UC Merced said it published a report that highlights more than 40 market-ready inventions created by campus researchers.
The report, “Inventions of the Research Enterprise,” was compiled by UC Merced’s Office of Technology Transfer, which is within the campus’ Office of Research, the university said in a news release.
The 50-page document catalogues inventions created at the university from January 2007 to June 2009. The technologies listed in the report have the potential to transform the fields of natural sciences, engineering and beyond, the news release said.
“This report illustrates that UC Merced is on track to fulfill its mission to become a premiere research institution,” said Samuel J. Traina, vice chancellor for research.
The report includes background information on the problem each invention was created to address, a description of how the device or process works and its potential applications. Other information includes the invention’s creators, its patent and licensing status and the advantages new technology. Faculty from UC Merced’s School of Engineering, School of Natural Sciences and School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts are represented in the report.
Examples of inventions listed include:
--a less expensive therapy that could suppress the ability of the hepatitis C virus to replicate.--a low-cost method to concentrate the efficiency of photovoltaic cells, which in turn can help make using solar energy less expensive.--a faster, more efficient method to identify the purity of drugs, pharmaceuticals and agricultural compounds.--a new technique that increases the power of lasers without reducing their wavelength agility.
For more on research at UC Merced, link to “Inventions of the Research Enterprise” at http://research.ucmerced.edu/docs/Inventions%20of%20the%20Research%20Enterprise.pdf