Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Smart Material Start-up Coradyn Biosystems, LLC Licenses Responsive, Conductive Polymer Technology for Sensor Applications

Abstract:
New Smart Sensor Material Has Applications as a Biosensor or Chemosensor For RFID, Wireless, Handheld or Laboratory Devices in Healthcare and Industrial Processing

Smart Material Start-up Coradyn Biosystems, LLC Licenses Responsive, Conductive Polymer Technology for Sensor Applications

Austin, TX | Posted on June 3rd, 2008

Coradyn Biosystems, LLC, a smart sensor materials company, announced today that it has licensed a responsive, conductive polymer technology from the University of Texas at Austin. Preliminary results support the potential for use in molecular sensor devices in a wide array of industries, including RFID or wireless sensing, medical devices and diagnostics, personal health monitoring, food and beverage testing and industrial processing.

Coradyn Biosystems is poised to take advantage of the dynamic biosensor market. The total global market for biosensors and bioelectronics is expected to grow from $6.96 billion in 2006 to $8.2 billion in 2009, at an average annual growth rate of about 6.3%.(a)

Focused on providing advanced materials as an interface between a biological or chemical environment and electronics, the company's key technology is conductive polymeric materials that can be customized to recognize a broad range of analytes and convert that recognition into a measurable electronic signal.

Coradyn's proprietary platform is an entirely new label-free detection chemistry, applicable to a number of formats and industries. For clinical laboratory testing, the technology yields results similar to antibody-based assays, but without the need for these expensive and short-lived biological reagents. Other biomedical applications include personal health monitoring through a hand-held or implanted device.

Coradyn Biosystems is funded and managed by life sciences venture firm, Emergent Technologies, Inc. (ETI). ETI Senior Vice President of Portfolio Company Management and Coradyn Biosystems President, Brian Windsor, Ph.D, said, "This new technology represents collaborative business opportunities with significant commercial potential in the large and growing fields of RFID or wireless sensing, clinical diagnostics, food and beverage testing, and industrial processing."

Target Markets

Target markets for Coradyn Biosystems include:

* Medical -- Antibody-free and label-free detection either in a clinical laboratory or as a hand-held or implanted device
* Food and Beverage -- Real-time biomolecular detection of contaminants or pathogens in a grocery store or food processing facility
* Industry -- Real-time chemical detection of impurities or other analytes in an industrial plant, such as a water treatment facility

Initially, the company's focus is on wireless technology for monitoring a biomolecular event. A potential outcome of this development includes a hand-held or touchless device that detects an analyte and sends a wireless signal to a central location, such as a nurse station, grocery store, blood center, or industrial laboratory.

Dr. Nicholas Peppas is Chief Scientist of Coradyn Biosystems. A pioneer in the field of drug delivery and polymer chemistry, Dr. Nicholas Peppas has more than 35 years of research experience and has published more than 1,050 peer-reviewed articles and 33 books. He has made life-changing contributions to drug delivery and biomaterials applications using his recognized expertise in biomedical engineering and polymer chemistry. Peppas, a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the French Academy of Pharmacy, has received numerous awards for his multidisciplinary research. In addition to serving as Chief Scientist of Coradyn Biosystems, Peppas will remain as the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering in the Departments of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin.

####

About Coradyn Biosystems, LLC
Coradyn Biosystems, LLC is a smart sensor materials company founded on the pioneering research of Dr. Nicholas Peppas and his research team. The company specializes in responsive, conductive polymers for detecting biological and chemical analytes. Coradyn’s proprietary platform involves an entirely new antibody-free and label-free detection chemistry, applicable to a number of analytes, formats and industries. Current applications of interest include wireless enabled sensors, handheld or high throughput clinical devices, and in-line biological or chemical sensors for industrial processing. Coradyn Biosystems is actively seeking strategic co-development partnerships with leading sensor device manufacturers. Coradyn Biosystems is funded and managed by Emergent Technologies, Inc. (ETI). For more information, visit the Coradyn Biosystems website, www.coradyn.com

About Emergent Technologies, Inc.

