Miami Shores, FL, United States
Miami Shores, FL, United States

Barry University is a private, Catholic university that was founded in 1940 in Miami Shores, Florida, United States, a suburb north of Downtown Miami. It is one of the largest Catholic universities in the Southeast.Barry offers business, nursing, health science, teacher education, and liberal arts programs. It currently has more than 4,000 students, a campus of 54 buildings, and 40,000 alumni. Student to faculty ratio is 14:1. Wikipedia.


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Barry University | Date: 2015-10-15

Embodiments of the present disclosure include materials and methods relating to sterilization devices. In certain embodiments, materials and methods disclosed herein relate to pre-surgical sterilization of an appendage of a subject using a device that reduces surgical preparation time and microbial growth. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure disclose materials and methods to ameliorate high costs associated with medical care, especially the utilization of costly elective hospital services, by for example reducing operating room costs and increasing efficiency without compromising patient health.


Compositions for treating a condition associated with activity of a muscarinic receptor (e.g., one or more of M_(1), M_(2), M_(3), M_(4), M_(5)) and for anesthetizing a subject include a bitopic muscarinic antagonist or agonist. A bitopic muscarinic antagonist named JB-D4 was discovered. This bitopic ligand and its structural analogs, as well as bitopic muscarinic agonists, may be used as neuromuscular blocking agents (e.g., for use in compositions for anesthetizing a subject) and for the treatment of central nervous system disorders (e.g., Parkinsons disease, Schizophrenia, etc.), Overactive Bladder Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, asthma, and many other diseases associated with the activation or inhibition of M_(1)-M_(5 )acetylcholine receptors.


Compositions for treating a condition associated with activity of a muscarinic receptor (e.g., one or more of M_(1), M_(2), M_(3), M_(4), M_(5)) and for anesthetizing a subject include a bitopic muscarinic antagonist or agonist. A bitopic muscarinic antagonist named JB-D4 was discovered. This bitopic ligand and its structural analogs, as well as bitopic muscarinic agonists, may be used as neuromuscular blocking agents (e.g., for use in compositions for anesthetizing a subject) and for the treatment of central nervous system disorders (e.g., Parkinsons disease, Schizophrenia, etc.), Overactive Bladder Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, asthma, and many other diseases associated with the activation or inhibition of M_(1)-M_(5 )acetylcholine receptors.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 224.15K | Year: 2011

1066113
Zajickova

In an effort to contribute significantly to the progress of current separation science and related monolith technology, the objectives of the proposed studies are to prepare and to characterize highly efficient and retentive photopolymerized organic-silica hybrid monolithic capillaries each having a nanolayer of photografted polymer coating. In these types of porous monolithic materials the benefits of monoliths will be combined with straightforward UV-initiated surface modification with a wide variety of functional groups. This novel approach allows for simple and fast preparation of separation media with diverse chemistries that are not otherwise achievable and therefore provides opportunities for improved and innovative separations.

The unique bimodal pore structure of monoliths provides enhanced properties in terms of separation performance and selectivity at low column back pressure thus enabling fast and high throughput analyses. Currently available hybrid monoliths are known for their good mechanical stability and well-defined porous properties. In this study we propose to employ photografting for surface modification. This technique represents a fast and simple UV-initiated approach that enables polymerization, creating branched and crosslinked architecture. As a result, the homogeneous distribution of the polymer nanolayer permits highly efficient shielding of the residual silanol groups and therefore enhanced hydrolytic stability of the hybrid monolith. In addition, this process benefits from the commercial availability of monomers with various functionalities. As a consequence preparation of highly efficient and retentive separation media with diverse surface chemistry permits a wide range of separation mechanisms and selection variety of applications.

Monoliths will be prepared inside UV-transparent fused silica capillary columns. Capillary liquid chromatography will be utilized for the assessment of the separation performance of capillaries and it will be a direct measure of the surface coverage with the polymer nanolayer. The properties of the prepared capillaries will be evaluated by means of a model set of tests with respect to retention, efficiency, permeability, and reproducibility, mechanical, thermal and pH-range stability. These newly prepared capillaries will then be compared to the characteristics of columns of similar efficiency. Various techniques, such as scanning electron microscopy and nitrogen porosimetry, will be used for the structural characterization and the measurement of the physico-chemical properties of the pores.

A study in which the physico-chemical characteristics and the chromatographic performance of a series of monoliths each with a photografted nanolayer of one of a variety of polymer coatings is proposed. More specifically, photopolymerized organic-silica hybrid monoliths with various photografted fluorinated functionalities will be fabricated and and their suitability for reversed-phase separation of analytes of wide range of polarities, and closely related, and halogenated compounds will be determined. This design establishes a foundation for the development of fast, simple and efficient chemical modifications. Selection of surface chemistry permits the preparation of separation media for reversed-phase, anion- or cation-exchange, chiral recognition, or more refined forms of chromatography.

