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  • Improved scanning probe microscope functionality - 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 Improved scanning probe microscope functionality Share this Improved scanning probe microscope functionality Low cost microscope stage with integrated optical light source for use with scanning probe microscopes SPMs allowing analysis of drug target interactions light reactive biological and non biological samples at the molecular level Advantages include irradiation levels with low noise and compatibility with almost any SPM The invention University of Oxford and Nippon Telephone and Telegraph NTT researchers have developed a removable microscope stage suitable for use on any Atomic Force Microscope AFM to investigate the effects of light from an optical light source on biological or non biological samples Currently there is no commercially available attachment tailored for illuminating AFM samples in this way previous attempts to meet market need have been unwieldy SPM specific and not user friendly The invention can be used to analyse individual receptors in drug target interactions see images below caged drug in solution around a target is released by light and binds the target The stage can be tailored to the need for example to analyse the effects

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  • Real-time visual tracking technology - Isis Innovation
    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 Real time visual tracking technology Share this Real time visual tracking technology Academics from the University of Oxford s Robotics Research Group have devised a novel technique for robust real time visual tracking of previously unseen objects from a moving camera It can identify and track new objects in any video sequence real time or recorded and regardless of rapid and agile object motion image blur varying lighting camera motion or cluttered and changing backgrounds Registration compensates for the linear motion of solid objects while segmentation allows for shape changes and perspective changes that occur when the object turns relative to the camera Online learning provides continual refinement of the shape of the object itself and the nature of the background The system presents distinct advantages over existing ones as it requires minimal knowledge about the target s

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  • Cable-free connections - Isis Innovation
    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 Technologies Available Technologies available for licensing Cable free connections Share this Cable free connections Since English scientist William Gilbert coined the term electricus in the 17th Century a dependency on electrical devices has dominated our daily lives We have come to see electricity as a necessity and not only a convenience to power the myriad devices we are now reliant on Since the digital revolution we have also become increasingly reliant on improving transmission and transfer of data between devices Hardwired copper cables have traditionally offered the most effective form of connection between devices to supply both power and data Driven by a demand for convenience wireless data transmission protocols have improved dramatically whereas power transfer has mostly continued to rely on tethered wired connections No device currently offers the ability to wirelessly transfer power and data simultaneously over distance However technology developed at Oxford now provides a means to wirelessly power and exchange data using simple and inexpensive printed circuit board type engineering Effortless Connections The Oxford innovation employs metamaterials that act as magneto inductive wave guides and power surfaces allowing the rapid transfer of power and data between electronic devices without the constraints of physical connections such as soldered joints Benefits The benefits include no wires or cables simple and cheap manufacturing no limit to number of connected devices no vulnerable connectors weatherproof devices flexible smart materials integrated into furniture walls flooring Limitless application The use of electrical devices is ubiquitous and as such the Oxford technology may be applied in an extraordinarily wide range of applications and fields The technology can be readily adopted into almost any surface furniture clothing carpets wallpaper etc to provide an environment where data and power can be sent to any device in close proximity Laptops mobile phones cameras printers and media devices can all charge and communicate with one another from a table top integrated with the Oxford metamaterial The technology may replace existing often congested electrical infrastructures in office spaces home environments consumer

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  • Pressure regulator reinvented - Isis Innovation
    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 Pressure regulator reinvented Share this Pressure regulator reinvented Pressure regulators used for fluid control in pipe systems and conduits are globally distributed in high volumes Applications are numerous and include the control of shop air in industrial applications process fluids in industrial plants control of fluids in transmissionpipelines carrying water oil or gas heating and refrigeration systems OIFCD advantages Oxford s in line flow control device OIFCD offers a number of advantages It can be retro fitted into existing pipework without plant modifications fits inside the flow conduit requiring no additional space or protrusions from the conduit does not require its own certified pressure housing when fitted inside the existing already certified pipe work has ultra low manufacturing cost in comparison to conventional devices is scalable to any application size from medical to oil and gas distribution has only a single moving part and no deformable parts resulting in high

