Ciba, Biosignal target biofilms | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 84 Issue 15 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 10, 2006

Ciba, Biosignal target biofilms

Department: Business

Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Australia's Biosignal will develop antimicrobial products based on Biosignal's antibiofilm technology. Ciba will have an exclusive license to the technology in markets including plastics, coatings, paints, fibers, and paper products. The formation of biofilms in many industrial environments can lead to fouling, corrosion, and material degradation. Biosignal's technology is based on a discovery that the Eastern Australian seaweed Delisea pulchra produces natural furanones that disable bacterial ability to colonize.

 
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