In a broader scope, this proposed model warrants selection of a variety of organic monomers with different functional groups for the preparation of monolithic stationary phases with diverse surface chemistries to function in a wide range of separation mechanisms. Applications such as chromatographic separations, heterogeneous catalysis, and solid phase extraction that rely on interactions with a solid surface will greatly benefit from the introduction of multiple functionalities.

This project represents the continuation of an existing collaboration with the Organic and Macromolecular Facility at the Molecular Foundry User Facility at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA. This project will be mainly executed at Barry University and partially at LBNL. Barry University is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving and Minority-Serving Institution of higher education with a student body that is 67% female. Undergraduate science majors will gain hands on experience under the direct mentorship of the PI. Involvement in research will broaden their education and will significantly contribute to their scientific growth. The results will be disseminated through the presentations at scientific conferences and in the form of publications in scientific journals related to the proposed topic


Compositions for treating a condition associated with activity of a muscarinic receptor (e.g., one or more of M_(1), M_(2), M_(3), M_(4), M_(5)) and for anesthetizing a subject include a bitopic muscarinic antagonist or agonist. A bitopic muscarinic antagonist named JB-D4 was discovered. Additional bitopic muscarinic antagonists discovered and described herein include BK-23, HD-42, HD153, HD-185, KH-5, JM-31 and JM-32. These bitopic ligands and their structural analogs, as well as bitopic muscarinic agonists, may be used as neuromuscular blocking agents (e.g., for use in compositions for anesthetizing a subject) and for the treatment of central nervous system disorders (e.g., Parkinsons disease, Schizophrenia, etc.), Overactive Bladder Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, asthma, and many other diseases associated with the activation or inhibition of M_(1)-M_(5 )acetylcholine receptors.


The present invention provides methods of treatment by delivering nitric oxide at a pressure greater than 1 atmosphere (atm) to a subject in need thereof. Thus, the present invention provides an improved method of treating the skin surface of a subject, and below the skin surface of a subject.


Patent
Barry University | Date: 2015-11-12

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and devices for delivering gaseous Nitrous Oxide (gNO) under therapeutic parameters to reduce infection in a subject. Certain embodiments include devices and systems for delivering pressurized gNO to reduce bioburden and promote healing in the wounds of subjects having various disease conditions, including skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) and osteomyelitis. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides portable wound healing devices for delivering pressurized gNO to the site of a wound to treat various disease conditions in a subject.


Patent
Barry University | Date: 2015-11-12

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide materials and methods relating to cell and tissue culture testing systems. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure relate to in vitro testing systems that are useful for performing experiments to investigate the potential for various factors to reduce bioburden, reduce the manifestations of infection, and to promote wound healing in cultured cells and tissues. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides means for investigating biological mechanisms underlying wound healing, including the ability of pressurized gas to reduce the manifestations of infection by reducing bioburden.


