Nanotechnology contributes to solutions for society. The results of NanoNextNL projects help to solve societal problems and create economic value. Within NanoNextNL people from science and industry unite their expertise to create these useful results. The highlights presented here are examples of successful NanoNextNL projects. Scientific results can be found in the section Theses.

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Regaining control of your bladder
Regaining control of your bladder

More than half of all women who have recently given birth suffer from unwanted urine loss during movements. The start-up company LifeSense launched a system that helps women to regain control of their bladders within a few months.

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From chance discovery to wound healing plaster
From chance discovery to wound healing plaster

A gel that becomes stiff if it warms up and fluid if it cools down. This material was discovered by NanoNextNL researchers from Radboud University Nijmegen several years ago while they were searching for something else.

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Chemical factory on a chip
Chemical factory on a chip

Microreactors are the future of the chemical industry. They make it possible to produce new materials in a safer, faster, cleaner and more environmentally friendly manner. NanoNextNL partner FutureChemistry is developing such specialised microreactors.

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Video shows DNA in action
Video shows DNA in action

The start-up LUMICKS developed the first microscope in the world that can show in real-time how DNA and proteins respond to each other at the molecular level. NanoNextNL programme director Gijs Wuite was one of the founding fathers of this microscope.

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Cell membrane on a chip
Cell membrane on a chip

Researchers have developed an artificial cell membrane on a chip. This chip can be used, for example, to study how medicines, cosmetics or nanoparticles can influence human cells.

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Detecting pneumonia quickly and cheaply
Detecting pneumonia quickly and cheaply

A small device that can detect bacteria in exhaled air. With that you could quickly establish if somebody is suffering from a respiratory infection.

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Rapid switch for light particles
Rapid switch for light particles

Guaranteed safe Internet banking because the laws of physics make it impossible to be hacked unawares. That should be possible with a quantum Internet: a network of quantum computers linked to each other.

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Nine shades of green
Nine shades of green

Colouring food naturally in all shades of green. With a newly developed patented method the product retains its green colour even if you heat it or place it in an acidic environment.

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