Plasmonics launches nanoshells for research, industry

Oct. 31, 2003 — Plasmonics LLC, formerly Nanospectra, is commercially launching its optically tunable nanoshells, according to a company news release.


The Houston-based firm said the metal-coated nanoparticles of silica or a similar compound, which can be manufactured to absorb or scatter light of a particular wavelength, are available for physical sciences research as well as industrial product development. The nanoshell technology also is available for licensing, the release said.


Plasmonics was founded as Nanospectra in 2001 to commercialize nanoshells for applications outside of life sciences. Biotech products are being developed by Plasmonics’ affiliate Nanospectra Biosciences Inc.


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