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The current invention is a novel composition of matter that is comprised of a monomeric species, which could be used as co-initiator as well as co-monomer. Upon excitation using visible light, the monomeric species efficiently assists the photopolymerization and itself polymerizes into a material that is useful for dental applications.
A novel sensor design allows capture of angular fluid flow with greater accuracy than the conventional Pitot-type probe currently in use in commercial and military aircraft
A mechanical barrier system for reducing infections associated with intravascular catheters. The invention reduces the risk of bacterial contamination of the outer surface of the catheter at the skin entry site, which in turn prevents more serious infections caused by the spread of bacteria down the surface of the catheter into the bloodstream. The barrier device functions by forming an occlusive "boot" at the skin exit site and relies on use of a cyanoacrylate adhesive to complete the occlusive junction between the boot and the contaminated skin. At time of device removal, the device-adhesive bond is safely broken through a novel bladder release method, allowing for safe removal of the vascular catheter.
The invention is a novel and efficient method to establish new embryonic stem (ES) cell lines from mammalian species and to maintain ES cells at the pluripotent state.
The current invention is a method for using inexpensive and widely available silica nanoparticles as a fluid loss prevention agent and nanoproppant to maintain micro-fractures during hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract oil or natural gas from a variety of geological formations.
KU research has identified combinations of surfactants and polyelectrolyte nanoparticles that improve the stability of CO2 foam for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).