Last updated: 15/03/2013
Closing date: 03/12/2013
Italian research spin-off nanotechnology SME offers coating technology on thin nano-grained carbon and carbon nitride films with tunable chemical structure and morphology. It permits to achieve desired optical and bio-chemical performances in order to have homogeneous coatings of small area bio-sensors for in-vivo applications, e.g. implantable glucose sensors and to interface such films to human tissues. The company is interested in license agreement with technical cooperation.
The nano-grained DLC (diamond-like carbon) or carbon nitride coatings has produced via Laser Ablation in controlled gas atmosphere, with a thickness ranging from a few nm to 500 nm. A vast range of substrate can be coated for chemistry and surface morphology modification. Furthermore, substrates can be utilized with controlled nano-roughness or pre-coated with nanoparticles; they have special interest for bio-molecules sensor devices based on optical probing Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy(SERS) and Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance(LSPR).
The innovations of the technology are connected to:
--thin film coatings relies;
--the ability to tailor properly the films in order to obtain very thin layers (5 to 10 nm) with a narrow grain size distribution;
--the possibility to tune both the electric properties (surface conductance) and mechanical/tribological properties.
The advantages of the technology are the possibility to choose the most proper bio-compatible coating with selective VIS-IR transmittance and selective permeability defining molecules.
Partner expertise sought:
- Type of partner sought: Research Centre, Industry, others
- Specific area of activity of the partner: bio-compatible coating nanostructured materials
- Task to be performed: life science and bio-medical diagnostics
Listed under: Materials \ Nanotechnology & Nanoscience \ Life Sciences \ Biosciences and Health \ Environment & Protecting Man \ Drug Discovery and Drug Development \ Medical Devices
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