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Intelligent Materials from Blue Crab Shells: a Ca' Foscari Patent

A research team from Ca' Foscari, composed of Claudia Crestini, Matteo Gigli and Daniele Massari has patented, in collaboration with the University of Pavia, the ability to transform chitin into intelligent nanomaterials with functional properties. The process has potential applications in various fields ranging from biomedicine to sustainable packaging, as well as in the restoration and conservation of writing materials.

Sorbitol from pizza boxes: from Ca’ Foscari a new 'green' patent

An economically viable and sustainable alternative to traditional methods of converting cellulose into sorbitol has emerged from the laboratories of Ca' Foscari University of Venice. The process was developed by professors Alvise Perosa and Maurizio Selva with doctoral students Daniele Polidoro and Giancarmelo Stamilla from the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems.

Microalgae used in ‘zero-waste’ wineries

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has developed an eco-friendly process that enables the full use of wine lees and of the sludge resulting from wastewater treatment. This circular economy process can be managed directly by wineries and reduces disposal costs.

PINK joins European Community of Practice on Intellectual Assets Management

PInK, Ca’ Foscari’s portal dedicated to technology and knowledge transfer between University research and businesses, institutions and the local territory, has participated in the writing of the new European Code of Practice for the smart use of intellectual property.

‘Key’ that inhibits molecules involved in cancer spread uncovered

A research team at Ca’ Foscari has selected a new type of miniaturised antibodies that can detect and inhibit the activity of the urokinase human enzyme (uPA), reducing the risk of side effects. The discovery has been patented for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

New molecules block activity of disease-related proteins

A research team of Ca' Foscari, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Padua has developed a method to rapidly and sustainably synthesize and isolate large collections of macrocyclic compounds, an emerging class of pharmaceutical molecules for the treatment of severe diseases such as cancer.

Research with hospital on pesticides and plant protection products

The collaboration with private healthcare facilities - such as the Giovanni XXIII Hospital - is at the root of a research project that aims to analyse the spread of certain substances with cost-effective and quick techniques.

'Green' cosmetics: British start-up invests in Ca' Foscari patent

The agreement was signed on Thursday, 24 February 2022 in Aula Baratto at Ca’ Foscari during the conference “Sustainability in cosmetics. Bridging research, patents and market”, which focussed on the relationship between sustainable research and its enhancement in the cosmetic industry.

UCAMP: universities and citizens envision a resident-friendly future

Seven European cities join forces to envision a "resident-friendly" future: this is Urban Good Camp - UCAMP, an Erasmus+ KA2 project that over three years will involve universities and citizens who will co-design cities for residents, students and workers.