Adelaide, Australia

University of South Australia

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Adelaide, Australia

The University of South Australia is a public university in the Australian state of South Australia. It was formed in 1991 with the merger of the South Australian Institute of Technology and Colleges of Advanced Education. The legislation to establish and name the new University of South Australia was introduced in 1990 by the Hon Mike Rann MP, Minister of Employment and Further Education. With more than 33,000 students, the university is South Australia's largest; more than 10,000 students are international, with almost half studying in Adelaide and the remainder offshore.Under the University's Act, its original mission was "to preserve, extend and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy, and to provide educational programs that will enhance the diverse cultural life of the wider community." In 2013 a new Vision, Mission and Values statement was released as part of a new strategic direction, "Crossing the Horizon".UniSA was the youngest Australian institution to be named in the top 50 of 2013 The Times Higher Education's Top 100 global universities aged under 50.The University is a founding member of the Australian Technology Network of universities. It has two Adelaide city centre campuses, two Adelaide metropolitan campuses, and two South Australian regional campuses. Wikipedia.

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University of South Australia | Date: 2017-04-19

The present invention provides an optical biosensor for detecting a target bioanalyte in a sample. The biosensor comprises: a porous silicon or alumina substrate comprising a surface and a detection agent immobilised on the surface, the detection agent comprising a sensing domain and a signaling domain, the sensing domain comprising a linker capable of interacting with the target bioanalyte and the signaling domain comprising a luminescence donor and a luminescence acceptor wherein the luminescence donor and the luminescence acceptor are connected by the linker and are optically coupled in the absence of the target bioanalyte such that emission of light from the luminescence donor is substantially quenched by the luminescence acceptor, and interaction of the target bioanalyte with the linker results in optical un-coupling of the luminescence donor and the luminescence acceptor to thereby result in light emission from the luminescence donor; and a plurality of light interacting pores on the surface of the substrate, wherein the pores are configured to interact with the light emission from the luminescence donor to provide a measurable light emission which is indicative of the presence of the target bioanalyte.


Patent
Monash University, University of South Australia and Sa Pathology | Date: 2017-05-03

The present disclosure relates generally, but not exclusively, to compounds and their use as enzyme interacting agents, in particular, agents which interact with one or more enzymes in the sphingolipid biosynthesis pathway. The disclosure further relates to the use of such 5 compounds as research tools, use in therapy, to compositions and agents comprising said compounds, and to methods of treatment using said compounds.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2017-04-25

A multiple access slotted wireless communication system comprising a plurality of terminals and a multi-access receiver is described. The multi-access receiver can decode multiple transmissions in each slot of a frame from terminals in its field of view. Each terminal has an active state for transmitting and an inactive state. After receiving acknowledgement of a successful transmission by the terminal, the terminal enters the inactive state for at least a transmission delay time. This may be the remaining time that the terminal is in the field of view of the multi-access receiver. This may be achieved by the terminal using a probability of transmission to determine whether or not to transmit in the next frame. The terminal may also be configured to select the slot in a frame, and this may be based upon information such as which slots were acknowledged. The receiver may use compression to transmit acknowledgement messages.


The present disclosure provides methods for detecting biological print(s) or biological fluid(s) or target low molecular weight analyte(s) therein comprising contacting the suspected print(s) or fluid(s) with porous semiconductor substrates or microparticles (MPs) under conditions to allow said semiconductor substrates or microparticles to adhere to the print(s) or fluid(s) or analyte(s) therein, and analysing the adhered porous semiconductor substrates or MPs to detect the print(s), fluid(s) or analytes when present. The disclosure also includes method for making porous semiconductor substrates.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2015-02-18

Disclosed herein is a plasma treatment method comprising: providing a plasma source and a screen comprising a hydrogel and positioning the screen between the plasma source and a surface of a target to be treated with the plasma such that substantially all of the plasma from the plasma source passes through the screen prior to contacting the surface of the target and the screen reduces the concentration of one or more species from the plasma; and/or contacting a surface of a target to be treated with the gel composition comprising a gel forming material and a liquid phase comprising plasma activated liquid.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2016-09-27

A method of producing a dried formulation for an active substance such as a drug compound is described. The method involves dispersing a discontinuous phase (e.g. an oil-based or lipidic medium) comprising the active substance into a continuous phase (e.g. water) so as to form a two-phase liquid system comprising droplets of said discontinuous phase, allowing nanoparticles to congregate at the phase interface at the surface of the droplets such that at least one layer of nanoparticles coat the droplets and thereby provide sufficient structural integrity to the droplets to enable the subsequent removal of the continuous phase, and thereafter removing the continuous phase from the nanoparticle-coated droplets to produce a dried formulation.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2017-01-11

The present invention relates to decorative coatings for plastic substrates, the decorative coatings ideally being stable and durable coatings that are spectrally tuneable to permit the selection of a variety of appearances, and ideally providing a decorative metal finish. More particularly the present invention provides for a plastic substrate having a decorative coating including a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system. The spectrally controlling system includes alternating absorbing layers and transparent layers, and the stress controlling system controls the overall residual stress of the decorative coating to within a desired range. Further provided are methods for applying to a plastic substrate a decorative coating having a spectrally controlling system and a stress controlling system.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2017-04-26

The present invention relates to methods for enhancing at least one growth parameter of a leguminous plant via co-inoculation of a leguminous plant with at least one rhizobial microorganism together with at least one actinobacterial microorganism. In further aspects, the present invention also relates to leguminous plants co-inoculated with at least one rhizobial microorganism together with at least one actinobacterial microorganism, as well as specific actinobacterial strains and inoculant compositions which are useful in accordance with the present invention.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2016-12-28

Disclosed herein is a plasma treatment method comprising: providing a plasma source and a screen comprising a hydrogel and positioning the screen between the plasma source and a surface of a target to be treated with the plasma such that substantially all of the plasma from the plasma source passes through the screen prior to contacting the surface of the target and the screen reduces the concentration of one or more species from the plasma; and/or contacting a surface of a target to be treated with the gel composition comprising a gel forming material and a liquid phase comprising plasma activated liquid.


Patent
University of South Australia | Date: 2017-05-10

The present invention relates to a polymeric substrate being coated with a reflective coating, particularly a chromium-based reflective coating. The polymeric substrate may be used in vehicle components, such as rear view devices. The coating is able to provide good abrasion resistance with a neutral colour and is at least in part permeable to light originating from at least one light element. The invention also relates to a rear view device of a vehicle comprising a polymeric substrate.

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