Silica-Coated Nanodiamonds for Imaging and the Delivery of Therapeutic Agents
Posted Feb 20 2013 7:00pm
Description of Invention: NIH investigators invented a robust and easily implemented method of synthesizing silica-coated nanodiamonds for imaging and therapeutic applications. A patent estate covering these methods is offered for licensing to commercial entities. The method generally includes coating nanodiamonds with a silica precursor, e.g., tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS), inside liposomes. The liposomes are then removed to yield a final product that is stable, monodisperse, and easy to functionalize.
Collaborative Research Opportunity: The NHLBI Laboratory of Single Molecule Biophysics is seeking statements of capability or interest from parties interested in collaborative research to further develop, evaluate or commercialize fluorescent nanodiamonds for use as in vivo and in vitro optical tracking probes. For collaboration opportunities, please contact Keir C. Neuman, Ph.D. at email@example.com or 301-496-3376.
For Licensing Information Please Contact: Michael Shmilovich Esq. NIH Office of Technology Transfer 6011 Executive Blvd. Suite 325, Rockville, MD 20852 United States Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-435-5019 Fax: 301-402-0220