Having up to 1000 times larger active surface area, nanoparticles offer enhanced reactivity for a much lower material charge in comparison to a simple 2D surfaces. Gold nanoparticles are of particular interest to life scientists due to their unique optical properties and biocompatability which enables them to be congugated with antibodies or other target molecules.

Applications of ultra pure gold nanoparticles

  • Lateral flow assays
  • SERs
  • Biosensors
  • Bioimaging
  • Drug delivery
  • Antiviral surfaces
  • Antimichrobial surfaces
Crystalline gold nanoaprticle generated in the Nikalyte NL50

TEM images of crystalline gold nanoparticles generated in the Nikalyte NL50. Image Credit: Nikalyte Ltd

The Nikalyte team has over 20 years experience in developing equipment and nanocoatings for a wide range of applications including biosensors, drug delivery, antiviral and antimichrocial surfaces. Nikalyte's technology generates nanoparticles inside vacuum which leads to serveral advantages over nanoparticles synthesized chemically.    

Advantages of vacuum generated nanoparticles

  • Monodisperse and non clumping
  • Ultra-pure nanoparticles
  • Hydrocarbon and ligand free
  • Generated from 99.999% solid source material
  • Wide choice of inorganic materials, including Au, Ag, Pt, Cu, Ti, Ni and more
  • Desposit nanoparticles as needed directly onto the target substrate

NL50

Benchtop Nanoparticle deposition

Nikalyte's NL50 benchtop nanoparticle deposition system is ideally suited for lifescience research.  The NL50 is extremely user-friendly, with easy sample loading via a clear sample introduction door and a simple touchscreen for system operation. Nanoparticles are deposited in using pre loaded recipes on any solid substrate including glass, plastic and microwell plates. Users can contact Nikalyte to discuss their specific needs and the company will be glad to help them.

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