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  • Improved hot water tank performance - Isis Innovation
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  • Real-time Database Linkage - Isis Innovation
    Contact us Incubator News Incubator Services Stages of Development Our Ventures Meet the CEOs Find your CEO match Incubator Team Contact For University Members Consulting Services Support FAQs Register as a consultant Commercialising Your Technology IP patents and licences Starting a company FAQs Isis Startup Incubator Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Translational Funding University Hot Desks For Medical Sciences Researchers Contact Us News Events Publications News Events Request further information Technology Showcase 2016 Success Stories Publications Annual Reports Innovation Insights Isis newsletters Comment opinion Other publications reports Home Technologies Available Technologies available for licensing Real time Database Linkage Share this Real time Database Linkage Methods to link records in one or more databases are in demand for a range of applications In real life situations this could be problematic owing to incomplete or inaccurate datasets This could result in erroneous linking or separation of records leading to reporting and meta analyses inaccuracies Current methods used to overcome such issues suffer from a number of disadvantages that include processing speed accuracy and the ability to scale to larger numbers of records Oxford researchers have developed a high performance record linkage algorithm that offers fast reliable and flexible real time data linkage The method also allows the examination of new data as it is entered to provide an early warning about data entry errors Current Deficiencies in Database Linkage A large number of applications require methods to link related records which are present in one or more databases When data is missing inaccurate or changed over time linking records by simple matching of corresponding data may not be reliable Inaccurate data may lead to records being erroneously linked or to linked records being considered to be separate There are currently three approaches to solve the problem of database linkage Probabilistic methods

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  • Membrane vesicles for quick, high sensitivity identification of autoantibodies - Isis Innovation
    Technology investment opportunities Information for Investors Isis Innovation spinouts Oxford Invention Fund University of Oxford Isis Funds Oxford University Consulting Services Academic consulting advice Academic Expertise Showcases Technical Services Technical Services Showcases OUC Clients For University members Contact OUC Innovation Consultancy Technology Transfer Commercialisation Training Technology Transfer Services Technology Commercialisation Innovation Management Case Study Overview Contact us Health Outcomes iOutcomes People Overview Clinical Outcomes Assessments Health Outcome Services FAQs Apply to Use Inspired Works Contact us Incubator News Incubator Services Stages of Development Our Ventures Meet the CEOs Find your CEO match Incubator Team Contact For University Members Consulting Services Support FAQs Register as a consultant Commercialising Your Technology IP patents and licences Starting a company FAQs Isis Startup Incubator Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Translational Funding University Hot Desks For Medical Sciences Researchers Contact Us News Events Publications News Events Request further information Technology Showcase 2016 Success Stories Publications Annual Reports Innovation Insights Isis newsletters Comment opinion Other publications reports Home Technologies Available Technologies available for licensing Membrane vesicles for quick high sensitivity identification of autoantibodies Share this Membrane vesicles for quick high sensitivity identification of autoantibodies A new method of using membrane vesicles for highly sensitive specific detection of autoantibodies has been developed by researchers at the University of Oxford This new method does not use live cells thereby overcoming the need for fixing during transport and ensuring the sensitivity is not compromised The method of spotting membrane vesicles onto a slide is easy to apply in a non specialist laboratory which would enable quick diagnosis and treatment of patients with autoimmune diseases and specific cancers with associated biomarkers This approach could be used for many different protein antigens and could be developed into a micro array diagnostic to test patients samples for a broad range of antigens Membrane vesicles for autoantibody detection Researchers at the University of Oxford led by Professor Angela Vincent FRS have developed a new method of detecting autoantibodies using membrane vesicles prepared from live cells The membrane vesicles are spotted onto slides and dried where appropriate The method could be used for bodily fluid samples such as plasma serum whole blood or cerebrospinal fluid CSF These samples are applied to the preparation of membrane vesicles and antibodies bound to antigens on the surface can be detected This approach could be used to screen patients samples against many different protein antigens Autoantibodies and disease Autoantibodies are antibodies that individuals themselves generate against their own antigens and can cause autoimmune disease Autoantibodies can also be diagnostic biomarkers if they are generated against certain types of cancer As such autoantibodies may be used to diagnose a disease with an autoimmune component or with cancer biomarkers Treatment of such diseases may involve reducing levels of the autoantibodies or applying suitable cancer therapies High sensitivity and specific detection of autoantibodies is therefore the key to diagnosis of autoimmune diseases and could also find applications in the diagnosis of certain types of cancer Improving detection Industry standard methods

