Device for Conformal Coating of 3D Devices with Biological Materials

Tech ID: 24797 / UC Case 2015-224-0

Brief Description

It is difficult to produce a conformal coating of complex 3D surfaces. Especially challenging is the problem of depositing biologically active layers such as cell-laden collagen that cannot be sprayed (shear stress damages the cells) or brushed across a surface (the collagen layer will not coat the surface uniformly). Additionally, other techniques do not ensure a smooth surface with uniform layer thickness.

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, Drs. Kheradvar and Kulinsky, have developed a device and method that allows for conformal coating of complex 3-dimensional surfaces. In particular, this device and method promote the coating of cells and biological materials like collagen onto surfaces for biomedical applications and tissue engineering.

Suggested uses

This is a mask-free technology that may be used to coat scaffolds used for tissue or organ engineering.

Patent Status

Country Type Number Dated Case
United States Of America Issued Patent 10,245,614 04/02/2019 2015-224


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