WO/2016/133462 CONJUGATED POLYMER NANODOTS AS LONG-TERM STEM CELL TRACKERS||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050081||AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH||LI, Kai|
This invention relates to a method for tracking stem cells characterized in that the stems cells are labelled with at least one fluorescent conjugated polymer nanodot and the fluorescence of the labelled cells is detected. The fluorescent conjugated polymer nanodot comprises a conjugated polymer such as poly(9,9-dihexylfluorene-alt-2,1,3-benzoxadiazole) (PFBD) capped with an amphiphilic co-polymer such as DSPE-PEG2000 (1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DSPE)-conjugated polyethylene glycol) and DSPE-PEG2000 maleimide. The method allows for the tracking of stem cells over long periods of time after transplantation exceeding 25 days. The stem cells are not compromised in their behaviours of proliferation, migration, differentiation and secretome by the labelling method of the invention. The method may be useful as a research tool in regenerative stem cell medicine. Corresponding stem cell tracking kits are also disclosed as well as stem cells labelled with the fluorescent conjugated polymer nanodots.
WO/2016/133466 A COPOLYMER COMPRISING A LIGNIN OR LIGNIN DERIVATIVE AND A POLY(ALKYLENE OXIDE) ALKYL ETHER (METH)ACRYLATE, AND A HYDROGEL COMPRISING THE COPOLYMER||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050085||AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH||KAI, Dan|
A copolymer comprising an oxygentated polyaromatic alcohol and a poly (alkylene oxide) alkyl ether (meth)acrylate is disclosed, wherein the oxygenated polyaromatic alcohol is preferably lignin or lignin derivative. A hydrogel comprising the copolymer and a cyclic oligosaccharide such as α-cyclodextrin is also disclosed, which can be used in biomedical or personal care industries, for example as a carrier for an active agent.
WO/2016/133458 ABSORBABLE PAD||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2015/050511||MAS INNOVATION (PRIVATE) LIMITED||JAYASURIYA, Daluwathumullagamage Praveen Nisal|
Disclosed herein is a liquid absorbing pad for use in clothing, comprising: a liquid permeable layer; a functional layer over the liquid impermeable layer; and a liquid impermeable barrier material, wherein the functional layer is capable of acquiring and distributing liquid and/or absorbing liquid and the liquid impermeable barrier material is bonded to at least the liquid impermeable layer and the functional layer around the periphery of said layers by a bonding means, provided that the bonding means is not stitching. The liquid absorbable pad may form part of a garment.
WO/2016/133459 REPRESENTATION AND DISSEMINATION OF USER PREFERENCES||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050065||MASTERCARD ASIA/PACIFIC PTE.LTD.||YEN, Philip Weiping|
A method for disseminating user preference data, the method comprising: determining a user preference representation, wherein the user preference representation is configured to represent user preference data of a user towards any one or more of promotions, purchases and payment; and disseminating the user preference representation to a plurality of recipients, wherein the plurality of recipients processes the user preference representation to recover the user preference data of the user, to regulate delivery of content to the user.
WO/2016/133465 A COMPOSITE LAMINATE AND ITS USAGE||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050084||AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH||LEONG, Yew Wei|
The present invention relates to a laminate for making a molded article comprising: (i) at least one reinforcement Iayer impregnated with a resin matrix; (ii) at least one deployable Iayer; and (iii) optionally, at least one material comprising at least one non-adhesive side, wherein the deployable Iayer are compactable, expandable or collapsible including Miura-Ori folds, honeycombs, foams or air mesh. The laminate may be used to form a molded article. The molded articles have uses in biomedical, health care and sport protective devices.
WO/2016/133460 A VARISTOR AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050076||HITACHI CRITICAL FACILITIES PROTECTION PTE. LTD.||ENDO, Yoshishige|
The present invention relates to a product and fabrication method for a varistor comprising a solid phase of zinc oxide particles substantially uniformly dispersed within a resin media. The varistor of the present invention is synthesised by mixing a substantially homogenous mixture of solid zinc oxide particles and a resin media, and heating the mixture under conditions to melt the resin and suspend the solid zinc oxide particles therein.
WO/2016/133464 REGENERABLE DRAW SOLUTE FOR OSMOTICALLY DRIVEN PROCESSES||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050083||NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY||HU, Xiao|
Disclosed herein is a use of an inorganic salt to form and regenerate a draw solute for forward osmosis, wherein the inorganic salt is selected from one or more of the group selected from sodium sulfate, calcium lactate, disodium phosphate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, and hydrates thereof. Also disclosed herein is a method of forward osmosis using said inorganic salt.
WO/2016/133461 THE SYNTHESIS OF MULTIARM POLY[(R)-3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE] AND ITS DERIVATIVES||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050080||AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH||LOH, Xian Jun|
Provided herein is a polymer having formula I: where m, n, and R1 are as defined herein, and the polymer has a number average molecular weight of the polymer of from 500 to 80,000 Daltons. Also provided herein are block copolymers of the polymer of formula I, as well as processes to make the polymer and block copolymers thereof.
WO/2016/133463 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIAL||WO||25.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2016/050082||NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY||TAN, Thatt Yang Timothy|
A method of manufacturing a lightweight material is provided. The method comprises a) dispersing a solid waste comprising at least one of a contaminated solid waste, marine clay, mud, waste glass, or ash obtained from incineration of waste in an aqueous reagent to form a dispersion; b) mixing the dispersion with an additive comprising a foaming agent and a metal silicate to form a mixture; and c) curing the mixture to obtain the lightweight material. A lightweight material manufactured by the method, and use of the method in the manufacture of a lightweight aggregate, a thermal insulative panel, a lightweight partition wall, or a lightweight brick are also provided.
WO/2016/130080 FEED SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL GROWING SYSTEMS||WO||18.08.2016|
||PCT/SG2015/000044||SUNEDISON SEMICONDUCTOR LIMITED||HARINGER, Stephan|
A system for growing a crystal ingot from a melt includes a housing and a feed system. The housing defines a growth chamber and an ingot removal chamber positioned above the growth chamber. The feed system includes an enclosure, a feed material reservoir positioned within the enclosure, and a feed channel including an intake end and an outlet end. The intake end is configured to receive feed material from the feed material reservoir. The housing has an opening in communication with the removal chamber and a connector proximate the opening, and the enclosure has an opening and a connector configured to mate with the housing connector. The feed channel is moveable between a retracted position and an extended position in which the feed channel extends through the opening in the housing and the outlet end is positioned within the removal chamber.