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  • Improving Security Protocols - Isis Innovation
    Transfer Services Technology Commercialisation Innovation Management Case Study Overview Contact us Health Outcomes iOutcomes People Overview Clinical Outcomes Assessments Health Outcome Services FAQs Apply to Use Inspired Works Contact us Incubator News Incubator Services Stages of Development Our Ventures Meet the CEOs Find your CEO match Incubator Team Contact For University Members Consulting Services Support FAQs Register as a consultant Commercialising Your Technology IP patents and licences Starting a company FAQs Isis Startup Incubator Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Translational Funding University Hot Desks For Medical Sciences Researchers Contact Us News Events Publications News Events Request further information Technology Showcase 2016 Success Stories Publications Annual Reports Innovation Insights Isis newsletters Comment opinion Other publications reports Home Technologies Available Technologies available for licensing Improving Security Protocols Share this Improving Security Protocols In 2013 Edward Snowden a former Central Intelligence Agency employee revealed the extent of government surveillance of our electronic communications and this has undoubtedly led to a much greater public interest in the issues surrounding encryption and securing our emails and messages Subsequently there has been increased focus on so called end to end encryption essentially any means of ensuring that third parties are not required for the encryption process so only the people communicating can read the messages One practical means of providing end to end encryption is through the use of human interactive security protocols To attack end to end encryption an intruder s best strategy is to impersonate one or more of the message recipients during the process of establishing secure communications This known as a man in the middle attack Oxford researchers have developed improvements to human interactive security protocols which allow users to distinguish between an innocent communication failure and an attacker attempting to mount a man in the middle attack Sorry wrong number In the image below five people shown in blue are trying to communicate with each other on a network which is under attack from a man in the middle shown in black To A B and C the attacker is masquerading as D and E shown as D and E To D and E the attacker similarly appears as A B and C having intercepted communications from A B and C Ad hoc networks such as these can be secured by the use of human interactive security protocols which employ an out of band communication channel sometimes known as an empirical channel without the need for trusted third parties or pre existing public key infrastructures The involvement of humans does however place a practical limit on the amount of data which can be communicated and compared via the out of band channel That said even a random 4 digit PIN only gives an attacker a 1 10 000 chance of guessing correctly if two PINs are being compared to secure communication With standard protocols the man in the middle can typically compare values and if there is no match simply decline to relay the failed response giving the appearance of

