Patterned to your needs

1) Uniform nanocoating

A wide range of materials can be modified by Hydroix nanocoatings. The robust Hydroix chemistry ensures uniform surface properties across the entire substrate.

2) local nanocoating

Hydroix technology enables the patterning of 2D and 3D nanocoatings with micrometer resolution on a specific local area in a fast and simple single-step process.

In the fields of biosensing, molecular electronics and lab-on-a-chip, positional control of surface properties is of prime importance. On flat surfaces, micro- and nanopatterns of functional nanocoatings can be produced via well-known photolithographic and soft lithographic approaches.

However, when more complex geometries are concerned, e.g. in microstructured or microfluidic devices, fabrication of micro- and nanosized chemical features is considerably more difficult. Via our proprietary surface modification technology even these complex devices can locally be functionalized with our molecular coatings. For these applications local control of the surface properties will generate new opportunities in the development of reliable micro- and nanoscale devices. 

3) Material- Selective nanoCoating

Surfix’s surface modification technology enables material-selective coating of hybrid devices, so that the surface properties of different parts of the device can be adapted to their function.

Surfaces that consist of more than one material, such as most (bio)sensors, significantly benefit from material-selective surface modification. The actual sensing element can be functionalized with a nanocoating for immobilization of bioreceptors, whereas antibiofouling moieties can be incorporated on the surrounding surface to prevent non-specific protein adsorption. By combining both functionalities on the surface, Surfix's material-selective nanocoatings enhance sensitivity and selectivity and therefore improve (bio)sensor performance.