Ion-Exchange Biocides for Medicine and Industry; Rendering Surfaces Self-Disinfecting for a Lifetime of Infection Prevention
Our Platform No. 2 antimicrobials can be incorporated into many polymers. Our antimicrobials uses are broadly applicable across medical, consumer and industrial markets. A wide variety of derivatives can be synthesized. Ion exchange resin can be loaded with active cations (metals and organic active cations) to yield an antimicrobial ion-exchange resin (AMIEs). These AMIEs are milled to size-controlled powders. Several derivatives have been synthesized to date, including Copper (Cu++), Silver (Ag+) and Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs). These powdered biocides are added directly to synthetic and natural polymers, much like a pigment.
Our antimicrobials are readily processed into polymeric materials generating a self-disinfecting, non-toxic surface. These materials are extensively bactericidal and fungicidal and eradicate 99.999% (complete kill) of pathogens. The surfaces remain antimicrobial for the life of the product.
Platform No. 2 Antimicrobials
Our antimicrobials are not nanoparticles and are 1000x larger than nanoparticles.
Our antimicrobials are organometallic polymer microparticles that are far less toxic than nanoparticles.
Our biocides are highly effective against a range of drug-resistant gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and fungi.
Applications for Platform No. 2 Antimicrobials
Our antimicrobials can be incorporated into many products, including catheters, wound dressings, medical tubing, implantable devices, tracheostomy devices, decorative paints, marine paints, flooring and textiles.
Why Choose Our Antimicrobials?