Richard Montes de Oca Tapped to Moderate Panel on Doing Business in Cuba at Upcoming Conference Miami, FL, March 02, 2017 --( Mr. Montes de Oca will moderate a panel discussion titled: “How to Do Business in Cuba Legally and Ethically.” Panelists will include Pedro Freyre of Akerman LLP; Arnaldo Perez, General Counsel at Carnival Cruise Lines; Peter Quinter of GrayRobinson P.A.; and Stephen Zack of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. Throughout his career, Mr. Montes de Oca has represented clients in a number of international corporate transactions and global compliance matters throughout the world, including Cuba. “The normalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba has created new opportunities for international business and collaboration in Cuba,” said Mr. Montes de Oca. “However, pursuing these opportunities is not without risk, especially in terms of regulatory compliance. The panel I am moderating will address some of the more critical issues that businesses will encounter in the U.S. and Cuba to take advantage of this unique opportunity in a legally effective manner.” For more information on the conference or to register, please visit: http://ethics.miamidade.gov/calendar.asp. About MDO Partners MDO Partners is a boutique law firm that focuses on Corporate, International, and Real Estate Law, as well as Global Compliance and Business Ethics. The firm is comprised of a solid team of attorneys and advisors with more than 100 years of combined experience who are committed to the business goals and best interests of their clients. The firm delivers value-added services of the highest caliber, and serves as a trusted advisor to its clients with a practical and business-savvy approach. For more information on MDO Partners, please visit www.mdopartners.com. Media Contacts Velocitas, Inc. interactive marketing + public relations Abbi Sierra | abbi@velocitas.com | 310.467.9018 Patricia Beitler | patricia@velocitas.com | 305.610.8692 Miami, FL, March 02, 2017 --( PR.com )-- MDO Partners is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Richard Montes de Oca will be a featured moderator at the upcoming legal conference “Doing Business in Cuba: Legal, Ethical & Compliance Challenges.” The day-long conference, organized by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, will take place at Barry University on Friday March 10, 2017. The conference will feature government, legal and academic experts discussing the legal and ethical questions raised by the opening of trade barriers between the United States and Cuba.Mr. Montes de Oca will moderate a panel discussion titled: “How to Do Business in Cuba Legally and Ethically.” Panelists will include Pedro Freyre of Akerman LLP; Arnaldo Perez, General Counsel at Carnival Cruise Lines; Peter Quinter of GrayRobinson P.A.; and Stephen Zack of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP.Throughout his career, Mr. Montes de Oca has represented clients in a number of international corporate transactions and global compliance matters throughout the world, including Cuba.“The normalization of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba has created new opportunities for international business and collaboration in Cuba,” said Mr. Montes de Oca. “However, pursuing these opportunities is not without risk, especially in terms of regulatory compliance. The panel I am moderating will address some of the more critical issues that businesses will encounter in the U.S. and Cuba to take advantage of this unique opportunity in a legally effective manner.”For more information on the conference or to register, please visit: http://ethics.miamidade.gov/calendar.asp.About MDO PartnersMDO Partners is a boutique law firm that focuses on Corporate, International, and Real Estate Law, as well as Global Compliance and Business Ethics. The firm is comprised of a solid team of attorneys and advisors with more than 100 years of combined experience who are committed to the business goals and best interests of their clients. The firm delivers value-added services of the highest caliber, and serves as a trusted advisor to its clients with a practical and business-savvy approach. For more information on MDO Partners, please visit www.mdopartners.com.Media ContactsVelocitas, Inc. interactive marketing + public relationsAbbi Sierra | abbi@velocitas.com | 310.467.9018Patricia Beitler | patricia@velocitas.com | 305.610.8692 Doing Business in Cuba MDO Partners is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Richard Montes de Oca will be a featured moderator at the upcoming legal conference “Doing Business in Cuba: Legal, Ethical & Compliance Challenges.” Filename: DoingBusinessInCuba.pdf Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from MDO Partners


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John Paul Gallardo, D.D.S, P.A. and William P. Lamas, D.M.D., M.S. are excited to announce that they will be hosting the next study club in Miami, FL for Dental ED on February 9th, 2017 at CIBO Wine Bar in Coral Gables, FL. The educational event will bring together some of the area’s most respected professionals in restorative and general dentistry. February’s Study Club will begin with a dinner and social hour at 6 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Once a quarter, Gallardo & Lamas host the Miami Study Club. As authorized periodontists to provide continuing education credits for other dentists, each session is led by some of dentistry’s most respected educators and practitioners. A warm and cozy atmosphere at CIBO Wine Bar provides a casual time for dentists in the area to increase their knowledge in the field as well as discuss mutual cases and patients. “Regardless of the setting, anytime colleagues get together in the same room there is always something to learn,” said Dr. Gallardo. “I never fail to walk away without a ‘pearl’ whether I am teaching or just sitting in the audience.” The Miami Study Club is part of Dental ED, an international organization bringing together a wide range of dental professionals to further their educational interests. Each session begins with an in-depth talk regarding current dental technologies, trends, and cutting-edge research. Started in 2004, Dental ED has become a leader in dentistry training, offering a variety of study clubs and courses for professionals across the globe. Each session connects with the world’s most respected educators using live, interactive-web conferencing technology. The Miami periodontics and implant dentistry office was founded in 1994 by Dr. Gallardo. In 2004, Dr. Lamas joined Dr. Gallardo to bring patients from all over the world more than 25 years of experience in the field of implant dentistry and periodontics. Dr. Gallardo attended the University of Miami, New York University, and Boston University. Dr. Lamas is an alumnus of Barry University, the Florida College of Dentistry, and Baylor College of Dentistry-TAMUS. Both doctors are highly respected in the fields of periodontics and implant dentistry. The office offers patients same-day dental implants, sedation dentistry, the innovative All-on-4®, as well as gummy smile correction and wisdom teeth removal. February’s Study Club will be held at the CIBO Wine Bar, located at 45 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Dinner and social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the presentation to follow at 7 p.m. Dental professionals attending will be awarded with 2.0 continuing education credits for their attendance. Anyone interested in attending should RSVP by contacting Amelia Gonzalez at Amelia(at)miamiperio(dot)com or calling 305.447.1447.

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