Nicast Ltd. develops superior medical devices from electrospun nanofabric for a wide range of clinical applications. Electrospun nanofabric is a biomaterial made of ultra-thin polymer fibers, with properties that mimic those of human tissues and organs.
The company is developing intelligent medicine products internally and in partnership with device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. These products address therapeutic areas where disease management complexity, patient monitoring requirements, therapeutic efficacy, and poor patient adherence create large clinical and commercial opportunities.
Proxeon develops state-of-the-art solutions to solve many of the scientific and technical challenges that are faced by those working in the field of proteomics. The company's core competencies are in the areas of mass spectrometry, protein analysis, hardware and software design for proteome analysis.
The company's technology involves the encapsulation, at room temperature, of active ingredients in micro- and nano-sized glass (silica) matrices as well as nanospheres utilizing a chemical process called sol-gel.
The company specializes in the development, production, distribution and servicing of enabling solutions for the discovery of pharmaceutical substances, as well as for genomics, proteomics, and diagnostics. Nanotechnology applications include a nanopipetting system.
WaveSense develops, manufactures, and markets breakthrough analytical nanotechnologies for use in cellular and molecular assay markets. The company's patented and hierarchy technology is called Xenographic Retention Chromatography (XRC) - branded as EpiSep, which is a lateral flow separations platform that provides rapid, advanced detection and characterization of live cells, proteins, and/or genes. Researchers can then harvest the targets for interrogation purposes within their desired application.
Surface functionalization by methods of micro- and nanopatterning become more and more important in many applications of the life science sector. Zell-Kontakt GmbH develops and improves polymer and glass products in the areas analytics, applied pharmaceutical research and functional genomics.