Customized nanomaterial for better medical devices - Next generation nanoparticles. From any material, for any purpose.

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1 September 2008 - 31 December 2011
Particular GmbH, Hollerithallee 8, 30419 Hannover
Funded by: 
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany


The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in the support programme "EXIST Transfer of Research". It aims at the industrial development and production of pure, customized nanoparticles by laser ablation in liquids that can be used for the improvement of medical devices. One of the applications of laser-generated nanoparticles from specific alloys is the secure coating of implant surfaces with nanoparticles to generate a nano-roughness. The result is an improvement of biological compatibility of metallic implants that can contribute to a longer lifetime of a wide field of products such as stents, osseous nails, neural electrodes, or heart valves, the demands of which keep increasing as people become older in every generation.