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Распознавание и выборочное уничтожение нежелательных биологических и химических объектов

Номер профиля: ТЗ-88
Аннотация запроса
A global household, personal care and OTC (over-the-counter) pharma products group with offices in the UK is currently seeking technologies to confer recognition, targeting and transporting characteristics for a range of chemically, biologically and physiologically active species found in consumer products. The company is seeking universities or companies for licensing or joint development.
Описание запроса
Many current cleaning products require extremes of pH to work effectively, e.g. acid products for limescale removal, or are expected to work at extremes of dilution e.g. in washing machines. These characteristics mean that the active cleaning species are incorporated at elevated quantities (in order to work in dilution) or cannot be used on a wide range of substrates. Systems that could recognise and target specific soils under these conditions would have significant benefits.

Germ Protection
Disinfectant, antiseptic and personal care anti-microbial products are indiscriminate, destroying beneficial micro-organisms in the home environment as well as the natural human skin micro-flora. Recognition and/or Targeting of harmful micro-organisms may therefore offer a more effective approach to germ protection.

Healthcare products may also contain indiscriminate substances, e.g. broad spectrum antimicrobials, which can harm the natural human micro-flora of the mouth and throat (oro-phayrnx). Thus, entities which specifically recognise and target harmful germs (i.e. akin to naturally occurring antibodies for example) may prove more beneficial than indiscriminate broad-spectrum antimicrobials.
Технические спецификации/Особые технические требования запроса
Technologies with Recognition or Targeting properties to selectively remove or neutralise stains, soils, harmful micro-organisms and malodours. Such technologies could reduce or replace harmful chemicals and be preferably naturally derived and/or biodegradable. Recognition and Targeting technologies should be safe to use on sensitive surfaces or materials, e.g. granite/stone work surfaces for surface cleaning products, delicate fabrics for fabric care products, human oral mucosa or skin for health or personal care products.

Successful agents should be suitable for incorporation into existing household, personal care or pharmaceutical formulations (where applicable) with no detectable deterioration in primary performance. The beneficial function of the active species must also be achievable in the presence of current product components (e.g. acidity, moisture, surfactants etc.), under expected product usage conditions and methods of delivery.

Additional Supporting Data required for pharmaceutical applications:

• In-vitro data to demonstrate release profiles (concentration/mass released vs. time) of actives. This should have been performed in physiological fluids for equivalency.

It would be advantageous to also demonstrate the following:

• In-vivo data that shows correlation with in-vitro studies – to demonstrate the release potential of the actives.

The materials should also meet the following requirements for incorporation into a consumer product:

1) Compatible with typical Healthcare/Household product packaging e.g. HDPE, PET, and final formulation expected to be stable under global ambient temperature and humidity conditions for a period of 2 years.
2) Not require storage or handling under special or inert conditions, e.g. under nitrogen or under oil.
3) Soluble or readily dispersed in the formulations and not negatively affecting or interfering with the properties of other components in the formulation.
4) Able to be incorporated into current products using simple batch mixing at room temperature and atmospheric pressure with minimal heating/cooling and no or minimal changes required to current clean-down processes.
5) Not be harmful for human use (not classified or suspected to be a toxin, carcinogen, mutagen, irritating to the human respiratory system) with respect to the concentrations used in the final product. Not harmful to the environment (including not being a photo-reactive volatile organic compound).
6) Ideally offer scope for patent protection with the desired application and format.
7) Not negatively affecting the efficacy or aesthetics of the final product.
8) Ingredients should be Reach supported.
Технологические ключевые слова
Медицина, здравоохранение
Фармацевтические продукты / лекарства
Краткие коды рыночных применений
  • Химическая промышленность
Биологические науки
  • Медицина, здравоохранение
  • Медикаменты/ Косметика
Рыночные применения
Данные отсутствуют
Тип требующегося сотрудничества
  • Соглашение о совместном предприятии
  • Лицензионное соглашение
Предпочитаемые страны
Данные отсутствуют
Тип искомого партнера
Данные отсутствуют
Область деятельности партнера
Данные отсутствуют
Задачи, стоящие перед партнером
Данные отсутствуют
Дополнительная информация
Данные отсутствуют
  • Промышленность
Размер организации / фирмы
  • > 500 сотрудников
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