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Collaborate: Nano-Metal Pesticides

By March 13, 2023No Comments

FirstIgnite is supporting the commercialization of East Carolina University’s nano-metal pesticide technology, which uses particles for sprays or coatings that protect plants, homes, and other objects from harmful germs and pests. These particles can also prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and other microbes. The technology has many benefits, such as being highly effective in combating pests and diseases due to its nonporous structure, having stable amino (-NH2)-surface functionalized metal nanoparticles at room temperature for easier transportation and storage, utilizing an environmentally friendly and non-toxic aqueous-based suspension, and providing a simple method of preparing metal nanoparticles with a functionalized surface.

The NN-MOF technology serves many purposes, such as controlling pests and diseases in crops to increase yield and reduce losses. It can prevent the growth of microorganisms in food packaging, prolonging shelf life. The technology also can be used in water treatment by controlling harmful microorganisms and reducing the risk of waterborne diseases. The global crop protection chemicals market is predicted to grow from $44.4 billion in 2022 to $66.7 billion by 2030.

East Carolina University’s nano-metal pesticide technology is ready for collaboration (licensing, partnerships, industry feedback, etc.). Is your company the right fit? If you’d be available for a conversation with the East Carolina University team, you can schedule a time directly on their team’s calendar here.