With our brand-new patented antimicrobial technology...
FiteBac is dedicated to making the world a safer place.
Designed by Medical Professionals
Our antimicrobial technology can make what you make even better.
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Material Property Enhancements
Non-leaching antibacterial, antiviral antifungal
Adhesive composition supports self-promoting adhesion to a wide variety of substrates
Emulsifier allows previously non-miscible materials to coexist in synergistically react
Plasticizer compatible in a variety of chemical systems (acrylates, epoxies, polymers, elastomers)
Surface property modifier provides control surface energy properties.
Facile modifications of surface hydrophobicity or hydrophilicity — (system dependent, user-defined).
Enhanced wettability and bondability onto a wide variety of substrates: carbon fibers, glass fibers, etc
Controlled enhancement a filler/binder
Promotes covalent bonding between wide variety of filler particles and surrounding networks
— (organic or inorganic)
Bonds to silica, kaolin, aluminum trihydrate, titanium dioxide, etc.
Can be used to create its own controlled-sized in-situ filler — (silsesquioxanes and ormosiles)
Composites and Textiles
As additive to thermoset/thermoplastic resins
Increase polymer conversion
Decrease polymerization shrinkage
As additive to Elastomer-Rubber
Easily incorporated into resins master-batch, extruded/blown films or spray for coatings and nonwovens
Broad industrial and consumer product applications
Reduces process waste eluents to improve environmental conditions
Lessens environmental impact of many current products/systems
Reduces environmental bisphenol A and phthalates
Reduces usage of surface disinfectants
Product process systems unlimited
Biopositive: MMP and Cathepsin Inhibitors
Endless applications in the health-care field, resulting in saving millions of lives and billions in healthcare costs
510K Clearance on fiteBac QAMS and lead molecule K21 in New Drug Application 128706
Explore the chemistry behind FiteBac®
FiteBac’s antimicrobial molecules are built upon proven technology.
The foundation is a well-known antimicrobial molecule originally made by Dow Corning, DC 5700. Many products on the market use this quad to provide antimicrobial traits. Ours, however, is different and better.
FiteBac anchors four of the hydrolyzed 5700 molecules to a central silica core with the antimicrobial ends of the quaternary ammonium positioned away from the core.
By doing this, we get the best of both worlds: proven antimicrobial effectiveness and an ability to bond with and improve existing materials.
Discover the versatility of FiteBac®
FiteBac® is a versatile antimicrobial technology, developed by Dr Kirk Kimmerling and Dr Franklin Tay, in collaboration with researchers from around the world, allowing for the incorporation of antimicrobial protection into almost any material.
By linking potent quaternary ammonium antimicrobials to a polymerizable silane backbone, they have developed a versatile new class of antimicrobial compounds that can be permanently incorporated into most materials.
Peer-reviewed scientific publications, as well as the recent clearance of K18 QAMS by the FDA for use in the manufacturing of dental acrylics, show the efficacy of the FiteBac® approach.