Surface Treatment of Polymeric and Inorganic Surfaces

Market Overview:

Current surface modification technologies do not provide a universal technique that works on all surfaces. This patented technology features an efficient method for permanent surface modification of polymeric and inorganic material and devices using the concept of a “loops” and “tails” configuration of the primary reactive polymer layer. This epoxy-based coating method provides a universal approach to effective covalent attachment of bio-molecules and low molecular weight polymeric substances to alter a variety of material properties such as biocompatibility, wettability, adhesion, lubrication, and selectivity. These modifications can be made on a variety of substrates and has successfully modified surfaces ranging from glass and gold to ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.

Applications:

· Textiles

· Polymeric Substrates

· Metal Surfaces

Benefits:

· Allows surface modification of both polymeric and inorganic materials

 

Inventors:                        Igor Luzinov, et al

Protection Status:           Patents issued; # 7,026,014 and # 7,261,938

Licensing Status:            Available for licensing

CURF Ref No:                03-006

 

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Patent Information:
Category(s):
Advanced Materials
For Information, Contact:
Andy Bluvas
Technology Commercialization Officer
Clemson University Research Foundation
bluvasa@clemson.edu
Inventors:
Igor Luzinov
Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer
Viktor Klep
Bogdan Zdyrko
Keywords:
Treatment Method
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