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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Novel material with strong action against fungi and tumors
SDG 3, SDG 9
Novel material with strong action against fungi and tumors

Researchers at a Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center supported by FAPESP have created a composite with antifungal properties that are 32 times greater than those of silver by irradiating a metallic tungstate with electrons and femtosecond laser light.


Nanox is selected for Silicon Valley accelerator program
SDG 9
Nanox is selected for Silicon Valley accelerator program

Developer of a bactericidal and antimicrobial solution for the increasing of product shelf life, Nanox was supported by FAPESP through its Innovative Research in Small Business Program.


Software compares more than two complex networks simultaneously
SDG 9
Software compares more than two complex networks simultaneously

Tool developed by Brazilian researchers can be used to study disease mechanisms, plant physiology and structures of large cities, among other applications.


Automated platform monitors tire status in truck fleets
SDG 9
Automated platform monitors tire status in truck fleets

Brazilian startup develops a solution that assures efficient management of large truck fleets, attracting customers in agribusiness and mining.


Cable tethered to an asteroid can be used for a slingshot maneuver to save fuel in space missions
SDG 9
Cable tethered to an asteroid can be used for a slingshot maneuver to save fuel in space missions

Brazilian researchers studied the feasibility of a space maneuver that could be used to change the course of satellites and even send spacecraft beyond the Solar System with less fuel.


Sterilization of central venous catheters with atmospheric plasma
SDG 3, SDG 9
Sterilization of central venous catheters with atmospheric plasma

Study conducted to test a procedure based on ionization of atmospheric air eliminates 99% of Candida albicans fungus that causes hospital-acquired infections, without generating toxic waste.


Nanostructured material with potential for use in catalyzers
SDG 9
Nanostructured material with potential for use in catalyzers

A titanium oxide nanofiber sheet was developed by a FAPESP-funded research group through electrospinning and atomic layer deposition.


Technique combats widespread passion fruit disease
SDG 9
Technique combats widespread passion fruit disease

Experiments performed in Brazil show that systematic eradication of plants contaminated by cowpea aphid-borne virus (CABMV) can keep orchards producing for at least 25 months and avoid annual replanting.


Break in temporal symmetry produces molecules that can encode information
SDG 9
Break in temporal symmetry produces molecules that can encode information

Theoretical findings in a study performed by researchers with FAPESP’s support and published in Scientific Reports could be exploited in the development of quantum computing.


Biorefinery will convert renewable biomass into green intermediate chemicals
SDG 9
Biorefinery will convert renewable biomass into green intermediate chemicals

Brazilian startup wants to supply manufacturers of chemicals and foods with bioproducts that do not harm human or animal health and are produced by sustainable industrial processes.


Artificial intelligence rationalizes toxicology testing and reduces the use of animals
SDG 9
Artificial intelligence rationalizes toxicology testing and reduces the use of animals

The virtual platform enables R&D personnel in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agribusiness and fine chemical industries to obtain toxicological and ecotoxicological assessments remotely without needing to have their own labs.


Thyme essential oil in corn starch particles combats <i>Aedes aegypti</i> larvae
SDG 3, SDG 9
Thyme essential oil in corn starch particles combats <i>Aedes aegypti</i> larvae

A system created in Brazil using cheap, biodegradable materials permits controlled release of larvicide and can be used in small amounts of water.


Bacteria can replace chemical fertilizer to protect the natural environment
SDG 9, SDG 12
Bacteria can replace chemical fertilizer to protect the natural environment

Study was presented to Workshop on Biopharma and Metabolomics covering research jointly funded by FAPESP and Agilent Technologies.


Quark-gluon plasma may have been created by LHC in collisions of lighter particles
SDG 9
Quark-gluon plasma may have been created by LHC in collisions of lighter particles

Brazilian researcher studied LHC experiment and found a signature highly similar to that of quark-gluon plasma in lead atom proton collision. Previous studies were based on collisions of heavy nuclei.


Biosensor uses molecule derived from bee venom to detect bacteria in food and drink
SDG 3, SDG 9
Biosensor uses molecule derived from bee venom to detect bacteria in food and drink

Developed by Brazilian researchers, the biosensor identifies the presence of different pathogens more quickly and cheaply than standard methods.


Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine
SDG 3, SDG 9
Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine

X-ray imaging shows that nanostructured silica acts as protective vehicle to deliver antigen intact to intestine so that it can trigger an immune response. Material developed with FAPESP funding could give rise to polyvaccine against six diseases.


Novel method converts light into heat to kill cancer cells
SDG 3, SDG 9
Novel method converts light into heat to kill cancer cells

Technique developed in Brazil uses infrared light to release photoactive material and cancer drug inside tumor cells and kill them with hyperthermia.


Bioactive material is produced by 3D printing
SDG 9
Bioactive material is produced by 3D printing

Research center supported by FAPESP simplifies and cheapens the fabrication of glass-ceramic material that can be used in ocular prosthetics and dentin hypersensitivity treatment, among other applications.


New model facilitates the prediction of crystallization in glass particles
SDG 9
New model facilitates the prediction of crystallization in glass particles

A study by researchers affiliated with a research center supported by FAPESP can help scientists develop new glass and glass-ceramic materials and predict glass stability during use.


Study contributes to the production of flexible electronic devices
SDG 9
Study contributes to the production of flexible electronic devices

Research conducted by Brazilian and Italian scientists ordered the structure of polythiophene to enhance the optical and electronic properties of this organic conductive polymer.


New dairy cattle breeding method increases genetic selection efficiency
SDG 9
New dairy cattle breeding method increases genetic selection efficiency

Inclusion of a parameter that measures an animal’s capacity to transmit its genetic traits resulted in gains of up to 16% compared with a traditional method of selection.


Startup uses LED to treat newborns with jaundice faster and at lower cost
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup uses LED to treat newborns with jaundice faster and at lower cost

Native LED technology will enable hospitals to save money and free up beds in maternity wards.


Shape influences the properties of nanomaterials
SDG 9
Shape influences the properties of nanomaterials

Researchers at the Center for Development of Functional Materials developed a method to identify the ideal shape of nanoparticles with specific properties or characteristics.


São Paulo hosts an international meeting of scientists to plan a small satellite network
SDG 9
São Paulo hosts an international meeting of scientists to plan a small satellite network

The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by the Regional Leadership Summit (RLS) involving researchers from Brazil and six other countries. RLS-Sciences met at Brazil’s National Space Research Institute.


Sensor detects carbon monoxide to avoid cases of CO poisoning
SDG 9
Sensor detects carbon monoxide to avoid cases of CO poisoning

Use of a device created by the FAPESP-funded Center for Development of Functional Materials, could be made compulsory in Argentina, where 250 deaths from CO poisoning are reported each year.


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