NanoAF prevents bacterial colonization on various surfaces
Biofouling is a process in which organisms and their by-products encrust a surface. The process starts with the non-specific adsorption of proteins to the surface, and continues with the attachment of the organisms to the proteins on a substrate. When the organism is pathogenic bacteria, its attachment to the surface may progress to the formation of well-organized bacterial network called biofilm. Industries such as water treatment, biomedical devices, air quality and food packaging, all suffer from problems associated with Biofilm formation.
NanoAF coating efficiently prevents protein from attaching to the surface and by doing so prevents biofilm formation. NanoAF coating is not biocidal and also prevents bacteria from evolving into stronger and more resistive forms.
NanoAF developed, manufactures and sells a novel coating which prevents bacterial adhesion to surfaces. The coating spontaneously formed by the self-assembly of a tripeptide. The advantages of using peptides for this purpose are concealed in peptides' biocompatibility, chemical diversity, and ease for large scale synthesis. The coating is formed by the peptide on various surfaces (glass, titanium, silicon oxide, metals and polymers).
NanoAF coating completely prevents the first step of fouling which involves the adsorption of bioorganic molecules to the substrate.
Can be applied on all surfaces (glass, titanium, silicon oxide, metals and polymers)
Self-assemble to a monolayer coating on any target surface
Easy to synthesize
THE PEPTIDE CHANGES THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE SUBSTRATE
Initial attachment Irreversible attachment Initial growth Final growth Dispersion