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An Aqueous Self-Assembly Method to Fabricate Degradable Covalently Cross-Linked Microgels

An Aqueous Self-Assembly Method to Fabricate Degradable Covalently Cross-Linked Microgels

McMaster researchers have developed a method of preparing monodisperse degradable gel-based nanoparticles based on thermoresponsive polymers (e.g. poly(N-isopropylacryalmide), PNIPAM, or poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate, POEGMA)) for use in a wide range of medical and other applications.

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Hydrogel Materials with Improved Wetting Properties for Ophthalmic Use

Hydrogel Materials with Improved Wetting Properties for Ophthalmic Use

These hydrogels contain hyaluronic acid hydrogels making them suitable for for ophthalmic applications . For example, contact lenses made of this material will reduce the end of the day, dry eye problem for the wearer.

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Lab-on-a-Chip Target Isolation

Lab-on-a-Chip Target Isolation

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a method for rapid benchtop fabrication of multi-scale micro-electromagnets for capturing magnetic particles on a lab-on-a-chip (LOC) compatible platform.

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McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute

McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute

Research excellence and state-of-the-art equipment to meet the R&D needs of leading manufacturers

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McMaster Nuclear Reactor

McMaster Nuclear Reactor

Canada's most powerful university research reactor has a long history of collaborating with industrial partners, providing neutron activation analysis, isotope production, hot cell facilities and other services.

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Nanocellulose

Nanocellulose

A sustainable nanomaterial derived from wood pulp with applications in composites, food, cosmetics and pigments

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Novel Bacterial Metabolite Extracts Soluble Gold out of Solution

Novel Bacterial Metabolite Extracts Soluble Gold out of Solution

Delftia acidovirans is a dominant organism within bacterial biofilms coating gold. McMaster researchers have demonstrated that a diffusible metabolite from this bacterium co-precipitates with gold from solution. A novel mechanism of bacterial gold biomineralization has been demonstrated.

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Production of Syngas with Hybrid Gasifier

Production of Syngas with Hybrid Gasifier

Efficient & Flexible H2/CO Ratio Production of Syngas with Hybrid Gasifier - Steam Methane Reformer

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See the Difference

The 20/20: NSERC Ophthalmic Materials Network develops innovative materials to solve vision related problems.

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System to Improve Ductility of Concrete Block Construction

System to Improve Ductility of Concrete Block Construction

This technology is a reliable, cost-effective, and less labour-intensive technique to improve the strength of masonry shear walls.

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The McMaster Biointerfaces Institute

The McMaster Biointerfaces Institute will have the ability to rationally and rapidly develop new biomaterials with surfaces engineered to have the appropriate interactions with the intended biological environment.

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