The University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing works with UF employees to market and license out potentially patentable or copyrightable technologies. Recent licensing opportunities include:
Probiotics for Improved Oral Health and Fewer Cavities
Beneficial bacteria are often displaced by sugary foods and drinks, as well as tobacco, which leaves harmful, acid-producing bacteria that cause tooth decay. This technology promotes oral health by using alkalinogenic bacteria to get rid of the harmful bacteria that cause cavities.
Administered in a home or clinical setting, this mixture could be distributed through multiple product channels to capture a portion of the $6 billion oral health care market.
Read more here: http://apps.research.ufl.edu/otl/viewTechInfo.cfm?case=13295
Nanoparticle-Infused Epoxy Resin Lubricant for Machinery and Industrial Equipment
According to its listing, this technology is a solid lubricant made from an epoxy powder sprayed with nanoparticles that is designed to reduce wear and tear on mechanical parts at a lower cost and more conveniently than oil-based lubricants.
This lubricant is designed to be easier to apply, reduce contamination into the mechanism, and limit the outgassing common in grease and oil fumes.
Read more here: http://apps.research.ufl.edu/otl/viewTechInfo.cfm?case=13707
Reverse Osmosis Membrane System for Treating Landfill Leachate at Lower Cost
Between 900 million and 9 billion gallons of landfill leachate (a liquid that has passed through a material and come away with soluble portions of that material) are generated every year in the United States, representing an economic and environmental opportunity to reclaim usable water and nutrients.
This technology includes disposable reverse osmosis membranes that process liquid run-off from dump sites. The cheap, disposable system produces fertilizers and the purified liquid nearly meets state and federal standards for drinking water.
Read more here: http://apps.research.ufl.edu/otl/viewTechInfo.cfm?case=13915
Proton Irradiated High Electron Mobility Transistor for More Reliable Computers and Other Electronic Devices
Transistors are devices that switch and amplify electronic signals by controlling the movement of electrons. University of Florida researchers have developed a proton irradiated high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) that improves performance and reliability over older transistor production techniques.
This transistor allows for increased critical voltage, greater drain current and reductions in reverse biased gate leakage currents. This research could capture a significant portion of all semiconductor and circuit manufacturing revenue, which is projected to reach $78.9 billion in 2018.
Read more here: http://apps.research.ufl.edu/otl/viewTechInfo.cfm?case=14113