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Ultra-high Strength Multilayer Graphene Materials
This invention relates to the use of single crystalline graphene to create multilayer structures of graphene materials with superior shear strength.
Published: 3/7/2023   |   Inventor(s): Christos Dimitrakopoulos, Dimitrios Maroudas, Andre Muniz, D. Kurt Gaskill
Category(s): Material science, Nanotechnology, Electronics, Engineering, Physical Science
Cell-Membrane-Coated Polymeric Nanoparticles for Selective Intracellular Delivery of Therapeutics
Published: 4/7/2023   |   Inventor(s): Sankaran Thayumanavan
Category(s): Healthcare, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Therapeutics & prevention, Research tools
Economical Surface Treatment for Harvesting Epithelial Cells from Biological Fluids
This invention provides economical, bio-interactive surfaces and surface treatment methods for selective capture of targeted epithelial cells or other cell types from cell mixtures or complex biological fluids. Preparation or fabrication of the engineered surfaces provided by this technology does not require the use of expensive and unstable biomolecular materials, and the resulting surfaces can distinguish different cell types or cells that express different levels of the same surface adhesion marker. Such engineered surfaces can be used as economical tools for assessment of cancer risk, cancer diagnosis, and tracking of the effectiveness of cancer treatments, among other potential applications.
Published: 3/7/2023   |   Inventor(s): Maria Santore, Kathleen Arcaro, Surachate Kalasin
Category(s): Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Diagnostic technology, Devices & sensors, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Research tools
Stablizing Liquid Drops ofof Arbitrary Shapes by the Interfacial Jamming of Nanoparticles
Published: 3/7/2023   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Russell, Todd Emrick, Mengmeng Cui
Category(s): Material science, Nanotechnology, Engineering, Physical Science
Geobacter Sulfurreducens Conductive Pili as Biological Nanowires and Uses Thereof

The present invention reports the conductive properties of Geobacter sulfurreducens pili (geopili) and their use in nanotechnology applications. More specifically the present invention provides methods for culturing cells of G. sulfurreducens to produce conductive pili, as well as methods for their isolation and for their modification in order to produce biological nanowires or biological/inorganic hybrid devices with different functionalities.  The invention provides applications for cells expressing native or modified pili as well as for the isolated native or modified pili.

Published: 12/9/2022   |   Inventor(s): Derek Lovley, Gemma Reguera, Kevin McCarthy, Mark Thomas Tuominen
Category(s): Life Sciences, Environmental, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology
Polymeric Nanogles for the Encapsulation, Delivery and pH-Triggered Release of Proteins
Published: 3/7/2023   |   Inventor(s): Sankaran Thayumanavan, Mijanur Molla, Scott Garman
Category(s): Biotechnology, Diagnostic technology, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology, Research tools
Nature-Inspired Nanosponges as Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents
This invention provides nature-inspired nanosponges capable of penetrating and eradicating bacterial biofilms and eliminating drug-resistant fungi. The nanosponges are nanoparticles composed of antimicrobial essential oil and crosslinked gelatin, and can be used in a wide-variety of antibacterial and antifungal applications.
Published: 3/7/2023   |   Inventor(s): Vincent Rotello, Ryan Landis
Category(s): Food technology & plant science, Life Sciences, Environmental, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, Therapeutics & prevention
Noncationic Nucleic Acid-Polymer Complexes for Nucleic Acid Delivery
Published: 3/7/2023   |   Inventor(s): Sankaran Thayumanavan
Category(s): Biotechnology, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Therapeutics & prevention
Rapid Detection of Penetration of Pesticides, Antibiotices or Other Analytes in Plants and Produce
This invention provides a simple and rapid method for measuring pesticide and/or antibiotic penetration into plants and produce. The method involves the use of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) mapping for in situ and real-time tracking of the analytes by using metallic nanoparticles as probes.
Published: 3/7/2023   |   Inventor(s): Lili He
Category(s): Environmental, Food technology & plant science, Nanotechnology, Research tools
Polymer-nanoparticle Hybrid Systems for Photovoltaic, Battery and Other Applications
This invention provides polymer-nanoparticle hybrid materials with high structural order for photovoltaic, battery and other applications.
Published: 12/16/2022   |   Inventor(s): James Watkins, Vikram Daga, Ying Lin
Category(s): Nanotechnology, Material science, Physical Science, Devices
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