Focus on improving our planet.
Let's collaborate for sustainability &
digitalization.

Open innovation Platform for sustainability.
Find the right opportuinty and grow up your
innovation ecosystem.

Sign in/up

Search an
opportunity

Do you want to be part of innovative a sustainable project? Search for your opportunity and make your contribution to for the sustainable growth of the economy and the planet.

Tech collaborations
Joint Ventures
Licensing
Subcontracting
Investment

Express interest
A Korean R&D institute focusing on ICT-Bio healthcare area i...
created · Updated
Deadline: Nov 13, 2021
Received 0 expressions of interest

Summary

A Korean R&D institute specialised in blood plasma separation chip technology for point-of-care diagnostics wishes to expand its overseas market through the license agreement, technical cooperation and commercial agreement with technical assistance. The technology enables a user to collect blood plasma easily on no-power mode from a small volume of whole blood and any organisation in need of such a technology for point-of-care diagnostics using blood plasma can be a potential partner.

Description

The medical technology has been developed to immediately detect diagnostics with proper treatment at home beyond hospital care at medical institutes. It is vital to create accurate and rapid diagnostics without the involvement of medical professional or large equipment.

In particular, the blood, staple biomaterial for diagnostics includes various biomarkers most of which are proteins in plasma. Currently, the centrifugation technique is primarily used for blood plasma separation in medical institutes but it is only operated as power is supplied. The blood pre-treatment techniques for point-of-care in the market require a large amount of blood (hundreds of ul and takes about 30 minutes to get the test results, meaning that it can be unsuitable way on the spot in most cases.

Otherwise, since the technology simplifies the function of medical devices and does not require a power supply, it is easy to use even for non-medical staff and able to be used in various emergency cases. Additionally, it enables plasma to be obtained from a small amount of blood, allowing non-specialist to take the blood pre-treatment steps.

Blood plasma separation chip technology works in a small circular container with a small permanent magnetic installed at the top and membrane filter layered for removing blood cells. After about a minute of that a small amount of blood is injected into plasma separation chip, its external magnetic force allows small permanent magnetic to compress membrane filter then plasma component is ejected to the outside of the plasma separation chip.

The technology is applicable to the various blood-based diagnostic area, especially for point-of-care diagnostics rather than large hospitals. Thus, companies or research institutes, engaged in emergency medical services requiring ultra-fast diagnosis, home medical services for non-specialists, can be the main partners.

The Korean R&D institute who developed blood plasma separation chip technology for point-of-care diagnostics is now looking for global partners under a license agreement, technical cooperation and commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Advantages & innovations

It is found that there is no alternative of the blood plasma separation chip technology for point-of-care diagnostics which is currently in an advantage position. Thus, it is expected that any organisation hoping for this technology transfer is able to dominate the market in advance. - Easy to use for non-medical staff - Able to use on no-power mode - Able to collect plasma from small volume of blood (10~50uL) - Able to use undiluted whole blood - High rate of removing blood cell - High efficiency of separating blood plasma - Short operating time (about 1 min) - Low-cost - Able to apply to various pre-developed biochips - Able to add various functions as it is an additive structure - Able to be used in a wide range of diagnostics applications through applying blood pre-treatment technology in emergency cases

Stage of development

Prototype available for demonstration

Partner sought

- Type of partner sought : Companies, public institutions, private institutions which deals with blood-based diagnostic or point-of-care - Specific area of activity of the partner : any companies and institutions in need of blood-based diagnostic or point-of-care - Task to be performed : Technology transfer, R&D cooperation or technology cooperation for new product development, licencing

Create an
opportunity

Show your project-opportunity to generate interest of potential partners or collaborators. Companies, freelancers, or research centers can meet in Nir-vana and become perfect team together!

Latest Opportunities

SMART4ALL Second CTTE Open Call

published
Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
Project full name: Self-Sustained Cross-Border Customised Cyber-physical System Experiments for Capacity Building among European Stakeholders
Project acronym: SMART4ALL
Grant agreement number: 872614
Maximum amount of financial support for each third party: up to €80 000 EU funds
Full open call information: https://www.smart4all-project.eu/
Application submissions: https://smart4all.fundingbox.com/

Join and create
your ecosystem

Meet and connect with experts from around the world. Generate your innovative ecosystem and interact with them thanks to the different functionalities of Nir-vana: exchange spaces, lists of opportunities, expression of interest

Gabriela Coman
Francesc Saldaña
Build your project with
the best professionals
in the sector
Latest Opportunities
Public Spaces
  • TENGHUI Metal Products Co., Ltd.
    Aluminium Metal Parts Fabrication of Wheelchairs & Rehab ind...

The most relevant open & connected
network for sustainable business development.

Join now!

Sustainable
projects

Nir-vana wants to be the first open innovation platform focus on sustainability.

According to the EU Action Plan there is a huge need of change to a more sustainable future and to collaborate and assure to achieve the SDG.

Network
& experts

Nir-vana is the only platform integrating seamless "search and find" to the next stage of collaborating.

Get connected with experts and companies for partnering. Find trusted innovation advisors, certified by Enterprise Europe Network and build up your team of partners, companies and experts you need for your innovation.

Find public funding &
private investors

Discover potential funding opportunities for your innovation. On nir-vana you have access to national and EU funding programmes, public funding and private investors.

Get connected to consultants and advisors specialised on funding and grant preparation.