Available Technologies

Human Isoprenoid Pathway Inhibitors as Novel Antibiotic Adjuvants

Biofilm ExampleBoosting the effectiveness of an antibiotic is a critical component in the fight against infectious disease. This technology is based on the ability to exploit a microorganism’s metabolic pathways to make them more susceptible to standard antibiotics. It has been shown that disrupting the biosyn...Read More >>


Human Isoprenoid Pathway Inhibitors as Novel Antibiotic Adjuvants(2)

Human Isoprenoid Pathway Inhibitors as Novel Antibiotic AdjuvantsBoosting the effectiveness of an antibiotic is a critical component in the fight against infectious disease. This technology is based on the ability to exploit a microorganism’s metabolic pathways to make them more susceptible to standard antibiotics. It has been shown that disrupting the biosyn...Read More >>


Rapid Diagnostic Assay for MethicillinResistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Rapid Diagnostic Assay for MethicillinResistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)The Numbers: More than 126,000 patients hospitalized in the U.S. are infected with MRSA (methecillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) annually, leading to over 5,000 deaths, increased length of hospital stays, and significantly higher healthcare costs. The Problem: A major hurdle to the success ...Read More >>


Structural Supercapacitors

Structural SupercapacitorsNAU researchers have developed a solid polymer electrolyte resin that interfaces with carbon fiber stacks to create a structural supercapacitor—a carbon fiber based composite material suitable for high-performance applications (such as aerospace components, medical devices, wind turbines, etc.), a...Read More >>


System and Software for Optimizing Energy Efficiency in Programmable Devices

Paul Flikkema Invention exampleThis invention describes a programmed machine that, during the course of its operations, optimizes its energy efficiency. The invention provides an electronic circuit for sensing of power use and a means of controlling a sequence of register values, establishing the machine’s power-use configuration...Read More >>


Vaccine Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Biofilms

Vaccine Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) BiofilmsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 62,000 cases of MRSA infection were reported in 2011, with the vast majority affecting individuals over the age of 65. A joint research project between investigators at NAU and the University of Maryland - Baltimore has produced a v...Read More >>