Licensing, product acquisition, contract research, proof of concept leading to scale-up manufacturing, joint development, supplier agreement.
Phase 1: Feasibility Evaluation, Proof of Concept
Phase 2: Technology Adaptation/Optimization
All terms to be negotiated between the Solution Provider)s) and the Client Sponsor, as warranted.
Solution Provider Help Desk:
NineSigma, representing a Global Leader in the health care industry, invites proposals for technologies that have the ability to bond silicone elastomers to hydrogels in either dry or hydrated conditions.
The ability to create a robust interfacial adhesion between silicone elastomers and hydrogels is technically challenging. Elastomers are naturally inert materials that lack functional groups on the surface to create the interfacial adhesion necessary to bond to hydrogel material.
The RFP sponsor is seeking technology approaches to allow for bonding a silicone elastomer to a hydrogel material. Approaches such as physical bonding (adhesives) or covalent bonding (surface modification of the elastomer to introduce functional groups that react to hydrogels) are of interest, as are any other methods that allow for the required properties as listed above.
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
The following approaches are not of interest:
Your response should address the following:
Appropriate responses to this Request
Responses from companies (small to large), consultants, entrepreneurs, or inventors are welcome. For example:
You represent a company or university that has demonstrated a proof of concept.
You represent a company or university that has reduced method to practice at lab scale.
You represent a company or university that has developed a method for use at pilot scale.
You represent a company or university that has demonstrated a method ready for implementation at industrial scale.
You represent a technology transfer agency that represents an inventor or technology holder who can demonstrate an approach to address the request.
You represent a university research department that has a bench-scale demonstration ready to adapt.
You represent a university research department that has an undeveloped pathway with a high probability of success.