Latest technologies from Florida Atlantic Universityhttp://inteumtp.technologypublisher.comBe the first to know about the latest inventions and technologies available from Florida Atlantic Universityen-USSat, 19 Jan 2019 13:12:46 GMTMon, 14 Jan 2019 12:22:36 GMT 2019, Florida Atlantic UniversitySystem and Method for Sperm Selection proprietary technology is a 3D-printed fluidics chip that allows for a flow of buffer fluid across the collected sperm. Sperm are introduced at one end of the chip, then fluid flows into the chip, away from the collection point for the sperm. This causes the sperm to swim away from the starting point towards the collection point. Thus, the sperm that make it to the collection point are then collected and can be used in an assisted reproductive technology procedures like IVF. This method allows for the selection of the fittest sperm, which are defined as those that have the most forward mo...Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:22:36 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Method for Real Time Assessment of Levels of Learning and Adaptive Instruction Delivery, 14 Jan 2019 12:22:14 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu for Inhibition of MMP-13 in Multiple Myeloma patent-pending technology is a SR-18465 compound, which is an osteoclastogenesis matrix metalloproteinase 13 (MMP-13) highly specific inhibitor for the treatment of multiple myeloma. The compound specifically inhibits MMP-13 rather than the entire MMP family of endogenous proteins. SR-18465 directly impacts the viability of several multiple myeloma cell lines by up to 50% over 48 hours but had minimal effects on stromal cells of the bone microenvironment. Most significantly, in vivo SR-18465 significantly reduces the growth of multiple myeloma and, subsequently tumor burden.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:21:32 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu MBLAC1 for the Treatment of Substance Abuse a vast array of experiments, FAU researchers have discovered that ceftriaxone (CEF) is a high affinity binding partner with MBLAC1 and may be responsible for its neuroprotective properties. Mice were genetically modified to lack the MBLAC1 gene and compared to normal mice after the administration of cocaine. The mice lacking MBLAC1 had significantly stronger locomotor responses to cocaine than the normal mice. Both groups of mice received doses of CEF to determine if it could reverse the locomotor effects of cocaine. With CEF treatment, locomotor effects in normal mice were completely ...Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:20:44 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Model to Study the Psychostimulant-Ceftriaxone Axis researchers have effectively knocked out the MBLAC1 gene in mice. It has been shown that the human MBLAC1 protein binds directly to ceftriaxone (CEF), which is known to interfere with the activity and addictive properties of several commonly abused drugs, potentially curbing drug-seeking behavior. Thus, mice given cocaine are extremely hyperactive compared to normal mice, where the hyperactivity can be blocked by administering CEF. The mice that lack the MBLAC1 gene do not see the CEF-induced block of hyperactivity caused by cocaine. Thus, it can be determined that MBLAC1 is essential for ...Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:20:15 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Compact Active Imaging System for Degraded Underwarer Visual Environment novel technology consists of a sequence of coded illumination patterns generated via a digital micromirror device (DMD) coupled with a continuous wave (CW) laser to light up the target. A high dynamic range (HDR) commercially available camera records the sequence of images of the spatially, light modulated target. Thus, the novel technique helps to reduce backscattering effects on the images while allowing for enhanced image filtering during the recovery process. Additionally, the post-processing steps is the application of a total variation noise reduction filter. This helps to achieve t...Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:18:02 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu System and Inversion Algorithm for Turbid Environments technology is a novel underwater light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system with several transmitters that can be tuned for specific wavelengths along with several receivers that measure both fine spatial and temporal resolution of the light received. It includes an algorithm that inverts and corrects the recorded two-dimensional arrays of backscatter profiles into accurate beam attenuation coefficients and properties at each wavelength. This allows for clear imaging even when optical densities are significantly lower while, at the same time, allowing primary processing to occur on-board ...Fri, 07 Dec 2018 05:53:35 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Highly Elastic and Auto-Fluorescent Poly (Xylitol-Dodecanedioic Acid) for Tissue Engineering, 08 Nov 2018 08:49:23 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Moisture Activated Material for Rapid Deployable Underwater Sensor Framework and Undersea Robotic Applications, 08 Nov 2018 08:48:30 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Bicyclic Compounds and their Derivatives as Neuroprotective Agents technology utilizes bridged bicyclic compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salt forms as neuroprotective agents. The compounds have been benchmarked against resveratrol and have shown neuroprotective properties relative to it. One of the compounds provided extended time to synaptic failure by approximately 100 minutes. Additionally, another tested compound allowed the synapse under study to maintain 80% of its normal function even under declining oxidative conditions. Initial studies show these compounds are capable of restoring synaptic function after oxidative stress.Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:39:20 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Thermal Membrane Distillation System for Drinking Water Production innovation provides a low-cost, low-power water purification system that can produce potable water from untreated surface water, wastewater, and seawater by utilizing solar thermal energy. The simplified system is comprised of an inlet water chamber, a hydrophobic membrane with the permeable side coated with carbon black particles, gaskets, a distillate chamber, a condensate channel and a clean water collection tank. It removes pathogenic organisms, volatile organic compounds, and other impurities to produce potable water at the point-of-use. The system requires no electricity and has a h...Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:38:35 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Methods for Larval Fish Enumeration and Growth Monitoring, 05 Nov 2018 07:39:24 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Methods for Federated Power Management, 07 Aug 2018 06:52:01 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Angle Controlled Wavelength Lighting System to Stimulate Feeding in Larval Fish marine fish on a commercial scale is difficult due to a variety of issues. One of which is the feeding of newly hatched fish fry in captivity due to either rejection of feeding or inadequate diet. This technology is an LED lighting system designed to illuminate dry pellet food in the water to mimic moving live food for newly hatched fish fry. Both visual recognition of food and the UV spectrum play a role in how fish fry detects prey items. By illuminating the dry food, the fry can identify a food source more easily by exaggerating the contrast between the food and the background. Curr...Tue, 07 Aug 2018 06:47:43 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu Microdisplay Optical Imaging and Sensor Systems for Underwater Scattering Environments imaging and sensor system that provides the ability to acquire images with improved quality from underwater environments. This novel system reduces unwanted scattering volume while improving the signal to noise ratio to yield superior images compared to current technologies. Additionally, the design is a more compact, reliable, and cost effective synchronized laser image system while retaining high signal to noise ratio. The technology has application in systems such as flash light detection and ranging systems and laser line scanner systems.Tue, 07 Aug 2018 06:47:23 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu and Method for Localizing Cardiac Arrhythmia Sources Using Multi-Pole Sensors fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia, which is when the heart beats too slowly, too fast, or in an irregular way. AF can be treated through a procedure known as ablation, which destroys a small area of heart tissue that is the source of the irregular heartbeats. One of the challenges associated with ablation is that it can be difficult to detect the exact source of the AF. This technology allows for the generation of an AF ablation target map by utilizing a conventional multi-pole diagnostic catheter (MPDC) in the atria. The ablation target map reveals the locat...Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:39:11 GMTtechdevelop@fau.edu