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Table 1 Examples of Companies commercialising nanomaterials for bio- and medical applications.

From: Applications of nanoparticles in biology and medicine

Company Major area of activity Technology
Advectus Life Sciences Inc. Drug delivery Polymeric nanoparticles engineered to carry anti-tumour drug across the blood-brain barrier
Alnis Biosciences, Inc. Bio-pharmaceutical Biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery
Argonide Membrane filtration Nanoporous ceramic materials for endotoxin filtration, orthopaedic and dental implants, DNA and protein separation
BASF Toothpaste Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles seems to improve dental surface
Biophan Technologies, Inc. MRI shielding Nanomagnetic/carbon composite materials to shield medical devices from RF fields
Capsulution NanoScience AG Pharmaceutical coatings to improve solubility of drugs Layer-by-layer poly-electrolyte coatings, 8–50 nm
Dynal Biotech   Magnetic beads
Eiffel Technologies Drug delivery Reducing size of the drug particles to 50–100 nm
EnviroSystems, Inc. Surface desinfectsant Nanoemulsions
Evident Technologies Luminescent biomarkers Semiconductor quantum dots with amine or carboxyl groups on the surface, emission from 350 to 2500 nm
Immunicon Tarcking and separation of different cell types magnetic core surrounded by a polymeric layer coated with antibodies for capturing cells
KES Science and Technology, Inc. AiroCide filters Nano-TiO2 to destroy airborne pathogens
NanoBio Cortporation Pharmaceutical Antimicrobal nano-emulsions
NanoCarrier Co., Ltd Drug delivery Micellar nanoparticles for encapsulation of drugs, proteins, DNA
NanoPharm AG Drug delivery Polybutilcyanoacrylate nanoparticles are coated with drugs and then with surfactant, can go across the blood-brain barrier
Nanoplex Technologies, Inc Nanobarcodes for bioanalysis  
Nanoprobes, Inc. Gold nanoparticles for biological markers Gold nanoparticles bio-conjugates for TEM and/or fluorescent microscopy
Nanoshpere, Inc. Gold biomarkers DNA barcode attached to each nanoprobe for identification purposes, PCR is used to amplify the signal; also catalytic silver deposition to amplify the signal using surface plasmon resonance
NanoMed Pharmaceutical, Inc. Drug delivery Nanoparticles for drug delivery
Oxonica Ltd Sunscreens Doped transparent nanoparticles to effectively absorb harmful UV and convert it into heat
PSiVida Ltd Tissue engineering, implants, drugs and gene delivery, bio-filtration Exploiting material properties of nanostructured porous silicone
Smith & Nephew Acticoat bandages Nanocrystal silver is highly toxic to pathogenes
QuantumDot Corporation Luminescent biomarkers Bioconjugated semiconductor quantum dots