Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking hyperbranched, non charged, short molecules/dendrimers able to be coupled to keratinous surfacesWe are seeking for molecules/compounds/materials which are chemically composed of two opposite parts (see Fig.). The first part of such molecules has a hyperbranched/dendrimer-like/fork shape. The second part (which is geometrically opposit to the first) is a moiety which will favour attachement. The attachment on the skin or hair surface could be generated by adhesion, covalent bonding, electrostatic attachment etc. For instance such latter moieity could react with free amines present on the hair fibers (more attachment points on the skin and hair could be considered, e.g. hydroxyl groups). Lactone groups are an example reported in literature of a reactive moiety which upon heat application can bound to the free amine of the hair. Once bounded to the skin/hair such molecules will work as molecular spacers. The molecules need to be neutrally charged, rigid, branched and have a low particle density (number of atoms in a physical volume). They will therefore decrease the interaction (e.g. Van der Walls attactions) between external particles (such as sand or dust) and the functionalized surface. Example: N-Glycans are an example of such molecular spacers and an example of desired geometrical structure. Glycan with 5 Mannose units for instance will occupy a Volume of 2.25 x 1.65 x 1.24nm with 162 atoms, which lead to a particle density of 35 x 10(^27) atoms/m^3. Such lower particle density will lead to a reduction of the Hamaker-interaction coeffiecint between the funcitonalized surface and an approaching particle. Such molecule will therefore lead to a decrease of the friction coefficient and adhesion forces.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking coatings/materials to alter the wetting features of surfaces (e.g. Superhydrophobicity, Superamphphilicity etc.)We are interested in depositing a coating/primer/material on a soft/flexible surface (ideally the surface is a biological surface) in order to generate non conventional wetting behavior. The coating will impart to the surface one of the following effects: superhydrophobicity, superamphiphobicity or superamphiphilicity. The material composing the matrix of the coating will not be solubilized by water or oils (a small degree of swellability upon water or oil absorption, could be accepted) and will have good adhesion to the surface. The materials should leave a transparent/colorless and elastic/flexible and ideally non-occlusive coating.
Organization from France posted this Technology CallSeeking for a surface decontamination processSpecialized in the food industry process we are constantly seeking for new and more efficient surface disinfection methods able to remove microbiological risks.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking Mahuannin B, F, and A from Ephedra Radix plantOne or more of the molecules Mahuannin B, F, and A from Ephedra Radix plant should be provided in one of the following forms: 1- Synthetically pure molecules 2- Enriched fractions of the plant extract 3- Isolated fraction from plant extract
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking new insulated ground floor systems or components for the domestic housing market.We are working with a European building products company actively searching for new insulated ground floor systemsfor the UK domestic housing market. Such systems currently comprise of a varying combination of: prestressed (reinforced) concrete beams; aerated concrete building blocks; EPS (expanded polystyrene) / XPS (extruded polystyrene) infill blocks and EPS/PIR (polyisocyanurate) top sheets; and in situ structural concrete topping or reinforced concrete slabs with EPS bonded to the underside. These systems can be used in both domestic and some commercial applications to provide a weight-bearing, insulated, finished floor surface, and are supplied to building sites as pre-manufactured elements for easy installation.