Prevents the spread of such deadly infections by enabling the production of antibacterial medical grade textiles, air filters and wall-panels.
TextiliseTM is a final-step, cost effective, antibacterial nanoparticle finish for woven (or fibrous) thermoplastic polymer textiles such as polyester (PET), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and associated poly-cotton blends. The practice of coating textiles with antibacterial nanoparticles is not new. However, a cost effective, scalable, continuous method for “locking-in” of the anti-bacterial nanoparticle into the textile so that one can wash the textile under hospital washing machine conditions without the need to replenish the nanoparticle has proven elusive. The TextiliseTM coating technology addresses this unmet market need.
WHO Statistics show that there are 7.94 million nurses registered in Europe and USA. Assuming the average cost of a standard reusable uniform to be around $40, a total annual value of $634 million can be estimated for this segment alone. The University of Limerick is interested in seeking partners to exploit the commercial potential this patent pending technology by entering into licensing and collaboration arrangements that mutually benefit both parties.