Optical Key

OPTICAL KEY Reliable and secure access control is necessary for critical physical infrastructures, sensitive communication networks, electronic devices and products against counterfeiting or piracy, among others. This technology aims at overcoming existing vulnerabilities in access control methods through an extremely difficult to hack new approach. It consists of the use of photonic crystals with non-conventional…

Agricoch

AGRICOCH PROFILE Agricultural Tools Company. Founded: March 2018. Investment: USD 0,50 million.   METRICS 25 % Eliminating sealing tasks. 50% Reduction of losses due wood diseases. AGRICOCH SPA is a technology Startup devoted to provide solutions for reducing and preventing wood diseases in fruit trees. Their first project is called “Poda Sana” (Healthy Pruning), a…

Bm iTek

BMITEK PROFILE Biotech Company. Founded: December 2018. Investment: 0,25 USD Million. BMiTek has developed a disinfectant and sanitizing formula called Dacetix, to be used on either surfaces or food, thus helping food industry to reduce incidence of foodborne pathogens and to increase production by using Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) compounds as active ingredients.  …

Prime Tech

PRIME TECH PRINT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY   PROFILE Biotech Company. Founded: May 2018. Pre-Money valuation: 10MUSD. Investment: 0,5 MUSD. PRIME has developed a technology platform which prints drugs into films in a more affordable and stable way, becoming a method for buccal drug administration. By replacing injections, it is expected to improve patients’ compliance to treatments…

Natural Antiescalding

PLANT – BASED SQUALANE COMPOSITIONS FOR APPLES AND PEARS TO REDUCE SURFACE SCALDING Surface scalding is a physiological disorder occurring mostly in apples and pears. It is one of the most common problems during post-harvest and storage, as well as being the cause of rejection of these fruits by international shipments. University of Talca research…

Oral Vaccine for Porcine Circovirus Type 2

ORAL VACCINE FOR PORCINE CIRCOVIRUS TYPE 2 Vaccine preferably administered via mucous membranes, for control of diseases generated by agents or infectious agents, which uses heparan sulfate (HS) as a cellular receptor, consisting of an immunogenic formula for veterinary use. It´s a vehicle for oral, intranasal or parenteral administration. The vaccine is based on particles…

NatPol

NATPOL PROFILE Biotechnology Company. Investment : USD 600,000. NatPol is a bio-based, rapidly biodegradable pellet used in the production of plastic packing. It helps plastic packing producers to minimize their environmental impact and meet regulatory requirements, while maintaining their current production line.   OPPORTUNITY Bioplastics account for approximately 1% of 335 Mill Ton of plastic…

PVC Bio-Functionalized

PVC BIO-FUNCTIONALIZED A team at University of Chile has developed Bio-functionalized PVC, a technology increasing PVC flexibility and hemocompatibility, reducing the use of plasticizers in medical devices.   DECRIPTION At a global level, there’s a demand for medical devices made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) free of plasticizers, such as di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or DEHP, to avoid…

MOV

MOV M O V has developed a a sonar field sensory band which facilitates the spatial orientation of people with visual disabilities without them having to use their hands, helping them to integrate into society and giving them greater independence and security. DESCRIPTION The mobility of people with visual disabilities is hampered by using their…

Active Protection (ActPro)

Active Protection (ActPro) A team at Catholic University of Temuco (UCT, in Spanish) created Active Protection (ActPro). This technology includes development and validation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with copper nanoparticles to be used by health staff, especially during Covid-19 pandemic.   DESCRIPTION Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which has generated…