Shimyatech Ltd. has been awarded funding from the Future Innovation Fund to develop Antiviral applications targeting COVID-19.
The pandemic and lockdown period, while challenging, provided an opportunity for Shimyatech (ST) to rethink the antibacterial technologies that had been developed and filed as patents early this year, for Antiviral applications targeting COVID-19 problem. For this, some intensive research was undertaken, which with good support received from our academic and business partners led to novel products and prototypes of a range of nanocomposites for preventing surface contamination thus minimising virus transfer between people. Built on our current patents, new technologies and products are developed to apply against viral contamination.
The Future Innovation Fund has been established to support LCR SMEs to innovate, adapt and diversify in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Our technologies, comprised of nanocomposites and surface coating methods, namely IN-VITRO and Sprays, will be about antiviral coatings with fast and reliable applications on various surfaces of public places and filters (for masks) with low/no risks to the user and environment to be applied at the point of use.
Our New & Complete Training Programme:
NanoParticles & NanoFilms
The fast growth of Nano-Science/Technology and their vast applications in most industries have opened new markets as well as career pathways. Knowledge and skills in this area presents extensive opportunities for those who are in or consider joining this fast-growing domain.
The programme has been carefully designed to prepare the learners for embracing the new era by offering them the required knowledge and professional skill sets according to their background and as fit their prior experience with the subject. Two levels are therefore developed, Fundamentals and Advance.
Learners who complete Level A can apply to join and complete level B. Those with prior knowledge of the subject may choose to apply for Level B only.
Summary - Workshop A & B
A: Fundamentals & Applications: The One-Day training offers knowledge suitable for students, industry technicians, schoolteachers or anyone who may consider gaining knowledge in this field. Benefits will include:
- New potential career path and opportunities in the job market with valuable addition to CV/portfolio of studies (A level/undergraduate/postgraduate students);
- Insights and new skills for teaching (school teachers);
- New and extended know-how for workplace or use in research or production systems (industry).
B: Advanced Technologies and Applications. This workshop covers advanced topics of knowledge AND professional technical skills of use of the technology in practice. From this two-day workshop learners will acquire professional practical skills of the field, is strongly recommended for: industry scientific/technical staff seeking further skills; R&D staff & researchers; students who already have fundamental backgrounds and science tutors.
Limited free places for A Level/ Undergraduate students are available for “Workshop A” sponsored by “National Biofilm Innovation Centre (NBIC)” as a part of “Public Engagement and Outreach” grants. Interested students please contact us.
Contact to register
One Day Introductory Academic/Industry Workshop
NanoMaterials & NanoBiomaterials
Fundamentals and insights into the future innovations
The first academic/industry workshop of Shimya Tech and Nano Biosols was successfully held at the Liverpool science park on 20th of November 2019.
Contributions from leading academics and practitioners including a laboratory practice session offered a wide range as well as in-depth insight on nanomaterials and its associated technologies to the audience.
Commercial and market potentials of the technologies were presented and discussed during the session.
Title of the inventions:
- Formation of antimicrobial surfaces using molecular films via quaternary salts ion pairing attachment and incorporation of metal nanoparticles.
- Chemical modification of solids as backbones for controlled deposition of metal or bimetallic nanoparticles for tuning sarface and antibacterial properties.
Most recent relevant publications by company Directors
- “Modification of nano-objects by aryl diazonium salts” in M. M. Chehimi (Ed.), “Aryl Diazonium Salts”, Wiley-VCH 2011.
- “Nanostructured Electrocatalysts Immobilised on Electrode Surfaces and Organic Film Templates”, Chemical Papers, 2011, DOI: 10.2478/s11696-011-0110-6.
- “Blocking properties of gold electrodes modified with 4-nitrophenyl and 4-decylphenyl groups”, J. Solid State Electrochem., 2011, DOI: 10.1007/s10008-011-1381-0.
- “Frequency Effects on the Surface Coverage of Ultrasonically Grafted Nitrophenyl Films onto Indium Tin Oxide”, Langmuir, 2011, 27(5), 1853-1858.
- “Simultaneous and selective voltammetric determination of epinephrine, acetaminophen and folic acid at a ZrO2 nanoparticles modified carbon paste electrode”, Anal. Methods, 2011, 3, 673-677.
