TechConnect Innovation Program

Commercial Production of Janus Particles

Princeton University, Sphera Materials LLC, New Jersey, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

We have developed a groundbreaking process to produce commercial quantities of Janus nanoparticles, scalable up to 1000 kg/day, and can use both polymers and inorganic materials to produce Janus nanoparticles with controlled, monodisperse size and composition. This will enable new technologies in the food, oil and personal care industries.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our technology enables commercially-viable production of Janus particles with controlled, monodisperse size and composition and a variety of starting materials in a one-step process that is easily scalable. The removal of production constraints will enable the widespread use of Janus particles in existing applications and spur research and development.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

Showcase Booth #: 952

Website: www.spheramaterials.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners