Pulsed Photo Stimulated Luminescence System

Food irradiation is the use of high energy ionising radiation to extend shelf life by reducing the bacterial loads associated with natural foods. The University of Glasgow has developed methods and equipment for screening foodstuffs for irradiation.

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Mosquito Electric Trap

Researchers at the University of Glasgow and the Ifakara Health Institute have developed a new mosquito electrocuting trap (MET) that can be used as a research tool to safely and accurately estimate mosquito biting rates on people and cattle.

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x-ray image of ankle showing broken bone

GF Synergy - Microenvironments For Bone Tissue Regeneration

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have created a new technology that allows safe and efficient delivery of growth factors, in particular recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) for bone tissue engineering.

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Wireless EEG Neuro-Feedback System for Rehabilitation and Pain Management

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed a Wireless Electroencephalogram Neuro-feedback System for rehabilitation and the treatment of chronic pain.

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Counterfeit protection and authentication

Distributed Feedback Membrane Lasers for Counterfeit Protection and Authentication

Extremely flexible, ultrathin and ultralow weight membrane lasers could be widely applied as security features on valued documents, banknotes and pharmaceuticals, and also a wide range of other high value branded products (spirits, perfumes).

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Flexible Tubing Anchor Device

Flexible Tubing Anchor Device

In consultation with Scotland National Health Services (NHS) and professional care staff leads, a team at Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland, UK) has designed, prototyped and has patents pending for a mass producible flexible tubing safety device suited to Ventilators and respirators. 

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Electronics, Sensors & Photonics

Optical Illuminator

The invention addresses the important issue of uniformity of illumination in street lighting.  It is a novel, non-imaging optic which can be combined with LEDs to produce illumination uniformity and footprints of various and defined diameters and shapes.  This cannot be achieved by conventional optics for non-energy efficient illumination sources.

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High-throughput imaging of cellular forces

High throughput imaging of cellular forces

Our novel micro-interferometer based force sensors provide direct, robust and non-destructive imaging of forces associated with various types of mechanical cell-substrate interaction. The new method requires no zero-force reference image, enables continuous, measurement of multiple cells on one substrate, and supports further investigation of cells by immunostaining or other assay.  

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Metathesis of Cardanol

Metathesis of Cardanol

Processing cashew nuts produces 300,000 tonnes of waste by-products p.a.; 85% of this waste is made up of Cardanol. Metathesis of cardanol with ethane (ethenolysis) converts cardanol it into 1-octene a major plasticiser for polyethylene, and into 3-nonylphenol, to replace 4-nonylphenol in detergent production.

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Materials for lighting

New luminescent materials for lighting

The best performing OLED devices are currently based on iridium and platinum emitters. Our new materials, based on luminescent ditopic Pd(0) complexes are the most emissive palladium complexes reported to date and with easily tuneable emmission energies provide a an ideal new family of OLEDs.

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