(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 they are to receive funding and technical support from the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR), Cornell University, for research and development of their novel antimicrobial plastics additive. The proposed project focuses on optimizing a residual antimicrobial plastics additive technology that leverages the power of chlorine to disinfect the surface and can readily be recharged in a safe and convenient way.
Ted Eveleth, Halomine’s CEO, stated “We are grateful to CCMR for offering help and for its recognition of the extraordinary potential that our product has to provide antimicrobial protection to hospitals, public facilities and consumer households. This support will allow Halomine to continue this important research at a time when the world has become more hygiene conscious and is seeking superior antimicrobial solutions.”
Halomine will collaborate with Geoff Coates, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, at the Cornell Center for Materials Research on the development of an N-halamine polymer additive that can be incorporated into common plastics resins like polypropylene, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride to make an antimicrobial/anti-viral plastic that protects against pathogens and prevents the formation of biofilms.
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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About The Cornell Center for Materials Research
The Cornell Center for Materials Research is a National Science Foundation and New York State funded interdisciplinary research center at Cornell University whose mission is to advance, explore, and exploit the forefront of the science and engineering of advanced materials. The CCMR pursues this objective through fundamental, experimental and theoretical studies.
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