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Purdue Develops Nouvex™, a Polymer for Antimicrobial Coatings

Published on 2015-05-22. Author : SpecialChem

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- A Purdue University innovation that has been shown to limit long-term bacterial growth is being developed for commercialization by Poly Group, a technology company located in the Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana.

The patented technology, called "Nouvex™," is a polymer that may render treated materials antimicrobial with regard to bacteria, viruses and other harmful organisms.

"Nouvex has been tested and shown to kill 99.9 percent of most bacteria in one to 10 minutes and can stop the contamination cycle that spreads disease," said Craig Kalmer, chief operating officer for Poly Group. "Nouvex does this without toxicity to the materials."

Kalmer said the technology can be supplied as a solid or a solution in different solvents for ease of integration, and has the potential to be incorporated into a wide variety of products and substrates such as cleaners, textiles, coatings, paints, wall coverings and plastics.

The technology was developed in the laboratory of Jeffrey Youngblood, Purdue associate professor of materials engineering. It was patented and licensed through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization.

About Purdue University

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States is the flagship University of the six-campus Purdue University system. The University offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 900 student organizations.

Source: Purdue University

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