TechConnect Innovation Program

Highly Porous Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

University of Minnesota, Minnesota, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

These silica nanoparticles have ultra-high porosity to hold drugs and for use in industrial applications.

Primary Application Area: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: These nanoparticles hold promise for a diversity of applications such as drug delivery, adsorption and catalysis. working to optimize their porous parameters, such as pore volume or pore size, with the aim of significantly improving the storage capacity of cargoes, or facilitating the host–guest specific interaction for the intended purpose.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 716

Website: www.research.umn.edu/techcomm/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: DOD/DARPA funding Agency Grant No. SP0020251-PROJ0005715

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners