December 13, 2016 (National Academy of Inventors) National Academy of Inventors Announces 2016 Fellows
With the election of the 2016 class, there are now 757 NAI Fellows, representing 229 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. The 2016 Fellows are named inventors on 5,437 issued U.S. patents, bringing the collective patents held by all NAI Fellows to more than 26,000 issued U.S. patents.
The prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows Selection Committee, has elected OSU's John F. Wager, Ph.D. to the rank of NAI Fellow on Dec. 13, 2016. John is OSU's inaugural NAI fellow and plans to travel to a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston next spring to receive the award. Read more about Dr. Wager's NAI election here.
November 2, 2016 (English.news.cn) Transparent sensor on contact lens developed to help monitor glucose
Researchers have developed a transparent sensor on a contact lens that may one day help type 1 diabetes patients monitor their blood glucose levels and control their insulin infusion.
September 2016 Two New Tasty Berries from ARS
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) geneticist Chad Finn and his colleagues at the Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon, developed two new berry varieties—a blueberry and a blackberry—that were recently released to the public.
Yin Min Blue Pigment (Derivan)
A new pigment has been made available in the raw materials market, currently referred to as Yin Min Blue.
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September 6, 2016 Oregon State spinout lands $175K for renewable energy tech (Portland Business Journal)
An Oregon renewable energy clean technology startup has been awarded $175,000 in follow-on funding.
August 6, 2016 A Self-Serve Dialysis Machine May Be Coming Home With You (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Tablo is a largely automated machine designed for patients to use by themselves.
July 20, 2016 Engineers Find a Better Way to Boil Water (ENGINEERING.com)
Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) recently discovered a way to generate bubble formation and, in turn, control boiling. This form of control could significantly improve how advanced electronics and industrial boilers function.
June 20, 2016 The Chemist Who Discovered the World’s Newest Blue Explains Its Miraculous Properties (artnet news)
The world’s newest shade of blue, a brilliantly bright, durable pigment called YInMn blue, has been licensed for commercial use and is already in the hands of some artists. The pigment was discovered in 2009 by chemist Mas Subramanian and his team at Oregon State University while they were conducting experiments connected to electronics.
Oregon Startup Selected for Global Clean Energy Showcase (Clean Energy Ministerial)
Onboard Dynamics, Inc. (ObDI), an innovator in compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling, has been chosen to exhibit its technology at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial Startups & Solutions Showcase in San Francisco's Union Square from June 1-2. ObDI joins nearly 100 innovative companies and organizations competitively selected from around the world for their breakthrough technologies in the clean energy sector. The company will be featured as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) exhibit.
A Corvallis company that helps fire departments determine the most efficient way to deploy personnel and equipment took the top prize at the 2016 Willamette Angels Conference on Thursday, a check for $300,000 in investment funding.
We introduce a bipolar assembly of ion-exchange membranes as the separator for aqueous supercapacitors, which enables positive and negative electrode to operate in acidic and alkaline electrolyte, separately, thus increasing device-operating voltage. The assembled supercapacitors have better safety than those made with non-aqueous electrolyte; they also have higher energy density than those made with conventional aqueous-electrolyte based devices.
This technology describes an accurate, inexpensive, simple, and portable membrane-based lateral flow fluidic device, made with both patented and patent pending technologies, to detect copper at concentrations as low as 0.5 ppm. No pre-treatment of the raw sample is needed. With simple modifications, this method can be adapted to detect other targets at similar or better sensitivity.
Diskoid In Geometrically Micropatterned Extracellular matrix (DIGME), is a 3D tissue patterning solution that controls the shape of cell organoids, as well as the surrounding ECM. Together, DIGME generates complex microenvironment niches closely mimicking physiological conditions to support and guide the invasion of tumor organoids or morphogenesis of tissue organoids. DIGME provides an un-precedent platform to provide hosting matrix for tissue engineering and regeneration. This is very helpful for testing new cancer drugs.
A combinatorial therapeutic approach to treating cholesterol storage disorders that may drastically reduce the dosage of HPβCD required for treatment of Niemann Pick Type C disease.
This algorithm enables an efficient scheme for cooperative spectrum sensing that protects the location privacy of SU’s with a low cryptographic overhead while guaranteeing an efficient spectrum sensing
This technology is a novel method for producing near-atomically smooth, porous alumina thin films by spin coating, in ambient conditions, using aqueous precursors.
This technology provides a new process that enables high efficiency conversion of methane (e.g., from associated natural gas, or from anaerobic digestion of waste biomass) to liquid transportation fuels in the gasoline (~C10) or Diesel (~C16) range.