Company supported by FAPESP is developing a smart visible and thermal spectrum imaging system to spot people with fever in schools, malls or offices.
Companies and research groups can use the infrastructure at the University of São Paulo to obtain measurements and develop equipment, circuits and devices that operate at frequencies up to 110 gigahertz.
The device will identify parts of the virus’s RNA in the saliva of infected subjects. Other initiatives by the research group at the Federal University of São Carlos include developing sensors to look for the pathogen in the air and in sewerage systems.
Created at the University of São Paulo’s Engineering School (POLI-USP), the machine costs approximately 7% as much as a conventional ventilator and can be freely manufactured by companies that obtain approval from the national health surveillance authority.
3D printed face shields are worn by frontline health workers over a conventional surgical mask.
Based on the Internet of Things, the system was developed in a project supported by FAPESP. Patients can be advised to seek hospital care if they detect a deterioration in clinical signs.
Developed with FAPESP’s support via its small business program, the N95-type respirator is made of material containing silica-silver microparticles with antimicrobial and antifungal properties that hinder surface adhesion by SARS-CoV-2.
Thanks to its magnetic properties, the material – zinc-doped manganese chromite – can be used in a range of products, from gas sensors to data storage devices.
Electrical impedance tomography system developed by startup based in São Paulo minimizes complications associated with mechanical ventilation and is used in the treatment of COVID-19 by hospitals in Italy, Spain and the US.
Based in São Paulo, Magnamed will produce 6,500 ventilators by August for use in treating COVID-19 patients, working in partnership with a pool of leading Brazilian and multinational corporations.
The review article by researchers at the University of São Paulo shows the advantages of this technological alternative, which is nontoxic and much cheaper than other methods.
Tool developed by a firm supported by FAPESP is being used to assess student learning in primary and secondary schools in the state of São Paulo.
A discovery by scientists affiliated with a research center supported by FAPESP could contribute to the development of more powerful photosensitizers. When these molecules are exposed to light, they trigger biochemical processes that lead to the disruption of the cell membranes of tumors or pathogens.
Researchers are looking for partners to refine process that converts sugarcane bagasse and wheat straw into high-value compounds.
The technique can contribute to a deeper understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and lead to applications in drug testing. In the future, this technique could be used to reconstruct damaged parts of the brain.
An analytical tool available online assessed data from over 1 million walking and cycling trips in Boston (USA) with the aim of strengthening public strategies for the encouragement of non-motorized forms of urban mobility.
The company responsible for supplying radiation protection hutches to Sirius wants to develop similar equipment for the healthcare industry.
A study conducted at the National Synchrotron Light Laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, shows that it is possible to enhance the ductility of additively manufactured maraging steel, an ultrahigh strength material used in the aerospace industry.
The device was developed by Brazilian scientists using nontoxic, biodegradable, low-cost materials. It can be used by people with diabetes to monitor blood sugar.
Brazilian startup develops software to optimize the budgets of small and medium cities. The project was selected in a call for proposals issued by FAPESP to support innovation in public administration.
Brazilian researchers used a computer simulation to investigate the phenomenon. The study, published in Scientific Reports, could have technological applications in the future.
Research led by a Brazilian scientist facilitates the analysis of materials comprising a large number of three-dimensionally structured atoms, such as barium molybdate, with potential applications in luminescence and organic compound degradation.
Collaborative research between Brazilian universities combined magnetic materials and biomass residues to create nanoparticles that remove heavy and light oil from surface water with great efficacy.
With FAPESP’s support, the flagship product developed by a Brazilian startup gains scale and is used in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Researchers at the University of São Paulo are developing computer systems to process and extract information from large datasets provided by public hospitals. Their goal is to create a database that can be queried by physicians and clinical specialists to help diagnose and treat patients.