Quick-Med Technologies, a Gainesville, Florida life sciences company focused on developing antimicrobial technologies for healthcare and consumer markets, announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance for a patent protecting Stay Fresh®, Quick-Med’s revolutionary new antimicrobial technology.
“It is very exciting to receive this allowance, which confirms the unique nature of our Stay Fresh Antimicrobial technology,” commented Bernd Liesenfeld, president of Quick-Med Technologies. ”This allows us to offer our partners a very well protected license position for our unique hydrogen peroxide based antimicrobial, which is already EPA-registered.”
Stay Fresh Antimicrobial technology is eco-friendly, safe, non-toxic, and cost effective. Textiles treated with Stay Fresh have been proven to retain potent antimicrobial activity for as many as 100 wash cycles, with reduction of bacterial levels by up to 99.9999%. The active antimicrobial agent utilized in Stay Fresh is hydrogen peroxide, which is non-toxic, and degrades to eco-friendly water and oxygen.
Originally developed to meet the demanding requirements of a military uniform application, Quick-Med began its Stay Fresh commercialization efforts with apparel and other consumer textile applications. The Company has since expanded its focus to include medical devices and has filed a 510(k) Premarket Notification with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a device that incorporates Stay Fresh Antimicrobial technology.