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Targeted Drug Delivery for Spinal Cord Injury
Technology Summary: WSU researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-drug conjugate for treating cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) that can restore respiratory function to the paralyzed hemi diaphragm. Using the nano-conjugate enables targeted delivery of the drug directly to the respiratory centers resulting in dramatically lower effective dosages...
Published: 5/19/2017   |   Inventor(s): Harry Goshgarian, Guangzhao Mao, Yi Zou, Sunxi Wang
Keywords(s): Central Nervous System, Drug Delivery, Neuroscience, Therapeutics
Category(s): Therapeutics, Life Science, Drug Delivery, Medical, Chemical Processing/Systhesis, Nanomaterials, Neurological disorders, Receptors/targets
Graphene Liquid Lens and EWOD devices
WSU has a issued patent covering our novel method and device for reversible electrowetting on teflon-coated graphene electrodes.US patent 9,630,183 issued 5/25/2017 “Electrowetting on dielectric using graphene” Graphene devices exhibit superior performance including flexibility, transparency and higher breakdown voltage. Dr. Cheng has developed...
Published: 6/10/2013   |   Inventor(s): Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng
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Category(s): Physical Sciences, Materials, Microfluidics, Nanomaterials
Porous Biodegradable Polymers for Bone Grafts
Technology Summary: A novel polymer nanocomposites has been developed as a potential alternative to autografts and allografts in orthopedic procedures requiring bone grafting. Supercritical CO2 processing of resorbable polymer/nano-clay mixtures results in the formation of porous nanocomposite constructs which exhibit biocompatibility and significant...
Published: 6/10/2013   |   Inventor(s): Rangaramanujam Kannan, Kevin Baker, Robert Bellair, Mihai Manitiu, Harry Herkowitz
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Category(s): Materials, Life Science, Medical Devices, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Polymer
Integration of 1-D MnO2 Nanowire and 2-D Graphene to 3-D Composites and their Applications in High-Energy, High-Power and Low-Cost Aqueous Supercapacitors
Wayne State University researchers have developed a novel method for the preparation of unique 3-D composites of conductive graphene and high capacitance MnO2 as electrode materials, to fabricate asymmetric aqueous supercapacitors for energy-storage applications. Currently MnO2 is commonly coated onto current collectors to form very thin films...
Published: 7/18/2012   |   Inventor(s): Lixin Wang, Da Deng, Ka Yuen Simon Ng
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Category(s): Materials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Energy & Environment, Energy Storage/Battery
Atomic Layer Deposition of Transition Metal Thin Films
Wayne State University researchers have circumvented precursor reactivity problems by developing a three-step deposition scheme that entails a transition metal precursor, an organic acid, and a reducing agent. This novel process can produce high purity, low resistivity copper films at 100 °C, which is a significant breakthrough in transition metal ALD...
Published: 11/23/2011   |   Inventor(s): Charles Winter, Thomas Knisley, Thiloka Ariyasena
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Category(s): Materials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences, Thin films, Chemical Processing/Synthesis, Industrial & Manufacturing
Dispersion-optimized Silicon nanoparticle (SiNP)/Graphene composite anode for high performance Lithium ion battery (LIB)
WSU researchers have invented a novel method to produce dispersion-optimized SiNP within a conducting Graphene matrix forming a standalone composite anode material. The method creates small clusters to lone particle distributions maximizing the nanomaterial properties of SiNP yielding anodes with improved capacity retention and rate performance. It...
Published: 11/7/2011   |   Inventor(s): Rhet C De Guzman, Ka Yuen Simon Ng, Steven Salley
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Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Energy & Environment, Energy Storage/Battery, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences
Fabrication Methods for Anti-Reflection Surface on Transparent Materials
Development of a fabrication method that uses optical nanostructures as artificial materials that match refractive indices of a wide range of transparent substrates. The resulting surface is optically transparent and exhibits qualities required to see images and text clearly on an electronic display screen in a wide variety of light conditions. Electronic...
Published: 5/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): Yang Zhao, Jinsong Wang
Keywords(s): Anti-reflection, Nanomaterials
Category(s): Materials, Nanomaterials, Physical Sciences
Nanometer-Sized Drug Delivery Devices (Nanoparticles) that Demonstrate High Encapsulation Efficiency and Sustained Release of Water-Soluble Drugs and their Preparation
This technology is a nano‑meter size drug delivery system that is capable of encapsulating water‑soluble drugs with high efficiency, allowing sustained release of the drug in the body. Background & Unmet Need: There are a number of biological barriers to cellular drug delivery. Simple diffusion across the cell membrane is feasible...
Published: 5/7/2010   |   Inventor(s): Jayanth Panyam, Mahesh Chavanpatil
Keywords(s): Drug Delivery, Nanomaterials
Category(s): Drug Delivery, Life Science, Nanomaterials, Therapeutics