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Available Research Sponsorships

Through the establishment of Industry Sponsored Projects the Nano Institute of Utah benefits the public and promotes economic growth. The Nano Institute of Utah can help form the alliance needed to grow your business.

Recently added projects


Sensitive Magnetoresistive Biotools

  • Integrate  two, enabling technologies – giant   magnetoresistive (GMR) sensors and nanoparticle labels – to develop sensitive  diagnostic screening platforms


Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)

  • Integrate the surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) phenomenon with 60-nm extrinsic Raman labels to realize ultra sensitive assay readout


Innovative Spacecraft Deployable Technology for Monitoring Biological Markers of Crew Health

  • Enable rapid, quantitative health diagnostics with sensitivities   surpassing current clinical assays to be performed in flight by crew members


Immunoassay for Mycobacterium Avium subspecies Paratuberculosis (MAP)

  • Create a highly effective assay than can detect subclinically infected animals via a rapid, sensitive, and specific test for Johne's disease
  • Evaluate performance of mAB 17A12 with our SERS-based sandwich immunoassay platform


Multiplexed, Rapid Detection of foodborne Pathogens by Standardized Surface enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Immunoassays

  • Develop SERS-based assays for foodborne pathogens (e.g., Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Campytobacter jejuni, Salmonella enterica)
  • Use extensible SERS approach for rapid, ultrasensitive, multiplexed detection of pathogens


Smart Fabrics for Personal and Property Protection

  • Produce nanotechnology-enhanced textiles to meet targeted product needs (e.g., textiles used in industrial, medical or consumer products)


Mobile Nanosensors and Nanotracers

  • Transport substance to be detected to the sensor as cleanly and efficiently as possible
  • Design mobile sensors that travel to the material that needs to e detected
  • Sends signal back to the user to report its findings once sensor detects its target


Water Soluble Polymer for Targeted Delivery

  • Synthesize and characterize HPMA copolymers which have Doc or Ah-GDM and the targeting peptide RGDfK attached to the carrier backbone
  • Establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTDF) as well as the acute toxicity of the conjugates and their combinations in vivo
  • Evaluate the biodistribution, anticancer efficacy and dose evaluation studies of the conjugates in vivo


Last Updated: 8/18/21