Matera developed durable antimicrobial nanoparticles that can coat any material surface in a uniform fashion regardless of the nature of the bulk material. The coatings are designed to present adequate mechanical properties and allow extensive manipulation of the coated materials. All coating materials can be produced in industrial scale.
Antimicrobial coating technology might have potential use in different areas including biomedical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environment, textiles, paints, and shoe industries, reaching a worldwide market of several billion dollars.
Matera is willing to establish partnerships with companies who wish to confer antimicrobial properties to their products.
Nanoparticles developed for environmental applications effectively kill molds, yeasts and bacteria that can deteriorate the materials and cause disease.
AMBIO coatings also have antiviral activity, being able to rapidly inactivate Influenza virus (H1N1). Graph on the left shows antiviral assay on plywood samples. The vertical axis represents virus survival. AMBIO rapidly inactivated 100% of the virus particles.