Antiseptic and Anti-Blood Clot Medical Device Coating Solution
Surface biofouling, the accumulation of microorganisms on wetted surfaces, is a problem that adds tremendous cost to a variety of industries. Research in the laboratory of Dr. Dong-Shik Kim at the University of Toledo has resulted in a next-generation, anti-fouling coating material with applications in industries such as healthcare, marine, and food processing. BioRid Technologies, located within the University of Toledo Engineering Complex, was founded in 2013 to commercialize the novel antiseptic coating technology. The proprietary technology is capable of generating a small electric current on the surface of coated materials and has demonstrated an ability to prevent microorganism and protein attachment to coating surfaces. The technology is aimed at preventing medical device-associated infection and thrombosis - the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel.