BIOSAFE Defenses Secures 17th Patent on Its Antimicrobial Materials and Methods

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (February 1, 2017) The extensive patent portfolio of BIOSAFE Defenses, LLC, a New Mexico-based company focused on the commercialization of antimicrobial technologies, has expanded by one. On January 24, the U.S. Patent Office awarded a patent protecting methods and materials for the decontamination of surfaces and fabrics. BIOSAFE now has exclusive rights to 17 patents for antimicrobial technology in its patent portfolio.

Commenting on the new patent, BIOSAFE CEO and Co-founder Harry Pappas, PhD, said, “We are pleased the U.S. Patent Office has recognized the uniqueness of our technology, which is the result of years of research at the University of New Mexico, University of Florida and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center. Our portfolio includes patents on new antimicrobials along with methods on how these groundbreaking antimicrobials are used. The breadth and diversity of our patent portfolio provides a strong foundation for our company.”

BIOSAFE is preparing to launch its first product, a industrial-grade, disposable antimicrobial wipe for the healthcare industry. The wipe is treated with BIOSAFE’s patented light-activated antimicrobial, which is proven to be highly effective in eradicating bacteria, fungi and viruses and preventing the regrowth of deadly biofilms present in healthcare environments.

These microbes are a deadly problem for the U.S. healthcare system, patients, healthcare workers, and the economy at large. Each year, 1.7 million Americans get hospital-acquitted infections; 99,000 die as a result. Costs associated with HAI are estimated at upwards of $35 billion annually.

BIOSAFE’s light-activated synthetic antimicrobials are fundamentally different from other antimicrobial products and represent a new class disinfectant technology. The company intends to leverage its anti-microbial technology to other industries where the presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungal spores can compromise health.

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