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Project Title: Anti-microbial Fabric Treatment using Nanosilver

Prinicipal Investigator: Kurt Langworthy, University of Oregon

Company Principal: Richard Geiger, Ph.D., Dune Sciences, Inc.

Project Description: Dune Sciences, working with researchers from the University of Oregon and with access to facilities and equipment at the Lokey Laboratories, is working to develop a protocol for increasing the manufacturing scale of their wash-on, durable, antimicrobial fabric treatment that prevents bacterial contamination of treated textiles.  The product can be safely and economically applied to virtually any textile at any step in the textile manufacturing process from treating thread to treating finished products at home by consumers in their own laundry.  The company is also using ONAMI funds to gather the data required to gain EPA regulatory approval for their antimicrobial treatment.

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