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  • Drosophila learning device - Isis Innovation
    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 Drosophila learning device Share this Drosophila learning device An experimental apparatus which is used to train and evaluate learning experience of fruit flies using exposure to odours and other stimuli The technology can analyse each fly individually in 20 separate chambers It offers monitoring of each fly s behaviour which allows for action contingent operant conditioning protocols and for both trained and control groups to be included in a single experiment Automated stimulus control facilitates greater standardisation of protocols and allows fewer operators to collect more data than with previous methods Additional applications of the technology include analysis of decision making walking speed activity bouts motor responses to painful shock and other behavioural metrics The training device is market ready and will be of interest to companies involved in discovery of drug treatments for human anxiety disorders and improvements to cognitive functions as an alternative to traditional screening platforms Drug discovery A fly s reaction to chemical signals and most odours is neither innate nor invariant but influenced by experience Technology developed and engineered in Oxford uses similarities between fruit fly and human learning behaviours to screen for compounds that improve learning and memory in humans The 1FLY system is an experimental apparatus developed by researchers at the University of Oxford which is used to train and evaluate learning experience of fruit flies using exposure to odours and other stimuli Flexible and functional training The technology is distinguished from existing olfactory training systems by analysing each fly individually in 20 separate chambers It offers individual monitoring of each fly s behaviour which allows for action contingent operant conditioning protocols and for both trained and control groups to be included in a single experiment Automated stimulus control facilitates greater standardisation of protocols and allows fewer operators to collect more data than with previous methods Quantitative data is obtained from the fully automated experimental system in which all variables and stimuli are readily accessed from the software interface including airflow odour concentration stimulation voltage training pulses evaluations periods rest periods time of training Analysis of cognitive function Additional applications of the technology include analysis of decision making walking speed activity bouts motor responses

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  • Ion detector - Isis Innovation
    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 Ion detector Share this Ion detector Detecting low energy ions a challenge The detectors used in most high end commercial time of flight mass spectrometers as well as the position sensitive detectors used in imaging mass spectrometry use micro channel plates MCPs to convert incident ions into a measurable current For imaging applications the electrons produced by the MCP can either be accelerated towards a phosphor screen or detected directly eg using one of the new generation of CMOS based electron detectors Optical detection using a phosphor is currently the standard for most imaging experiments despite the decay time of the phosphor imposing a considerable limitation on the attainable time resolution in such measurements Competitive advantage Researchers at the University of Oxford and the Science Technology Facilities Council have invented a new type of

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  • Parallel adaptive laser fabrication system - Isis Innovation
    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 Parallel adaptive laser fabrication system Share this Parallel adaptive laser fabrication system Existing systems Most laser fabrication systems use a single focussed laser beam to machine or fabricate material in a sequential fashion The speed can be increased by using many focal spots in parallel Parallelised fabrication with hundreds of spots has been implemented already using microlens arrays that create a multitude of focal spots but this has the disadvantage that the array of foci is fixed and the foci cannot be controlled independently Alternatively holographic patterns created by diffractive optical elements can split the laser beam into many foci This can be more versatile than using a single focussed laser beam if adaptive diffractive elements such as spatial light modulators are used However these suffer from wavelength dependence and hence chromatic aberration This along with other device limitations restricts the number of focal spots that can be created

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  • Methanol to hydrogen - Isis Innovation
    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 Technologies Available Technologies available for licensing Methanol to hydrogen Share this Methanol to hydrogen The use of hydrogen to power electronics generators and engines is attractive for many reasons However the mainstream use of hydrogen fuel is often limited by distribution issues and there is still a need for a safe efficient method of creating a supply chain for the hydrogen economy This technology would allow the use of methanol which is relatively safe and simple to transport as a fuel for hydrogen powered equipment Minimising emissions Global efforts are currently under way to minimise the emissions of NOx SOx hydrocarbons CO and CO2 For some years the use of hydrogen as an environmentally friendly energy carrier has been proposed Hydrogen is considered to be a clean fuel and also offers high efficiency when used in conjunction with the most widely used polymer electrolyte membrane PEM fuel cells The use of low temperature PEM hydrogen fuel cells is more energy efficient than battery technology so it is believed that their prevalence will grow in portable consumer products Adoption of fuel cell technology for portable consumer electronics There are a number of ways to obtain hydrogen on an industrial scale but storage for mobile use is problematic because of its poor volumetric and weight energy densities Hydrogen stored in chemical form as liquid organic compounds such as formic acid or methanol then released on demand is a more promising direction for mobile fuel cells A liquid fuel can be stored in a disposable or recyclable cartridge offering safe handling and simple logistics A further issue to consider is that PEM fuel cells require ultra pure hydrogen gas indeed they are poisoned by even very low concentrations of carbon monoxide CO However current solutions require cumbersome multi stage processes and elevated temperatures precluding their adaptation to small portable devices Competitive advantages Oxford scientists have developed a single step route for the conversion of methanol to hydrogen This is

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