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The University of Central Lancashire is proud to present its portfolio of Intellectual Property which covers a wide range of categories, including: Biomedical Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Forensic Sciences, Nuclear Sciences, Materials and Nano-Materials Technologies, Tribology Technologies, Pharmacy and 3D Printing Technologies.

You can review the portfolio here or for more detail about a specific UCLan technology and answers to general questions about working with us or licensing our IP, please contact the innovation team at: innovationteam@uclan.ac.uk

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Method and kit for Detection of bacterial infections

Method and kit for Detection of bacterial infections

UCLan`s patented research is developing a rapid detection kit to detect the presence of bacterial infections and distinguish them from viral infections.

Water-purifying composite material for use in the photocatalytic destruction of pollutants in water

Water-purifying composite material for use in the photocatalytic destruction of pollutants in water

UCLan`s patented technology enables the removal of pollutants through the use of a relatively inexpensive water-purifying composite material and processing technology that is environmentally benign.

Quick release rescue harness for use by emergency services and in water sports activities

Quick release rescue harness for use by emergency services and in water sports activities

UCLan patented research has developed and patented a quick release rescue harness that allows rescuers to enter the water safely, complete the rescue and be recovered to shore.

Developing new drugs to treat brain tumours

Developing new drugs to treat brain tumours

​UCLan has developed and patented a series of new molecules that we hope one day could be advanced into a much needed new treatment for malignant brain tumours.

Print your own medicine: 3D printing of oral tablets for personalised medicine

Print your own medicine: 3D printing of oral tablets for personalised medicine

UCLan patented research is helping to develop low cost, personalized medicines which could soon be readily available thanks to 3D printer technology.

Architectural composite materials from waste products

Architectural composite materials from waste products

UCLan has developed and patented new and innovative sustainable composite materials made from household and industrial waste, which itself is recyclable.

Uses of aptamers, ligand-binding fragments of aptamers, and oligonucleotides in the prevention and/or treatments of cancers, and diagnosis of cancers

UCLan patented research is utilising aptamers, ligand-binding fragments of aptamers, and oligonucleotides for use as agents in the prevention and/or treatments of cancers, and diagnosis of cancers.

Disposable dilator

Disposable dilator for children and adults

UCLan research is developing solutions for the medical equipment market and in particular a dilator product for use in a clinical and home setting.

DNA

DNA forensic test to differentiate between close paternal relatives

UCLan research is developing Rapidly Mutating (RM) YSTRs can differentiate between closely related males. A 13 locus multiplex PCR kit RM-YPlex was developed to simultaneously amplify them, in a robust and sensitive manner down to 0.0625ng template DNA.

Fingerprint powders

New high performance finger print powders

UCLan patented research is developing new high performance fingerprint powders. These new powders have been developed from the surface modification of silica nano particles.

Apparatuses for Estimating Bladder Status

New methods of non-invasively tracking the increase of fluid in a bladder

UCLan patented research using intelligent signal processing is being used to non-invasively track the increase of fluid in a bladder.

Colour - tuneable fingerprint powders

Colour - tuneable fingerprint powders

UCLan research has developed novel nanopowders which exhibit colour-tuneability in response to the wavelength of the incident radiation.

Using the internet to speed up, develop and test new complex systems using computer testing of one or more aircraft subsystems residing at remote locations

Using the internet to speed up, develop and test new complex systems using computer testing of one or more aircraft subsystems

UCLan Researchers are developing a patented system for the integration of complex systems in areas such as aircraft, which usually involves assembling sub-systems in the same physical location and connecting them together for testing.