In the chemical field it is not easy to produce certain products in the same quality. Automation is still rare in in this sector.
A German start-up (in foundation) has developped a (laboratory) machine for the synthesis of nanoparticle suspensions for use in R&D. The machine is fully automated and provides high purity nanoparticle suspensions of various materials (metals, alloys, semiconductors, ceramics, organics, plastics) in a short time (20 min, 10 to 100 ml at 100 mg/l) and with little effort.
The start-up team consists of an economist, a scientist, and a technician. It has six years of experience in developping the technology. Two prototypes have already been tested in different German universities and research institutes.
Companies (small and medium-sized or larger) and research institutes from all fields that use nanoparticle suspension (biotech, chemistry, materials) are sought for technical or research co-operation agreement.
Technical co-operation agreement: Possible partners can test a prototype of the machine and evaluate the applicability and the produced nanoparticle suspensions for their R&D. The partner sought can help to continue the technological development of the laboratory machine.
Research co-operation agreement: The German company offers to a possible partner to pool R&D capacities. Partners can cooperate with the start-up in the scale up of the machine for pilot plant use. The cooperation partners should demonstrate the further processability of the nanoparticle suspensions produced by the machine into a market-ready product.
In general the start-up offers partners support in form of analytical tests, especially for material investigation.