- “Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction on Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles Incorporated in a Hydrophobic Environment”, Langmuir, 2010, 26(18) 14995-15001.
- “Simultaneous determination of epinephrine and uric acid at the electrochemical sensor of 2-(2,3-dihydroxy phenyl)-1,3-dithiane self-assembled gold electrode”, J. Electroanal. Chem., 2011, 651, 243-249.
- “Electrochemical behaviour of glassy carbon electrodes modified with aryl groups”, Electrochimica Acta, 2010, 56(1), 166-173.
- “New Strategy for Simultaneous and Selective Voltammetric Determination of Norepinephrine; Acetaminophen and Folic Acid Using ZrO2 Nanoparticles-Modified Carbon Paste Electrode”, Sensors and Actuators B, 2010, 151 (1), 243-249.
- “A highly sensitive nanostructure-based electrochemical sensor for electrocatalytic determination of norepinephrine in the presence of acetaminophen and tryptophan”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2011, 26 (5), 2102-2106.
- “Electrochemical reduction of oxygen on nanoparticulate gold electrodeposited on a molecular template”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2009 (11), 3463-3471.
- “Oxygen Reduction on Gold Nanoparticle/multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes Modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes in Acid Solution” Electrochem. Commun. 2006, 8 (19), 1475-1480.
- “Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles Stabilized by Metal-carbon Bonds”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128 (23), 7400-7401.
- “Oxygen Electroreduction on Chemically Modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes in Alkaline Solution”, J. Electroanal. Chem., 2007, 599 (2), 183-193.
- “Chemiluminescence of Electrochemically Oxidised 9-(phenylthiophosphoryloxymethylidene)-10-methylacridan Derivatives”, Electroanalysis, 2005, 17 (19), 1761-1769.
- “Substituent Effects on the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Oxygen on Quinone-modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2004, 6, 1321-1327.
- “Oxygen Reduction on Phenantherenequinone-modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes in 0.1 M KOH”, J. Electroanal. Chem., 2003, 564, 159-166.
- “Metal-ion Sensing by Surface Plasmon Resonance on Film Electrodes”, J. Electroanal. Chem., 2000, 484, 182-188.
- “Surface Spectroscopy and Electrochemical Characterisation of Metal Dithizonates Covalently Attached to Gold by a Self-assembled Cysteamine Monolayer”, J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans., 1998, 94, 1321-1327.
- “Electrochemistry of ITO and Gold Electrodes Covalently Modified with Dithizone and the Effect of Cu(II) and Pb(II) ions”, J. Electroanal. Chem, 1998, 452, 203-213.
Book to be published soon
“Controlled Deposition of Metal Nanoparticles; Preparation and Applications”
Controlled nanofabrication deals with controlling the shape and size of nanomaterials to determine the electrical, optical, and magnetic properties. When the size and the shape of materials are reduced to the nanoscale dimension, their physical and chemical properties can change dramatically. This book aims at the demonstration of controlled size and shape of nanostructured materials and their applications. The applications cover photocatalysts, biomedicals, nanomaterials, fuel cells and supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, light-emitting diodes, and field emission display. This book may be the first to clearly point out the relationship between the size and the structure of the materials, which strongly affects their properties. Understanding these control parameters has important technological implications for energy conversion and storage, biotechnology, lighting and display, and so forth.
……The author has many years of research experience on developing some of these techniques and their applications in various sectors. Some of the published and unpublished results courtesy of the author’s research outputs are reviewed here for the first time. To the best of the author’s knowledge, this is the first book of this type and it is hoped that it can help research students, researchers and those are interested in the applications of nanomaterials and nanocoatings in different industrial and technology sectors…….
- Commercialization and Market Opportunity
- Electroless deposition
- Electrophoretic deposition
- Templated deposition
- Electrospinning of nanoparticles
- Nonaqueous deposition
- Controlled chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
- Some typical applications
- Legislations and Regulations
If interested to receive a copy once is published, please Contact Us.
Liverpool Science Park
131 Mount Pleasant
Located close to the M62/M6/M56 motorway network, ShimyaTech is easily accessible for our clients from much of England and Wales. For international clients, Liverpool and Manchester International Airports can accommodate most suitable travel routes.