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Soft Matter and Biological Physics at Surfaces

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Technology Transfer

We have discovered a novel type of sub-micron polysaccharide particle, PHYTOSPHERIX, which we have developed into a promising industrial technology. PHYTOSPHERIX particles are high molecular weight polysaccharide single molecules that have many desirable properties such as high monodispersity, uniform surface chemistry, biodegradability and non-toxicity, and they are easily soluble in water, giving solutions with no significant viscosity even at high concentrations.

The technology is being developed by our start-up company, Mirexus Biotechnologies, which is seeking partnerships with industry to develop innovative products based on this technology. For more information, please contact

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