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New Extra-Big Raspberries

Marina Gambardella, UC School of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering Chile is one of the leading raspberry producers in the world following Serbia and Poland. Even though the livelihoods of thousands of families from Chimbarongo down to Los Ángeles rely on this crop, they usually grow a single variety that was imported to Chile from the […]

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine

Dr. Alexis Kalergis, UC Biological Sciences Respiratory syncytial virus is a devastating public health problem responsible for 70% to 90% of infection-related hospitalizations in Chile. The United States faces similar statistics since the virus causes approximately 120,000 hospitalizations each year, most of which occur among children aged two and under.  After spending nearly a decade […]

SIRVE: Earthquake Resistant Technologies

SIRVE S.A. is a technology development firm providing comprehensive solutions in the areas of Engineering and Earthquake-Resistant Devices, Complex Consulting, R+D+i, Virtual Design and Construction, Medicine and Testing for housing, hospital, industry, energy, vital infrastructure and transport lines.

Technology Transfers That Improve People’s Quality of Life

28 October 2020 Innovations created at Universidad Católica have been transferred to companies, public agencies, and foundations, impacting thousands of people’s quality of life in areas as diverse as social housing, seismic technologies, thyroid cancer detection, and educational systems for early childhood. On October 6, Chile celebrated the National Day of Science and Technology in […]

The Commitment to a Healthy and Sustainable Future

31 October 2020 Delicious and low-calorie cochayuyo ice cream, gluten-free quinoa-based high-protein pasta, and a natural coating that allows extending the life of fruits are some of the innovations created by UC researchers. They are available to be licensed by companies interested in acquiring these technologies’ rights to bring them to market. Promoting a balanced […]

UC remains a steady leader in patenting in Chile: read about six new technologies that promise to provide solutions to major issues

April, 27, 2020 Five-time consecutive recipient of the INAPI award, Catholic University is recognized for registering the highest number of patents in Chile, according to the annual ranking of patent requests published by the Chilean Intellectual Property Institute (INAPI). This award is given as part of World Intellectual Property Day celebrations. Up until 2019, the […]