SOURCE: Borealis Exploration Limited
February 08, 2010 16:49 ET
Borealis Discloses Technology for New Medical, Sensor, Chemical and Industrial Uses
GIBRALTAR--(Marketwire - February 8, 2010) - Borealis Exploration Limited (PINKSHEETS: BOREF)
has received a U.S. patent for its Avto Metals Technology covering multiple
applications in several industrial and scientific fields. The patent
describes how Avto Metals™ can be used in fields including sensors,
catalytic converters, catalysts, herbicides, pesticides, and for many
antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal applications.
Borealis is a technology company primarily developing improved technologies
for serial hybrid vehicles, green aviation, Chorus® motors, electrical
power generation, cooling and refrigeration through subsidiary companies.
The potential uses of its basic scientific research in the medical,
catalytic, industrial and agricultural fields have not been previously
The patent, titled "Catalysts," US 7,651,875, was issued by the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office on January 26. It covers some of the many potential
applications of the company's Avto Metals technology, which enables the
electrical properties of a metal to be altered as desired in nanoscale and
thus can change the metal's chemical or electrical properties and behavior.
Medical and Agricultural Applications
The technology offers a new method for catalyzing a chemical reaction or
for causing a biocatalyst reaction, for example, and thus for treating
diseased humans or animals. It can be used to increase or reduce the
biological activity of enzymes, antibodies, receptors and proteins, and as
a mechanism for specific delivery of pharmaceuticals. The Avto Metals
technology can also be used as the basis for a carrier to deliver
pesticides or herbicides to kill a pest of an animal or plant, or to attach
biomolecules for delivery of chemicals or drugs.
The patent provides examples of such applications. "Where the therapeutic
target is a cancer cell, an antibody, for example, may serve to effectively
cover the surface of the cancer cell with the nanoparticulate form of the
invention. The properties of the surface of the invention are such as to
result in the death of a cell so covered." The Avto Metals technology also
could increase the activity of a therapeutic agent through its association
with the nano-structured surface of an Avto Metal, which also could cause
an ineffective drug candidate to become effective.
The Avto technology also can be used as a sensor for many industrial or
homeland security applications, by detecting small electrical changes
caused by motion, or as a biosensor, to detect the presence of a particular
material. It can be used to detect contamination in water, for example, or
to detect the presence of dangerous biological or chemical elements. Such a
device would be useful on commercial aircraft, for example, which are
ideally suited for wide distribution of pathogens.
Devices based on the technology could be used to detect a specific microbe
or a small change in the chemical environment, either inside a human or
animal or in the general environment. It can be used in either stationary
or portable detectors of chemical and biological weapons.
Better Catalytic Converters for Cars
The technology can also enable improved catalytic analysis and activity,
such as for catalytic converters in automobiles. Current automobiles use
two different types of catalyst, a reduction catalyst and an oxidization
catalyst; both could be replaced by a single catalyst based on the Avto
Borealis Exploration Limited is a technology development company based in
Gibraltar. Avto Metals plc, a majority-owned subsidiary of Borealis, owns
rights to the Avto Metals technology for all applications except power
generation, cooling and refrigeration. Avto Metals plc is looking for
capital and knowledgeable people and companies in these fields to help us
develop and license this technology to manufacturers of final products.
More information is available on the Websites, www.borealis.com and
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