Health Science

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The following are Licensing Opportunities in Health Science:

Fluorescent Nucleobase Surrogate and Aptasensor

NutriSTEP: Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler

NutriSTEP™ is a fast and simple way to assess eating habits and identify nutrition problems early, including growth and overweight issues. It is a parent-administered 17-item questionnaire that covers the nutritional risk constructs for the preschool population: food and nutrient intake, physical growth, developmental and physical capabilities, physical activity, food security and the feeding environment. 

Treatments for Oxidative Stress

Guelph researchers have discovered that some short phosphopeptides have a strong ability to reduce oxidative stress in Caco-2 cells, as well as inhibit TNFalpha-induced cytokine release and insulin resistance.

Snap-On Fluorescent Probes

Guelph researchers have discovered the Snap-On Fluorescent Probes that allow a single DNA sequence containing a chemical "handle" to be modified to attach one of a library of fluorescent labels to the DNA.

System and Method to Deliver Non-Thermal Microwave Energy to Food, Chemicals, and Tissues

Researchers at the University of Guelph have developed a novel microwave system for use in medical therapies, chemical manufacturing, food processing, and food or tissue decontamination. The system delivers non-thermal microwave energy pulses to a target while simultaneously cooling/maintaining a target at a fixed temperature.