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Colorimetric Sensing Of Amines

An affordable and easily synthesized indicator that can be applied to monitor reaction progress in a system using only one inexpensive and non-toxic agent.

Apparatus and Signal Processing Technique for Real-Time Label-Free High-Throughput Cell Screening

UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have invented a novel apparatus for real-time label-free high-throughput cell screening.

Plasmonic Nanoparticle Embedded PDMS Micropillar Array and Fabrication Approaches for Large Area Cell Force Sensing

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have developed a novel cell force sensor platform with high accuracy over large areas.

Electrical Conduction In A Ceplhalopod Structural Protein

Fabricating materials from naturally occurring proteins that are inherently biocompatible enables the resulting material to be easily integrated with many downstream applications, ranging from batteries to transistors. In addition, protein-based materials are also advantageous because they can be physically tuned and specifically functionalized. Inventors have developed protein-based material from structural proteins such as reflectins found in cephalopods, a molluscan class that includes cuttlefish, squid, and octopus. In a space dominated by artificial, man-made proton-conducting materials, this material is derived from naturally occurring proteins.

Single-Pixel Optical Technologies For Instantly Quantifying Multicellular Response Profiles

UCLA researchers in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine have proposed a new platform technology to actuate and sense force propagation in real-time for large sheets of cells.

Respiratory Monitor For Asthma And Other Pulmonary Conditions

A patch sensor that is able to continuously monitor breathing rate and volume to diagnose pulmonary function and possibly predict and possibly prevent fatal asthma attacks.

Platform for predicting a compound’s cardioactivity

The invention is a platform that combines a screening system and machine learning algorithms to investigate and report the cardio-activity related information of a certain compound. Through screening cardiac tissue strips, the platform determines whether a compound is cardio-active or not, as well as the associated cardio-active mechanism based on a drug library that is automatically developed. Such information is crucial for the drug development process, especially for evidence based decisions.

Electrode Agnostic, Supply Variant Stimulation Engine For Implantable Neural Stimulation

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented an innovative universal agnostic electrode for implantable neural stimulation and sensing.

A High Dynamic-Range Sensing Front-End For Neural Signal Recording Systems

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel neural recording chopper amplifier for neuromodulation systems that can simultaneously record and stimulate.

A Wearable Multimodal Biosensing And Eye-Tracking System

The current usage of bio-sensors is pretty much restricted to laboratory environments for experimental data collection due to the state of art of the technology. There is no robust yet comfortable system that could be used for data collection in mobile settings or has applications in real-world environments. Traditional bio-sensing systems are costly, bulky and not designed for comfort or ease-of-use, so they are not practical for real-world studies. Additionally, the bio-sensors have to be usually assembled together, which requires more effort in time synchronization and calibration between them.

Wireless In Situ Sensors in Stents for the Treatment and Monitoring of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a novel wireless sensor for external and internal biosensing applications.

Drift-Free, Self-Calibrated Interrogation Method For Electrochemical Sensors Based On Electron Transfer Kinetics

A new method using chronoamperometry in place of voltammetry to obtain data from electrochemical sensors, including electrochemical biosensors.

Aptamer functionalized shrink-induced high surface area electrochemical sensors

A low-cost method of manufacturing a, rough high surface area electrodes with a dissolvable polymer coating to improve surface wettability and electrochemical sensing.

Multi-Modal Depth-Resolved Tissue Status Monitor

UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have invented a novel multi-modal depth-resolved tissue status monitor.

Holographic Opto-Fluidic Microscopy

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a system for holographic opto-fluidic microscopy.

Quantification Of Plant Chlorophyll Content Using Google Glass

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel device that can quantify chlorophyll concentration in plants using a custom-designed Google Glass app.

High-Throughput And Label-Free Single Nanoparticle Sizing Based On Time-Resolved On-Chip Microscopy

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a rapid, low-cost, and label-free methodology for nanoparticle sizing.

Rapid, Portable And Cost-Effective Yeast Cell Viability And Concentration Analysis Using Lensfree On-Chip Microscopy And Machine Learning

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have developed a new portable device to rapidly measure yeast cell viability and concentration using a lab-on-chip design.

Passthought Authentication With In-Ear EEG

It is well appreciated by experts and end-users alike that strong authentication is critical to cybersecurity and privacy, now and into the future. The currently dominant method of authentication in consumer applications, single-factor authentication using passwords or other user-chosen secrets, faces many challenges. Major industry players such as Google and Facebook have strongly encouraged their users to adopt two-factor authentication (2FA). However, submitting two different authenticators in two separate steps has frustrated wide adoption due to its additional hassle to users. In previous work, ”one-step two-factor authentication” has been proposed as a new approach to authentication that can provide the security benefits of two factor authentication without incurring the hassle of two-step verification. Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a one step, three-factor authentication. In computer security, authenticators are classified into three types: knowledge factors (e.g., passwords and PINs), possession factors (e.g., physical tokens, ATM cards), and inherence factors (e.g., fingerprints and other biometrics). By taking advantage of a physical token in the form of personalized earpieces, the uniqueness of an individual’s brainwaves, and a choice of mental task to use as one’s passthoughts, they have achieved all three factors of authentication in a single step by the user.  

Digital Droplet Microflowmetry Enabled By Interfacial Instability

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a non-thermal, digital microfluidic flowmeter with the ability to measure ultralow flow rates.

PCR-Free Ultrasensitive Hiv And Other Virus Quantitation Device

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Bioengineering and Department of Medicine have developed a novel integrated device that can perform label-free ultrasensitive measurements of viruses in fluids (i.e. HIV in blood), obviating PCR and bulky, costly infrastructure required for current generation clinical assays.

Drop-Carrier Particles For Digital Assays

UCLA researchers in the Department of Bioengineering have developed a novel drop-carrier particle for single cell or single molecule assays.

Trademark: Flexible Fan Out Wafer Processing And Structure: Flextrate

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel biocompatible flexible device fabrication method using fan-out wafer level processing (FOWLP).

Microchambers With Solid-State Phosphorescent Sensor For Measuring Single Mitochondrial Respiration

The invention is a miniaturized device that assays the respiration of a single mitochondrion. Through a novel approach for measuring oxygen consumption rate, the device provides information on cell and tissue mitochondrial functional. This data is relevant for understanding human conditions associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer.

Transabdominal Fetal Blood Oximetry

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have developed a method and apparatus for clinical-grade transabdominal fetal blood oximetry.

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