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Yflow develops a versatile method to generate nanoparticles

Images obtained from the Yflow website and video on the same http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KEfVhg4OpI

Images obtained from the Yflow website and video on the same http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KEfVhg4OpI

Until a few years ago, physical processes were the key of nanotubes production, which causes efficiency to depend on used materials. The Andalusian spin-off YFlow introduces physical forces in the process.

The developed method involves generating jets of two or more fluids through an electrified needle. Its solidification produces nanotubes and nanofiber and their breakage causes a spray consisting of droplets with capsular structure: the nanocapsules. The versatility of the process in both materials and sizes, allows applying this approach to areas such as medicine, pharmacology, food industry or aeronautics.

YFlow’s story began to grow in the research laboratories of the universities of Málaga and Seville, giving birth to the company in 2001.

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March 16, 2009 - Posted by | Nano News

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