Markets & Applications
New therapeutic routes and early diagnostics
Building on NANOGAP’s Metal Molecule technology, completely new paths to treat incurable cancer are being developed through our spin-out Arjuna Therapeutics.
Arjuna’s Therapeutic Molecular Clusters (TMC’s) are a new class of medicine that acts as a catalyst within the cell structure targeting a known Achilles heel for multiple cancer indications.
NANOGAP is also working on a fast and early diagnostic kit for pneumonia which is being developed with a world-class consortium within the Technology Incubator.
With our unique Metal Molecule technology we are helping to solve unmet needs in therapeutic and diagnostic fields.
NANOGAP’s full-solar-spectrum Metal Molecule photocatalysts are highly effective in water purification applications. Compared to competing technologies, NANOGAP’s photocatalysts are active under the full solar spectrum, not just the UV component, resulting in higher efficiencies from capturing most of the energy from the sun, our biggest energy source. In addition to light absorption efficiency improvements, the photodegradation mechanism is also more efficient than for conventional photocatalysts.
Problematic contaminants that can be photocatalytically destroyed include organic compounds (dyes, petroleum hydrocarbons and phenolics), heavy metals (Cr, Pb, Hg), Pharmaceuticals (antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, lipid regulators), pesticides and micro-organisms.
We also have an early-stage technology for efficient water desalination based on a novel nanoparticle technology.
With NANOGAP’s unique nanomaterials, we can help solve the biggest water problems of today.
Off grid 100% renewable hydrogen
NANOGAP has formed a Joint Venture with Tewer Engineer, combining our unique full-solar- spectrum Metal Molecule photocatalyst technology with Tewer’s expertise in Concentrated Solar Technology, to build hysun, the first company that can produce 100% clean hydrogen, completely off-grid, using 8 times less foot-print than alternative technologies, and at very competitive prices, potentially reaching 1€/Kg for plants over 10,000 tons/year.
NANOGAP will continue to develop new alternatives and disruptive paths to obtain clean
Materials for the Energy Transition
NANOGAP’s unique Metal-Molecules are revolutionizing the catalyst industry with new thermo-, photo-, and electro-catalysts that can mimic the behavior of conventional catalysts, but using non-scarce, non-Pt group metals, at low loading levels, lower in-use cost and with higher stability.
And we can go beyond that, significantly improving the efficiency of existing processes with lower temperature operation and higher yields.
And further still, our Metal Molecule catalysts can make the development of new processes possible, all the above contributing to a cleaner industry.
An example is our work on low temperature water gas shift where we are working on improving reaction kinetics at low temperature where the thermodynamics will favor higher conversion to H2. This is potentially significant for the energy transition as it could be used to increase blue hydrogen purity making it suitable for fuel cell generation of electricity in blue hydrogen production locations where hydrogen transport is problematic.
Other areas of interest include CO2 valorization, methane valorization, and direct oxidation of propylene to propylene oxide (DOPO)
From nanofibers to nanoparticles to the smallest nanomaterials: Metal-Molecules M-M
NANOGAP’s conductive silver nanofibers are being used in multiple printed electronics applications including printed flexible lights, printed wearable flexible sensors and new printed invisible digital codes.
Our conductive silver nanoparticles are formulated into conductive ink-jet inks for printing low-temperature sintering high conductivity antennas, electrodes and inter-connects.
Our novel Metal-Molecules can be used to enhance the performance of self-cleaning surfaces by extending the photocatalytic effect to be active under the full-solar-spectrum.
And the non-toxic bio-activity of Metal Molecules makes them ideal candidates for
development in anti-viral and anti-microbial coatings