Cosmetics Biotechnology and Medicine

ZnO QDs and ZnO2 NPs for biomedical applications

One of the greatest advantages of the NANOXO ZnO QDs and ZnO2 nanoparticles is their consistency and stability in a broad range of conditions. This is particularly important in biological applications in order to ensure the stability of ZnO as well as to avoid unintentional leaching of Zn ions into the biological medium, causing potential toxicity. Nanoxo ZnO QDsZnO QDs have been carefully analyzed for biocompatibility toward human cell lines, which indicated much lower cytotoxicity compared to the typical ZnO nanomaterials currently available.

On the other side Nanoxo offers ultimately stable ZnO2 nanoparticles which serve as a reliable source of oxygen and with potent anti-bacterial activity. As proved in ISO22196:2011 and ISO 22196/JIS Z 2801 Nanoxo ZnO2 NPs kill >99.99% E. Coli, S. Aureus and P. aeruginosa.

Potential applications:

  • UV filters in sun creams and nail varnish
  • Drug carriers
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents
  • Fluorescent tags for in vitro and in vivo imaging
  • Anti-inflammatory agents