Emergent Technologies, Inc. (ETI), founded in 1989 by Thomas A. Harlan, is a unique life sciences venture firm that forms and manages companies and funds that commercialize groundbreaking institutional and university-based technologies. ETI is a turnkey solution for converting university science into high return ventures. ETI works with regional economic development groups and universities to capitalize on what the firm describes as invention capital. In addition to the traditional venture capital approach of raising and investing funds, ETI drives the selection and expansion of each technology assets unique to their region. ETI is pioneering a unique business approach to investment in intellectual property, the key asset to most technology-based start-up companies. For more information, visit the company website www.etibio.com

(a) “Advances in the Manufacturing, Types, and Applications of Biosensors,” JOM (the journal of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society/TMS), December 2007, by Ravindra Nuggehalli M et al.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Nsight Public Relations
Sandra Oak, 321-591-1508

Copyright © Business Wire 2008

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Malvern specialists to deliver inaugural short course on polymer characterization at Interplas 2014 August 27th, 2014

The thunder god vine, assisted by nanotechnology, could shake up future cancer treatment: Targeted therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma using nanotechnology August 27th, 2014

Competition for Graphene: Berkeley Lab Researchers Demonstrate Ultrafast Charge Transfer in New Family of 2D Semiconductors August 26th, 2014

Symphony of nanoplasmonic and optical resonators leads to magnificent laser-like light emission August 26th, 2014

Sensors

RMIT delivers $30m boost to micro and nano-tech August 26th, 2014

Symphony of nanoplasmonic and optical resonators leads to magnificent laser-like light emission August 26th, 2014

Newly-Developed Nanobiosensor Quickly Diagnoses Cancer August 20th, 2014

Graphene rubber bands could stretch limits of current healthcare, new research finds August 19th, 2014

Announcements

Malvern specialists to deliver inaugural short course on polymer characterization at Interplas 2014 August 27th, 2014

The thunder god vine, assisted by nanotechnology, could shake up future cancer treatment: Targeted therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma using nanotechnology August 27th, 2014

Competition for Graphene: Berkeley Lab Researchers Demonstrate Ultrafast Charge Transfer in New Family of 2D Semiconductors August 26th, 2014

Symphony of nanoplasmonic and optical resonators leads to magnificent laser-like light emission August 26th, 2014

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

AQUANOVA receives Technology Leadership Award 2014 FROST & SULLIVAN honors NovaSOL® Technology again August 12th, 2014

Blacktrace Holdings Ltd. to in-license PerkinElmer Technology August 8th, 2014

Silicene Labs Announces the Launch of Patent-Pending, 2D Materials Composite Index™ : The Initial 2D Materials Composite Index™ for Q2 2014 Is: 857.3; Founders Include World-Renowned Physicist and Seasoned Business and IP Professionals July 24th, 2014

UCF Nanotech Spinout Developing Revolutionary Battery Technology: Power the Next Generation of Electronics with Carbon July 23rd, 2014

Food/Agriculture/Supplements

Iran Unveils 5 Home-Made Knowledge-Based Products August 25th, 2014

Nanotechnology Helps Production of Super Adsorbent Polymers August 21st, 2014

Success in Intracellular Imaging of Cesium Distribution in Plants Used for Cesium Absorption August 19th, 2014

AQUANOVA receives Technology Leadership Award 2014 FROST & SULLIVAN honors NovaSOL® Technology again August 12th, 2014

Water

New Nanosorbent Helps Elimination of Colorants from Textile Wastewater August 25th, 2014

Eco-friendly 'pre-fab nanoparticles' could revolutionize nano manufacturing: UMass Amherst team invents a way to create versatile, water-soluble nano-modules August 13th, 2014

PerkinElmer to Display Innovative Detection and Informatics Offerings at ACS National Meeting & Exposition Detection, Data Visualization and Analytics for Chemistry Professionals August 8th, 2014

A new way to make microstructured surfaces: Method can produce strong, lightweight materials with specific surface properties July 29th, 2014

Industrial

Iranians Find Novel Method for Processing Highly Pure Ceramic Nanoparticles August 12th, 2014

PerkinElmer to Display Innovative Detection and Informatics Offerings at ACS National Meeting & Exposition Detection, Data Visualization and Analytics for Chemistry Professionals August 8th, 2014

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol: Highly reactive sites at interface of 2 nanoscale components could help overcome hurdle of using CO2 as a starting point in producing useful products July 31st, 2014

University of Manchester selects Anasys AFM-IR for coatings and corrosion research July 30th, 2014

RFID

LogiTag’s Active RTLS Solution Selected by Hebrew University Nano Labs to Safeguards and Monitor Students and Staff May 13th, 2014

Leti and Partners in SOCRATE Project Focusing on Miniature Antennas with Super-Directivity Radiation Properties: Improving Directivity of Small Antennas Would Enhance Spectral Efficiency, Reduce Environmental Impact and Increase Functionality July 15th, 2013

IDTechEx launches online Market Intelligence Portal May 23rd, 2013

Mincom Capital Inc. and Group Nanoxplore Inc. Sign Letter of Intent for a Qualifying Transaction April 10th, 2013

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE