Patents & Licensing Opportunities

The ICN2 role in society is to facilitate the adoption and integration of nanotechnologies in Catalan/Global society and industry. A relevant part of our projects and investigation activities are oriented to generate relevant patents and licensing opportunities.

InlineNano: an inline monitor for nanofabrication
Technological field: Quality control in nanofabrication, Inline and in real-time optical monitoring, Roll-to-roll nanoimprinting lithography InlineNano is a device that monitors film thickness, imprint defects, register accuracy, and more of nanofabricated materials - inline and in real-time.

InlineNano

InlineNano is a device that monitors film thickness, imprint defects, register accuracy, and more of nanofabricated materials - inline and in real-time.

Graphene biosensor for pathogens: sensitive qualitative bioassay using graphene oxide
Technological field: Pathogens detection in food and water, more sensitive and selective analysis

A new and low-cost biosensing method for detecting large sized analytes, particularly pathogens, by taking advantage of the optical properties of quantum dots and graphene oxide (GO) is presented. The current invention shows a surprisingly high sensitivity, while being quick, easy to use, down-scalable and highly specific.

Software for image analysis of block copolymer line patterns
Technological field: Miniaturization of device components, Quality control of BCP structures morphology, Semiconductor industry

To meet the increasing demand for smaller, faster devices, a continued decrease in the feature size of components is required. For the sub-20 nm node, block copolymer (BCP) based technologies present promising cost-effective alternatives to overcome the fabrication challenges of established lithographic techniques. Specialized metrology is required for accurate dimensional and defect analysis of these type of nanostructures.