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Posted: Jun 15, 2014

Method for Vitrification of Articular Cartilage for Long Term Storage

Description Osteochondral allografting is an effective technique for treating osteochondral defects; however, its utility is limited by the availability of clinically suitable osteochondral tissues. Current methods allow only for short......


Posted: Jun 12, 2014

New Methods of Phosvitin Extraction from Egg Yolk

Description Phosivitin is a principal phosphoprotein in egg yolk, representing about 11% of egg yolk proteins and about 4% of yolk dry matter. It exhibits many advantageous properties that would......


Posted: Jun 3, 2014

Reduced Cost 3D Ultrasound Imaging

Description Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a cost-effective method for 3D ultrasound imaging that maintains image quality. There are two traditional ways to accomplish 3D ultrasound imaging.......


Posted: Jun 2, 2014

Introducer for Intervertebral Implant

Description Spinal fusion procedure is a surgical technique used to eliminate abnormal motion of the spine by combining two or more vertebrae. In 2006, approximately 450,000 spinal fusion procedures were......


Posted: May 20, 2014

Easily Fabricated Hollow Optical Waveguides Including Tapers

Description Optical waveguides are devices that guide electromagnetic waves along a desired path, and with a minimum of loss from the generating point to the point of application. Air-core (hollow)......


Posted: May 15, 2014

New Method of Managing Sclerotinia Sclertiorum

Description Canola (Brassica sp) producers typically manage Sclerotinia sclertiorum, commonly known as white mould or stem rot, through crop rotations or fungicides; however, each method has a drawback. Crop rotations......


Posted: May 13, 2014

Crysosim

A novel technique for stem-cell storage and preservation Description Cryopreservation is a core enabling technology for the transplantation of natural and engineered cells and tissues. Successful transplantation of human cells......


Posted: May 11, 2014

Cost Effective MEMS Manufacturing Method for Gecko Inspired Dry Adhesives

Description Many adhesives require a liquid component, are one time use, or leave a residue upon removal.  Molecular scale Van der Waals forces that result between smooth surfaces in very......


Posted: May 1, 2014

Optical Measurement System for Measuring Liquid Properties

Description The researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new apparatus and method for measuring the quality and optical properties of liquid in a commercial test cell using......


Posted: Apr 25, 2014

Molecular Ballistic Junctions

Description The semiconductor industry continually advances towards making more efficient devices.  This entails making smaller and smaller devices, which leads to an increase in computing power and speed of computers......


Posted: Apr 2, 2014

Microfluidic Spotting Device for Label-Free Microarrays

Description Researchers from the University of Alberta and National Institute for Nanotechnology have created a microfluidic device capable of transporting solutions to desired spots on a gold-patterned substrate for biomolecule......


Posted: Mar 20, 2014

Adhesives from Agricultural By-Products and Waste

Description As a result of increased concerns over safety, environment and sustainability, protein-based adhesives have re-gained industry interest as an alternative to petroleum-based adhesives. A greater need now exists for......