Nanoparticles are used for a range of applications in the medical and health fields, such as for surface coatings, drug delivery, air and water purification, detection and for research.These nanoparticles tend to be metallic, such as gold or silver, and as a result are expensive.
A UK-based SME is developing functionalised non-metallic nanoparticles using elements such as silica, alumina or carbon to provide the functional benefits of more conventional nanoparticles but at a lower costs. The SME is developing these nanoparticles for a range of applications in the medical sector.
The SME is looking for partners with experience and expertise in product development to help with the development of the non-metallic nanoparticles as the SME wants to expand the range of applications they can be used for and to validate and improve the performance of the product. The partnership is envisaged as a technical cooperation or a research cooperation depending on the situation of the potential partner.