Our diagnostic platforms are based on microfluidics and surface modification is achieved by Plasma Nanotechnology. The detection method is based on a simple color change initiated by an isothermal amplification reaction of genetic material. Nanoplasmas holds the exploitation rights of 4 patents on plasma nanotechnology and 1 patent for the Legionella detection kit.
Plasma Nanotechnology offers one step structural and chemical modification of materials. In this way, Nanostructures in the form of cones, columns, or fibers random or quasi ordered with predesigned chemistry are produced. We can tune the wettability of such surfaces and produce nanotextured surfaces that are water, ice, oil, and microorganism repellent (i.e. superaphiphobic, anti-icing, antifouling) and thus self-cleaning. Additionally, we can produce hydrophilic surfaces with increased biomolecule attraction and binding or antifogging properties. These surfaces are simultaneously anti-reflective and transparent, hence the term “smart” surfaces.
Substrate materials for which our technology can be applied:
- Any organic polymer (PMMA, COP, PEEK, PS etc.)
- Silicon containing polymers (PDMS, Ormocer® etc.)
- Polymer coated glass or other flat substrate
- Protected by 4 patents
Nanoplasmas uses the certified infrastructure of Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Laboratories of external collaborators.