IMS has made significant advances in the Life Sciences developing bio-functionalized, upconversion nanocrsytals for a variety of applications including: Point of Care Diagnostics, In Vitro Imaging, and Theranostics.
Advantages of Intelligent Material in Life Science are highlighted below:
- Tunable Optical Properties: The ability to precisely tune the absorption and emission and lifetime enable unsurpassed capabilities in multiplexing and background free detection of these materials. The highly crystalline structures provide possess excellent conversion efficiency resulting in low excitation threshold requirements.
- Small Size and Small Variability: Proprietary synthetic methods achieve controlled crystal growth as small as 5 nm to 1,000 nm with high crystallinity and particle to particle uniformity enabling sensitive and precise quantification for any biological sample.
- Linkable to Organic Molecules: IMS nanocrystals are linkable to a variety of biomolecules such as antibodies, proteins, nucleotides, and many other compounds.
- Stable in Biological Environments: IMS has created chemistries to protect the crystal core from aqueous solutions that enables their use in biological applications without agglomeration.