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Novel Anti-Inflammatory Hyaluronic Acid Analogs

Queen's University

A broad platform technology with many cosmetic and medical uses simply by replacing existing HA
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Novel Treatment for Gout and Hyperuricemia

Queen's University

Intra-articular injections of modified hyaluronic acid significantly reduces inflammation-induced swelling in gout
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Connective Tissue Substitutes, Method of Preparation and Uses

Laval University

DescriptionThe rupture of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee joint is a frequent trauma, particularly during the practice of various sports such as ski, snowboard, soccer or hockey.The therapeutic options for ACL replacement include: synthetic prostheses allografts (ACL excised from cadavers) et natural autografts (central portion of the patellar tendon or hamstring tendon of the patient). Synthetic prostheses have shown many problems that include long-term failure due...
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Novel Therapy for von Willebrand’s Disease and Hemophilia

Queen's University

Novel recombinant proteins based on ancestral sequence reconstruction with higher specific activity than human vWF

ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON FOR LIMB MOVEMENT

Queen's University

This invention relates to a robotic exoskeleton comprising mechanical lin kages that couple to one or more selected joints of a limb of a subject. The robotic exoskeleton may be provided with means for obtaining data respectin g angular position, torque, and/or acceleration of at least one of the j oin ts or the links of the mechanical linkages, and may be used for assessing, s tudying, diagnosing a deficit, and/or treating an impairment in sensorimotor function of a limb of a subject.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HARVESTING BIOMECHANICAL ENERGY

Bionic Power, Simon Fraser University

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for harvesting energy from motion of one or more joints. Energy harvesters comprise: an energy converter for converting mechanical energy into corresponding electrical energy; one or more sensors for sensing one or more corresponding characteristics associated with motion of the one or more joints; and a controller connected to receive the one or more sensed characteristics and configured to assess, based at least in part on the one or more sensed...

PARALLEL MECHANISM WITH KINEMATICALLY REDUNDANT ACTUATION

Laval University

A parallel mechanism comprises legs with kinematically redundant actuation for a parallel mechanism. Each of these legs comprises a first sub-leg and a second sub-leg, each said sub-leg comprising a proximal end and a distal end. A link has a proximal end and a distal end. A joint with a rotational degree of freedom (DOF) is between and common to the distal ends of each of the first sub-leg and the second sub-leg, and the proximal end of the link. A joint provides at least two rotational...

SEISMIC PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT OF FRP-RC STRUCTURES

University of Manitoba

Although Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRPs), as alternatives for the corrosive steel reinforcement in concrete structures, have shown promising performance under gravity loads, their performance under reversal cyclic loading is still one of the main concerns. The linear behavior of FRP reinforcement has a two-sided effect on the seismic performance of FRP-reinforced concrete (RC) moment-resisting frames. Although the linear nature of FRP reinforcement could be advantageous in terms of limiting...

FLEXIBLE ARTICULATE SURGICAL TOOL

Hospital for Sick Children

This disclosure discloses a flexible elongate shaft assembly which includes an elongate flexible tube having at least one joint built into the elongate flexible tube. The joint includes a contact-aided compliant notch topology built into the elongate flexible shaft configured to cause the joint to mechanically interfere with itself and self-reinforce during bending of the elongate flexible shaft resulting in an increase in stiffness of the joint to prevent bucking and plastic deformation of...

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVES COMPRISING BUCKY PAPER AND AN ADHESIVE RESIN

VALORBEC SOCIETE EN COMMANDITE, REPRESENTED BY GESTION VALEO, S.E.C

An electrically conductive adhesive sheet for joining structural elements, the adhesive sheet comprising Bucky paper impregnated with an adhesive resin is provided. A method of forming an electrically conductive joint between structural elements and a process of making an electrically conductive adhesive sheet for joining structural elements are also provided.

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