Creating stable suspensions from hydrophobic powders
Ariel University R&D Co. Ltd., Israel, Israel
The process is based on cold (near-room-temperature) radiofrequency (RF) plasma treatment of strongly hydrophobic powders causes them to become hydrophilic and enables creation of stable and homogeneous suspensions where none were possible before. The process uses ionized gas (e.g., air, oxygen, etc.) is rapid, ecologically friendly and scalable.
Primary Application Area: Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The treatment enables manufacture of stable and homogeneous suspensions without requiring surfactants, dispersants or pH change of the solution. The technology does not change the morphology or internal structure of the colloids and only modifies a monolayer at the surface. It is low cost, efficient, environmentally friendly and scalable.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 649
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Angel, Friends, Family, University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners