Imagine nanoparticles that can carry a cancer drug directly to malignant cells and release it slowly for optimal effect.

Imagine a “green” method to transform plastic waste into valuable industrial products.

These inventions were among those highlighted at Innovations in Advanced Materials, a recent conference showcasing breakthrough nanotechnologies from Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists for use in everything from sensors and coating materials to electronics and 3D printing.

“During 2015, Yissum founded a record number of eight companies based on inventions of researchers from the Hebrew University’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ” Yaacov Michlin, CEO of Yissum  Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, told the 600 conference attendees from Israeli industry, academia and government.

He announced that Yissum will establish a new fund to support promising nanotech and advanced materials projects.