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Creating stable suspensions from hydrophobic powders

Ariel University R&D Co. Ltd., Israel, Israel

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

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