adds value to conventional biological treatment processes, integrating their assumptions on the […]

A student of the University of Aveiro did the “spin-in” of an invention that started to be developed with the collaboration of teachers and investigators of several departments. The invention, that’s been arising interest in the business sector, locally and nationally, aims at the production of habi[…]

A group of researchers at the University of Aveiro developed a graphene based material capable of removing mercury from contaminated water. The invention consists on the functionalization of three-dimensional structures of graphene in order to increase the affinity to mercury, the subsequent encaps[…]

A group of researchers from a Portuguese university developed an innovative method for manufacturing a new generation of closed-cell metal foams reinforced with nanodispersoids combining the powder technology method with colloidal processing. The invention respects to a product with excellent energy[…]

Comparatively with the typical window shading solutions, the present innovation can store energy in different working positions, without blocking out the direct radiation or direct sunlight into the interior of the building spaces. The developed system uses phase change materials (PCMs), not only in[…]

These nanobeads combine high surface area, high affinity to metal ions and magnetic features. By merging these properties in one platform, these nanobeads provide a faster and less expensive method for the separation and enrichment of specific proteins, often present in biological media in very low […]

The new diamond thermistors can be used for temperature measurements in harsh environments such as aggressive chemicals at high temperature or in biological media due to their inertness. Furthermore, the sintered ceramic substrate guarantees superior adhesion and resistance to fracture under high me[…]

The preferential production method of the composite material involves the sputtering for the modification of the particle surface by coating them with a nanocrystalline layer of iron-rich metallic binder with variable thickness. The rest of the processing follows the traditional powder metallurgy ro[…]

The described process for collagenase production and purification is rapid, cheap and reproducible. The obtained product is highly active and stable for long period storage (in solution or lyophilised). The features of this novel product are, certainly related to a novel domain organization and arch[…]

Despite the numerous applications of chitosan, was never described the production of chitosan films with natural compounds with these properties. As well as their use as substitutes for the addition of sulfur dioxide in wines or other food products. The chitosan films have many applications due t[…]

In ohmic heating electrical energy is dissipated in heat with a very high efficiency (electrodes in contact with the reaction medium), resulting in fast and uniform heating and in the increase of charged species movement. As in the case of the heating with microwave radiation, electrical energy is t[…]

The state-of-the-art technology for individual micro- or nanoelectrodes is based on expensive techniques such as FIB (Focused Ion Beam). The less expensive electrochemical techniques are based on somewhat complex circuitry and require the use of ultra-fast current cut-off systems at the nanosecond s[…]

This invention presents the following advantages relatively to existing technologies: •it allows the evaluation of the photosynthetic performance and the physiological state of photosynthetic organisms •the measurement of light-response curves of chlorophyll a fluorescence made of non-sequential[…]

The present invention has the following advantages comparing to existing technologies: 1 - It is easy to mount, either in new construction or in existing, because it is a kit and does not involve works of alteration; 2 - It is modular, which allows scaling the technology to all sites or only whe[…]

The present invention presents the following advantages in relation to the existent technologies: the materials prepared by this methodology are efficient heterogeneous catalysts in the asymmetric benzoylation of 1,2-diols, and eventually in other asymmetric organic transformations, can be easily fi[…]

The present invention consists on the development and application of "molecular tags" or “molecular barcoded labels”, of easy synthesis and production in large quantities. These labels are of simple application, invisible to the naked eye and of rapid detection using low cost equipments and reagents[…]

One of the main advantages of this technology is using an industrial residue avoiding its deposition. Yearly, in Portugal, the production of eggshell waste is about 2600 tones which mean a cost about 122 Euros/ton for transport and treatment. The economical interest for an industrial unit that produ[…]

When compared to other solutions, this system as the following advantages: It allows to establish a correlation between a multiplicity of mechanical properties and also biochemical properties •It is highly flexible in the sense that it can be used with different cell types •It can be used using d[…]

It is a process that, with a simple set of unitary operations, allows to get extracts with high triterpenic acids contents , from crude extracts of eucalyptus bark. This process can be easily integrated with existing pulp production, allowing even the subsequent exploitation of bark for energy produ[…]

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