Industry experts meet with researchers before Global UC 2019

In order to present the two winning technologies of Global UC 2019 before a committee of experts, the Transfer Office has met with industry experts to share their comments with the research teams before to their trip to Boston.

This year, the winning teams of the global UC program are the bone fillings of the UC medical school, a project led by Alex Vargas, which consists of a material based on calcium phosphate for the repair of bone and vascular tissue in the mandibular area. Another project is the anti-seismic devices of the UC, a project led by José Luis Almazán, flexible supports that are installed in the base of liquid containers, which protect the storage structures against the earthquake of a large scale.

“One of the challenges we have with the university is to be able to link them with the industry and meet their needs in the early stages. What we achieve with these meetings is show their technologies, so that the industry validates its interest to promote the future development. “Álvaro Ossa, Transfer Director of the Catholic University.

The ceremony was held in the Dining Room of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and was divided into two moments: The presentation of bone fillers, attended by representatives of Estudio Carey, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Pharma Care, Zimmer Dental, the Association of Maxillofacial surgery from Chile and highly prestigious maxillofacial surgeons. On the other hand, representatives of ENAP, Codelco, Golden Omega and Antofagasta Minerals were present at the session of the Anti-Seismic Devices.

Global UC is a program to aims to enhance the capabilities of research groups, giving them the opportunity to expand their results internationally. This program includes two-week training, one of which is the Industry Encounter, followed by a two-week internship in Boston, USA.

The next version of the Global UC programme will be released in October 2019 and all information will be available on

GEODBONE is a spin-off as a result of the Research and Development of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC).

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