INOFEA Presents Innovative Recognition Nanomaterials at Hannover Messe 2013  
3/21/2013 1:03:03 PM

Basel, March 21, 2013 – The Swiss high-tech spin-off, INOFEA will present its first commercially available product at the world’s leading showcase for industrial technology, staged annually in Hannover, Germany. From 8 to 12 April 2013, INOFEA will present its innovative nanomaterials that can be embedded in industrial processes to drastically improve the detection, removal or transformation of target compounds in complex conditions.

Hannover Messe 2013 is the first time when INOFEA goes public, in the Research and Technology section of the trade show, as part of the Swiss pavilion. INOFEA’s scientists will present their first commercially available product – GREENofea, a highly efficient biocatalyst in harsh environments aimed to drastically improve industrial processes and decrease costs. Besides GREENofea, INOFEA will present one more product still in the development stage, but that already caught the attention of the research industry: VIRofea, a nanoparticle with many virus specific recognition sites, featured by Nature Communications in the beginning of 2013.

According to Patrick Shahgaldian, Professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland, and scientific advisor for INOFEA, “these virus-imprinted particles display remarkable selectivity and affinity. It represents a milestone in the production of purely synthetic materials that possess high affinity and high selectivity for viruses.”

INOFEA’s products present some unique features, that makes them incomparable to other solutions available on market:

? Resistance in harsh environment. They continue to work at extreme pH or in the presence of metals and other contaminants

? Easy recycling and reuse. They can embed a technology for introducing a magnetic core into the core particle.

? Industrial adaptability. They can be easily embedded in various industrial solutions: membranes, reactors, cartridges, microplates, etc.

“As a high tech spin-off, we are excited to be part of this industry-leading event and impatient to highlight our innovative technology and products. GREENofea is our core focus and we believe our participation at the Hannover Messe will underscore our commitment to offer our customers very innovative products, with great scientific credibility behind. We look forward to meet them at the event" declares Yves Dudal, INOFEA’s Business Development Manager The Hannover Messe is the world’s leading showcase for industrial technology, staged annually in Hannover, Germany.

For more information on the conference, visit INOFEA team will expect its visitors in the exhibition stand, Hall 2, Stand D41.

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About INOFEA – INOFEA is a Swiss high-tech spin-off based in Basel. INOFEA designs, develops, produces, and commercializes a set of innovative nanomaterials with remarkable recognition properties to be embedded in high-value industrial applications and products. From reusable nano-immobilized enzymes to silica-based virus imprints, INOFEA can design efficient solutions for industrial requirements.