DNA-Linked Nanoparticle Building Blocks for Nanostructure Assembly and Applications of the Same

Description:

Technology # 12-01

Invention Related to DNA-Linked Nanoparticle Building Blocks for Nanostructure

The ability to produce specific arrangements of nanoscale matter to suit a specific application is an important goal of nanotechnology. New material properties may result from materials that result from the intentional design of their nanoscale structure. Researchers have recently developed a method of programming the assembly of nanoparticles using the self-assembly properties of DNA.

Application(s):

The new method of programming the assembly of nanoparticles shows the possibility of creating various three dimensional shapes of nanoparticles, thus creating a "nano-toolbox" of shapes that can then be used to make larger objects for particular applications.

Advantage(s):

Nanoparticles of different materials can be functionalized to accept DNA molecules at specific locations and with specific angles of attachment.

Technology:

The new method of assembly of nanoparticles by means of DNA ligands is patent pending.

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This Invention is available for licensing.

For more information, contact

Nathan McKinney 

479-575-6951

 

Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Provisional United States 61/564,949 11/30/2011    
For Information, Contact:
Nathan Mckinney
Licensing Officer
University of Arkansas
(479 575-6951
nmckinne@uark.edu
Inventors:
Jin-Woo Kim
Russell Deaton
Jeong-Hwan Kim
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