Developed by this spin-off from RIDC CDMF, the N95-type respirator is made of material containing silica-silver microparticles with antimicrobial and antifungal properties that hinder surface adhesion by SARS-CoV-2.
Research groups who previously developed low-cost rapid tests for Zika fever and other viral diseases - the CDMF-devised electrochemical sensor with ZnO nanoparticles being one of them - are adapting these models for use in detecting SARS-CoV-2.
Tool developed by a firm founded as a spin-off from RIDC CDMF is being used to assess student learning in primary and secondary schools in the state of São Paulo.
Developed in a study featuring participation of RIDC CDMF, the material – zinc-doped manganese chromite – can be used in a range of products, from gas sensors to data storage devices, thanks to its magnetic properties.
Coating made of chitosan – a natural polymer obtained from shellfish exoskeletons – and developed at RIDC CDMF enhances mechanical strength, protects against microorganisms, and prevents mass loss due to evaporation. It can also be used to coat food packaging.
Research led by a Brazilian scientist facilitates the analysis of materials comprising a large number of three-dimensionally structured atoms, such as barium molybdate, with potential applications in luminescence and organic compound degradation.
Researchers at the Center for Research and Development of Functional Materials have created a composite with antifungal properties that are 32 times greater than those of silver by irradiating a metallic tungstate with electrons and femtosecond laser light.
Presented at a symposium held by the Center for Development of Functional Materials, the device is capable of identifying the presence of different pathogens more quickly and cheaply than standard methods.