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AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2013-12-20
The present invention relates to model lipid bilayers surrounding a nano- or microsized particle comprising, membrane proteins immobilized to the surface of the particle and a sheet of a lipid bilayer interspaced between the membrane proteins and enveloping said particle, wherein said membrane protein is immobilized to the surface of the particle by a linker molecule with a length of at most 5.5 nm, as well as method of using said particles in membrane protein ligand binding or activity assays.
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and Seibersdorf Labor Gmbh | Date: 2013-03-08
A device determines a capacitance between two electrodes. The device contains a measurement circuit disposed downstream of the electrodes to determine the capacitance between the two electrodes, a communication unit disposed downstream of the measurement circuit, and a first antenna, connected to the communication unit, and having a coil configuration and a winding. The communication unit is configured to transmit its readings to an external data communication unit. The device further contains a second antenna having a coil configuration and a winding connected to the measurement circuit. The connections of the second antenna are connected to the electrodes, such that, when the antenna is excited with an electromagnetic alternating field, there is an alternating current on the electrodes. The measurement circuit performs a measurement of the alternating current on or flowing through the electrodes and the output of the measurement circuit is supplied to the communication unit.
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2014-06-26
The disclosure provides materials and methods for conferring improved plant traits or benefits on plants. The materials can include a formulation comprising an exogenous endophytic bacterial population, which can be disposed on an exterior surface of a seed or seedling, typically in an amount effective to colonize the plant. The formulations can include at least one member selected from the group consisting of an agriculturally compatible carrier, a tackifier, a microbial stabilizer, a fungicide, an antibacterial agent, an herbicide, a nematicide, an insecticide, a plant growth regulator, a rodenticide, and a nutrient.
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2015-04-20
The present invention provides a set of moieties specific for tumor markers, in particular of follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) and papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) as well as a method for identifying markers of any genetic disease.
Seibersdorf Labor Gmbh and AIT Austrian Institute of Technology | Date: 2013-09-17
A dispensing device for dispensing liquids, particularly liquid medications to people, contains a container which is filled with a liquid and which has an opening at one end for dispensing same. The dispensing device further has at least one pair of capacitive measuring electrodes which are arranged in an outer region of the container, particularly on the wall, opposite one another, for determining the permittivity of the respective medium in the intermediate region between the measuring electrodes. A shield is arranged around the container and surrounds the measurement electrodes in a sheath-like manner.