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…

Medical Shield Staffing

Medical Shield Staffing A team from the Engineering Complex Systems Institute (ISCI in Spanish) has developed Medical Shield Staffing, a technology which enables the optimization of health staff work shifts, reducing the probability of contagion by Covid-19.   DESCRIPTION Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which has generated more than 23 million…

Oncobiomed

ONCOBIOMED METRICS Oncobiomed (OBM) has developed two immunotherapy technologies against cancer: TAPCells™ technology applied to more than 300 patients with highly successful results. Lycellvax generic vaccine with a centralized manufacturing model and simple production. TAPCells™ and Lycellvax. These biological vaccines stimulate and activate patient’s immune system, generating a specific response against melanoma tumors, prostate cancer,…

OPINION: THESE PEOPLE DON’T EVEN BUY BREAD HERE!

NEWS + News OPINION: THESE PEOPLE DON’T EVEN BUY BREAD HERE! With this categorical sentence, my aunt synthesized San Pedro inhabitants’ general perception about the ALMA project. I dropped the anecdote ‘at close range’, in the middle of what had been, so far, an awesome and didactic presentation, explaining how important the project was for…