Summary of the technology
Recent data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that every year 8, 8 million people died from cancer around the world.
Therefore, the development of new technologies more efficient, chipper and environmentally-friendly for the treatment of this disease it is currently a very relevant goal. This invention is about a new methodology of synthesis of silver nanoparticles, in observance of the green chemistry and by using seaweed extracts as reducing agent of silver ions.
Description of the technology
The new proposal synthesis attendsto theGreen Chemistry Principles. In other words, it is neither use high temperatures, nor organic solvents. In addition, it is not require a lot of time in preparation, what decrease the synthesis cost when compared with traditionalmethods, besides it not be damage to the environment.The silver nanoparticles obtainedthroughthis new synthesis methodology, of low-cost and environmentally-friendly, are not toxics to normal cells, even though they are very efficient againsttumoral ones,including cells that are multidrug resistant.
Intellectual property status
Patent already applied for
University of Sao Paulo
USP Innovation Agency
Technology Transfer Office
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