Purdue Research Foundation granted a patent
Published: June 28, 2012
The Purdue Research Foundation has been granted a patent for a new peptide silane material that can provide biological signals to the cells on its surface. Multiple peptides can be bonded to the surface to affect the cells’ growth and differentiation, such as controlling the neurotransmitter released by neural cells. The material can be produced with a simple “one pot” method with precise control of the peptide concentration on the surface. Using this technology it could be possible to create automated cell cultures, cell therapies, or functionalized implants.