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  • Technology Licensing Opportunities - Isis Innovation
    for Investors Isis Innovation spinouts Oxford Invention Fund University of Oxford Isis Funds Oxford University Consulting Services Academic consulting advice Academic Expertise Showcases Technical Services Technical Services Showcases OUC Clients For University members Contact OUC Innovation Consultancy Technology Transfer Commercialisation Training Technology Transfer Services Technology Commercialisation Innovation Management Case Study Overview Contact us Health Outcomes iOutcomes People Overview Clinical Outcomes Assessments Health Outcome Services FAQs Apply to Use Inspired Works Contact us Incubator News Incubator Services Stages of Development Our Ventures Meet the CEOs Find your CEO match Incubator Team Contact For University Members Consulting Services Support FAQs Register as a consultant Commercialising Your Technology IP patents and licences Starting a company FAQs Isis Startup Incubator Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Translational Funding University Hot Desks For Medical Sciences Researchers Contact Us News Events Publications News Events Request further information Technology Showcase 2016 Success Stories Publications Annual Reports Innovation Insights Isis newsletters Comment opinion Other publications reports Home Share this Technologies available for licensing Isis Innovation has a range of technologies available for licensing from Oxford University other universities research institutes and innovative companies from around the world Oxford s intellectual property including patented technologies software data and know how is offered for commercial use under licence from Isis Innovation You can also explore selected licensing opportunities from other universities research institutes and innovative companies from around the world All current technology licensing opportunities are listed below Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about a particular technology preferably quoting the Isis project number cannot find exactly what you are looking for want to stay informed about a specific area of interest are an investor and would like to consider the suitability of investing in any of the technologies and have read about our investment opportunities Contact us Current TECHNOLOGY licensing opportunities Filter by category OR Search all Reset Vaccines Travel leisure media and consumer services Technology hardware and equipment Software and computer services Sociology social policy and intervention Research tools and materials Public health and primary care Pharmaceuticals therapeutics and drug discovery Nanotechnology Mining and construction Medical imaging Medical devices and medical supplies Mathematics Materials International development Genetics genomic and proteomics General industrials Food and drink agriculture and fishing Environment Energy Electricals electronics and communication Education Economics e Health Drug delivery Consumer goods Chemicals Business finance and management Biotech bioprocess and biologics Biomarkers and diagnostics Aerospace defence and security Exact match At least one match Reset Export List Cardiolyse Intelligent ECG Non Oxford source An intelligent ECG device for healthcare and clinical diagnosis with the unique smart software with can automatically int More Smart clothing for workplace and everyday safety and Non Oxford source The company has developed acquired a rounded package of proprietary and enabling technologies for wearables More Concentrating on Solar High concentration 1000 solar concentrator energy system with increased ease of manufacture storage transport and More Identification of bacterial isolates using short sin A rapid highly efficient method for identifying

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  • Technology Licensing Opportunities - Isis Innovation
    Isis Funds Oxford University Consulting Services Academic consulting advice Academic Expertise Showcases Technical Services Technical Services Showcases OUC Clients For University members Contact OUC Innovation Consultancy Technology Transfer Commercialisation Training Technology Transfer Services Technology Commercialisation Innovation Management Case Study Overview Contact us Health Outcomes iOutcomes People Overview Clinical Outcomes Assessments Health Outcome Services FAQs Apply to Use Inspired Works Contact us Incubator News Incubator Services Stages of Development Our Ventures Meet the CEOs Find your CEO match Incubator Team Contact For University Members Consulting Services Support FAQs Register as a consultant Commercialising Your Technology IP patents and licences Starting a company FAQs Isis Startup Incubator Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Translational Funding University Hot Desks For Medical Sciences Researchers Contact Us News Events Publications News Events Request further information Technology Showcase 2016 Success Stories Publications Annual Reports Innovation Insights Isis newsletters Comment opinion Other publications reports Home Share this Technologies available for licensing Isis Innovation has a range of technologies available for licensing from Oxford University other universities research institutes and innovative companies from around the world Oxford s intellectual property including patented technologies software data and know how is offered for commercial use under licence from Isis Innovation You can also explore selected licensing opportunities from other universities research institutes and innovative companies from around the world All current technology licensing opportunities are listed below Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about a particular technology preferably quoting the Isis project number cannot find exactly what you are looking for want to stay informed about a specific area of interest are an investor and would like to consider the suitability of investing in any of the technologies and have read about our investment opportunities Contact us Current TECHNOLOGY licensing opportunities Filter by category OR Search all Reset Vaccines Travel leisure media and consumer services Technology hardware and equipment Software and computer services Sociology social policy and intervention Research tools and materials Public health and primary care Pharmaceuticals therapeutics and drug discovery Nanotechnology Mining and construction Medical imaging Medical devices and medical supplies Mathematics Materials International development Genetics genomic and proteomics General industrials Food and drink agriculture and fishing Environment Energy Electricals electronics and communication Education Economics e Health Drug delivery Consumer goods Chemicals Business finance and management Biotech bioprocess and biologics Biomarkers and diagnostics Aerospace defence and security Exact match At least one match Reset Export List OSSKAR A positioning device for hands free stres A CE marked simple medical device for stress imaging of the lower limb to enable standardised knee arthroplasty radiograph More Improved tools for corrective surgery of the tibia A novel system to improve the process of tibial osteotomy procedures used to correct leg alignment has been developed by O More Low driving voltage liquid crystal composites for bro Non Oxford source Additives of inorganic layered materials for reducing driving voltage and increasing contrast ratio of liquid crystal More New catalysts for PET and other polymers Non Oxford source

