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Seeking Technology Partners for Computational Study of Crystallization Process

Background / Description

Undesirable crystallization processes are problematic and often lead to plugging in food processing, medicine, sewer lines, petroleum industry and manufacturing (e.g. thermoforming). Currently, many techniques are established to avoid plugging of flow lines but they are all associated with different level of risks.

The company is keen to explore computational tools to study and understand crystallization processes in the presence of crystal growth inhibitors. Given that experimental techniques are both time consuming and costly, an effective approach is to employ prediction models that can be conducted with the use of computer software. This would satisfy the infinite number of conditions for which measurements are needed and to extrapolate beyond the conditions of available data.

The company is seeking technology partners with relevant computational tools and capability to study crystallization processes and to evaluate crystal growth inhibitors performance, compatibility, stability and specific interactions with the crystal itself.

Technical Specifications

There are numerous routes for computational studies of crystallization processes and below are some examples of special interest:

  • Demonstrate novel correlation for rapid estimation of crystal formation and influence of molecular modifiers
  • Assess the comparative performance of crystal growth inhibitors and select the best candidates for experimental testing
  • Predict crystal formation mechanisms not readily studied via experiments
  • Simulate conditions in a multiphase system with rigid crystal interface
  • Demonstrate virtual screening of compound libraries for novel crystal growth inhibitor
  • Identify correlations between chemical structures and performance as crystal growth inhibitors
  • Design molecules that interact in specific ways with other molecules and/or crystals

Preferred Business Model

  • R&D Collaboration
  • Licensing
  • IP Acquisition
  • Business Collaboration (Joint Venture, Distribution)

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