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The MIT Technology Licenses Office welcomes companies to get to know us personally. We find it most effective to work individually with a company to identify specific areas of interest. We then bring inventions, which specifically match the company's interests to the attention of the company. With 500 new invention disclosures coming into our office each year, our portfolio is constantly changing. The technologies highlighted here do not encompass our entire portfolio. We therefore encourage companies to keep in touch on a regular basis and also to contact us when a particular technology need arises.
Our technology is usually early stage and often requires substantial development by the licensing company before a commercial product is ready for market. Because of this, we often find that the best contact person from the company is one who is knowledgeable about the company's science and technology and also familiar with the long-term strategic plans of the company.
15799 – This technology can be used to create highly conductive transistors, diodes, and metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFETs). It can also be implemented in very precise electronic switches and filters. Currently, semiconductors are doped to increase carrier density and, theoretically, electrical conductivity. However, doping also increases the carrier scattering... Read More
13122 – This technology monitors and predicts failures of electronic systems such as mobile robots. Many current technologies aim to create extremely robust systems that minimize potential errors. This approach is different because it aims to create a safety net that predicts and mitigates failures as they occur to prevent the system from ever becoming unusable. This system is... Read More
16761 – Applications Problem Addressed This technology provides a sensitive, fast and continuous saccharide sensor with enhanced selectivity towards glucose. Technology A novel method for surface coating of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) for analyte binding and sensing is proposed. Blood glucose detection is of critical importance for patients suffering from diabetes... Read More
16531 – Applications Problem Addressed This technology allows for long-time in vivo detection of analytes. Technology The current device presents a photoluminescent single-walled carbon nanotube based nanosensor, embedded in a hydrogel, which can be used for detection of analytes. Nitric oxide (NO) presents an interesting case study for such a sensor. NO is an important cellular... Read More
15892 – Applications This device, in the form of single-walled fluorescent carbon nanotubes embedded in a hydrogel matrix, can be used as a sensor for analyte detection or for drug delivery. Problem Addressed Other biological sensors are not transparent through blood and tissues and are more susceptible to photobleaching. This device allows for inserting stable photoluminescent SWNTs into... Read More
14201 – Applications Problem Addressed
14887 – Applications This device can be used as a single-walled carbon nanotube glucose sensor. Problem Addressed The current technology allows for continuous, in vivo glucose monitoring using an inexpensive, small-scale device. Technology 29 million people in the United States are currently affected with Diabetes, one of the leading causes of death, with 1.6 million new cases being... Read More
14090 – Applications Problem Addressed This method provides a solution to developing "synthetic antibodies" from synthetic polymers adhered to single walled carbon nanotube surfaces. Technology Molecular recognition and signal transduction are two central aspects and challenges to the design of sensor platforms. Natural antibodies are often used as vital components of sensors.... Read More
13664 – Applications Problem Addressed This device can selectively detect and identify nitroaryl compounds, which may be found in pesticides and explosives, using polymer-encapsulated single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT). Technology The detection of compounds containing cyclic rings and nitrogen atoms can be desirable for a variety of applications. For example,... Read More
13588 – Applications Problem Addressed This technology provides a new device for continuous sensing of glucose or other analytes by using single-walled carbon nanotubes embedded in a hydrogel matrix. Technology The healthcare industry currently spends billions of dollars on the treatment and management of diabetes, and this trend is expected to increase in the coming years as the... Read More