Displaying items by tag: Healthhttp://www.data-science-engineering.comSun, 22 Jan 2017 17:22:06 +0100Joomla! - Open Source Content Managementde-deNanomaterials for healthhttp://www.data-science-engineering.com/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1502-nanomaterials-for-healthhttp://www.data-science-engineering.com/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1502-nanomaterials-for-healthNanomaterials for health

Nanomaterials for health

ID: F1509-08

A consortium is creating innovative steel oxide nanocomposite materials that have a wide range of applications. These range from assisting the delivery of drugs to helping cleanse up the natural environment. Core-shell materials, where nanoparticles of a particular element are covered with another substance, can have many programs in nanotechnology and nanomedicine. An initiative has developed a procedure for applying unique proteins from marine organisms to nanoparticles to produce core-shell materials. The project investigated the application of marine metal-oxide-forming enzymes and multicopper oxidase (MCO) enzymes from marine germs. It also concentrated on a type of laccase enzyme derived from marine sponges, that can be used to produce steel oxide nanocomposite materials. Project partners immobilised a sponge laccase on magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles . In addition, the enzyme can be used together with silica or other steel-oxide-forming proteins to render nanoparticles containing multiple shells of metal oxides such as titania. The photocatalytic and ferromagnetic properties of the titania-iron oxide nanoparticles allowed the development of a technique for fast and efficient removal of bacteria applying a novel magnetic nanoparticle separator. Core-shell nanoparticles developed by the consortium will be used in the remediation of contaminated sites by the removal of germs and hefty metals. The nanoparticles can additionally be utilized for developing anti-fouling strategies.



  • Nano
  • Material
  • Composite
  • Particle
  • Health
  • Environment
    grond@numberland.de (Administrator)Get in ContactMon, 28 Sep 2015 09:33:10 +0200
    Better cathetershttp://www.data-science-engineering.com/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1500-better-cathetershttp://www.data-science-engineering.com/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1500-better-cathetersBetter catheters

    Better catheters

    ID: F1509-06

    A project targeted enhanced health treatment provision by concentrating on the design of catheters. The aim of the research had been to develop enhanced design principles for catheters that reduce medical problems and patient discomfort. Many health procedures need the use of catheters either in bloodstream vessels or the urinary tract. Nevertheless, this can end up in clinical complications because well as patient discomfort. Scientists set out to develop advanced design strategies for catheter-based medical products. The key goal had been to reduce catheter-mediated complications. To achieve their objectives, a number of solutions for enhanced catheter design had been examined. They included improved catheter geometry and texture, advanced coatings and ways of calculating and minimizing the forces acting between the catheter and the human structure. In purchase to test the improvements it had been necessary to develop appropriate human structure models. Researchers found that currently-available synthetic tissue models were not capable of mimicking individual structure sufficiently. For this explanation, many tests had been carried off using an ex vivo porcine aorta model to simulate the interaction of the catheter using the structure it comes into contact with. A series of in-house catheter designs had been tested alongside specially-designed holders for the catheters and structure. Furthermore, scientists evaluated the skin friction behavior and tensile power using ex vivo human skin, individual dermis and tissue-engineered skin. Histological analysis alongside different spectroscopic and microscopic analyses had been performed to better comprehend the mechanical response of human being tissue to real interactions and the subsequent muscle harm. The friction behaviour had been also examined for in vivo human epidermis as well as porcine epidermis and synthetic skin models. To minimise the side-effects of catheterisation, the task developed improved polymer coatings for health products. These coatings are capable of interacting with water, and are lubricious and anti-bacterial to reduce structure damage and infection, correspondingly.



    • Catheter
    • Medicine
    • Health
      grond@numberland.de (Administrator)Get in ContactMon, 28 Sep 2015 09:33:02 +0200
      New air cleaning technologyhttp://www.data-science-engineering.com/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1496-new-air-cleaning-technologyhttp://www.data-science-engineering.com/index.php/get-in-contact/item/1496-new-air-cleaning-technologyNew air cleaning technology

      New air cleaning technology

      ID: F1509-02

      Industrial environments produce a great deal of dust that can be damaging to both equipment and personal health. A brand new air cleaning system that removes nano-scale particles and prevents build-up of explosive dust will tap large global areas. Experts therefore created an improved industrial-scale air cleansing system. The system is compatible using the European Commission's Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX) Directive. It's also aligned with standard programs in a variety of industrial manufacturing outlines. Software tools to model the spatial and temporal separation characteristics given interior dirt concentration for a variety of complex situations supported the effort. The tools also enable evaluation of components and reliability. One of the absolute most crucial innovations spurring task success was splitting the deduster housing into two compartments. The first cleans the high-volume, low-pollutant concentration air stream. As filter cake builds up, it's periodically removed with suction to minimise accumulation of explosive dust. The filter cake is transported to the second compartment and subjected to low suction. Division into two compartments and use of ignition source and spark tracking significantly decreases the risk of explosion. The filter itself is a traditional drum filter, but it employs a novel fibrous textile material. The drum filter enables more controlled filter regeneration (elimination of build-up via suction) and very low force loss. Its pleated design supports dust separation down to the nano scale. The specialised textile material supports extremely high filtration prices. The pleated filter drum design and filtering process are entirely unique and have actually resulted in a patent application. Design and construction of the very first demonstration product had been approved by the Notified Body tasked with evaluating conformity of a manufacturer's air cleansing unit with essential demands regarding safety and avoidance of explosion threat. The demonstrator had been employed for a four-month period on a factory flooring. Its conformity with regulations will get rid of the need for explosion-proof instrumentation, significantly reducing costs for manufacturers. Mobility, reduced power consumption and the capability to filter nano-scale particles could make it also more competitive in the huge worldwide market exploiting nanomaterials.



      • Air
      • Cleaning
      • Technology
      • Dust
      • Health
        grond@numberland.de (Administrator)Get in ContactMon, 28 Sep 2015 09:32:41 +0200