TurboBeads are metallic nanoparticles, which are coated with an extremly thin (~2 nm) layer of graphitic carbon. Our patented technology allows the covalent chemical functionalization of this carbon, resulting in chemically functionalized magnetic beads.
TEM image of a single TurboBead
Based on the nature of our magnetic beads (graphite covered metals) they offer specific advantages, if compared to standard microsized magnetic beads.
The average particle size of our beads is ~30 nm. The particle size distribution is lognormal with a geometric standard deviation of ~1.4.
Based on the metallic nature of our magnetic beads, a very high magnetic saturation is achieved. This results in a fast and efficient recovery of the beads in the presence of a magnetic field.