Case Number 104026 - Coating Nanoparticles using Plasma Polymerization for Medical Applications

Contact: Dan O’Neill
Email: geoffrey.pinski@uc.edu
Phone: 513-558-4768

Description:  For bio-probe applications, a bio-film has to be attached to the nanoparticle surfaces to react with the virus or DNA material. However, the surfaces of many nanoparticles are not ideal for these particular bio-films. To provide an adhesive interface between the bio-film and the nanoparticle substrate, an ultrathin polymer film, such as polystryrene and acrylic acid, is deposited on the nanoparticles or nanotubes using a plasma polymerization treatment.