Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Borealis Discloses Technology for New Medical, Sensor, Chemical and Industrial Uses

Abstract:
Borealis Exploration Limited (PINKSHEETS: BOREF) has received a U.S. patent for its Avto Metals Technology covering multiple applications in several industrial and scientific fields. The patent describes how Avto Metals™ can be used in fields including sensors, catalytic converters, catalysts, herbicides, pesticides, and for many antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal applications.

Borealis Discloses Technology for New Medical, Sensor, Chemical and Industrial Uses

Posted on February 9th, 2010

Borealis is a technology company primarily developing improved technologies for serial hybrid vehicles, green aviation, Chorus® motors, electrical power generation, cooling and refrigeration through subsidiary companies. The potential uses of its basic scientific research in the medical, catalytic, industrial and agricultural fields have not been previously disclosed.

The patent, titled "Catalysts," US 7,651,875, was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 26. It covers some of the many potential applications of the company's Avto Metals technology, which enables the electrical properties of a metal to be altered as desired in nanoscale and thus can change the metal's chemical or electrical properties and behavior.

Medical and Agricultural Applications

The technology offers a new method for catalyzing a chemical reaction or for causing a biocatalyst reaction, for example, and thus for treating diseased humans or animals. It can be used to increase or reduce the biological activity of enzymes, antibodies, receptors and proteins, and as a mechanism for specific delivery of pharmaceuticals. The Avto Metals technology can also be used as the basis for a carrier to deliver pesticides or herbicides to kill a pest of an animal or plant, or to attach biomolecules for delivery of chemicals or drugs.

The patent provides examples of such applications. "Where the therapeutic target is a cancer cell, an antibody, for example, may serve to effectively cover the surface of the cancer cell with the nanoparticulate form of the invention. The properties of the surface of the invention are such as to result in the death of a cell so covered." The Avto Metals technology also could increase the activity of a therapeutic agent through its association with the nano-structured surface of an Avto Metal, which also could cause an ineffective drug candidate to become effective.

Improved Sensors

The Avto technology also can be used as a sensor for many industrial or homeland security applications, by detecting small electrical changes caused by motion, or as a biosensor, to detect the presence of a particular material. It can be used to detect contamination in water, for example, or to detect the presence of dangerous biological or chemical elements. Such a device would be useful on commercial aircraft, for example, which are ideally suited for wide distribution of pathogens.

Devices based on the technology could be used to detect a specific microbe or a small change in the chemical environment, either inside a human or animal or in the general environment. It can be used in either stationary or portable detectors of chemical and biological weapons.

Better Catalytic Converters for Cars

The technology can also enable improved catalytic analysis and activity, such as for catalytic converters in automobiles. Current automobiles use two different types of catalyst, a reduction catalyst and an oxidization catalyst; both could be replaced by a single catalyst based on the Avto Metals technology.

####

About Borealis Exploration Limited
Borealis Exploration Limited is a technology development company based in Gibraltar. Avto Metals plc, a majority-owned subsidiary of Borealis, owns rights to the Avto Metals technology for all applications except power generation, cooling and refrigeration. Avto Metals plc is looking for capital and knowledgeable people and companies in these fields to help us develop and license this technology to manufacturers of final products.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Isaiah W. Cox
President
Avto Metals plc

+ 44 207 993-4203
+ 1-410-419-0082

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

Chains of nanogold – forged with atomic precision September 23rd, 2016

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

Nanotech Grants Options September 22nd, 2016

Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water September 21st, 2016

Chemistry

Chains of nanogold – forged with atomic precision September 23rd, 2016

Sensors

Chains of nanogold – forged with atomic precision September 23rd, 2016

Speedy bacteria detector could help prevent foodborne illnesses September 21st, 2016

NIST Patents Single-Photon Detector for Potential Encryption and Sensing Apps September 16th, 2016

Notre Dame researchers find transition point in semiconductor nanomaterials September 6th, 2016

Announcements

Chains of nanogold – forged with atomic precision September 23rd, 2016

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

Nanotech Grants Options September 22nd, 2016

Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water September 21st, 2016

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

NIST Patents Single-Photon Detector for Potential Encryption and Sensing Apps September 16th, 2016

For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon September 8th, 2016

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Shareholder Update August 22nd, 2016

Starpharma initiates new DEP™ drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

Homeland Security

Notre Dame researchers find transition point in semiconductor nanomaterials September 6th, 2016

Down to the wire: ONR researchers and new bacteria August 18th, 2016

Hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors enable cost-effective detection of neutron signals: Texas Tech University researchers demonstrate hexagonal boron nitride semiconductors as a cost-effective alternative for inspecting overseas cargo containers entering US ports August 17th, 2016

'Sniffer plasmons' could detect explosives: Scientists have proposed a graphene-based spaser that can detect even small amounts of various substances, including explosives August 16th, 2016

Food/Agriculture/Supplements

Speedy bacteria detector could help prevent foodborne illnesses September 21st, 2016

Lab team spins ginger into nanoparticles to heal inflammatory bowel disease August 19th, 2016

The NanoWizard® AFM from JPK is applied for interdisciplinary research at the University of South Australia for applications including smart wound healing and how plants can protect themselves from toxins July 26th, 2016

Graphene-infused packaging is a million times better at blocking moisture July 15th, 2016

Environment

Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water September 21st, 2016

Mathematical nanotoxicoproteomics: Quantitative characterization of effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes: This research article by Dr. Subhash Basak et al. will be published in Current Computer-Aided Drug Design, Volume 12, 2016 September 2nd, 2016

Nanofur for oil spill cleanup: Materials researchers learn from aquatic ferns: Hairy plant leaves are highly oil-absorbing / publication in bioinspiration & biomimetics / video on absorption capacity August 25th, 2016

Researchers watch catalysts at work August 19th, 2016

Automotive/Transportation

Carbon-coated iron catalyst structure could lead to more-active fuel cells September 15th, 2016

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Launches Embedded MRAM on 22FDX® Platform: High-performance embedded non-volatile memory solution is ideally suited for emerging applications in advanced IoT and automotive September 15th, 2016

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Extends FDX™ Roadmap with 12nm FD-SOI Technology: 12FDXTM delivers full-node scaling, ultra-low power, and software-controlled performance on demand September 8th, 2016

Imperial College use Kleindiek micromanipulators in their research into electrochemical energy devices September 6th, 2016

Industrial

Mathematical nanotoxicoproteomics: Quantitative characterization of effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes: This research article by Dr. Subhash Basak et al. will be published in Current Computer-Aided Drug Design, Volume 12, 2016 September 2nd, 2016

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Shareholder Update August 22nd, 2016

Let's roll: Material for polymer solar cells may lend itself to large-area processing: 'Sweet spot' for mass-producing polymer solar cells may be far larger than dictated by the conventional wisdom August 12th, 2016

Nanobiotechnology

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease: Rice-made nanoparticles tested at Baylor College of Medicine may help control autoimmune diseases September 23rd, 2016

BBI Solutions launches innovative conjugate blocking technology that enhances signal intensity for lateral flow immunoassays September 20th, 2016

Iran to hold intl. school on application of nanomaterials in medicine September 20th, 2016

Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries: Rice University scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal cords September 19th, 2016

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







Car Brands
Buy website traffic