TechConnect Innovation Program

One-Pot Mass Production of ultra-small functionalised Magnetic Nanoparticles

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The technology provides a facile method to manufacture nanoparticles in large scale and a surface functional agent may be optionally added to promote desired properties (e.g., hydrophilicity, hydrophobicity, bioconjugation and biocompatibility). The nanoparticles produced can be tailored to have a diameter in the range of 1 to 100 nm.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Existing ways of producing magnetic nanoparticles produce particles that are poorly crystalline or require toxic chemicals during processing (microemulsion), not sufficiently small (hydrothermal), require complex steps and organic solvents (thermal decomposition). This technology is a simple way of producing small nanoparticles in large scale without use of toxic solvents.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 717

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Singapore government grant

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners