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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

São Paulo State University unveils factory dedicated to producing pilot batches of biopharmaceuticals for clinical research
SDG 3, SDG 9
São Paulo State University unveils factory dedicated to producing pilot batches of biopharmaceuticals for clinical research

Located in Botucatu, the plant will perform outsourced medical drug development and production services for pharmaceutical companies, biotechs and other research institutions, complying with best manufacturing practices.


São Paulo and Italy plan to increase bilateral interaction between universities and companies
SDG 9, SDG 17
São Paulo and Italy plan to increase bilateral interaction between universities and companies

Companies are currently involved in 15% of the collaborative research projects conducted by scientists in São Paulo state and Italy, according to data presented at an event hosted by FAPESP.


Companies supported by PIPE-FAPESP are looking for possible partnerships in China
SDG 9, SDG 17
Companies supported by PIPE-FAPESP are looking for possible partnerships in China

Startups were selected to participate in FAPESP Week through a call for proposals from the Innovative Research in Small Businesses Program, launched in April; the focus on innovation should be maintained in future editions of the event.


Novel method optimizes extraction of antioxidant and colorant from jabuticaba peel
SDG 9, SDG 12
Novel method optimizes extraction of antioxidant and colorant from jabuticaba peel

The process, developed by Brazilian and Spanish scientists, obtains anthocyanin from fruit processing waste with a higher yield than the usual method.


Offshore Technology Innovation Center is unveiled at the University of São Paulo
SDG 9, SDG 13
Offshore Technology Innovation Center is unveiled at the University of São Paulo

Supported by FAPESP, Shell, the Technological Research Institute (IPT) and the University of São Paulo (USP), this Applied Research Center will investigate technologies that promote decarbonization and optimization of deep-sea oil and gas operations, contributing to the future of the offshore industry.


FAPESP enters into partnerships to foster investment in companies supported by PIPE
SDG 9, SDG 17
FAPESP enters into partnerships to foster investment in companies supported by PIPE

The aim is to extend and diversify the sources of funding for deep techs supported by the Innovative Research in Small Business Program.


Mask developed at the University of São Paulo can prevent apnea patients from choking on air
SDG 3, SDG 9
Mask developed at the University of São Paulo can prevent apnea patients from choking on air

Innovation stems from a project on gas turbines conducted at the Engineering School and could make the use of CPAP more comfortable.


Nanotechnology can help producers extend shelf life of flowers
SDG 9
Nanotechnology can help producers extend shelf life of flowers

A startup supported by FAPESP is developing a fertilizer that extends the shelf life of roses and keeps them healthy.


Artificial intelligence helps analyze blood work to detect breast cancer
SDG 9
Artificial intelligence helps analyze blood work to detect breast cancer

A startup supported by FAPESP is using AI to detect chronic diseases by analyzing ordinary blood tests.


Study could lead to the development of low-cost biocidal materials
SDG 3, SDG 9
Study could lead to the development of low-cost biocidal materials

Experiment with the semiconductor silver phosphate revealed an unprecedented mechanism for the formation of reactive oxygen species – toxic molecules that can cause the death of pathogens.


A Brazilian solution to help basic industries manage refractory linings
SDG 9
A Brazilian solution to help basic industries manage refractory linings

A startup supported by FAPESP is developing a system to assure the proper use of elements capable of guaranteeing structural integrity at high temperatures while reducing heat transfer from machinery and equipment to the environment.


Novel material shows potential to produce green hydrogen
SDG 7, SDG 9
Novel material shows potential to produce green hydrogen

A study supported by FAPESP produced films comprising polyaniline nanostructures with a carbon nanotube underlayer.


Choice of best medication for cancer treatment can be facilitated by predictive testing
SDG 3, SDG 9
Choice of best medication for cancer treatment can be facilitated by predictive testing

A startup supported by FAPESP is developing a methodology that will give oncologists more precise information to help them choose the best therapeutic approach.


University of São Paulo presents seven new research centers directly linked to the Rector’s Office
SDG 3, SDG 9, SDG 13, SDG 16
University of São Paulo presents seven new research centers directly linked to the Rector’s Office

Today’s key issues, such as artificial intelligence, climate change, cancer and Brazilian institutions, will be the focus of inter-institutional and multidisciplinary teaching and research; the new organization gives groups more autonomy and agility.


Novel technique can improve quality of animal embryos produced in vitro
SDG 9
Novel technique can improve quality of animal embryos produced in vitro

Researchers at a startup supported by FAPESP have developed a material that mimics conditions in the uterus and could result in a 32% rise in bovine embryo production.


Plasma treatment of semiconductor films can improve hydrogen production
SDG 7, SDG 9
Plasma treatment of semiconductor films can improve hydrogen production

In an experiment resulting from collaboration between two FAPESP-supported research centers, a material was modified for use in solar-driven water splitting to produce hydrogen.


Researchers conduct first-ever study to characterize microbiota in saliva of weaned piglets on commercial farms in Brazil
SDG 9, SDG 12
Researchers conduct first-ever study to characterize microbiota in saliva of weaned piglets on commercial farms in Brazil

Results show that oral fluid bacteria differ from fecal and environmental bacteria. Identification of these microorganisms can help diagnose infectious diseases and improve pork production.


A startup supported by FAPESP is conducting one of the largest studies on Huntington’s disease
SDG 3, SDG 9
A startup supported by FAPESP is conducting one of the largest studies on Huntington’s disease

BioDecision has developed a methodology that combines RNA sequencing and big data to offer the pharmaceutical industry molecular targets of interest for treatment of the disease.


World experts create document on AI capabilities and risks
SDG 9
World experts create document on AI capabilities and risks

Director of the Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at the University of São Paulo collaborates with work developed in the UK to guide governments.


Brazilian startup designs self-flying aerial vehicle for crop spraying
SDG 9
Brazilian startup designs self-flying aerial vehicle for crop spraying

The firm is supported by FAPESP and is developing an autonomous helicopter capable of spraying crops on steep hillsides.


Test will permit relatively non-invasive detection of micrometastasis
SDG 3, SDG 9
Test will permit relatively non-invasive detection of micrometastasis

A Brazilian startup supported by FAPESP is developing a solution to detect a biomolecule linked to the presence of migratory oral cancer cells.


Light-activated materials perform well in treatment of textile effluent
SDG 6, SDG 9
Light-activated materials perform well in treatment of textile effluent

Investigators affiliated with two FAPESP-supported research centers conducted an experiment using actual effluent from the textile industry. The results are detailed in the journal Chemosphere.


Bioelectronic chip detects vitamins C and D in saliva in under 20 minutes
SDG 3, SDG 9
Bioelectronic chip detects vitamins C and D in saliva in under 20 minutes

The device was developed at the University of São Paulo and can be used for self-monitoring of micronutrients, assistance with personalized diets, and prevention of deficiencies and toxicity.


Technology for local production of industrial enzymes in Brazil
SDG 9, SDG 12
Technology for local production of industrial enzymes in Brazil

A startup supported by FAPESP is developing a platform that will enable local production of enzymes to act as catalysts for chemical reactions.


Consortium including Brazilians sequences the reference genome of Arabica coffee
SDG 9, SDG 13
Consortium including Brazilians sequences the reference genome of Arabica coffee

The work makes it possible to tell the story of the fusion of genomes that gave rise to the world’s most consumed species, as well as identifying genes responsible for resistance to rust and other diseases.


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