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Nueva placa para tomar muestras de flora bacteriana en la mano

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOES20190404005
Publicado:
08/04/2019
Caducidad:
08/04/2020
Resumen:
Un grupo de investigación español del sistema de salud pública ha desarrollado una placa especialmente diseñada para tomar muestras de flora bacteriana contaminante en la mano de un profesional sanitario. Los métodos actualmente empleados para la detección de la flora bacteriana en los profesionales sanitarios no son adecuados porque la flora bacteriana presente en las yemas de los dedos de las manos de los profesionales no es la más representativa de las potenciales infecciones. La placa comprende unos puntos de referencia destinados a situarse sobre elementos anatómicos de la palma de la mano para posicionar correctamente la placa y un orificio para la toma de muestras situado en una zona de la placa. El grupo de investigación busca socios del sector público o privado para establecer acuerdos de licencia o cooperación técnica y continuar con el desarrollo de esta tecnología patentada.




Details

Tittle:
Novel plate for bacterial flora sampling with the palm of the hand
Summary:
A Spanish research group of the public health system has developed a plate specially designed for sampling contaminant bacterial flora with the palm of the hand. The sampling on the hand palm makes it easy to use and apply. A license agreement or an technical cooperation agreement for a public or private partnership for the further development of the patented technology is sought.
Description:
The bacterial flora consists in the microorganisms that are commonly found as saprophytes on the skin. The hands are an ideal ecosystem for the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. It is important to be able to sample the bacterial flora from the hand of a healthcare professional.

Current methods used for the detection of bacterial flora in health professionals are not adequate, since the bacterial flora present in the fingertips of healthcare professionals is not the most representative of the potential infections.

A Spanish hopital research group has developed a plate for sampling contaminant bacterial flora in the hand of a healthcare professional. The plate is specially designed for sampling of bacterial flora from the palm of the hand of a healthcare professional comprising benchmarks intended to be placed on anatomical elements of the hand palm in order to correctly position the plate and an orifice for taking samples located in an area of the plate.

The research group is looking for the following collaboration:
-License agreement: framework of authorizing the interested parties to use the technology.
-Technical cooperation agreement: to collaborate with other research teams, companies or foundations to adapt the technologies to biological and therapeutic applications.
Advantages and Innovations:
- The sampling is performed on the hand palm, which makes it easy to use and apply.

- It is a plate especially designed for sampling of hospital bacterial flora.

- The method is more efficient than current methods used for the detection of bacterial flora on health professionals, since the hand palm bacterial flora is more representative for detecting infections
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
PCT patent application

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The research group aims to formalize a technology transfer process with publir or private entities interested in the implementation of the solution, through a license agreement.

If there are some entities, such as R-Y-D centres, technology centres or specialized companies, interested in collaborating and developing further aspects of the solution, a technical cooperation agreement could be envisaged.

They already sell the plate in Spain and now they want to expand abroad.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
R&D Institution
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Spanish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
06001001 Bioestadística, epidemiología
06001005 Diagnósticos, diagnosis
06001018 Virus, virología / antibióticos / bacteriología