TNO/Brightlands Materials Center is partner in a €5 million H2020 project to develop and deploy new Process Analytical technologies (PAT) tools for the online measurement and analysis of industrially relevant nanoparticles. PAT4NANO started on the 1st of May 2020 and is being coordinated by the Nanoscale Biophotonics Laboratory at National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland).

Nanosuspensions are a critical material type that is applied in pharmaceuticals, inks, paints, and fine chemicals used in advanced manufacturing.  The accurate and continuous measurement of nanosuspensions and the size of nanoparticles is critical for efficient manufacturing processes and ultimately the performance and safety of materials.  PAT4Nano aims to develop tools to enable the continuous, rapid, and reliable measurement of nanoparticles to facilitate the more efficient, less costly, and accurate manufacture of nanomaterials. In PAT4Nano, the consortium end user partners, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Agfa-Gevaert, and Johnson Matthey, are working on diverse applications in pharmaceuticals, inks/pigments, and materials for catalysis, batteries, and glass manufacture.  The project is unique in that the end users of the PAT4Nano technologies (Agfa, Janssen, and Johnson Matthey) will be working in very close collaboration with the technology providers (Malvern and IP-LSP) and research centers (NUIG, UL, TNO, and Fraunhofer) to produce the best solutions which can be deployed in a manufacturing environment.

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