AME029  |  Switchable Materials Wettability for Controllable Oil-Water Separation

Wettability is a very important property of a solid surface, which is governed by the surface morphology and surface chemical composition. In recent years, more and more interest has been paid to the emerging area of the wettability at the water/solid interfaces. The design and preparation of a functional water/solid interface is very important for the materials used in aqueous medium, such as the microfluidics device for small droplet generation and manipulation. This technology presents a smart surface with switchable superoleophilicity and superoleophobicity in aqueous medium by a responsive block copolymer grafting strategy.

Exhibitor : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

AME061  |  Nanocellulose from Organic Waste

Nanocellulose has been discovered to be a viable alternative to plastic because it is more environmentally friendly to manufacture. It can help reduce the society’s overdependence on plastic products, which are causing detrimental effects on our environment. Conventionally, nanocellulose is produced by reducing the crystalline fibre bundles to nano-sized particles. The reduction of the fibres bundles can be achieved either chemically or mechanically. This technology uses a ball milling technique and hommogenisation process to produce nanocellulose from organic waste.

Exhibitor : PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd

Bio-based Consumer Care Materials and Nanosensors

This technology highlights the work done in the area of materials for bio-based consumer care applications. Drawing upon expertise in the design and synthesis of polymers and inorganic nanoparticles, the researchers focus on the development of high performance multi-functional polymers, formulations and encapsulation technologies for the 3 cares: healthcare, personal care and home care.

Exhibitor : A*STAR - Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

HPC033  |  Smart Hydrogel for Controlled Release Applications

Several smart advanced materials that are used in drug delivery applications, especially in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. A novel pH responsive hydrogel with improved biocompatibility, uniformity in structure for better performance, enhanced swelling properties and gel integrity at both collapsed and swollen states has been invented.  An effective way of synthesizing these materials is also proposed with this technology.

Exhibitor : KOC University

HPC084  |  3D Bioprinting of Artificial Biological Tissue Networks

This technology offers 3D bioprinting of artificial biological tissue with branched vascular structures without using any scaffolds. These branched vascular structures are very important for vascularization and are challenging to develop in tissue and organ constructs engineering.  Here, the researchers have developed a method to bioprint tissue networks as a branched, self-supporting, scaffold-free artificial hollow artificial biological tissue and is comparable to the living tissue. 

Exhibitor : Sabanci University / Inovent Co.

HPC096  |  Prolonged Release Ocular Drug Delivery System

The development of sustained ocular drug delivery platforms which are designed to meet the varying specific duration of effects, ranging from weeks to months, is required for therapeutic effect in different ophthalmic conditions. Drug delivery encompasses the various platforms for achieving the sustained drug release effect, and the mode of delivery of the platform. Sustained release systems can encompass a variety of compounds which range from small protein molecules, drugs, antibodies to nucleic acid entities.

Exhibitor : Singapore Health Services

USS014  |  Floating Controlled-release Systems for Extended Treatment of Surface of Water Bodies

This technology is a porous, water-soluble and biodegradable polymeric matrix, capable of encapsulating practically any actives. It stays afloat on the surface of water bodies for extended time periods, while releasing actives at predetermined dosages throughout the treatment period, bringing about the desired effect. This technology is currently applied to the control and eradication of mosquito larvae as well as surface algae. Potentially, it can be applied to other applications including bioremediation. Implementing this technology significantly lowers treatment cost, reduces the negative environmental impact of the actives, and improves treatment effectiveness.

Exhibitor : Hydroemission

USS060  |  Illumination System for Photobioreactors

The technology described herein is related to the development of an illumination system which is designed to provide sufficient natural lighting to different regions of the photobioreactor with homogenous light intensity. As a result, the effectiveness of the photobioreactor for algae production can be improved without any increase in electrical consumption. The system which consists of an array of heliostats, concave mirrors and fresnel lense as well as fiber optical wires to transfer collected lights to the bottom of the photobioreactor can be integrated to both open and closed type of photobioreactors.

Exhibitor : Yildiz Technical University - Technology Transfer Office