Surflay Nanotec Company

Surflay Nanotec GmbH

Founded in 2008 by Dr. habil. Lars Dähne ● An interdisciplinary team of 13 scientists, engineers and technicians ● Located in the Berlin-Adlershof Technology Park, Surflay has access to technology / analytical techniques of numerous neighbour companies

History

Following the development of the Layer-by-layer encapsulation at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, five Max Planck scientists founded the start-up company Capsulution in 2001. The main focus of this startup was the encapsulation and delayed, or triggered, release of active pharmaceutical ingredients. In parallel, under the direction of the chemist Dr. Lars Dähne, successful research was ongoing on the application of LbL technology in non-pharmaceutical fields.

The increase in the succcess and importance of non-pharmaceutical applications eventually led to the starting of the spin-off company Surflay Nanotec GmbH in 2008 by Dr. Lars Dähne. Four employees of Capsulution joined the company shortly afterwards.

Through development of numerous innovative applications, Surflay has continued to grow and can now boast a team of 12 interdisciplinary scientists.

With modern equipment, excellent networking possibilities and a prime location in technology park Berlin-Adlershof, Surflay is at the cutting edge of polymer and surface science as well as microsensors. In the last 10 years, the company has helped academic and industrial partners develop highly valuable technologies and products – always rapidly and with a passion for science.

Surflay Team

Surflay is an interdisciplinary team with backgrounds in biotechnology, physics, chemistry and engineering. Powered by diversity, we have been transforming surface modification, characterization and LbL technologies, fluorescent polymers, nanoparticles, microparticles and microsensors into valuable products for over 10 years.

Dr. habil. Lars Dähne

Dr. habil. Lars Dähne

Chief Executive Officer
Degree in Chemistry, Post-Doctorate in Organic Dye Chemistry, Habilitation Physical Chemistry
Contact: l.daehne@surflay.com

Dr. Marc Hovestädt

Dr. Marc Hovestädt

Business Development Manager
Degree in Biotechnology
Contact: m.hovestaedt@surflay.com

Dipl.-Ing. Götz Dähne

Dipl.-Ing. Götz Dähne

Technical Product Manager
Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Contact: g.daehne@surflay.com

Dr. Gabriella Egri

Dr. Gabriella Egri

Degree in Biotechnology. Post-Doctorate in Organic Chemistry
Contact: g.egri@surflay.com

M.Sc. Mateusz Olszyna

M.Sc. Mateusz Olszyna

Degree in Biotechnology Engineering
Contact: m.olszyna@surflay.com

M.Sc. Christian Funk

M.Sc. Christian Funk

Degree in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Engineering
Contact: c.funk@surflay.com

M.Sc. Dennis Kaden

M.Sc. Dennis Kaden

Degree in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Engineering
Contact: d.kaden@surflay.com

Dr. Aline Debrassi Smaczniak

Dr. Aline Debrassi Smaczniak

MSc. in Pharmaceutical sciences, PhD in Surface Chemistry
Contact: a.debrassi@surflay.com

Dr. Kerstin Zimmermann

Dr. Kerstin Zimmermann

PhD in Experimental Biophysics, Postdoctorate in Biomedical
Contact: k.zimmermann@surflay.com

Anette Assogba-Zandt

Anette Assogba-Zandt

Chemical-Technical Assistant
Contact: a.assogba-zandt@surflay.com

Dr. Wei Wan

Dr. Wei Wan

Degree in Chemistry, PhD in Organic Synthesis
Contact: w.wan@surflay.com

Dipl.-Ing Robert Niestroj-Pahl

Dipl.-Ing Robert Niestroj-Pahl

Degree in Biotechnology
Contact: r.niestroj-pahl@surflay.com

Applications

Agriculture

Agriculture

Today, agriculture faces enormous challenges. On the one hand, farmers have to work as productively and economically as possible, and on the other hand, they are required to produce in an ecologically sustainable way. Surflay can support agriculture with innovative encapsulation techniques for pesticides, herbicides or fungicides.

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Water industry

Water industry

Water is a valuable commodity, especially in times of drought and in areas with low water resources. In addition, the manufacturing industry in many industries requires thousands of cubic meters of fresh water, which must then be purified again. We develop novel membrane technologies together with our partners from the water industry.

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Pharmacology

Pharmacology

Several active substances/medicines have to be released continuously over a long period of time or have to be delivered specifically to the site of action. This is necessary in order to achieve the best possible effect or to reduce possible side effects. Surflay develops drug delivery systems. We are also engaged in the coating of medical devices (e.g. stents).

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