The Winner in the Life Science Championship 2012 congratulations to Solvano:
Solvano from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University (RWTH) – competed with a microemulsion composed of water, surfactants and a booster. This booster reduces the necessary amount of surfactants and therewith the costs of the emulsion. Due to its chemical properties it can substitute the chemicals in the pretreatment process in textile cleaning.
First Runner Up:
USA – Saint Louis University (SLU) – SonoGrab combines a hemostat, a surgical grasping tool, with a miniature ultrasound probe. Upon insertion into tissue, the ultrasound probe provides an accurate image of tissue and the distal location of the foreign object for the surgeon. SonoGrab is able to detect the location of the foreign object continuously as the surgeon moves his tool through the patient’s tissue.
Second Runner Up:
Brazil – Federal University of Juiz de Fora – NanoBee is an active and nanostructured pharmaceutical propolis-based input, obtained by an all-new nanostructarion process that allows its size and surface properties to be controlled according to the desired goal.