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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Drone-borne radar monitors sugarcane growth
SDG 7, SDG 9
Drone-borne radar monitors sugarcane growth

The system, developed by a startup supported by FAPESP, in partnership with researchers at the University of Campinas, helps plantation managers choose the optimal time to harvest the crop.


Nanomodified sugarcane bagasse can ‘clean up’ water contaminated by copper or chromium
SDG 6, SDG 9
Nanomodified sugarcane bagasse can ‘clean up’ water contaminated by copper or chromium

Hybrid material made from magnetite nanoparticles sticks to contaminants and can be removed from water by a magnet. The technique can be adapted for use in removing synthetic dyes, drugs, hormones and pesticides.


São Paulo-based startup creates sustainable method of producing cosmetics
SDG 9, SDG 12
São Paulo-based startup creates sustainable method of producing cosmetics

With support from FAPESP via its program to fund innovative research, the startup has developed a rejuvenating serum based on bioactives obtained from sweet wormwood, a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine.


Brazilian startup develops rapid test to diagnose bladder cancer
SDG 3, SDG 9
Brazilian startup develops rapid test to diagnose bladder cancer

Inexpensive test is non-invasive and based on detection of bladder cancer biomarkers in urine.


Brazilian company develops low-cost mechanical ventilators
SDG 3, SDG 9
Brazilian company develops low-cost mechanical ventilators

Machines designed and prototyped by Setup Automação with PIPE-FAPESP’s support could come to market costing 25% less than currently available devices.


Study could lead to production of more efficient optoelectronic devices
SDG 9
Study could lead to production of more efficient optoelectronic devices

Resonant-tunneling diodes are used in high-frequency oscillators, wave emitters and detectors, logic gates, photodetectors, and optoelectronic circuits. The study was a collaboration between Brazilian and German researchers.


Test classifies thyroid nodule with superior sensitivity
SDG 3, SDG 9
Test classifies thyroid nodule with superior sensitivity

By means of specific biomarkers, a diagnostic test developed by the Brazilian startup Onkos shows whether a lump in the gland is benign or malignant, reducing the risk of unnecessary surgery.


Online tool facilitates monitoring of COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil
SDG 3, SDG 9
Online tool facilitates monitoring of COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil

The platform developed by researchers from Brazil and Chile lets users view geolocation of cases, deaths and vaccinations over time.


Researchers develop a technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory
SDG 3, SDG 9
Researchers develop a technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory

A method created in Brazil by the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center could be used for large-scale production of livers for transplantation.


São Paulo-based firm creates “artificial lung” to treat COVID-19
SDG 3, SDG 9
São Paulo-based firm creates “artificial lung” to treat COVID-19

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can keep patients alive until the disease recedes.


Brazilian researchers obtain more efficient red bioluminescence
SDG 3, SDG 9
Brazilian researchers obtain more efficient red bioluminescence

Luciferin-luciferase system developed in collaboration with Japanese researchers produces brighter and longer-lasting far red light. The innovation can be used to image cells and tissues for diagnosis and biomedical research.


Brazilian startup develops remotely operated room sterilization device
SDG 3, SDG 9
Brazilian startup develops remotely operated room sterilization device

The technology uses ultraviolet-C, which can inactivate the novel coronavirus. Startup BioLambda was supported by FAPESP and partnered with the Albert Einstein Jewish-Brazilian Hospital in São Paulo.


Study could help develop biosensors for non-invasive diagnosis of diseases
SDG 3, SDG 9
Study could help develop biosensors for non-invasive diagnosis of diseases

Brazilian researchers tested the capacity of different materials to produce sensors for the detection of PCA3, a gene that is overexpressed in prostate cancer. The technique can also be used to diagnose infectious diseases, including COVID-19.


Use of perovskite will be a key feature of the next generation of electronic appliances
SDG 9
Use of perovskite will be a key feature of the next generation of electronic appliances

Study conducted at University of Campinas in collaboration with University of Michigan explains nanoscale physics of this manmade material in article published in Science Advances.


Expanding the use of waste to generate bioenergy can neutralize greenhouse gas emissions in São Paulo
SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 13
Expanding the use of waste to generate bioenergy can neutralize greenhouse gas emissions in São Paulo

Agricultural residues already produce 25% of the electricity used by households in the state. The proportion could jump to 70%, according to researchers who took part in an online seminar on the topic.


Startup supported by FAPESP launches Robotic Inspection Center
SDG 9
Startup supported by FAPESP launches Robotic Inspection Center

Operating in the São José dos Campos Technology Park, Autaza’s RIC has an optical system for automotive paint quality inspection using computer vision and artificial intelligence.


Model describes interactions between light and mechanical vibration in microcavities
SDG 9
Model describes interactions between light and mechanical vibration in microcavities

Study by researchers at the University of Campinas published in Physical Review Letters discusses both light dispersion by vibrations inside the device and light dissipation to the exterior, an aspect rarely studied hitherto.


Structure of novel coronavirus inspires design of nanoparticles for drug delivery
SDG 3, SDG 9
Structure of novel coronavirus inspires design of nanoparticles for drug delivery

According to a paper by Brazilian researchers published in Nano Today, the spatial arrangement of proteins on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 assures highly efficient interaction with target receptors on human cells.


Scientists create flexible biocompatible cilia that can be controlled by a magnet
SDG 9
Scientists create flexible biocompatible cilia that can be controlled by a magnet

Filaments made of polymer-coated iron oxide nanoparticles are obtained by exposing the material to a magnetic field under controlled temperature. The applications are myriad and include transporting substances into cells or directing fluids.


Brazilian startup exports solutions for hydrogen production
SDG 7, SDG 9
Brazilian startup exports solutions for hydrogen production

With FAPESP’s support, Hytron has developed a containerized solution for hydrogen production via ethanol reforming that eliminates the need for shipping by tanker trucks. The equipment can supply the gas to factories and vehicle service stations.


Artificial intelligence at the service of healthcare management
SDG 3, SDG 9
Artificial intelligence at the service of healthcare management

Technology to manage hospital flows is being tested by health units in metropolitan São Paulo.


Device refines analysis of materials for fuel cells and batteries
SDG 7, SDG 9
Device refines analysis of materials for fuel cells and batteries

Developed at an Engineering Research Center supported by FAPESP, the novel spectroelectrochemical cell can be used to study the behavior of electrolytes and catalysts by means of X-rays and infrared or even visible light.


Brazilian researcher experiments with electron-plasma interactions
SDG 9
Brazilian researcher experiments with electron-plasma interactions

The study could help upgrade satellite communications equipment.


Virtual reality applied to rehabilitation for stroke and neurodegenerative disease patients
SDG 3, SDG 9
Virtual reality applied to rehabilitation for stroke and neurodegenerative disease patients

A study performed at one of the Research Centers supported by FAPESP resulted in development of a novel rehabilitation device. The article was recognized as outstanding by the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications.


Production of nanoradiopharmaceuticals in São Paulo takes first steps
SDG 3, SDG 9
Production of nanoradiopharmaceuticals in São Paulo takes first steps

With FAPESP’s support, the Nuclear and Energy Research Institute is assembling a world-class laboratory that associates nanotechnology with radiopharmacy. The aim is to develop new products, mainly for cancer treatment.


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