Self Standing Nanoparticle Networks/Scaffolds With Applications in Drug Delivery, Tissue Engineering, Catalysis etc.
BACKGROUND In nanoparticle scaffolds, no existing process can cross link the nanoparticles such that the porous scaffolds made are self standing and the process is easy to implement. The scaffolds hence derived have a wide range of applications. TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION A novel process of preparing self standing, crosslinked networks (scaffolds) of nanoparticles from commonly available materials as metallic, inorganic, semi conducting and magnetic particles, organic and polymeric compounds. The scaffolds have controllable mesh size and pore size can range from nano to micro porous. The particle volume fraction is between 0.5 to 50%
Sector: Nanotechnology
Country: India
Area of Application: · Drug delivery- Inorganic/organic delivery scaffolds for Nitric Oxide- an important bioregulatory agent · Tissue engineering- Cell seeding scaffolds Ø Proposed applications of scaffolds · Cell growth substrate · Materials for solar cells · Electrical/thermal insulators · Catalysis- Catalyst support for small sizes available for diffusion of reactant molecules · Metamaterials*- Electromagnetic devicesideally gold nano particles · Electronic devices · Chromatography
Keywords: nanoparticle, scaffolds, self standing, pore size,
Advantages: · Generic production procedure · Can be formed in to ordered, structured phase, lamellar, spongy, cubic- preferably hexagonal network · Has a precisely controllable directionality and pore size can range from 500 nm to 1 mm
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Development Status: Laboratory Model
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Contact Person: National Chemical Laboratory, CSIR
Address: A208, PAML Building, National Chemical Laboratory Dr Homi Bhabha Road,
City: Pune
Country: India
Zip/Pin Code: 411007

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