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North Carolina State University is the largest university in the state, with nearly 2,300 teaching, research, and extension faculty and annual research expenditures that exceed $400 million. With more than 100 startups and 400 commercialized products, NC State brings real-world solutions to the marketplace. The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) plays a crucial role in this mission by protecting and promoting University research discoveries and intellectual property, working with and guiding industry partners, and promoting the acceleration of startups.
Each year hundreds of new discoveries will need commercialization partners. This website serves to assist you for discovering, sharing, and licensing the technology you are looking for.
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13020 – North Carolina State University is developing methods for controlling the reconfiguration of liquid metal structures. Abstract: Researchers at NC State University recently discovered a new phenomenon that allows for the reconfigurable orientation of room-temperature liquid metal structures. The ability to flow, stabilize, and withdraw the liquid metal on demand for shaping into useful... Read More
07055 – NCSU is seeking an industry partner to commercialize a novel process to convert organic facts to fuel. Summary Researchers at NC State University have developed an inventive process to directly convert organic fats to fuel. Currently, biomass is converted to fuel through a series of transesterification reactions creating a biodiesel intermediary product. However, transesterification does... Read More
14089 – Recent trends toward healthier lifestyle choices present a growth opportunity for the textiles market. The rejuvenative properties of herbs have been well known for centuries, as herbs contribute to a person’s well-being by increasing happiness through aromatherapy and through the application of alternative medicine techniques. The ability to create textiles that interact with consumers by... Read More
11157 – The technology of air purification has had few major advancements since WWI. Contaminated air is mainly treated by carbon-based material such as activated charcoal, which has served as the primary material for air purification and is still the material of choice by the military. However, current battlefield conditions and threats from terrorist attacks on domestic sites demand new filtration... Read More
14032 – North Carolina State University is currently seeking an industry partner to commercialize Artemisia annua plants with enhanced artemisinin content. Abstract Malaria is one of the most deadly parasitic diseases worldwide. Artemisinin and its derivatives are among the most effective antimalarial medicine available. Artemisinin is extracted from Artemisia annua. However, Artemisia annua... Read More
Method and Apparatus for Y Connected Three-Phase Modular Converter for Power Conversion and Power Transmission
14060 – Researchers at NC State University have developed an appropriate control structure for a DC fault resilient three-phase advanced modular multilevel converter that has an ultra-fast electronic isolation capability following DC fault which can be used for high power applications. In this technology, several bidirectional modules are connected in cascade, such that the voltage balancing control... Read More
13247 – Conventional drug-delivering transdermal patches release medicine through the skin with very little control over release rate and release location, since the medicines are typically applied on the patch as a paste that is in full contact with the skin. The rate of drug release is a critical metric for device performance, as dosage level must maintain the delivery window between minimally... Read More
12124 – Conventional packaging materials are typically polymeric materials such as Styrofoam and air cellular plastic. The latter is useful for packaging small, fragile objects, but is impractical for use with heavy or sharp objects. Besides lacking strength and durability, it lacks high temperature stability, is toxic when burned, and is nonresistant to many chemicals. Researchers at NC State... Read More
13223 – North Carolina State University is currently seeking an industry partner to commercialize a versatile device that can be used as an individual well aerator for tissue culture plates. Abstract A variety of protocols in biomedical research require gas aeration of individual wells in tissue culture plates. Existing aeration technologies have significant limitations such as: the need to use... Read More
14012 – NC State is licensing a novel nanomedicine therapy for blood glucose regulation. Non-technical abstract This passive, bio-mimetic treatment enables programmed release of insulin with glucose-specific enzymes. In vivo experiments with subcutaneously administered treatments demonstrated in mice that a single injection of the formulation facilitated stabilization of the blood glucose levels... Read More