Award funds the continued development of Halomine’s flagship product, HaloFilm™, for providing prolonged residual antimicrobial efficacy against viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
(Ithaca, NY) — Halomine™, Inc., a pioneer in advanced technology for managing surfaces and providing long term protection against viruses, bacteria, and fungi, today announced that it has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant for $1M to advance their flagship product that can provide residual antimicrobial protection against a wide variety of dangerous pathogens. The funded project will continue development of HaloFilm™, a novel antimicrobial coating that has proven efficacy against viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened concerns about dangerous pathogens and the limitations of current disinfecting products. HaloFilm, a spray-on chlorine extender, prolongs the useful life of chlorine-based disinfectants with a thin, transparent antimicrobial coating on surfaces. This project will optimize the product formulation and will further advance the manufacturing scale-up to ensure large volume, cost-effective production capabilities for the product.
Ted Eveleth, Halomine’s CEO, stated, “We are pleased and grateful to NSF for its award and its consistent recognition of the extraordinary potential that HaloFilm has to provide antimicrobial protection to hospitals, public facilities and consumer households. This grant will allow Halomine to continue this important research at a time when the world fights the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.”
The full NSF Award Abstract can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2126610&HistoricalAwards=false This award is funded in whole or in part under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2).
Halomine™ Inc. is a chemistry-based technology and product company creating innovative solutions that manage surfaces and provide long term protection against viruses, bacteria, and fungi/mold, in a wide variety of applications. The company’s unique proprietary combinations of specialty molecules and polymers are customized to provide prolonged antimicrobial efficacy to a wide range of surfaces and materials. Halomine’s unique solutions can not only protect against pathogens for weeks or months, but also make surfaces easier to clean, resist adhesion, prevent fouling, and inhibit the formation of biofilms.
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