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  • Technology Licensing Opportunities - Isis Innovation
    Property IP for SMEs Material Reagent Sales Easy to use Materials Evaluation Agreement Investment Opportunities Technology investment opportunities Information for Investors Isis Innovation spinouts Oxford Invention Fund University of Oxford Isis Funds Oxford University Consulting Services Academic consulting advice Academic Expertise Showcases Technical Services Technical Services Showcases OUC Clients For University members Contact OUC Innovation Consultancy Technology Transfer Commercialisation Training Technology Transfer Services Technology Commercialisation Innovation Management Case Study Overview Contact us Health Outcomes iOutcomes People Overview Clinical Outcomes Assessments Health Outcome Services FAQs Apply to Use Inspired Works Contact us Incubator News Incubator Services Stages of Development Our Ventures Meet the CEOs Find your CEO match Incubator Team Contact For University Members Consulting Services Support FAQs Register as a consultant Commercialising Your Technology IP patents and licences Starting a company FAQs Isis Startup Incubator Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Translational Funding University Hot Desks For Medical Sciences Researchers Contact Us News Events Publications News Events Request further information Technology Showcase 2016 Success Stories Publications Annual Reports Innovation Insights Isis newsletters Comment opinion Other publications reports Home Share this Technologies available for licensing Isis Innovation has a range of technologies available for licensing from Oxford University other universities research institutes and innovative companies from around the world Oxford s intellectual property including patented technologies software data and know how is offered for commercial use under licence from Isis Innovation You can also explore selected licensing opportunities from other universities research institutes and innovative companies from around the world All current technology licensing opportunities are listed below Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about a particular technology preferably quoting the Isis project number cannot find exactly what you are looking for want to stay informed about a specific area of interest are an investor

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  • Real world arsenic detection - Isis Innovation
    Clinical Outcomes Assessments Health Outcome Services FAQs Apply to Use Inspired Works Contact us Incubator News Incubator Services Stages of Development Our Ventures Meet the CEOs Find your CEO match Incubator Team Contact For University Members Consulting Services Support FAQs Register as a consultant Commercialising Your Technology IP patents and licences Starting a company FAQs Isis Startup Incubator Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Translational Funding University Hot Desks For Medical Sciences Researchers Contact Us News Events Publications News Events Request further information Technology Showcase 2016 Success Stories Publications Annual Reports Innovation Insights Isis newsletters Comment opinion Other publications reports Home Technologies Available Technologies available for licensing Real world arsenic detection Share this Real world arsenic detection Arsenic contamination is a global issue with over 137 million people in more than 70 countries affected Measurement of arsenic in drinking water has traditionally depended on complex and expensive laboratory tests Researchers at Oxford University have discovered a low cost method of detecting arsenic that could be developed into a test to measure arsenic in the field Marketing opportunity Arsenic is a naturally occurring element widely distributed in the earth s crust and a common contaminant of drinking water Exposure to arsenic can cause a variety of adverse health effects including dermal changes respiratory cardiovascular gastrointestinal genotoxic mutagenic and carcinogenic effects Arsenic contamination of drinking water has been reported globally with dangerously high levels present in eg Argentina Bangladesh Cambodia Chile China Ghana Hungary Inner Mongolia Japan Mexico Nepal New Zealand Philippines Taiwan the United States and Vietnam The World Health Organization s recommended maximum arsenic contamination level for drinking water is 10 ppb A particular practical issue when addressing arsenic contamination in the real world as opposed to the academic laboratory is the large variation in arsenic contamination levels in wells

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